Transit and Transportation Demand Management


Harrisonburg Public Transportation Services

The City of Harrisonburg provides public transportation services via fixed bus routes, para-transit, and coordination with James Madison University. Public transit saves fuel, reduces road traffic, and decreases demand for public parking. In order to learn more about the public transportation services provided by the City, please visit the Harrisonburg Department of Public Transportation Web Page.

HDPT Transit Development Plan

A Transit Development Plan (TDP) is a short-range transit plan that outlines the services that HDPT intends to implement during the six-year planning horizon, estimates what resources will be needed, and what funding opportunities are likely to be available.

HDPT is updating the TDP during 2017. The TDP update is guided by a Steering Committee that provides input throughout the study process. The technical study tasks is being undertaken by KFH Group, Inc., in close consultation with the Steering Committee, HDPT staff, and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT).

View the Harrisonburg Department of Transportation (HDPT) Transit Development Plan.

Transportation Demand Management (TDM)

The CSPDC's Transportation Demand Management (TDM) program began in 2009 with the receipt of a Rideshare Transportation Demand Management grant for the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT). TDM programs throughout Virginia promote ridesharing and other transportation alternatives to single-occupancy vehicles to assist individuals seeking transportation options to their workplaces and other destinations, mitigate congestion on Virginia's roadways, and reduce environmental impacts caused by vehicle emissions, roadway expansion, and other transportation-related factors.

The CSPDC adopted the region's Long-Range TDM Plan at its October 16, 2017 meeting. The TDM Plan provides an overview of the region's TDM program, details existing services, and identifies program resources. 

The TDM Plan provides 23 strategic initiatives that were developed in an effort to augment the CSPDC's existing TDM program and implement new projects. Theses initiatives are broken into five categories - marketing and community outreach; carpool/vanpool/ride matching; employer services; alternative travel mode promotion; and TDM and regional planning and coordination


RideShare is a program of the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission in cooperation with the Central Shenandoah Planning District Commission that works to reduce traffic congestion and increase mobility throughout Central Virginia and the Central Shenandoah Valley. RideShare offers free carpool matching, vanpool coordination, and operate a Guaranteed Ride Home program to provide free rides home in an emergency. RideShare also works with employers to develop and implement traffic reduction programs, and we market the region’s Park and Ride lots.

For more information regarding the CSPDC's RideShare program, please visit the RideShare website at, or contact Devon Thompson at 540-885-5174 or