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.
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.
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.
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.
The SVMPO Board approved an update to the SVMPO Work Program and Budget at their June 18, 2020 Board meeting. All nine transportation work elements remained the same and no new funding has been added to the two-year Work Program Budget. One new project was approved in the Regional Planning element for a joint City/County Inventory and Feasibility Study on Theater Drive. The region anticipates a regional planning budget of $837,000 next year. You may view the approved FY21 Work Program of the FY20/FY21 Work Program Amendment Two here. If you have any questions or comments please let us know on our SVMPO Contact Us form.
The SVMPO Board of Directors approved the five-year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) on June 18, 2020. This plan expects to invest about $4.4 million dollars in regional transportation infrastructure and $6.1 million dollars in transit activities over the next five years. You can view the SVMPO 2021-2025 TIP and send in any questions or comments you might have on our SVMPO Contact Us form.
The Federal Highway Administration, FHWA, approved the SVMPO’s FY2020-2021 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) on March 16, 2020.
On August 20, 2019, the Federal Highway Administration approved Amendment One to the adopted SVMPO FY20 and FY21 Work Program. This amendment revised funding totals to include last fiscal year’s carry forward funding amounts. Approved work activities are identified for the next two years.
The SVMPO Board adopted the 2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program, known as the TIP, at their June 27, 2019 Board meeting. The TIP sets out the construction projects planned for the next five years in the SVMPO region.
The SVMPO Board has adopted a Work Program and Budget for the next two fiscal years. A series of Open Houses will be held in late May and early June for public comment on SVMPO programs and plans. Click here to review the SVMPO Work Program.