Pizza with PPACG
Staffers would also like to hear how you want to travel around the region for the next 30 years

       If you have ideas about area transportation, Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments (PPACG) staffers say they'd like to hear them.
       The 2035 Regional Transportation Plan Open House will be Tuesday, Dec. 11 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the PPACG offices, 14 S. Chestnut St. PPACG, as a state- designated metropolitan planning organization, updates the transportation plan every four years.
       Between now and 2035, the region is expected to grow to about 1 million people and have $2.5 billion for the area's transportation network. The PPACG thinking is that this amount will not come close to covering the inevitable transportation needs, so how should the money be prioritized?
       At the meeting, people can also “see and weigh in on alternatives that were generated by participants in the Oct. 2 Regional Trans-portation Roundtable,” according to PPACG planner Mary Frye. PPACG staffers have also seen a trend in their public surveys this year that indicate citizen wishes for implementing fewer major new projects, instead repairing existing systems and focusing more on alternative transportation.
       Pizza and soft drinks will be served. Advance registration is not required, but is requested to help with planning. To do so, e-mail Yolanda Roberts at yroberts@ppacg.org or call 471-7080, x126.
       Frye can be reached at x110 or mfrye@ppacg.org. To review draft planning elements such as the Non-Motorized Plan and Proposed Goals and Performance Measures, visit www.ppacg.org.

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