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Association seeking input on regional transportation plan

January 23, 2001|By RUDY YNIGUEZ, Staff Writer

The Imperial Valley Association of Governments is seeking input on the draft 2001 regional transportation plan, and the IVAG Regional Council will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday.

Comments on the regional transportation plan will be taken at 3 p.m. in suite 212 of the County Administration Center, 940 W. Main St. in El Centro.

The draft plan includes the counties of Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and Ventura.

The IVAG Regional Council on Wednesday also will consider adoption of a bicycle and pedestrian project priority list for fiscal 2000/01.

The regional council meets at 6:30 p.m. in the county supervisors chambers, also in the County Administration Center.

Money for the bicycle and pedestrian projects comes from the state Transportation Development Act.

The priority list includes:

l Brawley citywide master bicycle plan at $18,000;

l Calipatria citywide master bicycle plan at $13,700;

l Calexico sidewalk plan along Kloke Road at $21,000;

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l Holtville citywide bicycle plan at $13,100;

l Imperial sidewalk plan at various locations for $5,000;

l Westmorland sidewalks and ramps on the south side of Third Street between Center and D Streets for $10,500;

l County sidewalks and ramps in Heber and Seeley for $20,000.

In related business, the regional council will consider approval of the El Centro master bicycle plan for submission to the state Department of Transportation for approval, after which the plan is eligible for state and federal funding.

The council will also receive three status reports on subsidized transit services, including passengers and fares, a regional comparison of operating figures for the last five years reported by the respective agencies and a request to adopt revised standards and evaluation criteria.

Finally, the regional council will discuss the draft 2001 regional transportation plan as released by the Southern California Association of Governments.

Staff Writer Rudy Yniguez can be reached at 337-3440.

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