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YMPO Rail/Heavy Freight Alignment Study Open House

YMPO RAIL/HEAVY FREIGHT ALIGNMENT STUDY

PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT OPEN HOUSE OPPORTUNITIES

Comments will be accepted during the course of this study to accommodate any and all comments.

Please send comments to Charles Gutierrez

 

BACKGROUND

The Yuma Metropolitan Planning Organization (YMPO) is conducting a study to identify a preliminary alignment for a possible rail/heavy freight corridor in the Yuma region. The project builds on the 2013 Yuma County Rail Corridor Study which recommended multiple rail corridor options between Sonora, Mexico, and Yuma County.
Since completion of the 2013 study, the City of Yuma and the unincorporated Yuma Foothills Area have increasingly experienced development interests. Ongoing development activity places new constraints on previously identified corridors.

PROJECT UPDATE

High-level conceptual alternatives have been developed to make a north/south connection between the existing Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) Sunset Route and the U.S./Mexico border. A technical analysis will be conducted to evaluate the feasibility of the alternatives based on several factors including environmental and land use constraints, development efforts, and public input.
The conceptual alternatives, shown in the map below, have been grouped into four geographical areas: South, South-Central, North-Central, and North. Grouping the alternatives provides an opportunity to identify a single corridor from multiple path options.
 
PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE
 
San Luis
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
4:30pm – 6:30pm
City of San Luis, Multi-Purpose Room
1090 E. Union Street, San Luis, AZ
 
Yuma
Thursday, July 14, 2022
4:30pm – 6:30pm
Yuma County Public Works Facility
4343 S. Avenue 51/2 E, Yuma, AZ

YMPO RAIL/HEAVY FREIGHT ALIGNMENT STUDY

To participate further from the Rail/Heavy Freight Alignment Open House, the surveys below can be downloaded, filled out, and sent back to the YMPO.

Rail/Heavy Freight Public Engagement Presentation

August 11, 2022 – Presentation .pdf

RAIL/HEAVY FREIGHT DOCUMENTATION

Story Boards 

Electronic Survey – Comments can still be submitted to the Charles Gutierrez – cgutierrez@ympo.org

YMPO Alternative Public Survey – English   .pdf

YMPO Alternative Public Survey – Spanish . 

Contact Person:
Charles Gutierrez
Senior Planning Manager
cgutierrez@ympo.org
(928) 783-8911

 

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Long-Range Transportation Plan Update

The Yuma Metropolitan Planning Organization (YMPO) Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) is your chance to work with us to shape the Yuma region’s transportation system. Your input is a critical part of this plan – we want to know what is working and what is not.

Click here to access the virtual project guide to learn more about the plan and provide input on your transportation needs, concerns, and ideas.

Public review and comment period for the YMPO Long Range Transportation Plan update ends May 20th. Click Here to learn more and provide your input.

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