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March72017

Call for Projects:Section 5310-Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals With Disabilities Funding

Federal Transit Administration
Knoxville Urban Area
Section 5310-Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals With Disabilities Funding

The Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) is soliciting projects to be funded through Federal Transit Administration (FTA) urban area Section 5310-Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities funding. 

Projects can include both operating services and vehicle purchases.  Non-profits who serve the elderly or persons who are disabled may be eligible to apply for funding for vans or mini-buses that serve their clients.  The complete Call-for-Projects can be found on the below links.

Proposals are due by 4:00 p.m. EST on Friday, March 24, 2017.  Proposals should be sent to:

Mr. Doug Burton, Principal Planner
Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization
400 Main Street, Suite 403 - Knoxville, TN 37902
865-215-3824 or doug.burton@knoxmpc.org

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March82017

HealthyHappySmart Symposium – A Community Conversation

March 29-30, 2017

What makes a city a great place to live? What is planning? How will driverless vehicles change our transportation system? The East Tennessee Community Design Center and Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization are hosting a symposium to share ideas and facilitate dialogue on urban planning and design.

Read about the Symposium

March32017

Mark Your Calendars For The 2017 Neighborhood Conference!

The City of Knoxville's Office of Neighborhoods and the Neighborhood Advisory Council will hold the biennial Neighborhood Conference on March 11, 2017 at the Knoxville Convention Center.

Staff from the Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC), Transportation Planning Organization (TPO), Knoxville Regional Bicycle Program (I Bike KNX), and Smart Trips will be there with information about the agencies and programs and how each affects Knoxville’s neighborhoods.

Read more about the Conference

February152017

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.

February152017

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. 

More Info for Each Session

February82017

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.

Read on, and get involved.

January272017

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.

Read all about Barging

December202016

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.

More about this year's Tour de Lights

December92016

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.

Read the plan and give us your 2 cents!

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