Springfield’s Transportation Improvement Program draft awaits public input
The public is invited to review and submit comments on a draft version of Springfield’s Transportation Improvement Program, covering Sangamon County, Springfield and the Village of Chatham for fiscal years 2017-20 from now until Sept. 15.
The Springfield Area Transportation Study (SATS) FY 2017-2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a four-year, multi-modal program of infrastructure improvements covering roads, mass transit, bicycle facilities, pedestrian accommodations, railway upgrades and other transportation projects.
Projects addressed in the study all comply with the vision of the SATS Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), which seeks to streamline the metropolitan transportation network through greater accessibility of connections between different travel modes.
Certain initiatives are acknowledged in the document as being high priority, for which area stakeholders are actively pursuing funding.
The study, prepared by the above jurisdictions in collaboration with the Springfield Mass Transit Program, Illinois DOT-District No. 6 and the Springfield-Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission (SSCRPC), is available for public review during the designated public comment period at http://static1.squarespace.com/static/5304fe29e4b0658094be390f/t/57acae3b440243986b279806/1470934602506/DRAFT_FY+2017-2020_TIP.pdf
Comments may be submitted at SSCRPC, 200 S. 9th St. Room 212, in Springfield, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Springfield Mass Transit District (SMTD) offers many resources for local and regional commuters, with pass, fare, token and transfer information for railway travel; bicycle guidelines and information; bus schedules for day, night, weekend and holiday service, and accessibility information at its website, http://www.smtd.org.