September 9, 2021

HUACHUCA CITY ROADWAY ASSESSMENT COMPLETED

The Town of Huachuca City, in partnership with the SVMPO, undertook the first complete Inventory and Assessment of the roadway system in the small 2.7 square mile Town. This Study completed the Town’s 2017 General Plan goal of developing a Transportation Circulation Plan that considered multi-modal options, scenic routes and impacts of storm drainage. You may learn more about the Huachuca City’s existing transportation system, recommendations for improvements and prioritized projects in the 2021-2027 Huachuca City Transportation System Plan.

August 25, 2021

SHORT-RANGE TRANSIT PLAN ADOPTED!

Working closely with the City of Sierra Vista, the Vista Transit Short-Range Transit Plan was completed and adopted late this summer. This five-year plan sets out recommendations for improvements for the transit system and investments of Federal Transit Administration funds for the next five-years. Two of the recommendations: improved fare boxes and an update of the Public Transportation (Transit) Agency Safety Plan are being undertaken in 2021. You may view the 2021-2026 Short-Range Transit Plan here.

August 25, 2021

2050 LONG-RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN ADOPTED!

A review of existing transportation needs, identification of potential projects and an investment strategy for available transportation funds was completed for the Sierra Vista MPO region late this summer. This plan looks out to the horizon year of 2050 with prioritized projects identified for both near and long-term needs. Two high priority projects are being presented to the Arizona State Legislature for potential funding in 2022. The 2050 Long-Range Transportation Plan will guide future investments in transportation improvements.

August 6, 2021

FINAL DRAFT PLANS AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW!

Final Draft Plans for both of the SVMPO regional planning efforts: the Short-Range Transit Plan and the Long-Range Transportation Plan,  have been posted for review and comment!  Both plans, which have been underway and draft chapters posted on this website over the last year,  will be considered by the SVMPO Board for adoption at their regular meeting on August 25th. Area residents and business owners are encouraged to submit their questions, concerns and ideas on the SVMPO Contact Us link.

June 24, 2021

2022-2026 Transportation Improvement Plan Adopted

The five-year 2022-2026 Transportation Improvement Plan, known as the TIP, has now been adopted by the SVMPO Board. There are no new construction projects in this year’s TIP; however, additional American Rescue Act Plan funds provided zero match for several needed transit improvements. You may view the completed TIP here.

April 15, 2021

PLAN PRELIMINARY DRAFT CHAPTERS AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW!

Preliminary draft sections for both of the SVMPO regional plans currently underway, the Short-Range Transit Plan and the Long-Range Transportation Plan,  have been posted for review and comment!  Area residents and business owners are encouraged to submit their questions, concerns and ideas on the SVMPO Contact Us link.  The Transit Plan may be considered for SVMPO Board adoption on June 24th and the Long-Range Transportation Plan will be reviewed by the SVMPO Board on August 26.  Public comments will be collected, and considered, throughout the planning process.

January 6, 2021

HUACHUCA CITY AREA ROADWAY INVENTORY & ASSESSMENT UNDERWAY

The Town of Huachuca City’s General Plan, adopted by the Town residents in 2017, recommended that a Major Streets and Scenic Route Plan be developed for the area.  Rick Engineering Company and the SVMPO are coordinating with Huachuca City and Cochise County to complete a full Roadway Inventory and Assessment for the Huachuca City area. This technical study effort will lead to the prioritization of a local transportation project for future construction.  Area residents are encouraged to submit their concerns and ideas on the SVMPO Contact Us link for the region’s Long-Range Transportation Plan.

January 6, 2021

SVMPO SHORT-RANGE TRANSIT PLAN COMMENT PERIOD OPEN!

The SVMPO supports local transit agencies with planning for the next five years of investments in public transit services.  An update to the 2014 transit plan is now underway and will include recommendations for regional connections within the transit systems of all three of the MPO member jurisdictions.  Michael-Baker, with the Gordley Group, are assisting the SVMPO to develop the first transit plan update that includes the expanded MPO area.  The SVMPO and study team are now seeking comments, concerns and ideas from the region’s residents and business owners about their transit needs.  Public input is critical to better understanding what is the most important improvements are needed for our future.  You can provide comments back to us on our interactive map and on-line survey form here. Learn more about the plan here.

January 6, 2021

SVMPO LONG-RANGE TRANSPORTATION COMMENT PERIOD OPEN!

The SVMPO is extending the region’s long-range transportation plan to the year 2050. This plan will identify existing needs and challenges the region is facing related to our transportation system and work with the community and elected officials to prioritize recommendations for future improvements.  Kimley-Horn, with Rick Engineering and the Gordley Group, are assisting the SVMPO to develop the first regional transportation plan update.  The SVMPO and study team are seeking comments, concerns and ideas from the region’s residents and business owners.  Public input is critical to understanding what the most important improvements are needed for our future.  You can provide comments back to us on our interactive map and on-line survey form here.

October 7, 2020

SVMPO Transportation and Transit Plan Updates are Underway!

The SVMPO is beginning two regional planning efforts, approved in the SVMPO FY21 Work Program.  Our Long-Range Transportation Plan update will look out as far as the year 2050 to identify transportation related needs for the region.  A consultant team, Kimley-Horn, will work with elected officials and area residents,  to find solutions and discuss funding options for making community investments in all modes of travel.  The Short-Range Transit Plan update will consider transit needs for Vista Transit, and regional connections, for the next five years.  A consultant team, Michael-Baker, will assist transit staff to develop recommendations for improving accessibility and connections for transit options throughout Sierra Vista and surrounding areas.  Both plans are expected to be completed by summer of 2021.  Look to this site for opportunities to be involved in both studies!  If you have any immediate questions about these planning efforts, please let us know on our SVMPO Contact Us Form.