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16

May

AWC, NAU, ASU and UofA Commencement Ceremony Traffic Alert (Detour Updates)!!!

The Arizona Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) are working to improve safety and ease congestion at the Interstate 8/Araby Road traffic interchange. An $8 million project funded by the FHWA Highway Safety Improvement Program began in July 2017. Crews are building two, two-lane modern roundabouts that will provide a high level of service beyond traffic projections for 2035, and that fit into the existing ADOT right-of-way. To minimize impacts on traffic during the produce season, ADOT has scheduled work to occur in two phases: Phase 1, which included construction of the first roundabout on the north side of the traffic interchange, was completed in October 2017. Phase 2 is scheduled on the south side of the interchange from spring to fall 2018.
The roundabouts are designed to accommodate large commercial trucks, agricultural equipment and recreational vehicles. Learn more about the many benefits of roundabouts at azdot.gov/roundabouts.

https://www.azdot.gov/projects/southwest-district-projects/i-8-araby-road-sr-195-traffic-interchange-improvement/traffic-alerts

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24

Jan

YMPO 2018-2041 Regional Transportation Plan Amendment #1

PUBLIC REVIEW & COMMENT PERIOD
REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLAN UPDATE 2018-2041- AMENDMENT 1
 The Yuma Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) will initiate a public comment and review period on Amendment 1 to the 2018-2041 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), The RTP defines the region’s strategy for creating a multimodal regional transportation system that accommodates the current mobility needs of residents and looks to the future to anticipate where new needs may arise. The RTP includes a listing of the regional transportation facilities and services planned through 2041. Amendment 1 adds the Avenue D and Avenue E Extension project in Yuma County to the list of transportation projects reasonably expected to be funded in the 2023 to 2027 time period. This project consists of a new two-lane road from the existing T-intersection of Avenue E and SR 195 (Juan Sanchez Boulevard) and extending north to the intersection of Avenue D and County 18th Street. The north-south roadway will begin at Avenue E and follow an alignment that shifts approximately one mile to the east to line up with the Avenue D. Additional turn lanes will be added at the intersections of Avenue E/SR 195, Avenue D/County 19th Street and Avenue D/County 18th Street. This project will improve regional mobility, and improve traffic operations.
The purpose of this notice is to initiate the 30-day review and comment period which begins on January 29, 2018.
The draft documents are available for review and comment on the Yuma MPO website at www.ympo.org,during normal business hours at the Yuma MPO offices, located at 502 S. Orange Ave., Yuma, AZ 85364, and the Yuma County Main Library, 2951 S. 21St Dr, Yuma, AZ 85364. Public comments are welcome online, or may be submitted in writing by 5 p.m. February 28, 2018 to the address below.

Contact Person:
Charles Gutierrez, Yuma MPO
cgutierrez@ympo.org
502 S. Orange Ave.
Yuma, AZ 85364

Note: Jurisdictions that make up the YMPO are the City of Yuma; Yuma County; the Cocopah Indian Tribe; the Town of Wellton; the cities of Somerton and San Luis; and the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) operating as “Local governments working together”.

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24

Oct

RFP–Professional General Legal Services 2018-2020

SOLICITATION

The Yuma Metropolitan Planning Organization (hereinafter referred to as the YMPO) hereby solicits qualifications and a proposed approach in written format for a qualified attorney or law firm to provide professional general legal services to YMPO.

Submittals must be at the YMPO office by the deadline of 3:00 p.m. local time, on November 16, 2017, one original and five (5) copies of the Proposal are to be provided.

Release Date:  October 17, 2017

Deadline for Submission:  November 16, 2017  3:00 PM

Contact Person:  Paul D. Ward, P.E., Executive Director

 

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24

Apr

YMPO 2018-2022 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)–DRAFT

YMPO is pleased to roll out the new Transportation Improvement Program for the 2018-2022 years.

 

Please use the comment form to make your comments and mail them into the YMPO or email it to Charles A. Gutierrez.

 

If you have any questions please call the YMPO and ask for Charles A. Gutierrez.

 

2018-2022 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) DRAFT

YMPO Comment form

 

 

 

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24

Apr

YMPO 2018-2041 Regional Transportation Plan-DRAFT

YMPO is announcing the YMPO 2018-2041 Regional Transportation Plan Draft Comment period.

The YMPO has begun the development 2018-2041 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) addresses the challenges and guides the development of a multimodal transportation system through the year 2041. The Regional Transportation Plan is a guide to maintain and enhance the regional transportation system for urbanized Yuma County.

The RTP is a coordinated system of capital intensive roadway projects, transit improvements, and pedestrian/bicycle facilities needed over the next 23 years. The plan attempts to minimize impacts to society and environment while providing for enough capacity and transportation choices to ensure the region’s economy continues to grow.

 

If you would like top comment on any of the documents please use the comment attached to this post.

You can email or mail it into the YMPO at the below information.

Charles A. Gutierrez– cgutierrez@ympo.org

502 South Orange Ave

Yuma, Arizona 85364

 

2018-2041 Regional Transportation Plan–DRAFT

2018-2041 Regional Transportation Plan Appendix–DRAFT

2018-2041 Air Quality Conformity Plan Documentation

 

 

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12

Dec

WHEN YOU SEE FLASHING LIGHTS “MOVE OVER”

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When you see flashing lights, “Move Over”

 ADOT
Travel Arizona’s highways this week and you’ll see this message on overhead signs:

FLASHING LIGHTS?

GIVE ‘EM SPACE

MOVE OVER

We hope “Move Over” rings familiar. If not, let’s refresh your memory: • “Move Over” is a state law that requires motorists to move over one lane – or slow down if it is not safe to change lanes – when approaching any vehicle with flashing lights pulled to the side of a road or highway. • That includes first responder vehicles such as tow trucks, fire trucks, ambulances and police cruisers, as well as utility trucks and even passenger vehicles that have emergency flashers blinking. Click the graphic at right for this information.  Lives can be saved when vehicles “Move Over.” In June near Benson, a tow truck operator was killed when a vehicle struck him as he assisted a stranded motorist on the shoulder of Interstate 10.  Tragically, that’s not uncommon, as being a first responder to vehicle crashes and disabled motorists is dangerous work. Nationally, one tow truck operator is killed every six days. On average, about 23 highway workers and one law enforcement officer are killed every month and five fire fighters are killed every year in the United States.  Remember, when you see flashing lights on, give ’em space and “Move Over.”

 

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26

Sep

YMPO 2018-2041 RTP Public Outreach

YMPO SOCIAL PINPOINT PUBLIC COMMENT

The YMPO has begun the development 2018-2041 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) addresses the challenges and guides the development of a multimodal transportation system through the year 2041. The Regional Transportation Plan is a guide to maintain and enhance the regional transportation system for urbanized Yuma County.

The RTP is a coordinated system of capital intensive roadway projects, transit improvements, and pedestrian/bicycle facilities needed over the next 23 years. The plan attempts to minimize impacts to society and environment while providing for enough capacity and transportation choices to ensure the region’s economy continues to grow.

 

Please go to this site to make comments on the RTP Project lists and add your own comments and/or questions

https://gg.mysocialpinpoint.com/ympo

 

YMPO ROLLS OUT NEW INTERACTIVE ONLINE TOOL ENABLING PUBLIC TO VIEW AND COMMENT ON MAP OF PROPOSED TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENTS

Yuma, Ariz. – The YMPO is updating the Regional Transportation Plan. The YMPO Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) 2018-2041 is a long-term blueprint of a region’s transportation system. It contains a list of transportation improvements that will be implemented over the next two decades. RTPs are updated every four years.

The YMPO is launching a new online community engagement tool to help the public review the draft list of proposed projects and provide their comments. The tool allows users to view an interactive map that identifies the proposed transportation improvements, and similar to other online social platforms, “Like, Dislike or Comment” on them. Visitors to the site are directed to a landing page that provides simple instructions on how to use the site and users can then click on various icons representing individual projects and learn about the proposed improvement including location and timing.

To participate, the public should visit the interactive website at: gg.mysocialpinpoint.com/ympo between Sept. 16 and Oct. 6, 2016.

In addition to using the software to access the map and view proposed transportation improvements, users can also propose other improvements by dragging “pins” to locations, commenting, and can even attach pictures.

“We want to hear from anyone who moves about the YMPO area. We want to tap into the experiences people have when they go to work, drop their children off at school, use sidewalks and paths or cross our intersections,” said Charles Gutierrez of YMPO.

Input gathered from the gg.mysocialpinpoint.com/ympo website will influence the final list of projects that will be included in the YMPO Regional Transportation Plan 2018-2041, which is being prepared for the entire YMPO planning area. Jurisdictions that make up the YMPO are the City of Yuma; Yuma County; the Cocopah Indian Tribe; the Town of Wellton; the cities of Somerton and San Luis; Winterhaven, California; the Quechan Indian Tribe; and the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) operating as “Local governments working together”.

For questions about the transportation projects, contact Charles Gutierrez at (928) 783-8911 or cgutierrez@ympo.org.

 

https://gg.mysocialpinpoint.com/ympo

 

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1

Apr

YMPO Regional Transportation Plan 2018-2041

Regional Transportation Plan 2018-2041

You are here: Regional Transportation Plan 2018-2041 YMPO REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLAN (RTP)

PROJECT SUMMARY:

The YMPO has begun the development 2018-2041 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) addresses the challenges and guides the development of a multimodal transportation system through the year 2041. The Regional Transportation Plan is a guide to maintain and enhance the regional transportation system for urbanized Yuma County.

The RTP is a coordinated system of capital intensive roadway projects, transit improvements, and pedestrian/bicycle facilities needed over the next 23 years. The plan attempts to minimize impacts to society and environment while providing for enough capacity and transportation choices to ensure the region’s economy continues to grow.

 

FINAL DOCUMENTS:

 

SCOPE OF WORK:

Scope of Work

RTP Schedule

 

TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE (TAC):

 

TAC Meeting #1, December 10, 2016

Agenda

TAC Summary

RTP TAC #1 Presentation

 

TAC Meeting #2, February 11, 2016

RTP TAC #2-Feb 11, 2016

TAC Meeting #3 April 14, 2016

RTP TAC #3 April 14, 2016

TAC Meeting #4 June 9, 2016

RTP TAC #4 June 9, 2016

RTP TAC #5 August 11, 2016

RTP TAC #5 – Agenda

RTP Update Chapters 1, 2, 4, 5 – DRAFT

YMPO RTP Update Revenue Projections

RTP Transportation Revenue Tool – DRAFT

RTP Project Lists – DRAFT_Excel

YMPO Comment Form

 

PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT:

 

2018-2041 RTP Public Involvement Plan

 

RTP SURVEY FORMS:

 

YMPO Regional Transportation Plan 2018-2041 Survey (English)

 

YMPO Regional Transportation Plan 2018-2041 Survey (Spanish)

 

OPEN HOUSE:

 

COMMENT FORM:

RTP Comment Form

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14

Dec

17th Annual Rural Transportation Summit

RTS-logoThe 17th Annual Arizona Rural Transportation Summit will be held January 12th through 15th, 2016, in Yuma, Arizona. The Summit is a signature event for Rural Arizona, in which elected and appointed officials, transportation planners, service providers, engineers, and other dignified guests convene.
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20

Nov

YMPO Regional Strategic Transportation Safety Plan

Title: YMPO Regional Strategic Transportation Safety Plan
Location: City Of Yuma, Room 190
Description: City of Yuma
Yuma City Hall,
One City Plaza, Room 190,
Yuma, AZ
Times: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Start Time: 09:00
Date: 2015-12-03
End Time: 11:00

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