2035 GVMC LRTP Update Cover2035 GVMC Long Range Transportation Plan Update

Download or view the 2035 GVMC Long Range Transportation Plan, approved by the GVMC Board March 3, 2011 and FHWA in June 2011. (Make note of the document file size of the document below, as some may be quite large.) The LRTP document is available as an Adobe PDF file, which requires the free Adobe Reader application to view.

During the month of January 2011, the Draft Long Range Transportation Plan was available to view at nearly every municipality in Kent and Eastern Ottawa County, as well as all area libraries, MDOT, ITP/The Rapid, and Road Commission Offices. A hardcopy of the final LRTP document is now available for the public to view at the GVMC Offices (678 Front Ave NW, Suite 200, Grand Rapids, MI 49504) and can be purchased for a nominal charge to cover duplication and document assembly costs. Contact Jim Snell for more information.


2035 GVMC LRTP Cover2035 GVMC Long Range Transportation Plan

Download or view the 2035 GVMC Long Range Transportation Plan approved by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) June 27, 2007 and amended four times: February 7, 2008, April 2, 2009, March 4, 2010, and June 3, 2010. (Make note of the document file size of the document below, as some may be quite large.) The LRTP document is available as an Adobe PDF file, which requires the free Adobe Reader application to view.



Public Involvement

The GVMC is committed to ensuring that citizen input will figure prominently throughout the planning processes and contribute to transportation problem identification through public comment periods, public meetings, and review of the draft LRTP document. Federal statute requires the public have reasonable opportunity to comment on transportation plans and programs. In accordance with the Public Participation Plan, GVMC encourages early and ongoing public participation through a series of stakeholder meetings, press releases, direct mailings, and web postings. For more information about how you can participate in the MPO transportation planning process visit our Get INVOLVED webpage. The following are some of the ways you can be involved in the LRTP development process and let your voice be heard:

Online Survey

GVMC conducted the GVMC 2035 LRTP Update Online Survey between October 29, 2010 and November 29, 2010. Thank you to those who participated. Survey results were provided to the GVMC Transportation Committees and are included in the LRTP Appendix.

Stakeholder Meetings

Eight Stakeholder Meetings for the development of the 2035 Long Range Transportation Plan Update were held in October 2010 and January 2011 at a variety of locations around the region, many of which were accessibe by fixed-route bus service.

Contact GVMC Transportation Staff

The GVMC staff is always looking for comments and input during the Long Range Transportation Plan updating process and throughout the year. Please contact Jim Snell, Senior Transportation Planner, at (616) 776-7610 with your LRTP related comments and questions. You may also send written comments to: Grand Valley Metropolitan Council, 678 Front Ave NW, Suite 200, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504.

If you are interested in receiving mail or e-mail notifications about transportation issues in Kent and eastern Ottawa counties, contact Jim Snell with your name and mailing address and/or e-mail address.



Consultation & Environmental Mitigation

CONSULTATION

In the spirit of cooperation and collaboration, and acknowledging the critical role that a number of agencies play in achieving the goals of the transportation industry, GVMC consulted with agencies responsible for environmental protection, historical preservation, natural resources management, transportation/transit services, economic  development, human services, and land use planning. 

Consulted agencies were asked to review the links above to access the Draft LRTP document and Draft Project List and compare these materials to their own planning documents. The purpose of this consultation process is to meaningfully engage consulted agencies in a two-way conversation to not only address the needs of transportation agencies, but to be supportive of resources and regulatory agencies’ and planning organizations’ goals and initiatives.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL MITIGATION

As part of the development of the LRTP, GVMC overlaid the Draft LRTP transportation projects with various sensitive resources geographically to identify possible impacts. The LRTP document also contains a list of useful guidelines for mitigating these impacts. Please review the maps and links below for information on the LRTP transportation projects with potential environmental or cultural impacts.

CONSULTATION & ENVIRONMENTAL MITIGATION MEETING

Consulted organizations and agencies were invited to attend a meeting with GVMC Transportation Planning staff at the GVMC Offices in mid-December, 2010.
 
To submit comments or resources for comparison please contact Jim Snell, Senior Transportation Planner at (616) 776-7610, snellj@gvmc.org, or mail to GVMC, Re: LRTP, 678 Front Ave NW, Suite 200, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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