For information in Spanish on the regional transportation planning process, please call (509)574-1550 and ask for the Spanish extension.
Para obtener información en español sobre el proceso de planificar para el transporte regional, llame al (509)574-1550 y pida al extensión de teléfono de español.
COMENTARIOS PÚBLICO AVISO
Larry Mattson, Executive Director, YVCOG Office: (509) 574-1550
Deb LaCombe, MPO Manager, YVCOG, (509) 574-1550
Project website address:
YAKIMA VALLEY LONG RANGE REGIONAL
TRANSPORTATION PLAN UPDATE
The Draft Plan was developed by YVCOG and guided by the Yakima
Valley Metropolitan and Regional Transportation Planning
Organization (MPO/RTPO) Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and
Executive Committee. Public input will be sought through written
comments at six locations and via the project website.
Briefly, the strategy for
future transportation improvements in the draft Plan calls for:
preserving prior investments in the regional transportation
transportation projects that are underway or have previously
been established as having a strong regional commitment
Focusing on spot or
corridor improvements that resolve operational and safety issues
Investing in selected
widening or construction of new corridors to accommodate
forecast travel demands, shift traffic from existing congestion
locations, and support better access to the regional highway
Enhancing transit and
transportation demand management programs to better serve the
local community needs and to reduce overall traffic volumes
needs transportation services, especially outside the
priority components and missing links of the regional
non-motorized transportation system that are not addressed by
other transportation improvement
regionally significant projects
agency projects to improve the overall mobility for the
communities and reduce the local traffic demands on the regional
The draft Plan includes
an extensive list of future transportation improvements in the
region. These include both improvements on state highways, and
regional improvements that will be implemented by local
jurisdictions. While a number of future projects involve road
widening or construction of new road corridors, the project list
also includes many preservation and maintenance projects and
improvements to help the flow of traffic at intersections. Transit,
pedestrian, bicycle, rail, and freight improvements are also part of
the draft Plan, as are commute trip reduction measures.
The draft Plan is based
on expected population and employment growth throughout the region.
It also examines potential environmental issues associated with
future implementation of transportation projects and programs.
Copies of the draft Plan are available at the the following
locations (click links for map):
and on the project
A meeting of the Yakima Valley MPO/RTPO Executive Committee is
scheduled for a future date TBA at the YVCOG offices to consider
adoption of the Plan. The public is welcome to attend and
participate. The project website will include more detailed
information about the meeting.
Spanish language speakers may request further information on the
project by contacting 509-574-1550 and asking for the Spanish
extension. For special accommodations to participate in a meeting or
materials in an alternative format, please call YVCOG at (509)
574-1550 by 10:00 a.m. three days prior to the meeting. For TTY
users, please use the State’s toll-free relay service, 7-1-1, and
ask the operator to dial (509) 574-1550.
More information is available by following the links at the left, or by calling (509)574-1550 or emailing