July 2018

All meetings are open to the public. Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held in the WILMAPCO Conference Room.

July 12, 1 p.m.

July 19, 10 a.m.,
Lums Pond State Park

July 19, 11:30 a.m.,
Lums Pond State Park

In case of inclement weather, please call (302) 737-6205, or toll free from Cecil County at (888) 808-7088 for cancellations or postponements.

For updates or more information on upcoming WILMAPCO meetings, please visit www.wilmapco.org
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Transportation news and events from the
Wilmington Area Planning Council (WILMAPCO). 
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US202 Concord Pike Corridor Master Plan Public Information Session 
New Castle County Department of Land Use, DelDOT and WILMAPCO are beginning a Master Plan for the Concord Pike (US 202) Corridor, encompassing an area between the City of Wilmington and the Pennsylvania state line. You are invited to a public information session on Wednesday, July 25 from 6-8 p.m. at the Talleyville Fire Company, 3919 Concord Pike, Wilmington. The Master Plan will provide a 20-year vision that identifies cohesive land use and transportation strategies to ensure that Concord Pike will continue to be a safe, accessible and economically thriving place for all. Don't miss the chance to influence the vision for the 202 Corridor for the next 20 years. To share on Facebook, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/476107006134989/.
TwelthSt12th Street Connector Transportation Improvement Study 
The City of Wilmington, DelDOT, DART, and WILMAPCO have begun a transportation planning study to connect 12th Street from I-495 to the Brandywine Waterfront and the 16th Street Bridge. The purpose of this study is to create a reimagined 12th Street corridor utilizing new transportation patterns that generate economic growth and provide more efficient and multi-modal connections for people to access the area, beautify the neighborhood, and reduce flood risk. Project planners want to hear from you! To take a brief survey and share your thoughts, please visit www.wilmapco.org/12thStreetConnector.
Local News
DNRECDNREC to extend popular Clean Transportation
Incentive Program through the end of 2019
According to a DNREC release, " DNREC's Division of Climate, Coastal & Energy announced that the state's Clean Transportation Incentive Program will be extended through Dec. 31, 2019. The Clean Transportation Incentive Program has provided rebates to more than 750 Delaware drivers across all three counties for the purchase or lease of electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. The program has also provided more than 200 rebates for electric vehicle charging stations at residential and commercial properties and workplaces. The program was designed to help Delaware drivers choose vehicles that produce less or no tailpipe emissions, reducing both unhealthy pollution and the greenhouse gas emissions that drive climate change."  To learn more, please visit de.gov/cleantransportation .
MobilityMobility in Motion Survey 
The Delaware Transit Corporation (DTC), operating as DART First State Transit has launched a "Mobility in Motion" initiative, which invites public visioning on the future mobility needs of all Delawareans-including transportation-disadvantaged individuals who may lack transportation options due to age, disability, income, veteran's status, car ownership, or ability to drive.
DTC is surveying community members to learn more about their specific transportation and mobility needs. The survey is designed to gather information on existing specialized transportation services, gaps and unmet needs of clients, and ways to address those gaps. To learn more, please visit  www.MobilityDE.org.  
DEPedDelaware Still Top-ranked in Pedestrian Deaths
According to the News Journal, " Delaware in 2017 was the fifth deadliest state for pedestrians. Last year, 216 Delaware pedestrians were struck on roadways. Of those, 34 were killed, according to state data. Delaware in 2015 was the deadliest among all states for pedestrians. That year, after a record high of 36 deaths, the state created the Pedestrian Council to find solutions. Some road improvements have been made, but more are needed, experts say ."  To view the source article, please visit www.delawareonline.com/story/news/local/2018/05/22/delaware-still-top-ranked-pedestrian-fatalities/626714002/.

National News
train LongerLIfePeople Who Bike to Work Live Longer than People Who Drive
Streets Blog reports, "Overall mortality among bike commuters is significantly lower than among people who don't bike or walk to work, according to a robust study recently published in the British Medical Journal. Controlling for a range of other factors, author Carlos Celis-Morales and his team found that bike commuting is linked to significantly lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease and cancer."  To view the source article, please visit https://usa.streetsblog.org/2018/05/03/study-people-who-bike-to-work-live-longer-than-people-who-drive/.
UberUber Announces Flying Taxi Technology 
According to NBC News, "Uber has revealed new details about its planned air taxi program and unveiled a prototype of the futuristic-looking electric aircraft that soon could be whisking passengers over traffic-clogged streets to their destinations. The company aims to conduct test flights of its air taxi in 2020 in Dallas or Los Angeles, with commercial service to begin as soon as 2023."  To view the source article, please visit www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/uber-just-unveiled-prototype-its-futuristic-air-taxi-ncna872771.