Virginia Transportation Modeling Program
Danville Regional Travel Demand Model
The Corradino Group
2035 Constrained Long Range Plan is under development
City of Danville and Pittsylvania County (p*)
Air Quality Status:
Home-Based Work (HBW)
Home-Based Other (HBO)
Non-Home Based (NHB)
Time Period Modeled:
The model region covers the Danville MPO area which includes the city of Danville and part of Pittsylvania County. The city of Danville comprises about two thirds of the current model region population. The model region is not in close proximity to any existing model regions in Virginia with Lynchburg being the closest. The “Triad” model serving the Greensboro-Winston Salem-High Point, NC metropolitan area is the closest existing model.
Located in the central Piedmont area along the North Carolina border, Danville is a small metropolitan area with a rich history. The major east-west transportation route is US 58 and the major north-south routes are US 29 and VA 86. US 29 has an expressway bypass of the city on the east and a US 58 expressway bypass is planned on the south side of the city. Danville has two major academic institutions: Averett University and Danville Community College, which are important trip generators with about 6,000 students.
Danville Transit operates a bus system with 11 routes to serve the Danville community. Danville is bisected by one of Norfolk Southern’s major north-south rail lines and several spurs extend to industries in Danville off of the main line. Amtrak provides a limited service to Danville using the Norfolk-Southern lines. Greyhound provides intercity bus service from Danville to Greensboro, NC, Lynchburg, and Richmond. The Danville Regional Airport is the major general aviation airport in south central Virginia and is located on the east side of Danville.
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