A draft of the Northwest Corridor Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) report is being refined as it progresses toward final adoption, anticipated later this year. Thank you to everyone who has attended public and stakeholder meetings, completed surveys and shared thoughts online to help inform the LPA so far.
An LPA is a Federal Transit Administration term for the community’s choice around the key elements that make up a rapid transit route: the alignment (the route it runs along), guideway (how it fits into the street right-of-way) and station locations that best fit the community’s needs. The LPA also describes different roadway and development conditions throughout the corridor. It is an important step in pursuing needed federal funds to pay a portion of engineering and/or construction costs.
Building on all the engagement, planning and technical analysis to date, the LPA report will be accompanied by a series of supporting technical documents. In October, the Northwest Corridor Technical Team reviewed and provided feedback on draft materials, and a final report will be presented to the COTA Board of Trustees for their consideration for adoption.
Check the website later this month/early December for a status update on the LPA’s adoption and supporting documentation, which will be added to the Northwest Corridor section of the website once finalized.