There will be a Public Meeting of the Kingsport Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization (MTPO) Executive Board on Thursday, September 2, 2021 at 1:30 P.M. in the Kingsport City Hall Board Room at 415 Broad Street in Kingsport, Tennessee. Copies of the agenda and supporting documentation can be found in the MTPO office, Kingsport City Hall lobby, the Kingsport Public Library, or here. The primary items for this meeting include (1) receiving and approving the Kingsport Area Comprehensive Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan 2021, (2) amending the FY20-FY21 Unified Planning Work Program, and (3) amending the FY 20-23 Transportation Improvement Program.. 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 September 1, 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

There will be a Public Meeting of the Kingsport Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization (MTPO) Executive Board on Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 1:30 P.M. in the Kingsport City Hall Board Room at 415 Broad Street in Kingsport, Tennessee. Copies of the agenda and supporting documentation can be found in the MTPO office, Kingsport City Hall lobby, the Kingsport Public Library, or here. The primary items for this meeting include adoption of the FY22-FY23 Unified Planning Work Program, a Resolution of Support for Gate City’s Transportation Alternatives application, and a presentation about TDOT’s 3-year Comprehensive Multimodal Program. 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 August 4, 2021. This will be our first attempt at a hybrid meeting in our new location 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.

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.

To be added to the MTPO’s distribution list send an email to: MTPO@KingsportTN.gov and provide your name, email, and other contact information.