Friday, August 28, 2020

Envision our (public transportation) future

Here is an opportunity to participate in imagining what a future downtown La Crosse might look like and especially how public transportation might fit into it. 

If you live in, work in, or visit downtown La Crosse, this news story will link you to a survey.

In addition, the La Crosse Area Planning Commission is working on its TRANSPORTATION PLAN FOR THE NEXT TWENTY YEARS.

From the LAPC planner:

We will be holding a public input opportunity for our draft metropolitan transportation plan, Beyond Coulee Vision 2040, during the meeting of our Technical Advisory Committee scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on September 9, 2020.

Due to COVID-19 the meeting will be held remotely via TEAMS and/or teleconference call. The agenda and remote participation information are attached and provided below:

1.       Approval of Minutes of the July 15, 2020 Meeting.
2.       Recommendation to approve amending the 2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program.
3.       Recommendation to approve the 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Program Minnesota Project List.
4.       The La Crosse Area Planning Committee Title VI / Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Plan. (action possible)
5.       Public Meeting for Update of La Crosse Area Planning Committee Metropolitan Transportation Plan, Beyond Coulee Vision 2040. (link to draft plan full draft document)
6.       Other updates and information items.
7.       October 2020 agenda items:
  • 2021-2024 TIP
8.       Other business; Adjourn; Next meeting to be announced.

Option 1: Use the link below to join the TEAMS meeting on your desktop/laptop/phone to stream audio, video or both.  If you do not have TEAMS on your desktop/laptop/phone, after you activate the link “Join Microsoft Teams Meeting” you will have to follow several prompts to join the meeting.
Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

Option 2: Join by phone (audio only): 1-262-683-8845, and enter 148472849# at the prompt
+1 262-683-8845   United States, Kenosha (Toll)
Conference ID: 148 472 849#

If you need assistance participating in this meeting, please contact me as soon as you can.

Thank you for your continued interest and participation.

Jackie Eastwood
Transportation Planner
La Crosse Area Planning Committee
Metropolitan Planning Organization
212 6th St N, Room 1200
La Crosse Wi  54601
608.785.6141 or 608.792.0520 (cell)

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

CMRT Webinar - Thursday at 6:30 p.m.

The Coalition for More Responsible Transportation (CMRT), a statewide group of groups including the Sierra Club, 1000 Friends of Wisconsin, WISPIRG, Wisconsin Transit Riders Alliance, and more has been holding transportation webinars over the summer that look at different issues around public transportation.

The next webinar is this Thursday, August 6 at 6:30 p.m. ONLINE. The discussion will be about college campuses as hubs for car-free transportation. Guest speakers will include the UW-Madison transportation manager, a college student, and (we think) MTU manager, Adam Lorentz.