Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT) encourages the public to provide input on current and future transportation needs. Several boards offer opportunities for feedback. All meetings are open to the public. Information about each board can be found below.
Charlottesville Area Transit (CAT) Advisory Board
The CAT Advisory Board is appointed by City Council.
The Board is charged with recommending to City Council policies regarding the services to be provided and the appropriate procedure for implementing CAT plans realizing that Charlottesville Area Transit is a public transportation system. Recommending to City Council annually a public transportation budget for the succeeding fiscal year in accordance with the City's annual budget process. The CAT Advisory Board may also make recommendations on other revenue sources such as grants, fares, and advertising policies.
Recommending to City Council, Charlottesville Area Transit Service plans that propose adjustments to CAT service. These service plans shall be recommended to City Council at least sixty (60) days prior to the proposed date of implementation. The service plans will provide information on anticipated costs, ridership, routing, schedules, personnel needs, and budget amendments that may be required.
Reporting at least once annually to City Council, on or before May 1 of each year, regarding the efforts which have been made to implement CAT plans or such portions thereof or similar plans as the City may have adopted to meet the long-term vision and goals of the CAT system.
Suspended until further notice. It was discussed at a previous meeting to have the Board meetings suspended until a Resolution was submitted and approved by City Council.
July 10, 2018 (Work Group - no support documentation)
June 12, 2018 (Work Group - no support documentation)
Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)
The MPO is the region’s transportation policy body, when it comes to federally funded projects. As is required by statute, the MPO carries out a continuing, cooperative and comprehensive transportation planning process for the City of Charlottesville and the urbanized areas of Albemarle County that surrounds the City.
The MPO Policy Board meets on the 4th Wednesday of alternating months. Meeting information can be found here.
The MPO Technical Committee meets on the 3rd Tuesday of alternating months. Meeting information can be found here.
The Citizens Committee (CTAC) meeds on the 3rd Wednesday of alternating months. Meeting information can be found here.