I wish I had better information about the MPO’s public transportation plan.
The one thing I know, however, is that the MPO needs to put the brakes on the plan to turn Kanner Highway into a six-lane freeway from I-95 into the City of Stuart on Monterey Road.
Please send comments if you cannot attend either the Open House 3-6 p.m. on Wednesday, September 16, at the Wolf Tech Center auditorium at IRSC, 2400 SE Salerno Road, Stuart, or the next MPO meeting at 9:00 a.m. on September 21 in the Martin County Commission Chambers. You can check out the MPO website at:
And e-mail MPO members Sarah Heard, Doug Smith, Anne Scott, Troy McDonald, John Haddox, Eula Clarke and Vincent Barile at:
LITTMAN, SHERLOCK & HEIMS, P.A.
P.O. Box 1197
Stuart, FL 34995
For immediate release
Contact: Bonnie Landry, Engineering/MPO, 772-223-7983
Martin MPO seeks public input for transportation plan
The Martin County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has announced the date for the next Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) Open House. Updated every five years, the LRTP describes transportation projects in Martin County over the next 25 years. The Open House is the public’s opportunity to express their views and gain a better understanding of transportation planning.
“We have seen a great attendance at our Open Houses thus far. I hope this continues,” said Troy McDonald, MPO Policy Board Chairman. “Our ultimate goal is to create a transportation network that connects communities; eases transportation challenges and makes transportation more accessible and safer for all modes: automobiles, bus riders, pedestrians and cyclists.”
The Martin Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is having an Open House from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Wednesday, September 16 at Wolf High-Technology Center located at Indian River State College, 2400 SE Salerno Road, Stuart. This Open House is a follow up to the meetings held in January that gathered general public comments and desires on transportation improvements. At this planning stage, only projects anticipated to be funded for construction (also known as Cost Feasible) will be considered. Participants will look at specific projects anticipated to be constructed between now and 2040 for roads, sidewalks, bicycle lanes and public transportation.
With the Open House format, the public can stop in any time between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. or stay the entire time. There are bus routes to and from this location. For more information please call 772-463-2860. All Martin County buses are equipped with wheelchair lifts and bike racks. If you are unable to attend the meeting, please visit the project website for Moving Martin Forward at www.martin2040.com.