Transportation news and events from the
Wilmington Area Planning Council (WILMAPCO). 
June 2021
Churchman's Crossing Public Workshop
You are invited to attend the next Virtual Public Workshop for the Churchman’s Crossing Plan Update on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM.
This online workshop will include technical analysis results, preliminary recommendations, and a discussion of potential plan implementation tools. Your continued feedback will inform the final recommendations of the Churchman’s Crossing Plan Update. By participating in this planning process, you can help shape the way people live, work, and play in the Churchman’s Crossing area.
Workshop Agenda:
5:00 – 5:30 pm           Meeting sign in/Log in
5:30 – 6:45 pm            Presentation
6:45 – 7:30 pm            Q&A
Please register to attend below. To learn more, please visit
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WILMAPCO Request for Proposal (RFP) for I-95 Cap Feasibility Study
WILMAPCO, in partnership with the City of Wilmington and DelDOT, is seeking proposals to perform a feasibility study to create a cap over the section of I-95 between the Delaware Avenue and 6th Street bridges. The study will result in potential new public spaces and transportation facilities. The project will include an intensive public outreach process. The final report will detail all aspects of the study, including bicycle, pedestrian and transit access to the new space from the adjacent neighborhoods. Proposals must be received by 4:30 p.m. on June 15.
Delmarva Freight Summit
The annual Delmarva Freight Summit will be held on June 16 at 10 a.m. via Zoom. The Summit brings together regional freight, goods movement, and economic development stakeholders to enhance awareness of major freight planning programs and initiatives; share information on significant freight and goods movement trends; and encourage public-private partnership development.

The 2021 Freight Summit will feature opening remarks from DelDOT Secretary Nicole Majeski; a keynote presentation on national and regional freight trends; the kickoff of the 2022 Delaware Freight Plan development process; and opportunities to provide feedback on areas of concern and priorities to be addressed in the Delaware Freight Plan.
WILMAPCO releases videos highlighting transportation planning
WILMAPCO has released the first two in a series of five public outreach videos. Developed in partnership with King Creative and funded through a Federal Highway Administration grant, the videos seek to explain transportation planning in a fun and easily understood way. The first two videos (Bike and Ped Planning, and Route 9 Corridor Master Plan) are now available on WILMAPCO’s newly launched YouTube channel where recordings of past community public workshops are also available. Visit our YouTube, Facebook, and Website to learn more.
WILMAPCO's Quarterly Printed Newsletter is Going Digital
WILMAPCO's quarterly printed newsletter, Transporter, is going digital. The Transporter provides details on WILMAPCO's most recent plans, studies, and events. To view previous newsletters or subscribe, please visit

A printed copy of the newsletter will still be mailed to those requesting it. To request a printed newsletter, please email Dawn Voss at
Local News
Open Streets Wilmington
Open Streets Wilmington takes place once a month, closing selected streets to motor vehicles to create space for walking, biking, running and more. The events are free, family friendly, and pet friendly.

This month, Open Streets Wilmington is joining forces with the Teen Warehouse. The event will be held in collaboration with the Teen Warehouse Grand Opening and Juneteenth celebration on June 19th.
Red Clay Valley Byway Draft Corridor Management Plan Public Meeting
The Red Clay Valley Scenic Byway Alliance will host a public meeting to solicit input on the Draft Corridor Management Plan for the 10-year period 2021-2030. The virtual public meeting will be hosted by DelDOT via WebEx on June 22 at 6:00 p.m., and will be recorded. There will be a 30-day comment period following the meeting. You will receive a WebEx meeting invitation after registration.
American Lung Association gives air mixed grades this year
As reported by Delaware Public Media, "This year’s 'State of the Air' report from the American Lung Association finds all three Delaware counties to have had fewer unhealthy days of high ozone compared to the previous year’s report. The worst marks in the state went to New Castle County, which got a “C” in particle pollution and an “F” in ozone or smog."

Cecil County received an "F" for ozone and an "A" for particulate pollution.
Delaware's new normal
As reported by Delaware Public Media, "Every ten years, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) puts out new climate “normals.” The ones recently released reinforce that Delaware is getting warmer and wetter.

Delaware’s new climate normals are between roughly 0.5 and 1 degree warmer than the previous ones with the largest changes in the fall and winter. 
Newark Bikeways show cyclists safe routes through the city
As reported by Newark Post, "Signs designating two more Newark bikeways have been installed throughout the city. The signs are part of a years-long effort to map out eight Newark Bikeways to show cyclists low-stress routes for traversing Newark. The bikeways utilize trails and neighborhood roads where possible and represent the best way to get around on a bike."
Maryland State Freight Plan: MDOT Seeks Public Input
The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) is updating the Maryland State Freight Plan.The plan examines existing and projected freight and supply chain conditions in the state and identifies policy positions, strategies, and projects that can improve the efficiency and safety of freight movement throughout Maryland. The plan is updated every five years and, as part of this process, MDOT is seeking input from the public and all private and public freight stakeholders to help set goals and priorities for the efficient, safe, and sustainable movement of goods across the state. 
National News
People of color hardest hit by air pollution from nearly all sources
As reported by the New York Times, "Researchers have uncovered stark disparities between white people and minorities across thousands of categories of pollution, including trucks, industry, agriculture and even restaurants. A new study on a particularly harmful type of air pollution shows just how broadly those disparities hold true. Black Americans are exposed to more pollution from every type of source."
U.S. DOT Launches Campaign to Educate Drivers on Safety Features
The U.S. Department of Transportation launched a new series of safety videos demonstrating the potential lifesaving benefits of several advanced driver assistance systems available in many new vehicles.
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