Grand Gateway survey open through March 30, 2018
The City of Bartlesville, Washington County and Grand Gateway Economic Development Agency are working to complete a statewide Long Rang Transportation Plan that will help prioritize the spending of state and federal funds on transportation projects throughout Oklahoma for the next 25 years, the agencies announced recently.
The federal government requires each state to develop a statewide long-range transportation plan. In Oklahoma, the Department of Transportation develops this plan with assistance from the 11 regional councils in the state that represent all 77 counties. Grand Gateway serves as the regional Council of Government for Washington County and will be working with City and County officials to develop the Long Range Transportation Plan for Washington County.
The Washington County LRTP will become part of a federally mandated statewide LRTP, a multimodal plan that sets priorities for spending federal and state funds on transportation projects throughout the state over the next 25 years. This plan outlines strategies and actions for addressing transportation issues and needs, covering all modes of movement, including automobile, transit, bicycle, pedestrian, railroad and freight, as well as intermodal movements.
The vision for the project is to provide an intermodal transportation system that supports a thriving economy and an improved quality of life for Oklahomans by providing safe, economical, effective and efficient movement of people and goods.
Public input plays an important role in the development of this plan. To understand the interests and concerns of all stakeholders, Grand Gateway is asking the Washington County public to participate in completing a survey, which can be taken online or completed by hand. The online survey can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WashCoOK. Copies of the surveys to complete by hand are available at local libraries, town halls and senior centers.
The survey will remain open through March 30, 2018. Survey questions focus on how people want to live and travel in the future and what they think of particular highway investment strategies. For questions, concerns or more information, contact Misha Nigh, Regional Transportation Planning Organization coordinator, at 800-482-4594.