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Meeting Cancellation Notice

 The Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) meetings for Thursday April 11, 2019, has been cancelled

The MPO meetings will be rescheduled to Thursday, May 16, 2019.

Stay tuned to either the MPO website at www.rapidcityareampo.org or the Rapid City Area MPO Facebook for meeting updates.

 

Posted 1/11/2021
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. 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 10, 2021.
Posted 7/30/2020
The Rapid City Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is seeking to fill vacancies on the Citizens Advisory Committee. The Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) serves as the primary public participation forum for the transportation products of the MPO. The CAC makes recommendations to the MPO Executive Policy Committee regarding MPO studies, plans, and transportation products. Interested citizens may apply by submitting a Citizen Interest Application online at https://www.rcgov.org/28-citizen-interest-application-mayor-s-office/4-citizen-interest-appliction.html or by submitting a short statement describing qualification and interest in transportation matters to: Melissa Karpo Department of Community Development 300 Sixth Street Rapid City, SD 57701 Members must live or work within the MPO boundary. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. For more information, contact Melissa Karpo at 605-394-4120 or melissa.karpo@rcgov.org
Posted 7/9/2020
The South Dakota Department of Transportation has recently completed the development of a Tentative 2021-2024 Four Year Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). Prior to final consideration of the STIP by the Transportation Commission, a public meeting conference calls will be held on the following date to receive input on the Tentative program. Please go to dot.sd.gov or https://dot.sd.gov/projects-studies/planning/stip to watch the pre-recorded presentation and information on how to participate in the conference call.
Posted 7/6/2020
The Rapid City Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (RCAMPO) will hold an on-line public information meeting to receive public input on the DRAFT Metropolitan Transportation Plan and Bike/Pedestrian Plan Update. The on-line meeting will be an interactive, self-guided format. The purpose of the on-line meeting is to present the project findings and DRAFT report. This will be the third of three public meetings scheduled for the project. The on-line meeting format is a result of the continued recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control to limit the size of public gatherings. Participants will still be able to provide input and comment on the project findings and DRAFT report through July 16, 2020. Following the on-line public meeting period, the public meeting materials will continue to be available for review on the project website at www.rapidtrip2045.com, however the ability to comment as part of the on-line public meeting process will no longer be available. For further information regarding this upcoming meeting, contact Dustin Hamilton, Project Manager with HDR Engineering at (605) 791-6103 or Kip Harrington, with the RCAMPO, at (605) 394-4120.
Posted 6/3/2020
The Rapid City Area MPO is working to establish a cohesive vision for the Sixth Street corridor from Rushmore Plaza Civic Center to the Performing Arts Center and exploring opportunities to make it more walkable, bikeable, and livable, including an improved crossing of Omaha Street. The Sixth Street Study team would like to learn how you use Sixth Street and get your input on some initial ideas for making the corridor vibrant, safe, and connected for all users! We want to learn about your priorities and needs relating to the Sixth Street corridor. Preliminary recommendations for improving the experience along Sixth Street have been developed, and the project team would like your feedback. An online survey is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/sixthstreetstudy through June 17th for you to provide input. Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey! More information about the study is available at www.sixthstreetstudy.com. For questions, please contact Kip Harrington, Project Manager, at kip.harrington@rcgov.org or 605-394-4120.
Posted 4/20/2020
The Rapid City Area MPO is moving forward with developing recommendations for making the Sixth Street corridor more walkable, bikeable, and livable and still gathering your input on how it could be improved! Please visit https://www.sixthstreetstudy.com/get-involved by Saturday, May 2nd to access an online commenting map, where you can view the study area and pin comments to specific locations of interest. Your ideas and concerns will help to guide the project team as the planning process moves forward!
Posted 4/20/2020
Due to the current pandemic, the Metropolitan Transportation Plan Public Meeting is in a virtual format. This is an innovative process, and we believe it holds great promise. http://rapidtrip2045.com/onlinemeeting.html
Posted 3/10/2020
The Rapid City Area MPO is working to establish a cohesive vision for the Sixth Street corridor from Rushmore Plaza Civic Center to the Performing Arts Center and exploring opportunities to make it more walkable, bikeable, and livable, including an improved crossing of Omaha Street! The project team will hold an initial public meeting from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm on Tuesday, March 10th at the Rapid City Public Library, Hoyt Room (610 Quincy Street) to educate area residents about the study and gather input regarding the future of Sixth Street. The public meeting will have an informal open house format, allowing for one-on-one discussion with the project team. Brief presentations will be given at approximately 4:00 PM and 5:00 PM. The purpose of this meeting is to introduce the study to the public and gather input on both opportunities and challenges along the Sixth Street corridor. For those who cannot attend the public meeting, information about the study is available online at www.sixthstreetstudy.com. The website also provides the opportunity to view an online map of the study area and pin a comment to a specific location of interest. Presentations and displays shown at the public meeting will be available online within a few days of the public meeting. For more information, please contact Kip Harrington, Project Manager, at kip.harrington@rcgov.org or 605-394-4120.
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