7-hour transportation open house at PPACG offices April 19

       A public open house seeking comments on the future of transportation and development in the Pikes Peak region will be hosted by the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments (PPACG) Tuesday, April 19 from noon until 7 p.m.
       The location will be the main conference room in the lower floor of the PPACG building. The entrance is from the rear parking lot at 14 S. Chestnut St.
       “The discussion is one step in a multi-year process to update the 2035 Regional Transportation Plan,” said Rob MacDonald, executive director of the regional planning agency. “The plan is used to help prioritize how transportation dollars are spent throughout the Colorado Springs metro area.”
       PPACG updates the regional transportation plan every four years.
       Attendees, who can drop in at any time during the open house, will be presented with three possible future development patterns: “business as usual,” conservation and infill, which they can comment on.
       Citizens can also participate in a transportation-related funding exercise based on four expenditure categories: operations, capacity, maintenance, and alternative modes. The time needed for that exercise is about a half-hour, according to PPACG spokesperson Jason Wilkinson.
       PPACG is a voluntary association of 16 municipal and county governments covering the counties of El Paso, Park and Teller, with representatives of those entities serving on the board of directors.

From a press release