Public Review and Comment Period: Draft Human Services Transportation Coordination Plan

The purpose of the Human Services Transportation Coordination Plan is to identify the transportation needs of individuals with disabilities, seniors, and people with low incomes and provide a list of prioritized strategies to meet those needs.

The TPO receives funding from Federal Transit Administration Section 5310, a program designed to improve mobility for seniors, individuals with disabilities, and persons of low-income, which is required to be in the plan. The TPO Executive Board makes the final decision on which projects are selected, and staff are tasked with ensuring that those projects are in keeping with the strategies found within the plan.

The TPO is updating this plan for the first time since 2013 to ensure that identified needs, gaps in current services, strategies for meeting those gaps, and projects within the plan are still up-to-date. A survey was recently distributed to staff, boards, committees, contacts, and clients of local human-service agencies and non-profits to gather opinions and preferences. A report showing a summary of responses is available in the Appendix of the draft

Draft Plan Executive Summary

The Plan draws from previous planning efforts as well as feedback received through the survey and key interviews. It is now available for review by stakeholders and interested individuals and will be voted on by the TPO Technical Committee and Executive Board in October. Once approved, it will be incorporated into Mobility Plan 2045, the region’s long-range transportation plan, which will be available in 2021.

The draft HSTCP is available for public comment through Friday, November 6, 2020.  The HSTCP will be on the November 25, 2020 TPO Executive Board agenda as an action item for approval.  To make comments on the HSTCP or to request any special accommodations please contact Doug Burton at Knoxville Regional TPO – 400 Main Street, Suite 403 Knoxville, TN 37902 – 865-215-3824 – doug.burton@knoxtpo.org.

Input Needed on Mobility Plan 2045 Project List

The TPO needs your input on the proposed list of projects for Mobility Plan 2045! This long-range transportation plan is updated every four years and guides transportation investments in the region. It allows federal money to be received for transportation projects and ensures that we’re making the best long-term decisions for our residents, employers, and visitors.

Local jurisdictions recently submitted applications for potential projects to be included in the plan, and staff is now asking to hear your thoughts on them. Projects will be selected by considering both technical analysis and public input.  Once the final list is determined in the spring of 2021, these projects will start to move through the development process. They sometimes take as long as 20 years to complete, so hearing input from community members early in the process is vital to their success.

A short survey and interactive map showing all candidate projects is now available. Please answer the initial questions to help us ensure everyone is involved in shaping the future of the Knoxville region. Anyone who answers the questions and provides an email address or telephone number will be eligible to win one of four $50 grocery store gift cards. After completing the survey, you will be directed to our online mapping application where you can provide your input on specific projects. You can also view the list of projects in this spreadsheet, which provides additional project details and allows you to filter by county, jurisdiction, and project type.

The survey and map will be open for comments through October 11. For more information on Mobility Plan 2045, please visit https://knoxmobility.org. Additionally, if you need assistance in using the application or if there is a project you feel is needed but is not shown on the map, please email the project team at mobility@knoxplanning.org.

Public Review and Comment Period: Air Quality Conformity Determination on Amendments to the Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization FY 2020 – 2023 Transportation Improvement Program.

The Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) announces a 30-day public review and comment period (March 23, 2020 through April 22, 2020) for amendments to the FY2020 – 2023 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) involving projects #20-2014-003 (Alcoa Highway Widening) and #20-2014-007 (Foothills Mall Drive Extension). The TPO is soliciting public comments on the Air Quality Conformity Determination made for these amendments. You are invited to comment by phone, email or in-person at 400 Main Street, Suite 403, Knoxville, TN. Additionally, public comments may be made at the TPO Technical Committee meeting on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 held at 9 a.m. in the Small Assembly Room of the City-County Building, 400 Main Street, Knoxville, TN. Comments can be made to Mike Conger at 865-215-3813 or at Mike.Conger@knoxtpo.org.

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Notice of Public Review: The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) announces the beginning of a 30-day review and comment period on its 2020-2023 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) announces the beginning of a 30-day review and comment period on its 2020-2023 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).  The STIP establishes projects for major construction and Public Transit over the four-year period, which will utilize available and projected Federal funds.

Public Review and Comment Period: Air Quality Conformity Determination on an Amendment to the Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization FY 2017 – 2020 Transportation Improvement Program

The Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) announces a public review and comment period (June 24, 2019 through July 23, 2019) for an amendment to the FY 2017 – 2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for project #17-2017-057 – Pellissippi Parkway (SR-162) at Oak Ridge Highway (SR-62) (Solway) Interchange. The TPO is soliciting public comments on the Air Quality Conformity Determination made for this amendment. You are invited to comment by phone, email or in-person at 400 Main Street, Suite 403, Knoxville, TN. Additionally, public comments may be made at the TPO Technical Committee meeting on Tuesday, July 9, 2019 held at 9 a.m. in the Small Assembly Room of the City-County Building, 400 Main Street, Knoxville, TN. Comments can be made to Mike Conger at 865-215-3813 or at Mike.Conger@knoxtpo.org.

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Public Review and Comment for: Proposed Mobilty Plan 2040 and FY 2017-2020 TIP Amendments with Air Quality Conformity Determination

The TPO is initiating a 30-day public review and comment period from September 24, 2018 to October 24, 2018 for proposed amendments to the 2040 Mobility Plan and the Fiscal Years 2017-2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).

These amendments required an updated air quality conformity determination, which is also made available for public review. 

Please refer to the items below and provide any questions or comments to Mike Conger with TPO staff at: mike.conger@knoxplanning.org. Additionally, public comments may be made at the TPO Technical Committee meeting on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, or at the TPO Executive Board meeting on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. Both meetings are held at 9 a.m. in the City-County Building, 400 Main Street, Knoxville, TN. The Technical Committee will meet in the Small Assembly Room and the Executive Board will meet in the Main Assembly Room.

The online, interactive map to view Mobility Plan transportation projects has been updated to reflect the amendments.

Outreach Plan Available for Comment

The TPO prioritizes working with the public to develop transportation plans and programs. Significant public outreach results in greater community support for plans that help achieve the region’s goals for the future. The TPO's Outreach Plan serves as a working tool for TPO staff to refer to with each new plan to ensure that adequate public notice is given and the community is engaged throughout the project. A draft of this plan is now available for a 45 day comment period.

How can I comment on the Outreach Plan?

  • Contact Ally Ketron at 865-215-3234 or ally.ketron@knoxplanning.org.
  • Attend the Technical Committee Meeting at 9 a.m. on April 10, 2018 in the Small Assembly Room of the City County Building (400 Main St., Knoxville, TN).
  • Attend the Executive Board Meeting at 9 a.m. on April 25, 2018 in the Small Assembly Room of the City County Building (400 Main St., Knoxville, TN).

TPO Outreach Plan Draft Appendices

Public Review And Comment Period: Air Quality Conformity Determination On Amendments To The Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization FY 2017 – 2020 Transportation Improvement Program

The Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) announces a public review and comment period (September 10, 2017 through September 26, 2017) for amendments to the FY2017 – 2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The TPO is soliciting public comments on the Air Quality Conformity Determination made for these amendments. You are invited to comment by phone, email or in-person at 400 Main Street, Suite 403, Knoxville, TN. Additionally, public comments may be made at the TPO Technical Committee meeting on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, or at the TPO Executive Board meeting on Wednesday, September 27, 2017.  Both meetings are held at 9 a.m. in the Small Assembly Room of the City-County Building, 400 Main Street, Knoxville, TN. Comments can be made to Mike Conger at 865-215-3813 or at Mike.Conger@knoxplanning.org.

The Air Quality Conformity Determination Report is available here.

Public Hearing Notice: Considering Public Comment On The Proposed Program Of Projects

The Executive Board of the Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) will hold a public hearing at its regular July meeting.

When: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 9:00 a.m.
Where: 400 Main Street, Knoxville, Tennessee
Small Assembly Room of the City-County Building
More info about the meeting

Public comment, both written and oral, will be considered on the proposed Program of Projects (POP) funded by Fiscal Year 2017 Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5307 Urbanized Area Formula Transit Grant funds and Section 5339 Bus and Bus Facilities Grant funds.  The City of Knoxville is the official designated recipient of the FTA funds.  The public involvement process, including the times established for public review and for allowing comment on the POP, follows the TPO’s Transportation Improvement Program public involvement process, as allowed by FTA and in accordance with appropriate federal transit regulations.  If there are no changes to the POP it will be considered final. 

The proposed POP can be viewed on the TPO’s website here.  Interested persons or agencies and particularly private transportation providers are encouraged to participate in the process.  For information, to be mailed or faxed a copy of the POP, or to provide comments in advance of the meeting contact Dori Caron at the TPO at 400 Main Street, Suite 403, Knoxville, TN 37902; or by telephone at (865) 215-2694; or by e-mail at dori.caron@knoxplanning.org.  Comments submitted in advance of the meeting by 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 will be read into the minutes at the meeting.   

If you need assistance or accommodation for a disability, please contact the TPO and we will be glad to work with you in obliging any reasonable request.  Ph. 215-2694 or dori.caron@knoxplanning.org.

 

Public Review and Comment Period: KAT Draft Title VI Report

Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) is required, every three years, to submit a Title VI Report to the Federal Transit Administration.

Title VI is part of the Civil Rights Act that ensures no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be discriminated against under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. KAT coordinates Title VI activities with the Knoxville Regional TPO. This draft Report will be approved by the Knoxville Transportation Authority (KTA) on December 15, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. in the Main Assembly Room of the City County Building located at 400 Main Street, Knoxville, TN 37902.  The KTA meeting is open to the public and any person may attend and provide comment.

The DRAFT – KAT Title VI Report is available for review through the links provided below. For any questions or comments on the Report, please contact Doug Burton at the TPO at 400 Main Street, Suite 403, Knoxville, TN 37902 or at 865-215-3824 or at doug.burton@knoxplanning.org. If you want your comments read into the record at the KTA meeting you must have those to Doug Burton no later than December 14, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.

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