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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FY2017-2020 Draft Transportation Improvement Program Available for Public Comment

Submit comments to Elizabeth Watkins via email at elizabeth.watkins@knoxplanning.org or by phone at 865-215-3825.

The Knoxville Regional TPO completed a draft of the 2017-2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and is encouraging public comment from September 26, 2016 until October 25, 2016. The TIP provides a four-year list of multimodal transportation projects within the Knoxville Urban Area. The four-year investment program prioritizes roughly $910 million dollars of federal and non-federal funds for improvements to our roadways, bridges, transit systems, and bicycle and pedestrian facilities throughout the Knoxville Region.

The City of Knoxville, the designated recipient of Federal Transit Administration Section 5307 funds, has chosen to follow the public involvement process of the TIP to meet the Program of Projects public involvement requirements. The public participation process for the TIP does satisfy the public participation process for the Program of Projects.

The draft TIP can be viewed and downloaded on the TPO website at knoxtrans.org/tip, where you can submit comments. Copies of the draft TIP are available for review at the TPO offices located at 400 Main St., Suite 403, Knoxville, TN.

Comments can be submitted via any of the following methods:

  • By letter, mailed to the TPO offices located at 400 Main St., Suite 403, Knoxville, TN 37902
  • At the September 28, 2016 TPO Executive Board Meeting
  • At the October 11, 2016 TPO Technical Committee Meeting
  • At the October 26, 2016 TPO Executive Board Meeting
    * All meetings are held at 9:00 a.m. in the Small Assembly Room of the City County Building (400 Main Street, Knoxville, TN).

If you need assistance or accommodation for a disability, please contact the TPO at 865-215- 2694 or dori.caron@knoxplanning.org and we will be glad to work with you in obliging any reasonable request.

Public Review and Comment Period: Air Quality Conformity Determination

June 9, 2016 – June 22, 2016

The Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) announces a 14-day public review and comment period for amendments to the 2014 – 2017 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for Projects #2014-084 (Relocated Alcoa Hwy. (SR-115/US-129), Construct New 4-Lane from SR-162 (Pellissippi Pkwy) to South Singleton Station Rd) and #2014-085 (Western Ave (SR-62), Widen from 2 lanes to 5 lanes). 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 during the TPO Technical Committee meeting on Tuesday, June 14, 2016, or at the TPO Executive Board meeting on Wednesday, June 22, 2016.  Both meetings are held at 9 a.m. in the Small Assembly Room of the City-County Building, 400 Main Street, Knoxville, TN.  

The Air Quality Conformity Determination Report is available on the TPO website at: www.knoxtrans.org. If you need assistance or accommodation for a disability or would like a printed copy, please contact the TPO at 865-215-2500, contacttpo@knoxplanning.org or at MPC/TPO offices, Suite 403, City-County Building, 400 Main Street, Knoxville, TN.

Learn more. Read the full report.