Open House, Transportation, VLMPO 2015-07-22

Pick any time Wednesday July 22nd to learn and comment on 300x224 ?, Tom Hochschild, Viviann Cody, Corey Hull, Tim Carroll, in 2040 Transportation Plan, VLMPO, by Tom Hochschild, for, 15 July 2015 transportation for Valdosta, Lowndes County, and the Valdosta Metro area. LCDP Chair Tom Hochschild went to the last one.

Public transportation was a major topic at three meetings this year of the Lowndes County Democratic Party, including one dedicated to it. LCDP adopted a Transportation Resolution 1 June 2015.

This chart from the previous VLMPO Open House lays out how roads and bridges are subsidies, and public transportation reduces 300x402 Long-term benefits over short-term costs, in 2040 Transportation Plan, VLMPO, by Tom Hochschild, for, 15 July 2015 those subsidies through its smaller support which brings long-term benefits.

Wednesday’s meeting by Valdosta-Lowndes Metropolitan Planning Authority (VLMPO) will be at the Southern Georgia Regional Commission (SGRC), office, 327 W Savannah Ave, Valdosta, Georgia 31601. Here’s VLMPO’s facebook event.

According to SGRC’s Transportation Planning web page:

2040 Transportation Vision Plan… Public Comment Period July 7-August 7, 2015

Federal regulations require Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) to develop a new Long Range Transportation Plan at least every five years. In the summer of 2013, the VLMPO kicked-off the latest effort to plan for a multi-modal transportation system through the region for the year 2040. The plan will address:

  • Policies, strategies, and performance measures for projects for the future;
  • A systems level approach by considering roadways, transit, non-motorized transportation, and intermodal connections;
  • Projected demand for transportation services over 20 years;
  • Regional land use, development, housing, and employment goals and plans;
  • Cost estimates and reasonably available financial sources for operation, maintenance, and capital investments; and
  • Ways to preserve existing roads and facilities and make efficient use of the existing system.

Continue to check here for updates as the 2040 Transportation Plan for Valdosta and Lowndes County is developed.

They have a draft online of the plan.

Also a public comment form.

See also the LAKE video of Corey Hull explaining to the Lowndes County Commission VLMPO’s proposals for studies for public transit and truck routes around Valdosta.