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Longview MPO to hold open house, conduct transportation survey

LONGVIEW, July 14, 2014 – The Longview Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is seeking input from residents to help shape future transportation plans. Residents are encouraged to participate in an Open House meeting on Wednesday, July 16, or complete an online survey.

The Longview Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has scheduled a Transportation Open House on Wednesday, July 16, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., in the Council Chamber of the Jo Ann Metcalf Municipal Building, 300 W. Cotton St. The open house will begin with a presentation at 5:30 p.m., followed by a “come and go” format until 7:30 p.m. The presentation will be available live and rebroadcast at LongviewTexas.gov/CityView and on CityView Municipal Television Longview Cable Channel 5.

In addition, the MPO is conducting an online transportation survey to solicit public input for the long range transportation plans. The transportation survey may be completed online at LongviewMPO.com, or for a printed survey, please call 903-237-1062. The transportation survey is designed to help answer important questions regarding the future of transportation for the greater Longview area and takes about five minutes to complete. The survey deadline is August 15, 2014.

The Longview MPO is seeking public input on the update to the Metropolitan Transportation Plan and the development of an area-wide Thoroughfare Plan. These transportation plans will provide a vision of the major street network necessary to meet future travel needs of the Longview Metropolitan Area for the next twenty-five years. The Metropolitan Transportation Plan is a planning document which identifies streets, highways, bridges, pedestrian, bicycle and public transportation projects. The Thoroughfare Plan consists of functionally classified new and existing major roadways with number of lanes and typical cross-sections. It identifies clear expectations on roadway design elements such as right of way needed, the number of lanes and lane widths.

The Longview Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is responsible for coordinated and comprehensive transportation planning for the greater Longview area. For more information, contact Karen Owen, Transportation Planning Manager at 903-237-1062, kowen@LongviewTexas.gov or visit LongviewMPO.com. Para información en español, por favor comuníquese con Vivian Monge en 903-239-5540.

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