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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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20

Nov

YMPO Regional Strategic Transportation Safety Plan

Title: YMPO Regional Strategic Transportation Safety Plan
Location: City of Somerton Public Safety Facility
Description: City of Somerton,
Public Safety Facility
445 E. Main St., Somerton, AZ

Start Time: 16:00
Date: 2015-12-02
End Time: 18:00

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20

Nov

YMPO Regional Strategic Transportation Safety Plan Open Houses

YMPO Regional Strategic Trasnsportation Safety Plan

We want to hear from you regarding the YMPO Regional Strategic Transportation Safety Plan

Nos gustaría escuchar de usted opiniones acerca de el YMPO Estrategia Regional de Seguridad sobre Transporte

You are invited to two (2) of the most important traffic safety events of the year for our region

  • Hear about ideas for making travel in the Yuma region safer
  • Discuss the benefits of safety strategies in Somerton
  • Tell us how we can help prevent future traffic crashes

Usted está invitado al evento más impórtate de este año sobre la seguridad de Transporte:

    • Escuche ideas que harán sus viajes más seguros en la región de Yuma
    • Discusión de estrategias beneficiosas de Somerton y Yuma sobre seguridad
  • Comentario sobre cómo podemos ayudar a prevenir accidentes de transporte en el futuro

 

CITY OF SOMERTON

Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Location: City of Somerton, Public Safety Facility

           445 E. Main St., Somerton, AZ

   Time:  4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

CITY OF YUMA

Date:  Thursday, December 3, 2015

Location:  Yuma City Hall, One City Plaza, Room 190, Yuma, AZ

Times:  9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

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4

Aug

ADOT Director Halikowski Urges Arizona Drivers to “STOP on RED”

ADOT Director Halikowski Urges Arizona Drivers to “STOP on RED”

Safety is the goal during National “STOP on RED” Week

 

 

PHOENIX – If this week is like many others, before Saturday night there will be one fatal crash and about 50 other crashes that cause injuries on Arizona roads because drivers ran a red light or a stop sign.

That’s more than enough reason for Arizona drivers to slow down and stop on red, according to Arizona Department of Transportation Director John Halikowski.

“Crashes caused by drivers who ignore red lights and stop signs are among the easiest to prevent,” Halikowski said at the start of National Stop on Red Week. “All it takes is for drivers to slow down, put distractions away and remember that red means stop.”

The Federal Highway Administration began National Stop on Red Week in 1995 to promote intersection safety and safe driving habits. National Stop on Red Week aims to educate drivers about the dangers of red-light running and to reduce the number and severity of crashes.

ADOT’s 2014 Crash Facts Report shows that there were at least 26 fatal crashes in Arizona last year in which drivers were cited for disregarding a traffic signal, such as running a red light, and 20 additional fatal crashes when drivers were cited for ignoring a stop sign. There were at least 2,653 crashes that resulted in injuries because a driver failed to stop at a red light or a stop sign.

Those numbers match Arizona drivers’ performance in 2013, when there were a combined 48 fatal crashes and 2,669 injury crashes. Nationally, 697 people were killed and 133,000 injured in crashes caused by red-light running, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

“Drivers running red lights and stop signs are a more serious problem across Arizona than most people realize,” Halikowski said. “Last year, there were nearly 5,700 violations in Arizona, or more than one-and-a-half violations every hour of every day.”

For Arizona crash statistics since 1997, please visit this link to ADOT:

 

http://azdot.gov/mvd/Statistics/arizona-motor-vehicle-crash-facts

 

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8

Jun

YMPO TAC Meeting

Title: YMPO TAC Meeting
Location: Aldrich Auditorium
Link out: Click here
Description: YMPO TAC Meeting
Aldrich Auditorium
2351 W 26th St
Yuma, AZ 85364

Start Date: 2015-06-11
Start Time: 09:00
End Date: 2015-6-11
End Time: 11:00

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22

Apr

Mobility Management

MOBILITY MANAGEMENT

The FTA defines “mobility management” as “short-range planning and management activities and projects for improving coordination among public transportation and other transportation service providers.” It is an innovative, customer-driven approach for managing and delivering coordinated transportation services. Helping customers includes older adults, people with disabilities and individuals with low incomes to gain mobility and get to where they need to go. Changes in demographics, shifts in land-use patterns and the creation of new and different job markets require new approaches for providing transportation services, particularly for customers with special needs. Mobility management focuses on coordinating services and providers to achieve a more efficient transportation service delivery system. It encompasses a potentially broad range of planning activities and related equipment (e.g., software and hardware to promote and support coordination efforts). It can also be a position (e.g., mobility manager, travel coordinator) within a centralized planning organization within a region or locality.

 

PARATICIPATION AGENCIES

Agencies Descriptions

 

REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION COORDINATION PLAN

2015 Yuma Regional Transportation Coordination Plan – February 26, 2015

2014 Yuma Regional Transportation Coordination Plan – August 18, 2013

2011 Yuma Regional Transportation Coordination Plan

2012 Yuma Regional Transportation Coordination Plan

 

MOBILITY MANAGEMENT DIRECTORY 

YMPO Mobility Management Dircctory June 15, 2014

 

REGIONAL  COORDINATION MEETINGS

YMPO Regional Mobility Committee Quarterly Meeting – April 9, 2014

YMPO Regional Mobility Committee Quarterly Meeting – January 22, 2014

YMPO Regional Mobility Committee Quarterly Meeting – March 25, 2014

YMPO Regional Mobility Committee Quarterly Meeting – November

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