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    June 10, 2019
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    Official newsletter of the Bay County, Florida-Alabama, and Okaloosa-Walton TPOs.
     
     

    Bay County TPO

     
     
    The Bay County TPO held two workshops to solicit input on amendments to the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan. The workshops took place on May 13 at Panama City Hall and at  Gulf Coast State College. Both workshops provided the community the opportunity to provide input on the following 13 amendments:
    1. US 231 (SR 75) from SR 30A (US 98) to 23rd Street (SR 368)
    2. SR 77 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd) from SR 30A (US 98) to 23rd Street (SR 368)
    3. US 231 (SR 75) from 23rd Street (SR 368) to Pipeline Road
    4. Transmitter Road (CR 2327) from C Street to Brooke Street
    5. US 231 (SR 75) from Pipeline Road to Penny Road
    6. SR 30A (US 98) Panama City Beach Parkway from Mandy Lane to Nautilus Street
    7. SR 30A (US 98) Panama City Beach Parkway from Nautilus Street to Richard Jackson Boulevard
    8. SR 30A (US 98) Panama City Beach Parkway from Richard Jackson Boulevard to Hathaway Bridge
    9. East Avenue from Port Entrance to SR 30 (US 98B)
    10. CR 389 (East Avenue) from SR 30 (US 98B) to CR 2337 (Sherman Avenue)
    11. West Bay Parkway from SR 30 (US 98A) in Walton County to SR 79
    12. Jenks Avenue from Baldwin Road to SR 390
    13. New Connector Road from CR 2321/SR 390 to Titus Road
    The amendments will be presented, along with public comments received at the workshops, to the Bay County TPO, TCC, and CAC at the June 26 meetings for final approval. 
     
     
     
    The Bay County TPO Project Priorities public workshops took place on May 7, 10, and 23. The Public Involvement and Transportation teams solicited public comment on the prioritization of the LRTP Cost Feasible Plan. The Cost Feasible Plan is reprioritized annually based on funding and the needs of the communities within the TPO study area.

    The Bay County TPO will hold the final TPO/TCC/CAC workshop at Panama City Hall on Monday, July 1 at 10:30 a.m. The Project Priorities, with input received from the workshops, will be presented the TPO, TCC, and CAC at the July 24 meetings.
     
     
     

    Upcoming Workshop

     
     
     
     
    For the latest schedule, please visit ecrc.org
     
     
     

    Florida-Alabama TPO 

     
    The Florida-Alabama TPO Project Priorities public workshops took place on May 9, 15, 16, and 22. The Public Involvement and Transportation teams solicited public comment on the prioritization of the LRTP Cost Feasible Plan. The Cost Feasible Plan is reprioritized annually based on funding and the needs of the communities within the TPO study area.

    The Florida-Alabama TPO will hold the final TPO/TCC/CAC and public workshops on Monday, June 17. The TPO/TCC/CAC workshop will be held at 9:30 a.m. in Pensacola City Hall. The public workshop will be held at 5 p.m. in Milton. The Project Priorities, with input received from the workshops, will be presented the TPO, TCC, and CAC at the July meetings.
     
     
     
    The Florida-Alabama TPO held two workshops to solicit input on amendments to the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan. The workshops took place on May 8 in the Beulah Senior Center and May 9 in the Bagdad Community Center. Both workshops provided the community the opportunity to provide input on two amendments: I-I-10 from Avalon Boulevard to Okaloosa County Line and I-10 at Beulah Road Interchange. The amendments will be presented, with public comments received at the workshops, to the Florida-Alabama TPO, TCC, and CAC at the June meetings. 
     
     
     

    Upcoming Workshops

     
     
     
    For the latest schedule, please visit ecrc.org
     
     
     

    Okaloosa-Walton TPO

     
    The Okaloosa-Walton TPO Project Priorities Public Workshops took place on May 14, 21, and 28. The Public Involvement and Transportation teams solicited public comment on the prioritization of the LRTP Cost Feasible Plan. The Cost Feasible Plan is reprioritized annually based on funding and the needs of the communities within the TPO Study Area.
     
     
     

    Upcoming Workshop

     
     
     
     
    For the latest schedule, please visit ecrc.org
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    Other ECRC News
     
     
     

    Removal of Pilings Begins in Pensacola Bay

     
    In early May, the City of Pensacola started work to remove creosote pilings from submerged land where the Frisco Docks once stood in Pensacola Bay. The Frisco Docks were burned in the historic fire of 1966, leaving potential contamination and hazardous boating.

    This remediation project was funded, in part, through the Emerald Coast Regional Council's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfields Revolving Loan Fund.  To read the entire story, please follow this link to the City of Pensacola newsletter.
     
     
     
     

    rideOn Celebrates Bike to Work Day

     
     
     
    rideOn celebrated National Bike to Work Day on May 17 with commuters from the City of Pensacola and other downtown business employees. rideOn Commuter Services was at Pensacola City Hall, along with partners such as Ciclovia, Bike Pensacola, Trek Bicycle Store, and Escambia County Department of Health, to educate commuters on the benefits of cycling to work. The event promoted bicycling as a viable transportation mode, encouraged downtown employees to try bicycle commuting, and celebrated those who bike to work regularly.

    Whether participants were experienced cyclists or just thinking about getting started, rideOn provided information about traffic safety laws and commuting support services, in addition to gathering feedback on bicycling needs in the community. The event continued community momentum to showcase Pensacola as a bike-friendly city and connected citizens to local bicycle advocacy groups.

    ECRC and rideOn thank the following partners for making the day such a success: Pensacola Open Streets, Bike Pensacola, City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department, City of Pensacola Mayor, Grover Robinson, Florida Department of Health in Escambia County, and West Florida Wheelman. A special thanks to Subway, Taste of Jerusalem, End of the Line, and Bagelheads, for providing refreshments.
     
     
     

    Emerald Coast Regional Council Recognized by Region's League of Cities 

     
    Chief Executive Officer, Austin Mount, received an award of appreciation of the Emerald Coast Regional Council's commitment to the Northwest Florida League of Cities. The award was presented by Northwest Florida League of Cities member, Kurvin Qualls, at the May 22 Emerald Coast Regional Council board meeting. 

    The Emerald Coast Regional Council values strong partnerships and accepts this award with great appreciation and continued drive to preserve and enhance the quality of life in northwest Florida.
     
     
     

    Iron Sharpens Iron

     
    ECRC staff member, Caitlin Cerame, and Marie Mott with the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County, had the opportunity to teach bicycle safety to the award honorees at the Iron Sharpens Iron Academy End of School Year Awards Ceremony in Pensacola on May 22. In recognition of their achievement, each student received a new bicycle and helmet from on bikes Pensacola.
     
     
     
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