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CREGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING: WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2013, 1:30 p.m.
Tenative Agenda Items:
- Clearing House Reviews
- FY2012 Audit Report
- 2012 Annual Report
- FY2014 Unified Planning Work Program Approval (UPWP)
- 2035 NW Arkansas Regional Transportation Plan Amendment No. 1
- FY2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Plan Amement No. 4
- Title V1 (Civil Rights) Program Approval
- "Smoothed" Urban Area Boundary Approval (Transportation Purposes)
- Project Status Report Brief
PUBLIC COMMENT ITEMS FOR REVIEW:
New Facebook link to NWA Transit Alternatives Analysis
For more information on Alternatives Analysis project please see:
AHTD ENVIRONMENTAL DIVISION
UPCOMING PUBLIC MEETINGS
Jobs With Meetings Scheduled
NOTE: All meetings are scheduled from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., unless otherwise noted.
Consultant Jobs with Public Meetings Scheduled
Jobs With Meeting Dates Pending
BB0410 – Hwy. 62 Intchng. Impvts. (I-540) and BB0411 – Hwy. 16/112 Spur Interchange Improvements (I-540) –
(Consultant Design) – Public Involvement (Mar/Apr)
090373 – Hwy. 264 – Hwy. 94 – Design Public Hearing (May/June)
FY 2013-2016 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (TIP)
ARKANSAS STATEWIDE TRANSIT COORDINATION PLAN 2012 completed January 2013
The 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Plan was approved on August 22, 2012 by the Regional Planning Commission/Policy Committee.
- Newly published 2010 Census Bureau Urbanized Area for Northwest Arkansas. To Locate Arkansas State House and Senate Districts visit the map page of the Arkansas Board of Apportionment
To Locate Arkansas State House and Senate Districts visit the map page of the Arkansas Board of Apportionment
The Northwest Arkansas Regional Planning Commission approved theNWARPC Self-Evaluation and Transition Plan on May 25, 2011.
Para el NWARPC Auto-Evaluación y Plan de Transición haga clic AQUÍ
The Fiscal Year 2010 Annual List of Obligated Projects is published - Click here for the list
Fiscal year 2010-2013 Transportation Improvement Plan - Amendment 1 was passed by the TAC and Policy Committees by unanimous vote on January 7, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. - Click here for details
$15M TIGER II Grant awarded for the Northwest Arkansas Razorback Regional Greenway:
October 18, 2010
The Northwest Arkansas Regional Planning Commission (NWARPC) established the Northwest Arkansas Active Transportation Committee in the spring of 2009. This committee, which includes local planners, advocacy groups and interested citizens, meets monthly at the NWARPC office. One of the committee’s goals is to develop an off-road trail network plan from Bella Vista to Fayetteville. During the course of these meetings, the Walton Family Foundation (WFF) became involved in the discussions and ultimately contracted with a nationally recognized consultant team, lead by ALTA Planning and Design, to locate and prioritize a specific backbone trail corridor. WFF additionally established a cost-share program for funding portions of the trail network through the most effective means possible. One opportunity that presented itself was the TIGER II (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) Grant program, which is a part of the 2010 Appropriations Act designed to continue investments in transportation infrastructure.
On August 19, 2010 the NWARPC submitted a TIGER II Grant Application for funding a trails project tentatively named the Razorback Regional Greenway. The Razorback Regional Greenway will connect the Northwest Arkansas region along a 36-mile bicycle, pedestrian, and mobility corridor linking the cities of Bentonville, Rogers, Lowell, Springdale, Johnson and Fayetteville. The trail will connect Lake Bella Vista with south Fayetteville and will pass many significant destinations and attractions along the way. This project is a national model for active transportation, green infrastructure, healthy living, equitable and sustainable economic development, and public/private partnerships. The project involves partners including the NWARPC, the Mayors of all six cities mentioned above, and the Walton Family Foundation. All six Mayors provided support letters.
Additionally, Senator Blanche Lincoln, Senator Mark Pryor, Congressman John Boozman, numerous State legislators, area business, education, and health care leaders provided letters of support for the project. The total cost of the project is anticipated to be approximately $38.5 million. Approximately $24.8 million was requested from the Tiger II funds. Matching funds are anticipated to come from the Walton Family Foundation and other private funding sources. On October 15, 2010 Senator Blanche Lincoln’s office issued a press release announcing that $15 million in TIGER II program funding had been awarded to the Razorback Regional Greenway project. Additional details regarding the award will be provided by the US Department of Transportation through a pending awards announcement.
Jeff Hawkins, Executive Director of NWARPC, stated: “We are very pleased that we had the opportunity to participate and share in the benefits of the TIGER II program. This project will have a significant and positive impact on thousands of people in Northwest Arkansas. It will provide mobility alternatives, while improving livability and creating opportunities for a healthier lifestyle. The project will also demonstrate the positive effect that public/private relationships can have in efforts to leverage limited public funds.”
For more information about the proposed project please contact John McLarty at 479-751-7125.
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION: