Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Get up and go

Posted By on Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 10:17 AM


Instead of sitting at red lights and bitching about how long it takes for them to change, why not have a hand in how the Pikes Peak region deals with transportation issues?

At 7 p.m. next Tuesday, the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments, the region's planning agency, will host an open house to discuss future transportation and development scenarios for the region.

The meeting will be at PPACG's offices, 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 PPACG. “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.

The three scenarios emphasize different potential development patterns: business-as-usual (current development), conservation, and infill. The open house provides the public an opportunity to comment on these scenarios and to participate in a funding exercise based on the following expenditure categories: operations, capacity, maintenance, and alternative modes. For more information, contact Craig Casper at (719) 471-7080 ext 105 or

PPACG is a voluntary association of 16 municipal and county governments serving a regional community. Since 1967, PPACG has worked to ensure that local governments have a forum to discuss issues that cross their political boundaries, identify shared opportunities and challenges, and develop collaborative strategies for action. For more information, visit

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