The Sierra Vista Metropolitan Planning Organization (SVMPO) is updating the region’s Long- Range Transportation Plan. Comments from local residents are needed to help the Study Team better understand the region’s transportation issues and to provide ideas for future improvements.
The SVMPO region includes the City of Sierra Vista, the Town of Huachuca City, Fort Huachuca, and the communities of Whetstone, Palominos, Hereford and other areas in Cochise County.
A website link, posted at www.svmpo.org, provides an opportunity to fill out a survey, or to mark locations for possible improvements or areas of specific concern, on an interactive map.
Transportation improvements might include improving existing roads, developing new roadway corridors or connections, creating bicycle or pedestrian facilities, identifying public transit options, or ideas for other innovations for moving people or goods throughout the SVMPO region.
Public comments help regional decision makers better understand what residents, businesses, federal and state land agencies, and emergency services think the highest priorities are for improving the existing transportation system. Public feedback also helps to identify transportation improvements that may better help people travel where they need and want to go in the future.
The online survey and interactive map will be available throughout the next four months of the planning process. The Long-Range Transportation Plan Update looks out to the year 2050 and is scheduled to be completed the summer of 2021.
Visit www.svmpo.org to submit your comments on the SVMPO Long-Range Transportation Plan survey or to learn more about the SVMPO regional agency. To directly link to the survey and interactive map visit https://svmpo.com/transportation-plan.
The Sierra Vista Metropolitan Planning Organization is an association of the City of Sierra Vista, the Town of Huachuca City and Cochise County in partnership with the Arizona State Department of Transportation. Its mission to build consensus among its members and the public on regional planning for transportation. The Sierra Vista MPO staff collect and analyze data, provide accurate information and coordinate an open and cooperative planning process to promote effective decision-making for the region. Please visit www.svmpo.org or contact Karen Lamberton, AICP, SVMPO Administrator at 520.515.8525 for more information.