Virginia’s transportation funding plan was finally in place. ‘Then COVID-19 hit.’ | Govt-and-politics

Success came in 2013, when the assembly approved a $6 billion transportation funding package — sponsored by then-House Speaker Bill Howell, R-Stafford, and supported by then-Gov. Bob McDonnell — much larger in scope than they originally sought. The final package included long-sought regional funding for transportation priorities in Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads.

Secretary of Finance Aubrey Layne, then a member of the Commonwealth Transportation Board, said Southard played an important role in getting the bill passed, as well as subsequent legislation that led to the creation of the Smart Scale program for ranking state transportation projects and committing money to get them done.

“He was a steadfast proponent of transportation funding,” Layne said.

Later, as transportation secretary under Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Layne said he initially clashed with Southard and his industry over reforms to the Public Private Transportation Act to protect the state’s interests in major highway deals with

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Mayor’s Office Releases Longer Draft of Transportation Plan

Mayor John Cooper’s office has released a new and expanded draft of his $1.6 billion transportation plan, offering more details on proposed changes to public transit, sidewalks and more.

The new version of the plan includes further information on the $180 million “Better Bus” plan, which would expand the city’s fleet of buses, increase the amount of bus-stop shelters and expand service hours, among other improvements.

The plan also proposes $75 million for traffic safety and Vision Zero initiatives. Cooper pledged to pursue a Vision Zero plan — an international initiative to reduce traffic deaths — following a deadly year for pedestrians in 2019. The draft notes that traffic-calming plans and the installation of so-called smart signals would be in line with Vision Zero goals. Pedestrian safety remains a concerning issue in 2020 — a Tuesday morning hit-and-run on Dickerson Pike accounted for the third pedestrian fatality on that roadway

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Sarasota/Manatee MPO releases “Transform 2045” long range transportation plan

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) – After nearly two years of planning, The Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization has unveiled their “Transform 2045” long range transportation plan.

a car driving on a city street filled with lots of traffic: Sarasota/Manatee MPO has put out a transportation plan for the next 25 years.

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Sarasota/Manatee MPO has put out a transportation plan for the next 25 years.

The plan was presented to local officials Monday and outlines all of the transportation developments that will take place over the next 25 years along the Suncoast. They are planning for things like autonomous vehicles, sea level rise, and storm surge. The plan doesn’t just include roads, it also plans for things like airports and making areas more pedestrian and bike friendly.

The long range plan has several “beaches and baseball ” projects which will improve transportation to the beaches and the spring training baseball fields. Another area of focus is the intersection of University Parkway and U.S. 41.

“If you think about it that’s the gateway

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NYC schools reopening: Transportation plan for students remains unclear

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — New York City, which recently released its reopening plan for public school students to return to school buildings in the fall amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, has acknowledged that the ongoing health crisis may inhibit the city from providing bus transportation for the full number of students who typically use the service.

“It is widely recognized that the current pandemic presents unique challenges to providing school bus service, and that it may not be possible to provide service in all cases,” according to the plan.

The city public school re-entry plan was submitted to the state last week, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected to announce approvals of reopening proposals on Friday for school districts across New York.

The city Department of Education (DOE) said that it will attempt to provide transportation to all students, to the extent possible, but limitations related to the pandemic may

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City Of Fairfax Seeking Input On The Bike Fairfax City Bicycle Transportation Plan

The City of Fairfax is seeking input on the Bike Fairfax City bicycle transportation plan. This plan is being developed to help identify a comprehensive bicycle network and prioritize projects to connect this network with on- and off-street bicycle facilities. Whether you currently ride a bike in Fairfax City, are interested but concerned about safe bicycle routes, or have ideas about how bicycles, pedestrians, and vehicles can share the city’s roads and trails more comfortably, we want to hear from you.

The city is obtaining input through a short survey and an interactive map available online:

The city’s 2035 Comprehensive Plan envisions a “Green Ribbon” network that connects neighborhoods, provides more transportation options, and improves access to key destinations like schools, transit centers, and commercial and activity centers. The Bike Fairfax City plan will help advance this vision by identifying gaps and prioritizing projects to expand the network. Potential

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Transportation Master Plan


The TMP is the guiding policy document for the city of Boulder’s transportation system and is organized around five focus areas:  Complete Streets ,  Regional Travel ,  Transportation Demand Management ,  Funding and  Sustainability   

The 2019 TMP assesses how far the community has come in meeting its mobility and sustainability goals since the last version of the TMP was released in 2014 and establishes transportation policy and investment priorities for the future.

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On Sept. 17, 2019, the Boulder City Council approved the 2019 Transportation Master Plan (TMP). The 2019 TMP is the guiding policy document for the city of Boulder’s transportation system and has been significantly revised and reorganized around ten key initiatives. These initiatives represent the work areas that are key to meeting our sustainability, transportation and greenhouse gas reduction targets by 2030.

View the 2019 TMP and appendices:

TMP 2019 Update Community Engagement Summary


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