City offers open houses on transportation plan

The Columbus Area Metropolitan Planning Organization will host two open houses in the next two weeks to discuss the city’s long-range transportation plan.

The first open house will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the lower level meeting room of the Columbus Municipal Airport, 4770 Ray Boll Blvd.

At the first open house, participants will hear a presentation about the long-range transportation plan and will have the opportunity to look at models of possible transportation and land use scenarios. City consultants and staff from the Columbus-Bartholomew County Planning Department will be available to answer questions.

The second open house will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 2 in the Cal Brand meeting room of Columbus City Hall, 123 Washington St.

There will be no presentation about the long-range transportation plan at the second open house, but residents will be able to look at displays of different transportation scenarios.

The consultants and planning department staff members will also be available for questions.

Participants at both open houses will be asked to prioritize four possible transportation scenarios:

East-west road connections

Nonmotorized transportation improvements

Bus service enhancements

Road diets and roundabouts

Residents who are unable to attend the open houses but would like to offer feedback can email lthayer@columbus.in.gov. For more information, contact Laura Thayer at 812-376-2550.

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Olivia Covington is a reporter for The Republic. She can be reached at ocovington@therepublic.com or 812-379-5712.