SEEKING PUBLIC FEEDBACK ON 2020 REVIEW
AND UPDATE THROUGH APRIL 8
Every four years, the Commission conducts an interim review and update of the regional land use and transportation plan, in part to address Federal requirements. The 2020 Review and Update assesses implementation to date of VISION 2050, reviews the year 2050 forecasts underlying the plan, and monitors current transportation system performance. The review also examines whether it remains reasonable for the recommendations in VISION 2050 to be accomplished over the next 30 years, given the implementation of the plan to date and available and anticipated funding. As a result of the review and update process, recommendations may be added or updated, and the financial analysis will be updated to reflect any changes in anticipated funding or expenditures. An outline of the 2020 Review and Update along with draft chapters prepared to date can be reviewed here.
Staff is currently seeking input during the second round of public involvement for the Review and Update. This round involves providing an opportunity to learn about and provide feedback on proposed plan changes. We are also sharing information about a funding gap for the recommended transportation system and discussing how the plan would help improve equity across the Region. In early March, we held four of seven planned public open house meetings across the Region, but canceled the last three meetings due to health concerns over the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.
We held two virtual public meetings (in place of the cancelled in-person meetings) to allow residents to hear about plan changes proposed in the draft plan update and to have staff answer any questions. We have also extended the current comment period to April 8th and prepared a YouTube video presentation (available here) for those unable to attend a virtual meeting. You can also review public meeting materials and provide feedback through an online survey. More information, including recordings of the virtual public meetings and ways to provide feedback, is available on the 2020 Update page.
SEWRPC completed the original VISION 2050 plan in 2016. Find out what the original plan entails here.
Several amendments have been made to VISION 2050 since the plan's completion. See those amendments here.
A four-year Review and Update of VISION 2050 is underway. Learn more about the 2020 Update here.