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KYOVA seeking plan input

Dec. 07, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Armed with aerial maps, pamphlets and a year's worth of data, planners and advisors with the KYOVA Interstate Planning Commission sought to see and hear the ideas of Tri-State residents during a meeting Thursday night at the Marshall University Foundation Hall on campus.

The hope was to share information and maybe find some new angles on the 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan being developed by the commission in conjunction with county and city officials in Wayne and Cabell counties in West Virginia and Lawrence County, Ohio, said Michele Craig, executive director of the commission.

The plan focuses on improving all forms of transportation in those three counties. Everything from foot and bicycle traffic along local streets to freight traffic on the Ohio River and local railroads is up for improvement in the plan.

"We are two years into the development process, and we are eager to get responses as to what people think we are doing well and what we could be doing better," Craig said. "We want to make sure we have a quality and effective plan in place, and we want to take advantage of both the economic opportunities and quality of life opportunities we have in making this plan and, ultimately these changes."