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Monday, April 28, 2014 5:30 (meet & greet), 6:00 pm (panel begins)

The Sierra Club, Chickasaw Group is sponsoring a panel discussion,

titled "Public Participation in Transportation Planning" so that
Memphis city and metro area residents can learn more about how to have
input, and how to influence local transportation planning decisions.

WHEN:      April 28th, 5:30  (meet & greet); 6:00pm (panel begins)
WHERE:      Benjamin Hooks Public Library, 3030 Poplar Ave, Memphis

The panel will include Mr. Tom Fox, Acting President of MATA (Memphis
Area Transportation Authority), and Ms. Pragati Srivastava, MPO
Administrator (Memphis Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization).
Representatives of TDOT (the Tennessee Department of Transportation)
have also been invited.  Panelists will make brief presentations about
their organization and its public input process, which will be
followed by Q&A, with questions from the moderator and by attendees.
Links to the agencies public participation plans/policies are shown

Most individuals take transportation for granted, except when their
car breaks down, when the bus is late, or when there are plans to
build a highway or bus terminal in their back yard.  Most don't
realize how significant transportation is to our economy-- it accounts
for 8-10% of the US GDP.  Even more significantly, transportation
accounts for 27% of energy usage in the US, and 34% of carbon dioxide
emissions.  Additionally, there transportation has major impacts on
land use and property values.

With transportation having such a significant impact on our economy
and the environment, it is increasingly important for people to know
how to be involved and how to give their input.  Developers, and those
who build roads and shopping centers are always paying attention.
This panel should help the general public learn "when", "where" and
"how" to pay attention. A better Memphis, Shelby County, and region
depends on you.

IMPORTANT NOTE:    Public comments are being accepted on proposed
fixed-route and MATAplus service changes until 3:30 Friday April
25th, 2014.

CONTACT:      Dennis Lynch,,   901-213-6088

Sunday, April 27 2:00 PM to ??? at Shelby Farms Park
Earth Day 5K

Sunday, April 27 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Chandler Park

"CleanUp Memphis"

Monday, March 28 5:30 to 7:30 at Hooks Main Library
Chickasaw Group

Program Meeting - "Citizen's Input to Transportation Planning"

Friday, May 2 Friday eve to Sunday noon at Fall Creek Falls State Park
Sierra Club TN Chapter

Quarterly Meeting

Friday, May 9 to Sunday at Cooper Walker Place (in Cooper - Young)

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