Pioneer Valley
Planning Commission

Eric Carle Museum, Amherst, MA
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Media Release

CONTACT: Gary Roux, PVPC Principal Planner (413) 781-6045


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 26, 2010

Public Meetings Scheduled for Regional Transportation Plan

The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission will hold a series of public information meetings for the 2011 update to the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), as part of the formal public participation program under the Pioneer Valley region’s Metropolitan Planning Organization.

Each meeting will consist of a brief overview of the RTP process and will be facilitated by PVPC’s transportation staff. Attendees will have the opportunity to review existing policies and projects included in the RTP and to comment on the future of transportation in the Pioneer Valley. 

All meetings will begin at 7:00 p.m. at these locations:

Public Meetings Scheduled for Regional Transportation Plan
PVPC May 4
PVPC Offices, 60 Congress Street, Springfield, 2nd Floor
City of Northampton May 6 Northampton City hall Hearing Room
Town of Chesterfield May 11 Davenport Town Offices
Town of Amherst May 18 Bangs Community Center, South Meeting Room 101
Town of Ware May 20 Ware Town Hall, Selectmen's Meeting Room
City of Westfield May 24 Westfield City Hall, Room 201

The RTP outlines the direction of transportation planning and improvements while addressing the impacts the regional transportation system has on our mobility, public safety, environment, and quality of life. The long-range plan concentrates on both existing needs and anticipated future deficiencies in our transportation infrastructure, presents preferred strategies to alleviate transportation problems, and creates a schedule of regionally significant projects that are financially constrained. All state- and federally-funded transportation improvement projects and planning studies must be included in a conforming regional transportation plan. As a result, the RTP plays a vital role in the advancement of transportation projects and policies for the region.

Questions and comments should be directed to Gary Roux, PVPC Principal Planner, (413) 781-6045 or gmroux@pvpc.org.

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