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March272017

The Draft Final 2040 Mobility Plan is Now Available

We have incorporated community comments, Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) comments, and US DOT Federal Highways Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) comments through March 2017 into this draft.

These revisions can be found at the Mobility Plan 2040 website.

April112017

Partnership Between Knoxville, Chattanooga & Nashville Wins Award to Help Implement Streets Policies

Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville were awarded for their efforts to make their streets safe and accessible.

Find out more about this award and what it means

April102017

Transit Funding in Our Region

Our recent online survey had more than 350 responses. Of those responses, there was an overwhelming desire for more transit in our region. It’s clear why those in our region want more transit options. Read more about the benefits as well as the obstacles.

Find out more

April72017

Workforce Housing Report Available for Download

The Workforce Housing report examines challenges associated with providing adequate housing for Knox County's working families, including transportation costs.

In Knox County many working households are spending more money on housing and transportation than they can afford. The housing market is not supplying enough affordable units, so households have fewer choices and are often left spending more than 45% of their income on housing and transportation expenses.

Learn more here.

March282017

Next Walkability Speaker Focuses on Retrofitting Suburbia

The TPO's ongoing Walkability Speaker Series continues April 4 and 5 with Ellen Dunham-Jones, a professor at Georgia Tech whose expertise is rebuilding auto-oriented suburban places into walkable communities. At two public events, she'll share examples from all over the community. 

Event FlyerRSVP's are requested.

March242017

The Draft Amended FY2017-2020 Transportation Improvement Program is Now Available

The Knoxville TPO wants your feedback on the amended FY2017-2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)!

The amendment will add over 30 new transportation projects and studies as well as update existing projects consistent with the Mobility Plan 2040, the Knoxville Region’s Long Range Transportation Plan.

Read more

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

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

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Apr 4 | Tuesday
Walkability Speaker Series: Retrofitting Suburbia for 21st Century ChallengesTown Hall Farragut, 11408 Municipal Center Dr, Farragut, TN 37934, USA6:00 pm
Apr 5 | Wednesday
Walkability Speaker Series: Retrofitting Suburbia for 21st Century ChallengesPublic Works Complex, Knoxville, TN 37909, USA2:30 pm
Walkability Speaker Series: Retrofitting Suburbia for 21st Century ChallengesUT Art and Architecture Auditorium, 1715 Volunteer Blvd, Knoxville, TN, United States6:00 pm
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Apr 11 | Tuesday
TPO Technical CommitteeSmall Assembly Room, City County Building, 400 Main Street, Knoxville, TN, 379029:00 am
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Apr 26 | Wednesday
TPO Executive BoardSmall Assembly Room, City County Building, 400 Main Street, Knoxville, TN, 379029:00 am
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