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(The following message from Augusta Meyers of the Mid Region-Council of Governments is forwarded to you in the public interest by BernCo Neighborhood Coordination.)

Final Drafts of Short and Long Range Transportation Plans to be presented by MR-COG
Hi Everyone,

Wanted to let you know that both our short and long-range Transportation Plans are in the final draft stages and on our website now for review (front page under “Latest News”).

As the attached news release states (news release also embedded below in this email), there are three public meetings scheduled – two on the same day later in March and a third one slated for mid-April at which final action will be taken.

Call or email me directly for further information on the plans and/or meetings. Both plans contain far-reaching impacts on the way people travel in our region over the next five to 25 years. I am happy to set you up with interviews and visuals.

Also, any assistance in getting the word out about where the public can review the documents (the website, and five locations listed in the release), as well as the information about the dates/times of the scheduled meetings is greatly appreciated!


-Augusta Meyers
(505) 239-8612 –

Final Draflogo_no-slogan_smallts of both Long-Range and Short-Range Transportation Plans for Region now available for Public Review

(Albuquerque, NM – March 11, 2015) – The Mid-Region Council of Governments (MRCOG) has released the final draft of the Metropolitan Transportation Plan, the Futures 2040 MTP. Futures 2040 is the long-range transportation plan for the Albuquerque Metropolitan Planning Area. It identifies challenges, strategies, and transportation projects to improve mobility, quality of life and economic development throughout the region through the year 2040. The plan covers the entire Metropolitan Planning Area, which includes all of Valencia County, Bernalillo County, and southern Sandoval County.

2040 MTP Logo.jpgThe Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is the short-
-range list of major transportation projects to be funded
with federal, state and local funding through the year 2021.

2016-2021 TIP Logo.jpgBoth documents are now available for review:
▪ MRCOG office (809 Copper Ave. NW, corner of Copper & 8th St)
▪ Main Albuquerque Public Library (501 Copper Avenue NW at 5th St)
▪ Main Rio Rancho Public Library (755 Loma Colorado Drive NE
▪ Belen Public Library (333 Becker Avenue)
▪ Los Lunas Public Library (460 Main Street)

Comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. April 2, 2015 and can be sent by mail to MRCOG, by fax to (505) 247-1753, or by email to:

“We are excited to present these two final drafts to the public to see what they think of the proposed strategies for maintaining and improving our regional transportation system for both the short and long-range timeframes,” said Dewey Cave, MRCOG Executive Director. “It is especially important as it concerns the relationship between growth and transportation needs for our region.”

The Metropolitan Transportation Plan is updated every four years as new information becomes available and new trends emerge. An Open House at the MRCOG is scheduled for later this month, with a Final Public Meeting to be held directly following the Open House. Final action on both the short-range and long-range documents will be taken at the Metropolitan Transportation Board Meeting scheduled for mid-April.

Open House for Public Review
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
MRCOG Building
809 Copper NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

NOTES: There will be a presentation at
approximately 4:00 p.m. Written public comments will be taken at this Open House.
Final Public Meeting & Public Comment
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
5:30pm -7:00pm
MRCOG Building
809 Copper NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

NOTES: This meeting will follow the Open House. A presentation is scheduled for approximately 6:00 p.m. Public comment will be taken at this time.
Final Action at MTB meeting
Friday, April 17, 2015
MRCOG Boardroom
809 Copper NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

NOTES: Public comment will be taken at this time.

Anyone requiring special accommodations for any of these meetings should notify the MRCOG at 505-724-3616.

Contact: Augusta Meyers, Communications Mgr., MRCOG (505) 239-8612,

About the Mid-Region Council of Governments
The Mid-Region Council of Governments is a planning agency that serves the four in Central New Mexico: Bernalillo, Valencia, Torrance, and Sandoval. MRCOG provides planning services to its member governments in the areas of transportation, agriculture, workforce development, employment growth, land-use, water, and economic development.

Mid-Region Council of Governments
809 Copper Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: (505)724-3626
Cell: (505) 239-8612
Fax: (505) 247-1753