TDOT Wants Feedback On Future Of Transportation Investments

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

The Tennessee Department of Transportation is updating its 25-Year Long Range Transportation Plan to address the growing needs and changing demands of Tennessee’s transportation system.

Officials said public input is critical in establishing the goals of the department and making the 25-Year Long Range Transportation Plan a success. Updated every five years, the plan will serve as the TDOT's roadmap for future statewide transportation investments.

“We are taking a new approach for this Long Range Transportation Plan,” said TDOT Commissioner John Schroer. “Unlike previous plans, it will be fiscally responsible, restrained and most importantly, achievable. That’s why it’s so important for our customers to help us prioritize our future transportation investments.” 

TDOT has already gathered valuable input from state and local partners through eight regional Long Range Transportation Plan Summits held across the state earlier this fall. Nearly 300 stakeholders provided important feedback on a number of transportation issues, including preferred types of transportation projects, project funding, and construction methods. Opportunities for further public involvement will be given as the plan is developed.

Participation is easy and anyone can have a voice in the future of Tennessee’s transportation system by taking an online survey on TDOT’s website at: http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/transportationplan/survey.shtml.

TDOT has also established the “Book-A-Planner”, an interactive outreach program and presentation, administered through the Long-Range Planning Department’s Office of Community Transportation (OCT).  Attendees are able to share their input via live polling to assist TDOT in making sure the community’s needs are addressed as they look to the future.  To “Book-A-Planner” for your organization, visit http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/transportationplan/speaker.shtml.



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