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Public Comment Period Open -Bend MPO 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan Update

Post Date:08/21/2019 2:07 PM

Public Comment Period Open for the
Bend MPO 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan Update

The public is invited to review and comment on draft 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP). This plan will be reviewed and considered for adoption by the Bend MPO Policy Board on September 17, 2019 at the Deschutes Services Building, 1300 NW Wall Street, Bend, Oregon from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm in the DeArmond Meeting Room. 

The draft MTP document is available online at www.bendoregon.gov/mtp. You can comment by phone at (541) 693-2113, with written comment by mail with attention to Bend MPO at 710 NW Wall Street, Bend Oregon 97703, e-mail to tdeke@bendoregon.gov, or in person at the public meeting on 9/17/19 as listed above.

What is the MTP?

  • Addresses the principal modes of travel within the metropolitan area, including autos, public transportation, bicycling and walking; and
  • Contains projects and policies to guide the development of all modes of transportation.

How does this fit in with the City of Bend Transportation System Plan update?

 The City of Bend and the Bend MPO have largely concurrent boundaries and share many transportation planning challenges. State law emphasizes that the City and the MPO coordinate on their transportation plans, and planning work for both agencies will be simplified if they are using the same public outreach process, models, data bases, and project lists, as well as project cost estimates and funding programs. The City of Bend and the Bend MPO will complete a joint process to update both the TSP and MTP.

Note that this is Phase One of our MTP update.  

This is a two phase plan update. As several planning projects are in process at the time of this update, a second update will be done in 2020-2021 to consolidate those findings into a complete update.  Plans in process:
Bend Transportation System Plan
ODOT Parkway Study
Transit Plan Update
Safety Action Plan

Accessible Meeting/Alternate Format Notification

This meeting event/location is accessible. Sign or other language interpreter service, assistive listening devices, materials in alternate format, such as Braille, large print, electronic formats, or any other accommodations are available upon advance request at no cost. Please contact Jovita Anderson no later than 24 hours in advance of the meeting at (541) 693-2122, or janderson@bendoregon.gov. Providing at least 2 days-notice prior to the event will help ensure availability.
In accordance with 23 CFR 450.316, a metropolitan planning organization (MPO) is required to engage in a metropolitan planning process that creates opportunities for public involvement, participation, and consultation throughout the development of the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP). Under this requirement, MPOs must allow for adequate public notice of public participation activities. We welcome your comments.

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