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Posted on: May 10, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Public Input Needed for Future Transportation Priorities

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Local transportation planners are in the process of updating the long-range transportation plan for the Burlington-Graham region, looking at potential projects over the next 25 years. Members of the public and interested stakeholders are invited to attend a virtual public meeting and provide feedback for BGMPO Metropolitan Transportation Plan update, Getting There 2045.

The virtual public meeting session will be held on Tuesday, May 12th, from 5:30-6:30 PM. A brief presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. Interested members of the public and stakeholders may join via a Zoom webinar option, or by calling in:

  • Zoom webinar link
  • Call-in number: +1-646-558-8656 Meeting ID: 92653915216#
  • Alternate call-in number: 1-301-715-8592 Meeting ID 92653915216#

Draft plan materials including roadway, transit and bicycle and pedestrian projects recommendations will be available and members of the public are encouraged to review and ask questions. A copy of the presentation will be posted on the study website after the virtual public meeting.  A mailed copy of the slides may be requested by contacting Wannetta Mallette at 336-513-5418 or

The draft plan will be posted for public comment from May 12-through June 11, 2020. After viewing the presentation and reviewing the draft plan materials, members of the public and interested stakeholders are encouraged to fill out an online survey via this link or to contact the study team at for comments regarding the study.

The BGMPO is responsible for maintaining and updating the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), also known as long range transportation plan for its entire planning area which includes Alamance County and portions of Guilford and Orange Counties. The MTP outlines the MPO’s goals and objectives and addresses transportation related issues and impacts over a minimum 20-year horizon. The MTP is a federally mandated plan and complies with the Statewide and Metropolitan Transportation Planning regulations issued by the US Department of Transportation. The MTP is updated every five years, allowing BGMPO the opportunity to incorporate the most recent data, identify any changes in factors affecting travel demand, and modify policies, programs, and projects based on current conditions.

This is an ongoing process, but the MTP update provides a platform for sharing updated information and ensures compliance with federal regulations in order to continue receiving federal funds to address the needs of the region. The draft MTP 2045 will be released for public comment starting on March 10, 2020. Comments may be submitted in writing through Thursday, June 11, 2020.

The BGMPO TAC expects to adopt the 2045 MTP on June 16, 2020 after going through a public review process. Draft materials may be viewed online at

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