General News
5:06 am
Thu June 28, 2012

MAPA seeking comment through this morning

This morning is the public’s final opportunity to weigh in on the draft of MAPA’s 2013-18 Transportation Improvement Program.

Greg Youell, Transportation and Data Manager for the Metropolitan Area Planning Agency, says the TIP represents all federally funded transportation projects in the metro area.  He says transportation projects slated for Douglas and Sarpy Counties in Nebraska, and the Council Bluffs area in Iowa, are included in the TIP. 

Youell says it’s important for citizens to understand they do have an opportunity to give input on the selected projects.

"Springfield has some trail projects going forward.  Papio NRD is going to continue their work on the Western Douglas County trail projects.  There’s a lot of road widening and roadway projects that are kind of in the initial stages.  They are doing environmental work on 168th Street from Q up to Pacific Street. Papillion is doing a reconstruction project along Washington or 84th street from 370 to Capeheart Road.”

MAPA started collecting public input in May.  The Board of Directors meets this afternoon at 1:30 to review the TIP for final approval. 

Details are available online at www.mapacog.org