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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 1/8/2024
The Rapid City Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), is accepting applications for the urban capital assistance program provided through Section 5310 funds from the Federal Transit Administration. Entities interested in seeking capital assistance through this program must submit the application to the MPO. The MPO will rank the applications prior to forwarding a 5310 funding recommendation to the SDDOT for consideration. Applications can be found at http://www.rapidcityareampo.org beginning January 8, 2024, or emailed upon request. For questions on the application, call the Rapid City Area MPO office at 605-394-4120 or email kelly.brennan@rcgov.org. Applications are due to the Rapid City Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Office, 300 Sixth Street, Rapid City, SD 57701, by 4 p.m. MST February 9, 2024.
Posted 1/8/2024
SUMMERSET, SD -The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) in conjunction with the Rapid City Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), City of Summerset, and Meade County will hold a public meeting open house on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. MT to inform area residents and business owners of the proposed interchange modification study at Interstate 90, exit 48 (Stagestop Road). The public meeting open house will be held at Stagebarn Middle School located at 12500 Sturgis Rd. in Summerset. The public meeting will be informal allowing for one-on-one discussion with design staff. Representatives from SDDOT will be available to answer questions, discuss the project, and receive community input. A short presentation will be shared at 5:30 p.m. The purpose of the public meeting is to provide information and gather public input. Area residents, business owners, and daily commuters are encouraged to attend and participate in the public meeting. This project is being developed in compliance with state and federal environmental regulations. For those who cannot attend the public meeting, or desire additional information on the overall study, information is available online https://fhu.mysocialpinpoint.com/i-90-exit-48-interchange-study. Written comments on the public meeting will be accepted until Friday, Feb. 9, 2024. Notice is further given to individuals with disabilities that this public meeting is being held in a physically accessible place. Any individuals with disabilities who will require a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the public meeting should submit a request to the department’s ADA Coordinator at 605-773-3540 or 1-800-877-1113 (Telecommunication Relay Services for the Deaf). Please request the accommodations no later than two business days prior to the meeting in order to ensure accommodations are available.
Posted 12/19/2023
The Rapid City Area Metropolitan Planning Organization is seeking proposals from qualified consultants to complete the Rapid TRIP 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan. Every five years, the Metropolitan Planning Organization produces a Metropolitan Transportation Plan, previously known as the Long Range Transportation Plan. The purpose of this plan is to encourage and promote a safe and efficient transportation system to serve future year transportation demands. Results of the MTP process are intended to serve the overall mobility needs of the area, while also being cost effective and consistent with state and local goals and objectives. This document presents the tasks and data requirements to identify and develop a list of transportation projects to meet anticipated future demand needs of the Rapid City Metropolitan Planning Area (MPA) through the year 2050. Major components of this process include consistency with federal and state guidelines and significant attention to public participation, mapping, data collection, and model development. These components will establish a policy foundation for metropolitan transportation decisions affecting the MPA and are described in more detail in the following list of tasks. The Rapid City Metropolitan Planning Area is designated by the Governor and the MPO Executive Policy Committee and encompasses the 20 year urbanized growth area, as defined in 23 CFR Part 450. As such, its transportation planning process is mandated to meet specific requirements for MPO transportation plans, as set forth in the CFR regulations. Consequently, it is essential that the transportation plans for the Rapid City Metropolitan Planning Area comply with state and federal programs. The MTP must demonstrate compliance with the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) in accordance with Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) rulings. This compliance includes but is not limited to review of the current scoring mechanism and propose adjustments as necessary to ensure performance based planning is incorporated, performing revenue and project cost forecasting, and creating separate ranking categories for highway, transit, and pedestrian and bike improvements.
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