Virginia Transportation Modeling Program
Charlottesville-Albermarle Regional Travel Model
Model FactsLast Update: October 2009
The Corrdino Group
212 square miles
City of Charlottesville
Home-Based Work (HBW)
Home-Based Other (HBO)
Non-Home Based (NHB)
University Trips for On-Campus Students
University Trips for Off-campus Students
The Charlottesville regional model includes the city of Charlottesville and a portion of Albemarle County.
The Charlottesville region is located approximately 110 miles southwest of Washington D.C. and 70 miles west of Richmond at the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains. Interstate 64 bisects the area carrying traffic eastward toward Richmond and the Tidewater Area and westward toward Interstate 81, a major north-south corridor route. Route 29 carries traffic south to Lynchburg and north toward the Washington D.C. area. The Charlottesville area is a designated Standard Metropolitan Statistical Area (SMSA), which includes the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, and Greene. The University of Virginia, which resides within the City of Charlottesville, has an enrollment approaching 20,000 persons with a major impact on travel characteristics within the region. Intercity transportation services are provided through Amtrak and Greyhound, both with stations located within the city limits.