Transportation in 2050 is the subject of state workshops

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and local/regional partners are hosting a series of community workshops in late March and early April across the state to solicit public input on a long-range vision for the future of transportation in Arizona.  This statewide transportation planning process looks ahead to the year 2050 and is known as "Building a Quality Arizona."

A workshop will be offered in Window Rock 6-8 p.m. tomorrow in the Navajo Nation Library. All workshops are open to the public.  

For purposes of study, the state has been divided into four regions.  Regional Framework Studies kicked off earlier this year for Northern, Western, Central and Eastern Arizona. The first phase of the year-long framework planning process focuses on "Existing Conditions and Issues Identification." The community will be asked:  "What is your vision of the future of Arizona and your region?" and "Based on what you think the future holds, what are the transportation needs for your region?"

The community workshops are designed to encourage local communities to hear information about the process, review the work to date, and provide input, according to ADOT officials.  

ADOT is partnering with local and regional planning organizations across the state such as local councils of government and metropolitan planning organizations, as well as tribal communities, the business/development community, and the environmental/conservation community to ensure the true statewide collaboration that is necessary to make this effort a success.

For more information on Community Workshops near you or general information about the study visit www.bqaz.gov.

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