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.
In cooperation with Knox County, Knoxville-Knox County Planning has scheduled a community meeting for the Hardin Valley Mobility Plan on January 15, 2019. The workshop will be held from 5:30-7:00 pm in the gymnasium of Hardin Valley Academy, 11345 Hardin Valley Road.
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.
Knoxville-Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission seeks an experienced individual with a unique balance of creative and promotional skills to manage the Smart Trips Program. The deadline to apply is December 3, 2018.
From the City of Knoxville’s Comprehensive Bicycle Plan to the Urban Wilderness, bicycles have helped shape the city. Read on to find out more about how it landed us on the “Best Bike Cities in America” list.
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.