March 2020

All meetings are open to the public. Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held in the WILMAPCO Conference Room.
Air Quality Subcommittee
March 5, 10 a.m.
March 12, 10 a.m.
Technical Advisory Committee
March 19, 10 a.m. 
In case of inclement weather, please call (302) 737-6205, or toll free from Cecil County at (888) 808-7088 for cancellations or postponements.
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Transportation news and events from the Wilmington Area Planning Council (WILMAPCO). 
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ConcordPikeConcord Pike Master Plan Survey
New Castle County, DelDOT and WILMAPCO are seeking your thoughts on how to improve the Concord Pike Corridor via an online survey. Feedback will be used to inform the ongoing Concord Pike (US 202) Master Planning process. If you live, work, or use in the Concord Pike Corridor, we want to hear from you! To take the survey, view workshop materials, or sign up for project updates, please visit
NewportNewport Transportation Plan 
The Newport Transportation Plan has begun with a public workshop that was held on January 27. All materials that were presented during the workshop are available online at . Over the next few months, based on community and stakeholder feedback, we'll work to develop draft recommendations to make Newport a safer place to walk, bike, take public transit, or drive. We'll then be back to present recommendations and to seek your feedback at another public workshop. To sign-up for project updates, please email  
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DartDART Public Hearings 
Delaware Transit Corporation (DTC) invites you to attend an upcoming Public Hearing to provide input and comments on proposed changes to DART Statewide Bus Services to become effective May 17, 2020.  The Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, March 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and again 5 to 7 p.m., at the Wilmington Public Library. To learn more, please visit  
DEClimateDelaware Climate Action Plan Public Sessions
DNREC's Division of Climate, Coastal, & Energy will hold three public input sessions the first week of March seeking input on development of the state's climate action plan. The public input sessions will be held in each of the three counties from 4:30 - 7:30 p.m.:
  • Tuesday, March 3, CHEER Community Center, 20520 Sand Hill Road, Georgetown, DE 19947;
  • Wednesday, March 4, Wilmington Public Library, 10 East 10th Street, Wilmington, DE 19801;
  • Thursday, March 5, Delaware Technical Community College, Terry Campus, 100 Campus Drive, Dover, DE 19904.
The workshops will provide an opportunity for Delawareans to learn more about how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and better prepare the state for climate impacts. Workshop attendees will also have a chance to provide their thoughts on choices the state can make to more effectively take action on climate change. To learn more, please visit  
TODMulti-Agency Transit-Oriented Development Web Page  
According to the MDOT electronic newsletter, Planning Practice Monthly, "Understanding that Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) is a multidisciplinary, deliberative approach to incorporating principles of smart growth into new and/or redevelopment projects, it only makes sense to bring together key state agencies to create a single TOD site. A new webpage has been created via a partnership among four Maryland agencies: the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), the Maryland Department of Planning (Planning), the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT), and the Maryland department of Commerce (Commerce). These agencies have collaborated to provide links to many of their individual and collective resources and tools in one location." To learn more, please visit  
LandPresNew Castle County Land Preservation Survey
New Castle County Land Preservation Task Force launched in August 2019 with a focus on developing a countywide land preservation strategy. Land preservation has traditionally been approached in two broad categories, farm land and open space. The Task Force has developed a survey that will help guide their work and development of recommendations. To take the survey, please visit
National News
AVAutonomous Vehicle Implementation Predictions 
According to VTPI News, "a report that explores the impacts of autonomous vehicles, and their implications for various planning issues has been published. This report explores the impacts of autonomous vehicles, and their implications for various planning issues. The analysis indicates that some benefits, such as independent mobility for affluent non-drivers, may begin in the 2030s or 2040s, but most impacts, including independent mobility for low-income people, increased safety, energy conservation and pollution reductions, will only be significant when autonomous vehicles become common and affordable, probably in the 2050s to 2060s." To learn more, please visit