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.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has initiated a study to investigate a range of multimodal solutions along the interstate corridors of 40 and 81. This 18-month study will emphasize 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 Thursday, February 6 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm at Northeast State Community College, Basler Library Room L106, 2425 TN-75, Blountville, TN 37617. Click here to view the flyer for more information.

 

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.

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, November 7, 2019 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 adoption of the FY20-23 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), the annual List of Priority Projects, a Resolution of Support for a Multimodal Access Grant Application, and the annual Federal Funds Obligation Reports. 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, the Kingsport Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization’s (MTPO) DRAFT FY20-23 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is available for public review and comment through October 25, 2019. The TIP is a 4-year program that lists all highway and public transit transportation projects proposed for funding under Title 23 (highways) and Title 49 (transit) of the US Code or regionally significant transportation projects regardless of funding source. Click here to view a draft copy of the TIP. Hard copies of the draft TIP are available for public review at Kingsport City Hall, the Kingsport Public Library, and the MTPO office (201 W Market St, Kingsport, TN). If you have any questions, comments, or would like more information please call Kingsport MTPO at (423) 224-2670 or email 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, August 8, 2019 at 1:30 P.M. EDT 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, City Hall, and the Kingsport Public Library in addition to the following website: https://www.kingsporttn.gov/city-services/kmtpo. The primary items for this meeting include adoption of the Tennessee FY20-FY21 Unified Planning Work Program, approval of the bi-state planning agreement, adoption of the updated Public Participation Plan, and an amendment to the FY17-21 Transportation Improvement Program. 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, the Kingsport Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization’s (MTPO) amended Public Participation Plan (PPP) is available for a required 45-day public review/comment period (which ends August 6, 2019). The PPP guides how all new transportation plans and improvement programs are brought to the public and intergovernmental agencies for review and comment. It is very important to our organization, and to our resulting transportation plans, that we seek input and ideas from our stakeholders, partners, and interested parties affected by transportation planning in the region. Please use this opportunity to share with us what you think can increase the public’s opportunities to be conveniently and actively involved in developing plans and to share your comments with us regarding the amended PPP. To view an electronic version of the draft PPP click here. Hard copies of the draft PPP are available for public review at Kingsport City Hall, the Kingsport Public Library, and the MTPO office (201 W Market St, Kingsport, TN). If you have any questions, comments, or would like more information please call Kingsport MTPO at (423) 224-2670 or email MTPO@KingsportTN.gov.