Pedestrian Transit Access Study
In 2013, the MPO, in conjunction with the City of Longview and Longview Transit, contracted Freese & Nichols Inc. (FNI) to conduct a PedestrianTransit Access Study.
The PedestrianTransit Access Plan focuses on identifying potential capital improvements
along the focus corridors that will
- connect current land uses with transit stops;
- connect market segments, such as LeTourneau University, retail centers, medical facilities and the Lear Park complex, to the multimodal complex;
- and create improved, safe, ADA-compliant, and attractive passenger access.
The goal of this plan was to identify barriers that exist for pedestrians between the origins and destinations along the transit routes.Examples of barriers may include missing links of sidewalk between residential areas and the transit routes or pedestrian signals at high volume intersections. Simply put, barriers are existing conditions that hinder or prevent pedestrians, within a reasonable walking distance, from accessing transit services. Once identified, this plan formulated strategies to address the barriers, prioritize the work needed and develop implementation strategies based on available funding sources.
The various chapters of the plan are located below:
Cover Page, Table of Contents, & Terminology
Quantification of Benefits
Recommendations & Project List
Financial Implementation Strategy
Due to the large size of the Appendices, copies have been made available through the Longview MPO Offices.
- Please review our draft Public Participation Plan, the MPO's guide to insure the public is fully informed and has opportunities to express opinions and concerns. It's being updated due to the FAST Act.
- Please review our FY 2017 Annual Project Listing. Projects in this report are broken down into four categories: highway, grouped projects, transit and bicycle & pedestrian.
- Please review two additions to the 2017 - 2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The TIP serves as the MPO's short-range transportation plan.
- Please review our MPO Unified Planning Work Program for FY 2018 and FY 2019 that outlines transportation planning activities and studies for MPO staff.
- The 2017 - 2020 Longview MPO Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) revisions have been adopted and the updated document can be found here. The TIP serves as the MPO's short-range transportation plan.
- The new FM 2275/George Richey Road extension (Phase I) from McCann Road to US 259 in Longview is now open to traffic. Click here for more information.