The first round of public input will be open through January 8, 2021. Please take a few minutes to provide your input to guide the direction of the plan by telling us where you would like to see new bike/ped facilities or crossing improvements, identify major destinations or activity centers you would like to access by walking or biking, or simply provide a general comment. To view the presentation from the December 8 workshop and provide feedback through the survey and the online interactive map, CLICK HERE.

The Kingsport Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization (MTPO) last updated its regional bicycle and pedestrian plan in 2012. A plan update is currently underway with the final plan submittal scheduled for 2021.  As part of the planning process, the MTPO will be hosting a live virtual workshop on December 8 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM.  The MTPO will discuss the project background, key findings to date, next steps in the plan, and additional ways the public can get involved.  A Q&A period will follow the workshop presentation.

Those wishing to participate may access the workshop at the Microsoft Teams link below:

Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan Virtual Workshop

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 meeting, please call Lesley Phillips at (423) 224-2670 or e-mail LesleyPhillips@KingsportTN.gov.

If you would like to follow Kingsport MTPO’s Bicycle & Pedestrian Plan Facebook Page for more updates and information, please click here.

There will be a Public Meeting of the Kingsport Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization (MTPO) Executive Board on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to Executive Order 65 in Tennessee and HB29/30 in Virginia, the meeting will be held electronically with no physical access permitted by the public. Executive Board members are not required to be physically present in one location. Board members attending the meeting by electronic or telephonic means will be counted in the quorum and will be entitled to vote. All votes will be taken by roll call. Copies of the agenda and supporting documentation can be found here. The primary items for this meeting include Amendment of the Executive Board and Technical Coordinating Committee Bylaws, the annual List of Priority Projects, the annual Federal Funds Obligation Reports, and an update on the Long Range Transportation Plan. Time is also allotted for the Executive Board to receive comments and questions on these or other items pertaining to the Kingsport Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization. Members of the public can access the meeting by sending an email to MTPO@KingsportTN.gov to request the log in information for the meeting. In order to allow time to respond, your request must be received by 12:00 pm on December 3, 2020. Disabled citizens wishing to attend and needing special accommodations or anyone seeking further information on the MTPO meeting should contact William A. Albright at (423) 224-2677. 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 TTD 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 MTPO en por el teléfono en 423-224-2677.

Meeting Recording

PUBLIC MEETING

City of Kingsport Application to TDOT for Grant Funds for Development of the Brickyard Bridge

The City of Kingsport will be holding a public meeting to receive comments and questions from the public concerning the city’s application to the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) for Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) grant funds to assist in the development of the “Brickyard Bridge”.  The Brickyard Bridge project includes construction of an ADA-compatible bicycle and pedestrian bridge over the CSX Railroad tracks in Downtown Kingsport which will connect to the Brickyard Park development and Martin Luther King Jr Drive. Citizens are encouraged to attend and provide input on this proposed project and grant application.

There will be 2 opportunities to participate.

  • IN PERSON MEETING: Thursday, September 3, 2020, 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, at the Kingsport Improvement Building (201 West Market Street, Kingsport, TN) in the Bob Clear Conference Room. Please wear a mask – social distancing protocol will be followed.
  • ONLINE MEETING – via Zoom Webinar: Friday, September 4, 2020 at 10:00 am. Members of the public can access the meeting by registering in advance at this link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZgWPSsPfQiudoyfEcmgpGA

For comments to be included in the grant application, they must be received by September 18, 2020. Please complete and return the Public Comment Form or e-mail MTPO@KingsportTN.gov.

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 meeting, please call Lesley Phillips at (423) 224-2670 or e-mail LesleyPhillips@KingsportTN.gov.

There will be a Public Meeting of the Kingsport Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization (MTPO) Executive Board on Thursday, August 6, 2020 at 1:30 P.M. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to Executive Order 51 in Tennessee and HB29/30 in Virginia, the meeting will be held electronically with no physical access permitted by the public. Executive Board members are not required to be physically present in one location. Board members attending the meeting by electronic or telephonic means will be counted in the quorum and will be entitled to vote. All votes will be taken by roll call. Copies of the agenda and supporting documentation can be found here. The primary items for this meeting include a Resolution of Support for Kingsport’s Multimodal Access Grant application, Amendment to the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan, Amendments to the FY20-23 TIP, Amendment to the Executive Board and Technical Coordinating Committee Bylaws, and an update on the Kingsport Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. Time is also allotted for the Executive Board to receive comments and questions on these or other items pertaining to the Kingsport Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization. Members of the public can access the meeting by sending an email to MTPO@KingsportTN.gov to request the log in information for the meeting. In order to allow time to respond, your request must be received by 12:00 pm on August 6, 2020. Disabled citizens wishing to attend and needing special accommodations or anyone seeking further information on the MTPO meeting should contact William A. Albright at (423) 224-2677. 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 TTD 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 MTPO en por el teléfono en 423-224-2677.

PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE KINGSPORT MTPO 2040 LONG RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN

30 DAY PUBLIC REVIEW/COMMENT PERIOD (JULY 6, 2020 – AUGUST 4, 2020)

 

The Kingsport Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization (MTPO) is responsible for long range transportation planning in the Kingsport urbanized area. Before regionally significant transportation projects can be undertaken, they must be included in the MTPO’s Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). The LRTP is a 20+ year plan for transportation projects in the Kingsport area. The Kingsport MTPO Executive Board is seeking public comment on amendments to the current 2040 LRTP. Copies of the proposed amendments are available for public review at Kingsport City Hall, the Kingsport Public Library, and the Kingsport MTPO office, and can be viewed HERE. Comments received about the amendments will be considered by the MTPO Executive Board prior to final approval. Comments may be sent to MTPO@KingsportTN.gov by 5:00 pm (Eastern Time) on August 4, 2020. Comments can also be made at the MTPO Executive Board meeting on August 6, 2020 at 1:30 pm. This meeting will be held electronically, for information on how to access the meeting please send a request to MTPO@KingsportTN.gov.

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 Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization (MTPO) Executive Board on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 1:30 P.M. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to Executive Order 34 in Tennessee and HB29 in Virginia, the meeting will be held electronically with no physical access permitted by the public. Executive Board members are not required to be physically present together. Board members attending the meeting by electronic or telephonic means will be counted in the quorum and will be entitled to vote. All votes will be taken by roll call. Copies of the agenda and supporting documentation can be found here. The primary items for this meeting include consideration/approval of the FY21 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) for Virginia, Resolution of Support for Scott County Virginia’s Smart Scale Project Application, an Amendment to the FY20-23 TIP, and Amendment to the Executive Board Bylaws. A public hearing will also be held in order to receive comments and questions on these or other items pertaining to the Kingsport Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization. Members of the public can access the meeting by sending an email to MTPO@KingsportTN.gov to request the log in information for the meeting. In order to allow time to respond, your request must be received by 12:00 pm on June 4, 2020. Disabled citizens wishing to attend and needing special accommodations or anyone seeking further information on the MTPO meeting should contact William A. Albright at (423) 224-2677. 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 TTD 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 MTPO 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 Called Public Meeting of the Kingsport Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization (MTPO) Executive Board on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. in the Kingsport City Hall Council Room at 225 West Center Street in Kingsport, Tennessee. Copies of the agenda, TIP Amendment, and supporting documentation can be found at City Hall, the Kingsport Public Library, and in the MTPO office in the Improvement Building or here. The primary items for this meeting include an amendment to the FY20-23 TIP to add Virginia groupings and projects and review/approval of recommendations for the Interstate 81/40 study. A public hearing will also be held in order to receive comments and questions on these 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 William A. Albright at (423) 224-2677. 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 TTD 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 MTPO 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 Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization (MTPO) Executive Board on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 1:30 P.M. in the Kingsport City Hall Council Room at 225 West Center Street in Kingsport, Tennessee. Copies of the agenda and supporting documentation can be found in the MTPO office in the Improvement Building or here. The primary items for this meeting include election of a Vice Chair, adoption of updated Safety Performance Targets for Tennessee and Virginia, review/approval of a Memorandum of Agreement for Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendments and Modifications, two amendments to the FY20-23 TIP, review/approval of recommendations for Rock Springs Road, and review/approval of recommendations for the Interstate 26 study. A public hearing will also be held in order to receive comments and questions on these 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 William A. Albright at (423) 224-2677. 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 TTD 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 MTPO en por el teléfono en 423-224-2677.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is conducting a study to investigate a range of multimodal solutions along the interstate corridors of 26, 75, 55, and I55. This 18-month study emphasizes congestion management, improving safety, maximizing the potential for freight diversion and preserving/enhancing each corridor’s economic benefits. A public meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the V.O. Dobbins, Sr. Complex/Eastman Foundation Conference Room, 301 Louis Street, Kingsport, TN 37660. Click here to view the flyer for more information.