The Evansville Metropolitan Planning Organization held an open house this evening where community members could pitch their ideas for future transportation planning. The organization is updating the metropolitan transportation plan to guide decisions relating to roadways, public transportation, freight movement, and bicycle, and pedestrian facilities.
Those who attend the public sessions are asked to point out areas of concern, provide recommendations, and even draw out their ideas. The plan will outline proposed projects and goals to pursue through the year 2040.
"The citizen input is extremely important in developing a 2040 transportation plan," said EMPO Deputy Director Pamela Drach, "that will encompass the vision our citizens have for the community because the input we receive will fold into how that vision takes place."
Organizers say many people attending the public sessions have voiced a desire to see more connectivity between Warrick, Vanderburgh, and Henderson County.