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June242016

Call for Projects: FTA Transit Funding

The TPO, working on behalf of the City of Knoxville, is seeking projects to be funded through FTA Section 5307 & Section 5339 grant funds.

The use of these funds are for services or projects that provide general public transit within the Knoxville urbanized area.  It is important to note that any agency receiving these funds must have a Direct Recipient status with FTA.  

Applications are due no later than 4:00 p.m. EST on Friday, July 22, 2016 to:
Doug Burton - doug.burton@knoxtrans.org.

Application Instructions
Section 5307 Application (word document)
Section 5339 Application (word document)

July12016

Smart Trips Program Offers Options to City Parking Changes

As of July 1, 2016, several changes related to garage and street parking took effect in certain parts of Knoxville. With a focus on downtown and Fort Sanders, the City and Public Building Authority (PBA) are increasing enforcement, adjusting rates, and installing new meters. With all of this, monthly parking fees for garage parking will see a slight increase, most meters will have slightly higher fees and now include Saturdays, and there will be more officers to police these changes.

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June242016

Transportation Planning Work Program Being Updated

Draft Update: 2016-2017 Knoxville Regional TPO ‚ÄčTransportation Planning Work Program (TPWP)

The TPWP outlines a two year transportation planning work program for the activities undertaken by the TPO and its federal, state and local partners.

Learn more about these updates

June242016

Safety Upgrades Scheduled for Clinton Highway

Updates are scheduled for a 2.6-mile stretch of Clinton Highway from Edgemoor Road to the Knox County line.

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June142016

Call for projects: Transportation Alternatives funding

The TPO is seeking projects for Transportation Alternatives funding.

This federal funding source typically goes toward projects and programs to improve the safety of people walking and bicycling. The TPO receives about $750,000 in TA funding annually. However, more costly projects may be submitted for TA funding, as the TPO has other funding that can be added to projects that are selected for funding. A minimum 20 percent local match is required. 

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June132016

New Report Forecasts 300,000 Population Growth - Long-Range Plan Prepares for Change

The Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) recently published the State of Transportation in East Tennessee 2015 Annual Report. Providing insight into the work of the TPO and who is involved, the report gives an overview of the region’s network of road, transit, biking, and pedestrian options.

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June102016

Bike Month Success

May was National Bike Month, and Knoxville’s participation showed how eager the community is to continue growing its bike culture.

There were activities throughout the month with various events, rides, and classes that celebrated all kinds of people who ride bicycles. Several local businesses also contributed to the momentum by offering a discount to anyone displaying their I Bike KNX helmet sticker throughout the month.

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May262016

Knoxville TPO Earns Accolades, Approval during Federal Review

The Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization is pleased to announce the successful completion of the 2016 Transportation Management Area Certification Review.

What accolades?

May192016

Second Open Streets a Success!

Central Street was packed with happy, active bodies as the space transformed into a pop-up park for the second semi-annual Open Streets Knoxville event.

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Jul 12 | Tuesday
TPO Technical CommitteeSmall Assembly Room, City County Building, 400 Main Street, Knoxville, TN, 379029:00 am
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Jul 14 | Thursday
Great Smoky Mountains Regional Greenway CouncilConcord Park, 10960 Concord Park Dr, Knoxville, TN 3792211:30 am
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Jul 27 | Wednesday
TPO Executive BoardSmall Assembly Room, City County Building, 400 Main Street, Knoxville, TN, 379029:00 am
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Mobility Advisory CommitteeIjams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920, United States11:30 am
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