Transportation Plan

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This spring is dotted with important meetings in Crawfordsville – meetings which could help decide the near future of the city.

Whether it’s talking with state transportation leaders about how the city fits into the state’s long-term plans or meeting with parents concerned about greater incidence of students taking their own lives, the community has some important decisions to make.

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor, we talk with Crawfordsville’s Todd Barton about the stakes for a town that’s hoping for a rebirth.

Tippecanoe prepares long term transportation plan

May 23, 2012

Tippecanoe County’s long term transportation plan is close to finalization.

The transportation committee expects to bring the document in front of the Area Plan Commission next month for approval.

Assistant Director of Transportation Planning John Thomas says this is the sixth update to the plan, which outlines projects through 2040, but says this one is more focused on pedestrian and bike travel.

There is more than $1.6-billion worth of projects identified in the plan.

Thomas says there is only about $138-million in guaranteed federal funds for them.