The Second Draft of Mobility Plan 2040 is Now Available
There is still time for your voice to be heard! We will continue to seek community input on this draft until March 15th.
We have incorporated community comments and the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) comments on the first draft in this version. The revisions requested by our state partners can be found at the Mobility Plan 2040 website.
Join Us! HealthyHappySmart Planning Symposium
When: March 29-30, 2017
We are pleased to be co-hosting this event with the East Tennessee Community Design Center (ETCDC). The two-day symposium is designed to raise awareness of planning, land use and transportation issues in our region. This two-day event is an innovative, film-based symposium is designed to explore planning, design and transportation and facilitate a dialogue on how we can create a healthier, happier, smarter region.
How Do You Want to Get Around?
If you walk, drive a car, take a bus, or ride a bike, you are impacted by transportation planning.
Our transportation system should reflect the thoughts and meet the needs of everyone who uses it. To make sure that happens, we want to help you learn how transportation planning works, get involved, and voice your opinion.
The Importance of Barge Traffic in East Tennessee
On Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Captain John Farmer, NavCAl Marine Services presented an overview of the importance of barge traffic in East Tennessee to members of the TPO Technical Committee. Captain Farmer discussed how barging meets the the national and state freight goals: Improve economic efficiency, productivity and competitiveness, reduce highway and rail congestion, improve safety, security and resilience and reduce adverse environmental and community impacts.
10th Annual Tour De Lights
Friday, December 16, marked the 10th annual Tour de Lights bike parade. More than 1,000 people, decked out in creative holiday attire for themselves and their bikes, joined in the ride.
The first draft of Mobility Plan 2040 is Now Available
We want to hear from you! We are seeking community input until the end of January on this draft.
It will also be reviewed by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) and other agencies over the coming months. As revisions are requested by our state and federal partners, they will be posted to the Mobility Plan 2040 website.
Input Sought on Revised Roadway Project Improvement List
A revised list of road, bicycle, pedestrian and transit projects proposed to receive federal funding over the next 25 years. has been released and the public is invited to comment. An interactive web tool has been created to collect input on the projects in Anderson, Blount, Knox, Loudon and Sevier counties.
Partnering Agencies Critical to the TPO Success
The Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) works closely with a variety of partners, from elected officials to non-profit organizations to the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT). Their participation in the TPO helps inform the agency on issues and priorities in surrounding counties, with representatives voicing the diverse perspectives of communities throughout our region.
Knox County Team Creates Video on Walkability for NACo
TPO staff was proud to serve on the team that created this video for the National Association of Counties (NACo) highlight in importance of walkability for our fiscal and physical health.