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Metropolitan Planning Organization Holds Public Hearing

Posted: Updated: 10/23/2013 9:49:07 PM

The future of transportation in Charlottesville is up for discussion. The Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is looking for your input.

The MPO asked for feedback Wednesday night on its 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan. The long-range plan focuses on building and transit needs, as well as other projects like bridge, bike, pedestrian and intersection improvements.

The plan is federally mandated but is tailored to Charlottesville. It will list all of the potential projects the community plans to build over the next few decades, including the Route 29 Bypass and the Belmont Bridge.

MPO says it's important for the public to weigh in.

"It's important that we realize that transportation does take a long time and that's a good thing because you don't want these things to happen quickly," said MPO program manager Sarah Rhodes. "Putting in your input now and talking about hte community you want to see for your children is an important opportunity."

The MPO held a public hearing at the Water Street Center Wednesday night, but is still accepting feedback on the plan by email.

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