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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 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.
Posted 3/11/2022
The Rapid City Area MPO is working to develop ideas for making the Cambell Street corridor from Fairmont Boulevard to St. Patrick Street safer and more comfortable for all users. The bridge over the railroad is scheduled to be replaced, and that provides a great opportunity to enhance mobility in the area! The project team has developed a series of conceptual alternatives that would provide more space for biking and walking in the study area, which currently does not have any sidewalks. A survey to help identify the community’s preferred improvements, is available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CambellStreet through March 25th for you to provide your input. https://cambellstreetstudy.com/. The project website - https://cambellstreetstudy.com/ - has additional information about each alternative. Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey! For more information, please contact Kip Harrington, Project Manager, at kip.harrington@rcgov.org or 605-394-4120.
Posted 2/17/2022
SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NOTICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING/ OPEN HOUSE Replace the Anamosa Street Bridge Over I-190 & Resurface I-190 Date: February 17 Time: 5:30 p.m. Mountain Time Place: Horace Mann Elementary School/902 Anamosa Street The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) will hold an open house style public meeting to discuss and receive public input on the above project. The open house will be informal, with one on one discussion with SDDOT design staff. A presentation will take place shortly after 5:30 p.m. Afterwards, SDDOT staff will be available with displays to discuss the proposed project and answer your questions. During this time, you will also have the opportunity to present written comments. Members of the public may submit questions or comments about the project by completing an online form or by calling 605-773-3433 and providing verbal comments. Information will be available on the acquisition of right-of-way and relocation assistance. This project is being developed in compliance with state and federal environmental regulations. Notice is further given to individuals with disabilities that this open house/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 open house/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 2 business days prior to the meeting in order to ensure accommodations are available. Any individuals with disabilities who require a reasonable accommodation to access the information on the department’s website may submit an accommodation request to the department’s A.D.A. coordinator by calling 605-773-3540 or 1-800-877-1113 (Telecommunications Relay Services for the Deaf). All persons interested in this project are invited to attend this meeting to share your views and concerns any time between 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. For further information regarding this project, contact Mark Malone, Road Design Engineering Supervisor at (605) 773-5409.
Posted 2/16/2022
The South Dakota Department of Transportation is asking for your feedback on our Public Involvement Plan (PIP). The PIP is a critical guidance document to ensure SDDOT meaningfully engages with the public and stakeholders on transportation projects throughout South Dakota. The PIP frames how we involve and inform your community, agencies, and the public about SDDOT’s transportation planning, project development and construction, environmental impacts, key issues, and actions. It outlines the steps and processes we will follow and tools by which to engage. We welcome your feedback on a plan that will shape and enable future public involvement and community engagement efforts, and our transportation system across South Dakota. Please provide your feedback on this open forum with comments, questions, concerns, and/or positivity on the Public Involvement Plan. The 45-day comment period closes on April 1, 2022. For further information or any questions, please contact June.Hansen@state.sd.us Thank you for your support and feedback during this process. You are a valuable partner in this key process for South Dakota’s future transportation.
Posted 2/3/2022
The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) is hosting a series of public meetings across the state to provide information and gather feedback on the State Rail Plan (SRP). Members of the public and industry stakeholders are encouraged to attend to learn more about the current state of rail in South Dakota, potential rail-related projects, and to share suggestions for the future of rail in the state. Thursday March 3, 2022 5:00-6:30pm MT in Rapid City Rapid ty Public Library Downtown Community Room 610 Quincy Street Rapid City, SD 57701 If you are interested in learning more about the SRP but are unable to make any of the meetings, please participate in the online, self-guided meeting. This meeting will be available from February 28-April 3, 2022 and can be found at www.SouthDakotaSRP.com or by scanning the QR code with your smartphone.
Posted 1/10/2022
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 10, 2022, 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, 2022.
Posted 1/5/2022
The Rapid City transit agency and the Rapid City Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) have partnered to update the future transit plan for Rapid City. The study addresses current service gaps and opportunities for enhancing service if additional operating funds can be identified. The plan is available for review and comment. Please visit https://www.rtstransitplan.com to view the draft plan. You can also come meet individuals from our study team to learn about the recommendations. We will be available from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM on Wednesday, January 12th, 2022, at the downtown transit center at 333 Sixth Street and from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM in the Community Room on the second floor of City Hall at 300 Sixth Street. Rapid City Transit and Rapid City Area MPO appreciate your feedback on this important planning effort. Comments on the draft document will be received through Friday, January 21, 2022.
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