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West Knox to Oak Ridge Greenway Plan
The TPO and the Great Smoky Mountains Regional Greenway Council are creating a plan to link West Knoxville and Knox County to Oak Ridge via greenway trails. Learn more >>

Public Notice: Knoxville Knox County Metropolitan Planning Commission
Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Plan and Goal FY 2015-FY 2017
The MPC Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Plan and goal can be inspected and commented on at MPC’s office or at for 45 days. The comment period officially starts at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, June 16, 2014 and ends at 4:00 p.m. on July 30, 2014. MPC’s annual goal is to contract with DBEs at least 2.5% of the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) funds that MPC receives directly from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). DBEs must be certified under U.S. DOT regulations 49 CFR, part 26. The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) can certify DBEs for work within the State of Tennessee. Comments can be made on the Plan and goal to the MPC during the 45 day notice period. Contact Doug Burton, MPC, 400 Main Street, Suite 403, Knoxville, TN 37902; 865-215-2500;

Knoxville Knox County MPC DBE Goal FY 2015-FY 2017

[Overall Goal 2.5%] [Race Neutral Goal 2.5%] [Race Conscious Goal 0%]

Presentations from the June Technical Committee Meeting
The TPO's Technical Committee heard presentations about freight, greenways and multimodal planning at its June meeting.

Mark Burton from UT's Center for Transportation Research shared information about the importance of freight to the economy and its impact on our transportation system.

TPO staff presented on the new Greenway Guidelines for East Tennessee, a document produced for PlanET in a partnership with UT Landscape Architecture faculty. The Greenway Guidelines are available online at the Plan East Tennessee website.

Jessica Wilson from TDOT discussed their research on perceptions about multimodal and complete streets planning in Tennessee. The research was a partnership with Cumberland Region Tomorrow.

TDOT Long-Range Transportation Plan
By 2040, Tennessee is projected to have an additional 2 million people and be the 15th most populous State in the country. With this growth will come increased economic and community development challenges as well as issues related to planning and accommodating future demand.

In response to this projected growth and demand, the Tennessee Department of Transportation wants your input on the development of Tennessee’s next 25-Year Long-Range Transportation Plan.



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