City to begin seeking public comment on transportation plan

City to begin seeking public comment on transportation plan

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The city of Jonesboro is accepting public comment on the 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan, according to a news release issued Thursday.

Two meetings will be held at the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library, 315 West Oak, on Jan. 5 and Jan. 7.

The public is invited to attend the meetings, which will address a "priority list of street and transit projects" that could receive federal money over the next two decades.

The city's Metropolitan Area Planning Commission is asking the public to comment on work done by the Technical Advisory Committee, which ranked 55 projects based on need and funding.

"The mission of the MPO includes consensus building and public involvement," Erica Tait, MPO director, stated in the news release. "It is vital that the MPO receive and consider comments regarding the long-term transportation plans for our area, which will affect the communities we serve. The scheduled forums provide an opportunity for the communities in our area to inquire about the plan and to submit comments. We look forward to hearing from the community."

To view the draft 2040 plan, click here.

The city said the public can comment until Jan. 8 before the committee meets to discuss the measure Jan. 19th at its monthly meeting.

The public meetings will be held Jan. 5 from 1 -3 p.m. and Jan. 7 from 5 - 7 p.m.

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