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Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization
271 W. 3rd, Ste. 208 - Wichita, KS 67202-1212
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Monday, January 28, 2019
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT!

As we start a new year, WAMPO is excited to look back at all the progress and connections we have made. 

Just ICYMI c heck out the following links to view some of the new information available at the www.wampo.org webiste: 
PUBLIC COMMENT OPPORTUNITY 

WAMPO is inviting the public to help develop the vision of our next long-range transportation plan.  

The long-range plan sets the vision and strategy for all regional transportation decision making for the next 20 years, so help us make sure we get it right!

The WAMPO long-range plan has direct impacts on the local transportation system, which includes roads, bridges, bike paths, transit, etc.  Because of this, it is crucial that residents and community partners participate in the process of updating our current plan, "MOVE 2040."  

Whether you are an elected official, business owner or interested community member, please  take some time to help us to  REIMAGINE  the current plan and help direct us toward the best possible future.  

Can't make it to a meeting?  Take a minute to take our online survey and tell us what you think!  Link is below: 

What is the Future of Transportation?  

Tell us now by clicking on the following survey link: 

Interested in having one of our staff present at your meeting?  Let us know! 
Just email us at  wampo@wichita.gov or call 316-268-4315.
WEBINAR SERIES
WAMPO is hosting a professional development webinar series that is 
FREE and open to the public covering topics related to planning, design, constru ction, maintenance, and policy. 

RSVPs are encouraged, but not  required to the attention of Kristen Zimmerman at  kzimmerman@wichita.gov  or call  316-352-4862.

All upcoming webinars will be held at 271 W. 3rd, St. Room 203, Wichita, KS 67202 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM CST.   

2019 SCHEDULE

March 20:  Navigating Without Curbs

 

April 17:  Designing Streets for the Speeds You Want

 

May 15:  Maintaining Green Infrastructure

 

June 19:  Common Ground with First Responders

 

July 17: Return on investment for Active Transportation 


August 21:  Improving Actuation and Detection for Cyclists & Pedestrians

 

September 18:  Can We Talk About the Street? Building Support for Controversial Projects

 

October 16:   If We Build it Will They Come?
 Estimating Demand for
 Biking and Walking

 

November 20:  Aging in Place: Designing Communities to Support Mobility

 

December 18:  Education and Encouragement: Bringing the Right People Together

CALL FOR PROJECTS
Enhanced Mobility for Seniors & Individuals with Disabilities

WAMPO is requesting application for projects funded with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5 310: Enhanced Mobility for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities program. 

Only projects serving seniors and/or people with disabilities will be considered.
 
All submitted projects will be screened based on the goals and criteria found in the local Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Plan, which can be viewed by clicking on the following link: 
 
APPLICATION DEADLINE:
Due by the end of business on  March 15, 2019 . Applications should be mailed or delivered to the WAMPO offices and marked to the attention of T ricia Thomas at 271 W. Third Street, Suite 208, Wichita, Ks 67202-1212.
 
To review the formal public notice which includes a listing of organizations/agencies who have expressed an intent to apply click  HERE.
 
Visit  www.wampo.org/People/Pages/RFP-RFQ.aspx  for an electronic copy of the application and additional detail.
AIR QUALITY UPDATE
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The 2018 ozone season was a good one for the Wichita region. Ozone levels at the three monitors in the Wichita metro area ranged from 64-67 parts per billion, well under the federal limit of 70 parts per billion.  

This is our fourth year in a row of good ozone levels.  These results will help keep us in attainment of federal air quality standards.   Check out the Air Quality Index Air Monitoring by visiting the following web-address.

 
APPROVALS & AMENDMENTS



Thanks to all who assisted us in reviewing our proposed documents and sharing your perspectives on the regional transportation system over these past few months. 


APPROVAL NOTICE:
 
2019 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)
On December 11, 2018 the Transportation Policy Body adopted the 2019 UPWP.  This document lists and describes the planning activities that WAMPO and our planning partners will perform during the calendar year.  
Click HERE to review it today.  


AMENDMENT REMINDER:

Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
A public review and comment period is now open for the first scheduled amendment of the WAMPO Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).  

To review the project changes please check out the web-based Project Tracker by clicking   HERE and select "Draft Project List."  Comments will be accepted until  Thursday, January 31st at 5:00 PM
 
The TIP is a short-range program that identifies transportation projects to be implemented in the WAMPO region over a 4 year period.  All projects using Federal funds in the region are required to be included in the TIP and represented in the long-range transportation plan (MOVE 2040).  

Please submit comments and questions to Kristen Zimmerman, Senior Planner at  kzimmerman@wichita.gov or call 316-352-4862.  

Want to learn more about the amendment?  Join us at the regular public meeting of the WAMPO  Transportation Policy Body, February 12th at 3:00 PM.  

Public meetings will be held on the second floor conference room at 271 W. Third Street, Suite 208, Wichita, KS 67202.  

 

Thank you in advance for your support of transportation planning in our region!
UPCOMING MEETINGS

The general public, WAMPO partners, and stakeholders are welcome to join us at any of our upcoming regularly scheduled meetings:   

Transportation Policy
Body (TPB)

Transportation Advisory
Committee (TAC)

The TPB develops, implements and approves WAMPO's transportation plans. As the regional forum for transportation planning, the TPB helps to establish a vision for the future of our transportation system.  The following is a listing of upcoming TPB meetings:

271 W. 3rd Street - 2nd Floor,
Wichita, KS 67202 at 3:00 pm
  • Tuesday,February 12, 2019
  • Tuesday, March 12, 2019
  • Tuesday, April 9, 2019
The TAC reviews technical information about transportation studies and issues as well as providing the TPB with their professional recommendations on documents, plans, and activities. The following is a listing of upcoming TAC meetings:
 
271 W. 3rd Street - 2nd Floor,
Wichita, KS 67202 at 10:00 am
  • Monday, February 25, 2019
  • Monday, March 25, 2019
  • Monday, April 22, 2019

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Wichita Area Metropolitan Planning Organization
271 W. Third, Ste. 208 - Wichita, KS 67202-1212
316.268.4315 - wampo@wichita.gov  - www.wampo.org
  
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