NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all citizens of the Kingsport Tennessee-Virginia area and the public at large, there will be a Public Meeting of the Kingsport Area Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization (MTPO) Executive Board on Thursday August 18, 2016  at 11:00 A.M. (EDT) in Kingsport City Hall 2nd floor Council Room located at 225 West Center  Street, (downtown) Kingsport, Tennessee. Copies of the agenda can be found in the Improvement Building, City Hall, and Kingsport Public Library in addition to the following website: http://mtpo.kingsporttn.gov/.  The primary agenda item for this meeting is: amendments to the Transportation Improvement Plan for Kingsport and TDOT, Adoption of the 2016-2017 Unified Planning Work Program, 2040 Long Range Plan Update, and overall project updates.  A public hearing will also be held in order to receive comments andquestions on this or other items pertaining to the Kingsport Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization. Disabled citizens wishing to attend and needing special accommodations or anyone seeking further information on the MTPO meeting should contact Troy Ebbert at (423) 224-2670.  For persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact VDOT’s Civil Rights Division at 804-786-2085 or by mail 1401 E Broad St, Richmond, Virginia 23219.  In Tennessee you may contact TDOT’s Civil Rights Office at (615) 714-3169. If you have a hearing or speech disability or use a TTY please use the FCC 711 dialing code to access a Telecommunications Relay Service to forward your comment.  Kingsport MTPO ensures nondiscrimination and equal employment in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  Si usted necesita la traducción por favor entre en contacto con el MPO en por el teléfono en 423-224-2670.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all citizens of the Kingsport Tennessee-Virginia area and the public at large, there will be a Public Meeting of the Kingsport Area Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization (MTPO) Executive Board on Tuesday February 9, 2016  at 10:00 A.M. (EDT) in Kingsport City Hall, 2nd floor Council Chamber located at 225 West Center Street, (downtown) Kingsport, Tennessee. Copies of the agenda can be found in the Development Services Building, City Hall, Kingsport Public Library in addition to the following website: http://mtpo.kingsporttn.gov/.  The primary agenda item for this meeting is: amendments and updates to the Transportation Improvement Plan, amendments to the Unified Planning Work Program, KATS update on routes, information on Virginia HB2, 2040 Long Range Plan Update, and overall project updates.  A public hearing will also be held in order to receive comments and questions on this or other items pertaining to the Kingsport Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization. Disabled citizens wishing to attend and needing special accommodations or anyone seeking further information on the MTPO meeting should contact Troy Ebbert at (423) 224-2670.  For persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact VDOT’s Civil Rights Division at 804-786-2085 or by mail 1401 E Broad St, Richmond, Virginia 23219.  In Tennessee you may contact TDOT’s Civil Rights Office at (615) 714-3169. If you have a hearing or speech disability or use a TTY please use the FCC 711 dialing code to access a Telecommunications Relay Service to forward your comment.  Kingsport MTPO ensures nondiscrimination and equal employment in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  Si usted necesita la traducción por favor entre en contacto con el MPO en por el teléfono en 423-224-2670.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all citizens of the Kingsport Tennessee-Virginia area and the public at large, there will be a Public Meeting of the Kingsport Area Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization (MTPO) Executive Board on Thursday, December 3, 2015  at 1:00 P.M. (EST) in the Council Chambers located on the second floor of  Kingsport City Hall, 201 W. Center St, Kingsport, Tennessee. Copies of the agenda can be found in the Development Services Building, City Hall, and Kingsport Public Library in addition to the following website: http://mtpo.kingsporttn.gov/.   The primary agenda items for this meeting are: amendments and updates to the Transportation Improvement Plan, federally obligated projects for 2015 in Virginia, functional classification adoption and overall project updates.  A public hearing will also be held in order to receive comments and questions on this or other items pertaining to the Kingsport Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization. Disabled citizens wishing to attend and needing special accommodations or anyone seeking further information on the MTPO meeting should contact Troy Ebbert at (423) 224-2670.  For persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact VDOT’s Civil Rights Division at 804-786-2085 or by mail 1401 E Broad St, Richmond, Virginia 23219.  In Tennessee you may contact TDOT’s Civil Rights Office at (615) 714-3169. If you have a hearing or speech disability or use a TTY please use the FCC 711 dialing code to access a Telecommunications Relay Service to forward your comment.  Kingsport MTPO ensures nondiscrimination and equal employment in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Si usted necesita la traducción por favor entre en contacto con el MPO en por el teléfono en 423-224-2670.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all citizens of the Kingsport Tennessee-Virginia area and the public at large, there will be a Public Meeting of the Kingsport Area Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization (MTPO) Executive Board on Tuesday, November 3, 2015  at 1:30 P.M. (EST) in the Kingsport Improvement Building, 201 W. Market St, Kingsport, Tennessee. Copies of the agenda can be found in the Development Services Building, City Hall, and Kingsport Public Library in addition to the following website: http://mtpo.kingsporttn.gov/.   The primary agenda item for this meeting is: amendments and updates to the Transportation Improvement Plan, Resolutions of Support for Scott County, VA projects in conjunction with HB2, federally obligated projects for 2015 and overall project updates.  A public hearing will also be held in order to receive comments and questions on this or other items pertaining to the Kingsport Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization. Disabled citizens wishing to attend and needing special accommodations or anyone seeking further information on the MTPO meeting should contact Troy Ebbert at (423) 224-2670.  For persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact VDOT’s Civil Rights Division at 804-786-2085 or by mail 1401 E Broad St, Richmond, Virginia 23219.  In Tennessee you may contact TDOT’s Civil Rights Office at (615) 714-3169. If you have a hearing or speech disability or use a TTY please use the FCC 711 dialing code to access a Telecommunications Relay Service to forward your comment.  Kingsport MTPO ensures nondiscrimination and equal employment in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Si usted necesita la traducción por favor entre en contacto con el MPO en por el teléfono en 423-224-2670

The Commonwealth Transportation Board will conduct nine public meetings across the state in November 2015 to give stakeholders the opportunity to review and provide comments on transportation projects and priorities.  Specifically, information will be provided on projects submitted for consideration through the House Bill 2 (HB2) prioritization process.  I will co-host this meeting with our local CTB representative John Matney and Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne. We want to build on the efforts from last year’s fall meetings, and it is important that we hear from you and your constituents about those projects you feel are the highest priority for the state’s limited transportation funds.

The public meeting for citizens in our region will be held on Monday, November 2, 2015 at the Holiday Inn, 3005 Linden Drive, Bristol, VA.  Our format will be a little different from last year’s meetings.  This year’s meetings will consist of an Open House format beginning at 4:00 p.m. where attendees can review and provide feedback on the projects submitted for consideration for both the High-Priority Projects Program and the Construction District Grant Program during HB2 application phase.  Then at 5:00 p.m., following the Open House, an opportunity to engage with the Secretary will be provided in a town hall style format for the public and transportation stakeholders.  These meetings are intended to be interactive; there will be no formal public comment. Meeting materials will be available on the web at http://www.virginiadot.org/2015fallmeetings November 2.

Representatives from the Virginia Department of Transportation, Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation, Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment, and Office of Transportation Public-Private Partnerships will be available to provide information on current initiatives and to answer any questions.

 

I encourage you to come and speak with our transportation agency representatives.  If you cannot attend the meetings, you may send your comments to Infrastructure Investment Director at 1401 E. Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219 or e-mail them to Six-YearProgram@vdot.virginia.gov by December 11, 2015.  Comments on rail and public transportation projects may be sent to DRPT Public Information Officer at 600 East Main Street, Suite 2102, Richmond, VA 23219 or e-mail them to drptpr@drpt.virginia.gov.   I truly appreciate your participation at this session.  If you have any questions prior to the meeting, please contact me at (276) 696-6284.

Notice is hereby given that the City of Kingsport will be holding a public hearing in the sanctuary foyer of the Crossroads United Methodist Church, 200 Bays Cove Trail, Kingsport Tn. on Thursday, October 15 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to receive comments and questions from the public concerning the City’s application to the Tennessee Department of Transportation for federal grant funds to assist in the development of the “West End” Greenbelt project.  The proposed project extends the current Greenbelt from Rotherwood Drive to Lewis Lane along the south side of Netherland Inn Road and West Stone Drive (SR 1 / US 11-W). Citizens are encouraged to attend and provide input on this proposed project and grant application.  Note ADA facilities are available, including transportation to and from this meeting. The project will be under the guidance of federal and state regulations, including Equal Opportunity and Title VI requirements.  For further information about this public hearing and related questions regarding ADA facilities and transportation, please call William A. Albright or Troy Ebbert with the City of Kingsport at (423) 224-2677 or (423) 224-2670 or e-mail billalbright@kingsporttn.gov.

The October 6, 2015 meeting of the Technical Coordinating Committee has been canceled.

The Kingsport Area MTPO, a federally mandated multi-jurisdictional organization responsible for transportation planning in the Kingsport Urban Area, is seeking qualifications for a multi-year contract for the following product;

Development and completion of the Kingsport MTPO Study Area Long-Range (Year 2040) Transportation Plan, as detailed in the RFQ specifications document, copies of which can be obtained from the offices of the Kingsport Area MTPO – located at 201 West Market Street, Kingsport Tennessee, or the City of Kingsport’s Procurement Office, located at 625 West Industry drive, Kingsport, Tennessee.  A copy of the RFQ document is also available on-line at htpp://purchasing.kingsporttn.gov/list. The Long-Range Transportation Plan will include an all-important travel demand modeling element (using TRANSCAD) as well as several other vital topics and elements, including multi-modal concepts and plans, financial parameters, public participation process, state and federal agency participation, the MTPO process, freight planning, bike/ped planning, land use and demographic research, and identification of future transportation needs.  Knowledge and experiencing in developing a plan that include all of these elements is required.  The Plan must also meet all requirements as set forth in federal and state legislation i.e. MOVING AHEAD FOR PROGRESS IN THE 21ST CENTURY (MAP- 21), in place at the time of adoption by the MTPO Executive Board.  In addition, the contract forthcoming from this request will be subject to compliance with any and all federal, state, and local regulations related to federally-funded consulting contracts i.e. President’s Executive Orders, and Title VI and Title VII specifications.

Qualified Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE’s) are encouraged to apply, but must hold DBE certifications in Tennessee or Virginia.

Qualifications may be mailed or delivered to the Procurement Manager, 255 West Center Street, Kingsport, TN  37660, but must be received  no later than 4:00 P.M. Eastern Time, on Monday, June 29, 2015 , at which time , will be publicly opened and only the names of the submitters will be read aloud in the Council Room, City Hall..  The City has right to accept or reject any or all bids received, to waive any informalities, and to re-advertise.

Documents for the above referenced project are available online @www.purchasing.kingsporttn.gov/list.  Interested parties may also contact the Procurement Department @ 423-229-9419.

PUB 1T:  06/14/15                                                                     Tilden J. Fleming

City Manager

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all citizens of the Kingsport Tennessee-Virginia area and the public at large, there will be a Public Meeting of the Kingsport Area Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization (MTPO Technical Coordinating Committee on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. (EST) in the Improvement Building, 201 West Market Street, (downtown) Kingsport, Tennessee. Copies of the agenda can be found in the Development Services Building, City Hall, Kingsport Public Library in addition to the following website: http://mtpo.kingsporttn.gov/.  A public hearing will also be held in order to receive comments and questions on this or other items pertaining to the Kingsport Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization. Disabled citizens wishing to attend and needing special accommodations or anyone seeking further information on the MTPO meeting should contact Troy Ebbert at (423) 224-2670.  For persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact VDOT’s Civil Rights Division at 804-786-2085 or by mail 1401 E Broad St, Richmond, Virginia 23219.  In Tennessee you may contact TDOT’s Civil Rights Office at (615) 714-3169. If you have a hearing or speech disability or use a TTY please use the FCC 711 dialing code to access a Telecommunications Relay Service to forward your comment.  Kingsport MTPO ensures nondiscrimination and equal employment in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  Si usted necesita la traducción por favor entre en contacto con el MPO en por el teléfono en 423-224-2677.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all citizens of the Kingsport Tennessee-Virginia area and the public at large, there will be a Public Meeting of the Kingsport Area Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization (MTPO) Executive Board on Thursday, June 4, 2015  at 10:00 A.M. (EDT) in the Bob Clear Conference Room, 1st Floor Improvement Building, 201 West Market Street, (downtown) Kingsport, Tennessee. Copies of the agenda can be found in the Development Services Building, City Hall, and Kingsport Public Library in addition to the following website: http://mtpo.kingsporttn.gov/.  The primary agenda item for this meeting is: amendments and updates to the Transportation Improvement Plan, Adoption of the Unified Planning Work Program and overall project updates.  A public hearing will also be held in order to receive comments and questions on this or other items pertaining to the Kingsport Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization. Disabled citizens wishing to attend and needing special accommodations or anyone seeking further information on the MTPO meeting should contact Troy Ebbert at (423) 224-2670.  For persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact VDOT’s Civil Rights Division at 804-786-2085 or by mail 1401 E Broad St, Richmond, Virginia 23219.  In Tennessee you may contact TDOT’s Civil Rights Office at (615) 714-3169. If you have a hearing or speech disability or use a TTY please use the FCC 711 dialing code to access a Telecommunications Relay Service to forward your comment.  Kingsport MTPO ensures nondiscrimination and equal employment in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  Si usted necesita la traducción por favor entre en contacto con el MPO en por el teléfono en 423-224-2670.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all citizens of the Kingsport Tennessee-Virginia area and the public at large, there will be a Public Meeting of the Kingsport Area Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization (MTPO) Executive Board on Friday, April 10, 2015  at 10:00 A.M. (EDT) in the Bob Clear Conference Room, 1st Floor Improvement Building, 201 West Market Street, (downtown) Kingsport, Tennessee. Copies of the agenda can be found in the Development Services Building, City Hall, Kingsport Public Library in addition to the following website: http://mtpo.kingsporttn.gov/.  The primary agenda item for this meeting is: amendments and updates to the Transportation Improvement Plan, and overall project updates.  A public hearing will also be held in order to receive comments and questions on this or other items pertaining to the Kingsport Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization. Disabled citizens wishing to attend and needing special accommodations or anyone seeking further information on the MTPO meeting should contact Troy Ebbert at (423) 224-2670.  For persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact VDOT’s Civil Rights Division at 804-786-2085 or by mail 1401 E Broad St, Richmond, Virginia 23219.  In Tennessee you may contact TDOT’s Civil Rights Office at (615) 714-3169. If you have a hearing or speech disability or use a TTY please use the FCC 711 dialing code to access a Telecommunications Relay Service to forward your comment.  Kingsport MTPO ensures nondiscrimination and equal employment in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  Si usted necesita la traducción por favor entre en contacto con el MPO en por el teléfono en 423-224-2670.