Public Review and Comment Period for Air Quality Conformity Determination on Amendments to the Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization Long Range Regional Mobility Plan 2040 and FY 2014-2017 Transportation Improvement Program.
The Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) announces a 14-day public review and comment period (February 24 through March 9, 2015) for a set of amendments to the Long Range Regional Mobility Plan 2040 and 2014-2017 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The TPO is soliciting public comments on the Air Quality Conformity Determination made for these amendments. You are invited to comment by phone, email. Comments will also be heard during the TPO Technical Committee meeting on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 9 a.m. in the Small Assembly Room of the City-County Building, 400 Main Street, Knoxville, TN.
Knox to Oak Ridge Greenway Plan Complete
A plan to link existing and planned greenways in West Knoxville, West Knox County and Oak Ridge has been completed. The plan describes a preferred and alternate route, as well as the benefits of completing the greenway linkage, which include increased property values and healthier communities. You can find the completed plan here.
FHWA recently completed its update to the Bicycle Safety Guide and Countermeasure Selection System, commonly known as BIKESAFE, to reflect the latest research and best practices surrounding designs for bicycle safety. The same website also offers PEDSAFE, which provides practitioners with the latest information available for improving the safety and mobility of those who walk. An online Countermeasure Selection Tool asks for simple input about a problem location and then provides a list of potential treatments and programs that could improve safety.
FHWA Recognizes TPO for Livability Initiatives
The February issue of FHWA's Fostering Livable Communities Newsletter features praise for work and programs of the TPO. In August 2014, the FHWA Tennessee Division conducted a livability scan across the State to inventory livability initiatives and identify trends and best practices. They identified five recurring themes: Sustainability, Community Planning, Multimodal Choices, Land Use, and Public Health. The TPO's work was showcased in four of those fives themes.
City of Knoxville and Transportation Planning Organization Win Smart Growth Awards
The City of Knoxville and the Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) announced today that efforts to better serve Knoxville’s mass transit needs and the City of Alcoa’s redevelopment efforts have helped the region win two nationally competitive awards. Read the press release >>
City of Alcoa Garners National Recognition for Planning Efforts
The Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) announced today that the City of Alcoa’s efforts to make their community a more walkable, attractive destination has helped the region win a national competitive award. Read the press release >>
TDOT Long-Range Transportation Plan
TDOT is updating Tennessee's 25-Year Long- Range Transportation Plan. Your input is needed as TDOT begins to evaluate and establish this new long-term vision for transportation in Tennessee. TDOT is asking local partners to assist in identifying missing links, hotspots, bottlenecks, or other transportation issues in Tennessee through its new WikiMaps Public Forum.