This chart from the previous VLMPO Open House lays out how roads and bridges are subsidies, and public transportation reduces 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.
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.