Before a transportation project goes to design and construction, it is usually included in the Transportation Facilities Plan (TFP) first. The public can have a say about the plan by attending an open house this month or responding to a survey.
The TFP is a 12-year, intermediate-range, transportation planning document of high-priority projects recommended by the Transportation Commission and approved by the city council. It's the first step in getting a transportation project funded and built.
Bellevue's most recent TFP included the years 2009-2020. It's now time to develop a 2013-2024 plan. City staff will be reviewing current project priorities and identifying ones.
The plan includes high-priority projects and projects that address emerging needs and opportunities, such as the Eastgate/I-90 Land Use & Transportation Project, the Bel-Red Corridor Project, and the Pedestrian & Bicycle Transportation Plan Report.
The public can weigh in on what should be funded in the future. Those interested can respond to an online survey, beginning Feb. 20, available at Transportation Facilities Plan. Or, they can attend an open house, 4:30-6:30 p.m., on one of the following dates:
- Wednesday, Feb. 15, Crossroads Mall, 15600 NE Eighth St., Community Meeting Room;
- Thursday, Feb. 16, Factoria Mall, 4055 Factoria Blvd. SE;
- Thursday, Feb. 23, City Hall, 450 110th Ave. NE, Rm.1E-108; and
- Tuesday, Feb. 28, Highland Park & Community Center, 14224 Bel-Red Road.
The prioritized list of projects developed for the TFP will be used to update the city's seven-year Capital Investment Program Plan (CIP), a process that will start by late spring. The new CIP budget is expected to be adopted by the end of the year.
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