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The Rapid City Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) helps keep Rapid City moving for the future. The MPO’s regional transportation planning process ensures that existing and future expenditures for transportation projects and programs are based on a comprehensive, cooperative, and continuing planning process.

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Posted 6/21/2022
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) will host in-person open house public meetings and a virtual, on-demand meeting to discuss and receive public input on the South Dakota Electric Vehicle (EV) Fast Charging Plan. June 21st 5:00-6:30pm Western Dakota Technical College Rapid City
Posted 5/18/2022
CITY PROMOTING BENEFITS OF BIKING WITH SATURDAY BIKE TOUR RAPID CITY, SD—May is National Bike Month and the City of Rapid City is celebrating by hosting a bike tour this Saturday. The bike tour is open to the public and is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. with a route heading west from Founders’ Park and using a combination of the Leonard ‘Swanny’ Swanson Memorial Pathway and on-street bicycle facilities. The ride will cover approximately seven miles and will include participation from City officials and staff. “National Bike Month is a celebration of biking as transportation, as recreation, as essential to our well-being and everyday lives,” said Kip Harrington, City long-range planner and bike tour organizer. “We’re encouraging to join us for a fun and enjoyable biking experience.” May features a number of national recognitions focused on the importance of biking. The National Bike Challenge kicks off this month and continues through September. This week – May 16-22 – is designed at National Bike to Work Week and Friday is National Bike to Work Day with the public encouraged to bike to work and recognize the health benefits, cost savings and overall efficiency of biking. For more information, contact Harrington at 605-394-4120 or kip.harrington@rcgov.org .
Posted 4/21/2022
As a department of the City of Rapid City, Rapid Transit System (RTS) offers fixed route bus service and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) complementary paratransit within city limits. Fixed-route service has been branded as Rapid Ride and paratransit as Dial-a-Ride. In 2019, Rapid Ride provided more than 400,000 passenger trips and Dial-a-Ride approximately 78,000 trips, using a fleet of 37 buses. Since the initiation of the Youth Ride Free Campaign in 2016, a substantial number of trips have served youth under 18 – amounting to more than 340,000 in total. RTS and the Rapid City Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (RCAMPO) developed this Transit Development Plan (TDP) to provide strategic guidance for a sustainable transit system to serve the community. The TDP will also serve as the basis for the transit element of the regional transportation plan.
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