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Charlottesville-Albemarle Planning Commission Talks Transit Needs

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The year 2040 may seem far away, but members of the Charlottesville-Albemarle Metropolitan Planning Organization are already making plans for it.  

Wednesday night, the planning commission is taking a look at some transportation plan proposals. It's looking at things like wider lanes, new lights or different bus routes.

Albemarle County Supervisor Duane Snow says one part of town the commission will take a look at is the Pantops area. It will look at specifically how to cut down on traffic from Pantops into the city and into the north side of town.  

Snow also says the 250 Bypass will need adjustments. 

"It's already becoming crowded, you know with the traffic that we have and with the additional build-out that's already scheduled, it's obvious that it's going to, that road is going to fail before we, by the time we get to that point in time," Snow said. 

Snow says Wednesday night is a way for members to bounce ideas back and forth and see what's realistic and what isn't. He says he hopes this time next year the commission will have a final plan for the projects that are being proposed.

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