TPO staff has identified an un-obligated local Surface Transportation Block Grant (L-STBG) federal fund balance of approximately $60 million in FY 2020 available to program projects rolled over from the current TIP, cover funding shortfalls in rollover projects, and fund new projects.
For the past six years, the TPO has distributed 5310 program funding to regional nonprofits and government agencies to enhance mobility options for seniors and persons with disabilities. To date, 35 vans and mini-buses have been purchased with the use of these funds.
A survey was available to the public from September 5, 2018 until October 19, 2018. Individual comments and a summary are now available. The summary breaks down the results for all five geographic segments, reviewing trade-offs, investment strategies, and map participation for each.
Remember… Minimum 3 in Tennessee when passing bicyclists! Find out more about this campaign promoting the Three Foot Law.
TPO and MPC recently participated in PARK(ing) Day, held on September 19, 2018. The Knoxville event was organized by a local group, and nearly 50 organizations reserved parking spots along Gay Street, transforming them into parklets for the day.
Public Review and Comment for: Proposed Mobilty Plan 2040 and FY 2017-2020 TIP Amendments with Air Quality Conformity Determination
The TPO is initiating a 30-day public review and comment period from September 24, 2018 to October 24, 2018 for proposed amendments to the 2040 Mobility Plan and the Fiscal Years 2017-2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). These amendments required an updated air quality conformity determination, which is also made available for public review.
The TPO, I Bike KNX and Smart Trips will all benefit from the addition of our newest AmeriCorps Intern. Hannah Kitterman, a recent UT-Knoxville graduate, joined us in August and is already hard at work!
The TPO prioritizes working with the public to develop transportation plans and programs.
Significant public outreach results in greater community support for plans that help achieve the region’s goals for the future. The TPO's Outreach Plan serves as a working tool for TPO staff to refer to with each new plan to ensure that adequate public notice is given and the community is engaged throughout the project. A draft of this plan was first made available for comment in April 2018. An updated draft of the plan, appendices, and a summary of changes can be found below. Adoption of this plan is anticipated at the regularly scheduled Executive Board Meeting on September 26, 2018.