Those who wish to voice their suggestions or learn about future transportation projects in Bellevue should plan to attend a meeting on April 8.
The Bellevue Transportation Commission will hold a public hearing on the city's proposed 2011-2016 Transportation Improvement Program at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 8. The meeting is in Room 1E-113, on the first floor of City Hall, located at 450 110th Ave. N.E.
Bellevue's Transportation Improvement Program is a work plan for the development of the transportation system. Its main importance is that, in most cases, projects must be included to be eligible for state and federal grant programs.
Unlike fully-funded projects listed in the city's 2009-2015 Capital Investment Program Plan, the Transportation Improvement Program also includes projects considered important, but without an identified source of funding.
The public hearing is an opportunity for people to tell Commissioners what projects should be implemented if funding does become available.
Bellevue's Transportation Improvement Program is also a planning tool required by the state Growth Management Act. It's used by the state Department of Transportation, and by the Puget Sound Regional Council to coordinate the transportation programs of local jurisdictions and to track regional air quality.
Following the public hearing, the Transportation Commission will forward its recommendations on the Transportation Improvement Program update to the City Council, which is scheduled to review and approve the plan in May.
For more details visit the city's Transportation Improvement Program web page.
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