Omaha Public Radio News
Thu September 9, 2010
MAPA is Seeking Public Comments and Input on the Transportation Improvement Project
By Cheril Lee
Omaha, NE – The Metropolitan Area Planning Agency wants public input on its Transportation Improvement Program, also known as TIP.
MAPA is federally mandated to create and maintain the TIP. The TIP lists several significant transportation programs slated for the metropolitan area over the next four years. Some of the projects on MAPA's list include the widening of 144th Street from two to four lanes between W. Dodge Road and Eagle Run Drive and the construction of the Missouri River Bridge at US-34 south of Bellevue.
Greg Youell, Transportation and Data Manager for MAPA, says that public engagement and involvement is an important part of the transportation planning process. He says comments regarding particular projects; project timelines or any other areas of interest are welcome.
MAPA began collecting information at the end of August and will offer citizens the chance to provide feedback through September 25th on their website at www.mapacog.org.