MVRPC to hold public meetings for Darke-Preble-Shelby Counties 2050 Regional Transportation Plan

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DAYTON – The Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission (MVRPC) will hold public participation meetings for the Darke-Preble-Shelby Counties 2050 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). The RTP strives to improve the multimodal transportation system in a manner that supports enhanced accessibility and mobility for all people and freight, resulting in a higher quality of life for its residents and economic development opportunities for the Region.

MVRPC is excited to be a new participant in the Regional Transportation Planning Organization (RTPO) pilot program, working with its rural members in Darke, Preble, and Shelby Counties to advance transportation planning and partnerships that will benefit both ODOT and the member governments.

The public meetings will take place in person in Darke, Shelby, and Preble counties and virtually on Zoom:

Monday, March 25, 2024 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Darke Rural Electric Facility

1120 Fort Jefferson Avenue, Greenville, OH

Tuesday, March 26, 2024 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Access the meetings via computer, tablet, or mobile device using this link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82725093290

Enter Meeting ID: 827 2509 3290

Or call in to join the meeting by phone:

(646) 558-8656 – Meeting ID: 827 2509 3290# US (New York)

(301) 715-8592 – Meeting ID: 827 2509 3290# US (Washington D.C.)

Participation via computer, tablet or mobile device using the link above is encouraged to take advantage of Zoom on-screen meeting features even if relying on the phone for audio functions.

Tuesday, March 26, 2024 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Shelby County Agriculture Center

820 Fair Road, Sidney, OH

Wednesday, March 27, 2024 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Preble County Fairgrounds – Expansion Building

722 South Franklin Street, Eaton, OH

MVRPC staff will accept comments and answer questions. If you are unable to attend, information will also be available for public review on MVRPC’s website at rtpo.mvrpc.org and at the MVRPC offices, 10 North Ludlow St., Suite 700, Dayton, OH, 45402, during regular business hours (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday). Written comments regarding the DRAFT plan will be accepted at the above address, web address, or via email at aramirez@mvrpc.org until April 10, 2024.

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, or disability. MVRPC is committed to providing access and, inclusion, and reasonable accommodation in its services, activities, programs, and employment opportunities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other applicable laws. To request a reasonable accommodation due to a disability or language interpretation or translation services to participate in this meeting, please contact Laura Dent, Director of Marketing and Public Outreach, at 937-531-6542, 1-800-750-0750 TTY/TDD, andLHenry@mvrpc.org no later than March 18, 2024.

Established in 1964, the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission promotes collaboration among communities, stakeholders, and residents to advance regional priorities. MVRPC is a forum and resource where the Board of Directors identifies priorities and develops public policy and collaborative strategies to improve the quality of life throughout the Miami Valley Region.

MVRPC performs planning and research functions for our Region that ensure livable and equitable communities, clean air and water, robust roadway, transit, and active transportation options, and strategic community plans that chart the course for member communities and partners. MVRPC’s geographic area includes Darke, Greene, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby, and northern Warren counties.