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Two New Requests for Proposals

Jul 28, 2016

TCRPC is seeking proposals from qualified firms for professional planning services for two separate projects: a Non-motorized Wayfinding Study in Tazewell County, Illinois and a Parking and Traffic Study for Washington Street in East Peoria, Illinois.

More information may be found at http://www.tricountyrpc.org/rfp

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Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) - Final Public Hearing

Jul 20, 2016

The third and final public hearing for the PPUATS FY2017-2020 Transportation Improvement Program has been rescheduled to Wednesday, August 30, 2016 at 9:00am. This public hearing will take place before the regularly scheduled PPUATS Policy Committee meeting.

The 30-day public review period for the draft FY2017-2020 TIP is completed. This public hearing will be the last opportunity for public comment before the final draft is considered for approval by the the PPUATS Policy Committee.

Each metropolitan planning organization (MPO) is required to develop a Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)—a fiscally-constrained list of upcoming transportation projects—covering a period of at least four years. The draft FY2017-2020 TIP has been prepared for the Peoria-Pekin Urbanized Area in cooperation with PPUATS member agencies.

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Transportation Funding Presentation

May 2, 2016

Over 70 local and state legislators, transportation stakeholders, and members of the public attended a presentation organized by TCRPC that aimed to shed light on transportation planning in Illinois. Both presenters highlighted gaps in transportation funding that have left many roads and bridges in Illinois falling into poor condition.

Former Illinois Secretary of Transportation Kirk Brown provided a state, national, and global perspective on the economic advantages that a well-maintained road network provide. He stressed the need for a comprehensive plan that ensures sustainable funding sources for Illinois's roadways. Tazewell County Engineer Craig Fink brought the discussion closer to home, highlighting the disparity between the amount of revenue that local roads generate (through motor fuel tax and other revenue sources) and the amount of funding that gets back to local roads.

Eric Miller, Executive Director of TCRPC, hopes that the presentation will spark a larger region- and state-wide dialog about how we pay to maintain our surface transportation system.


Materials from the Presentation:
Craig Fink's Presentation Slideshow (pdf)
Sec. Browns Presentation (coming soon)
Mr. Fink's Presentation (coming soon)
Q&A with Sec. Kirk Brown & Craig Fink (coming soon)

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Trans. Funding Presentation - May 2

Mar 28, 2016

The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission cordially invites our federal, state and local elected officials and other key transportation stakeholders to attend a presentation on the current state of transportation funding in Illinois.  Craig Fink, Tazewell County Engineer and Past President of the Illinois Association of County Engineers, will be our featured presenter and will provide a detailed look at the current structure of our transportation funding and how it is failing to stack up against the needs and associated costs to maintain and upgrade our local transportation infrastructure.  In addition to the statewide perspective, the fiscal impact on each municipality, county and township/road district within the Tri-County area of Peoria, Tazewell and Woodford Counties will be presented as well.

Highway Funding FlyerOur transportation system is so many things.  It can be our single link to the outside world as well as our conduit for recreation and leisure.  It can provide vital access for life-saving emergency services as well as the means for safe arrival of our children to and from school.  It forms the backbone for delivery of our parcel post and mail.  It serves as an essential link for our products and services to reach their destinations and in many cases it is the sole link to deliver our abundant agricultural produce from some of the most productive farmland in the world to the local, state, national and world markets.  It drives the economy in every corner of the nation, state and tri-county area.

It is critical to understand our current method of funding as we look towards improving the efficiency of our transportation system investment to meet the needs of today and tomorrow.  This presentation will provide a solid foundation to kick off the dialogue with our federal, state and local leaders on how to preserve and improve our transportation system.

Below you will find a few of the slides from the presentation.  These will be fully explained in the context of the complete presentation during this event.

We certainly hope you can join us for this unique and important opportunity.

Event flyer  |  Example slides from the presentation

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HSTP Committee Meeting - 3/30/16

Mar 28, 2016

There will be a meeting of the Regional HSTP Committee on Wednesday, March 30 at 12:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the TCRPC offices here in Peoria (456 Fulton St. Suite 420).

 

See here for the March 30 2016 Agenda.

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BikeConnect HOI Steering Committee - March 17 at 4 PM

Mar 16, 2016

The next steering committee meeting for BikeConnect HOI will be held this Thursday, March 17 at 4:00 PM in Suite 420 of the Twin Towers Mall. The meeting is open to the public, so feel free to stop by!

The meetings will continue through the month of June with the following dates:

March 17, 2016 4:00pm

April 21, 2016 4:00pm

May 19, 2016 4:00pm

June 16, 2016 4:00pm

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RFQ for GIS Internet Mapping Site Upgrade

Mar 16, 2016

Tri-County Regional Planning Commission is soliciting proposals to upgrade the four (4) existing internet mapping sites from Flex based template to an ESRI ArcGIS Online viewer. 

A copy of the full RFQ may be found here.

All proposals shall be marked as "GIS Internet Mapping Site Upgrade" and addressed to:

Greg Sachau, GIS Manager
Tri-County Regional Planning Commission
456 Fulton Street, Suite 401
Peoria, IL 61602

All submittals must be received by 1pm CST, Wednesday, March 30, 2016. 

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BikeConnect HOI Steering Committee - Dec 2 at 4 PM

Dec 2, 2015

The first steering committee meeting for BikeConnect HOI will be December 2, 2015 at 4:00 PM in Suite 420 of the Twin Towers Mall. The meeting is open to the public, so feel free to stop by!

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BikeConnect HOI Public Participation is Underway!

Oct 30, 2015

We have begun the public participation process for BikeConnect HOI, the regional bicycle plan for the Heart of Illinois region.

If you were at our kick-off open house at the Gateway Building, thank you for stopping by. It was a fantastic event with almost 100 people stopping by to provide input, learn about the planning process, and to talk about biking in our region. If you couldn't make it, though, never fear. There are still plenty of ways to have your voice heard.

Two very easy ways to join the conversation are to follow us on Facebook and to join our MindMixer site. We are posting regular updates on our Facebook page (facebook.com/tcrpc.page) regarding the bike plan, asking questions, and providing updates on the planning process. One of our planners, David Smesrud, has vowed to bike to work every day until December and you can track his progress on the Facebook page as well.

We are also starting conversations on our MindMixer site (bikeconnecthoi.mindmixer.com). Creating an account is easy (you can link it to your Facebook page, if you'd like) and you can immediate begin answering questions and discussing your priorities for biking in the region. We add another question each week, so be sure to check in regularly and join the conversation.

If you have any additional questions, you can feel free to contact Nick Hayward at nhayward@tricountyrpc.org

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We're on Facebook!

Jul 16, 2015

And we have been for a while! Like our Facebook page and receive updates about what we're working on and what happening around the region right on your News Feed!

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Tri-County Regional Planning Commission

456 Fulton Street
Suite 401
Peoria, IL 61602

Phone: 309.673.9330
Fax: 309.673.9802