There will be a Public Meeting of the Kingsport Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization (MTPO) Executive Board on Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 2:00 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, Kingsport City Hall, the Kingsport Public Library, or here. The primary items for this meeting include adoption of the FY22 Unified Planning Work Program – Virginia, an update on the Long Range Transportation Plan, and adoption of Long Range Transportation Plan Goals and Objectives. Time is also allotted for the Executive Board to receive comments on these or other items pertaining to the Kingsport Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization. The meeting will be in-person and members of the public are welcome to attend. We also plan to offer live public access to the meeting through a Zoom webinar. Members of the public who are interested in attending remotely should send 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 May 12, 2021. This will be our first attempt at a hybrid meeting so please bear with us if there are any technical difficulties. 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 second round of public input will be open through April 23, 2021. Please take a few minutes to review the draft recommendations and provide additional comments or suggestions. Links to the presentation from the April 8 workshop, the draft bikeway network, draft pedestrian network, and an interactive map (where you can view the draft recommendations and provide feedback) can be found 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 summer of 2021.  As part of the planning process, the MTPO will be kicking off the second round of public engagement with a live virtual workshop on April 8 from 5:30 to 7:00 PM.  The MTPO will discuss the findings from the first public workshop, the draft network recommendations, 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

Those wishing to review PDF files of the draft network recommendations may click on the file links below to view the draft bicycle and pedestrian networks, respectively.

DRAFT Bicycle Network

DRAFT Pedestrian Network

Participants are also encouraged to visit the plan’s online interactive mapping tool to review the draft recommendations and provide additional comments or suggestions.

https://wikimapping.com/Kingsport-MTPO-Bicycle-and-Pedestrian-Plan.html

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.

 

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 summer of 2021.  As part of the planning process, the MTPO will be kicking off the second round of public engagement with a live virtual workshop on April 8 from 5:30 to 7:00 PM.  The MTPO will discuss the findings from the first public workshop, the draft network recommendations, 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, February 4, 2021 at 1:30 P.M. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to Executive Order 71 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 election of a Vice Chair, adoption of Performance Targets for Tennessee and Virginia, 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 11:00 am on February 4, 2021. 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 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.