Transportation 2040 forum planned at KU Sept. 25

LAWRENCE — The Lawrence-Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Organization has announced its last Open House session as part of the Public Participation Process for the Transportation 2040 Plan.  

Co-sponsored by the KU Center for Sustainability, the session will take place from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, in the Kansas Room of the Kansas Union.

This effort will update the region’s main transportation planning document, the Metropolitan Transportation Plan, which includes a description of proposed future transportation system improvements. The event offers the community an opportunity to share ideas, speak with transportation planners, and comment on the future of transportation in Baldwin City, Eudora, Lawrence, Lecompton and all of Douglas County.

“This is an opportunity for residents to talk about a system that affects all of us – the multimodal transportation system,” said Todd Girdler, senior transportation planner. “Now is the time to talk to us about your transportation needs and your ideas for improving our transportation system. We really want to hear from you about how we can make this system the best we can.”

An online survey is available here. The draft T-2040 Plan will be available for comment during winter 2012, and the final version for comment will be available in early 2013 or sooner.