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Completed Public and Outreach Events

COMPLETED PUBLIC MEETINGS

List of State Long Range Transportation Plan Specific Meetings

Meeting #1 – Albuquerque, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
April 16, 2014, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Presentation
Freight Trends Handout
Statewide Trends and Issues Handout
Meeting Summary

Meeting #2 – Albuquerque, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
December 2, 2014, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Presentation- Albuquerque

Meeting #2 – Las Cruces, Las Cruces City Hall
December 4, 2014, 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Presentation – Las Cruces

Presentations Provided on the Plan at Existing Public Meetings

August 19, 2014 (Tuesday) – Farmington County (urbanized portion), Farmington, Aztec, Bloomfield

Public meeting on Farmington Metropolitan Transportation Plan
Location: San Juan College, Henderson Fine Arts Center, Room 9012 (4601 College Blvd., Farmington)
Time:  5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
FMI: Contact Fran Fillerup (ffillerup@fmtn.org or 505-599-1392) or visit the Farmington MPO website (http://www.fmtn.org/index.aspx?nid=363)


August 20, 2014 (Wednesday) – Farmington County (urbanized portion), Farmington, Aztec, Bloomfield

Public meeting on Farmington Metropolitan Transportation Plan
Location: San Juan College East, Multipurpose Room (315 S. Ash, Aztec)
Time:  5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
FMI: Contact Fran Fillerup (ffillerup@fmtn.org or 505-599-1392) or visit the Farmington MPO website (http://www.fmtn.org/index.aspx?nid=363)


August 21, 2014 (Thursday) – Farmington County (urbanized portion), Farmington, Aztec, Bloomfield

Public meeting on Farmington Metropolitan Transportation Plan
Location: Sycamore Park Community Center (1501 Sycamore St., Farmington)
Time:  5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
FMI: Contact Fran Fillerup (ffillerup@fmtn.org or 505-599-1392) or visit the Farmington MPO website (http://www.fmtn.org/index.aspx?nid=363)


August 25, 2014 (Monday) – Santa Fe County (urbanized portion), City of Santa Fe, Tesuque Pueblo

Update from consultant (KFH Group) to Santa Fe Metropolitan Planning Organization Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC) on Public Transit Master Plan. The update will include survey results, demographic trends and preliminary route review.
Location: City of Santa Fe offices at Market Street Station (entrance is next to REI in Santa Fe Railyard)
Time:  Meeting starts at 1:30 p.m.
Note:  This will be one item among several on the agenda.
Information, visit the Santa Fe MPO website (http://santafempo.org/)


August 26, 2014 (Tuesday) – Catron, Grant, Hidalgo, Luna counties

Public input meeting on NMDOT Statewide Long Range Multimodal Transportation Plan & Southwest Regional Transportation Plan
Location:  Silver City Town Annex (1203 N Hudson St, Silver City, New Mexico 88061)
Time:  Meeting starts at 1:30 p.m.
FMI: Contact Cerisse Grijalva, Southwest RTPO (grijalvac1@swnmcog.org or 575-388-1509)


August 26, 2014 (Tuesday) – Farmington County (urbanized portion), Farmington, Aztec, Bloomfield

Public meeting on Farmington Metropolitan Transportation Plan
Location: McGee Park Convention Center ((41 Road 5568, Farmington)
Time:  5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
FMI: Contact Fran Fillerup (ffillerup@fmtn.org or 505-599-1392) or visit the Farmington MPO website (http://www.fmtn.org/index.aspx?nid=363)


August 27, 2014 (Wednesday) – Farmington County (urbanized portion), Farmington, Aztec, Bloomfield

Public meeting on Farmington Metropolitan Transportation Plan
Location: Bloomfield Library (333 S. First St., Bloomfield
Time:  5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
FMI: Contact Fran Fillerup (ffillerup@fmtn.org or 505-599-1392) or visit the Farmington MPO website (http://www.fmtn.org/index.aspx?nid=363)


August 27-28, 2014 (Wed/Thu) – Statewide

Information booth on NMDOT Statewide Long Range Multimodal Transportation Plan & Regional Transportation Plans at New Mexico Municipal League Annual Conference
Location:  Albuquerque Convention Center (401 2nd St NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico)
Time:  7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
FMI:  Contact Mary Ann Burr, Southeast RTPO (mbsnmedd@plateautel.net or 575-624-6131)


August 28, 2014 (Thursday) – Farmington County (urbanized portion), Farmington, Aztec, Bloomfield

Public meeting on Farmington Metropolitan Transportation Plan
Location: Kirtland Youth Association (39 County Rd 6500, Kirtland)
Time:  5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
FMI: Contact Fran Fillerup (ffillerup@fmtn.org or 505-599-1392) or visit the Farmington MPO website (http://www.fmtn.org/index.aspx?nid=363)


August 28, 2014 (Thursday) – Santa Fe County (urbanized portion), City of Santa Fe, Tesuque Pueblo

Update from consultant (KFH Group) to Santa Fe Metropolitan Planning Organization Transportation Policy Board (TPB) on Public Transit Master Plan. The update will include survey results, demographic trends and preliminary route review.
Location: City of Santa Fe offices at Market Street Station (entrance is next to REI in Santa Fe Railyard)
Time:  Meeting starts at 4:15 p.m.
Note:  This will be one item among several on the agenda.


September 8, 2014 (Monday) – Colfax, Guadalupe, Harding, Mora, San Miguel, Quay, Union Counties

Presentation on NMDOT Statewide Long Range Multimodal Transportation Plan & Northeast Regional Transportation Plan to Village of Wagon Mound Council
Location:  Wagon Mound Village Hall (600 Catron Ave, Wagon Mound, New Mexico)
Time:  Meeting starts at 6:00 p.m.
Note:  This will be one item among several on the agenda.
FMI:  Contact Lesah Sedillo, Northeast RTPO (lsedillo@ncnmedd.com or 505-470-2984)


September 10, 2014 (Wednesday) – Cibola, McKinley, and (rural) San Juan Counties

Presentation on NMDOT Statewide Long Range Multimodal Transportation Plan & Northwest Regional Transportation Plan at Northwest RTPO meeting
Location:  Navajo Nation Division of Transportation (Conference Room 307, #16 Old Coal Mine Road, Tse Bonito, New Mexico)
Time:  Meeting starts at 10:00 a.m.
Note:  This will be one item among several on the agenda.
FMI:  Contact Nick Pappas, Northwest RTPO (npappas@nwnmcog.org or 816-284-6708)


September 15, 2014 (Monday) – Doña Ana (rural portion), Sierra, and Socorro Counties

Public input meeting on NMDOT Statewide Long Range Multimodal Transportation Plan & South Central Regional Transportation Plan
Location:  Socorro County Annex Building (198 Neel Street, Socorro, New Mexico)
Time:  Meeting starts at 6:00 p.m.
FMI:  Contact Angela Rael, South Central RTPO (arael@sccog-nm.com or 575-740-2895)


September 16, 2014 (Tuesday) – Doña Ana (rural portion), Sierra, and Socorro Counties

Public input meeting on NMDOT Statewide Long Range Multimodal Transportation Plan & South Central Regional Transportation Plan
Location:  Village of Hatch Community Center (837 Hwy 187, Hatch, New Mexico)
Time:  Meeting starts at 6:00 p.m.
FMI:  Contact Angela Rael, South Central RTPO (arael@sccog-nm.com or 575-740-2895)


September 24, 2014 (Wednesday) – Doña Ana (rural portion), Sierra, and Socorro Counties

Public input meeting on NMDOT Statewide Long Range Multimodal Transportation Plan & South Central Regional Transportation Plan
Location:  City Commission Chambers (405 W. 3rd Street, Truth or Consequences, New Mexico)
Time:  Meeting starts at 6:00 p.m.


September 26, 2014 (Friday) – Doña Ana (rural portion), Sierra, and Socorro Counties

Presentation on NMDOT Statewide Long Range Multimodal Transportation Plan & South Central Regional Transportation Plan at South Central Council of Governments’ Board meeting
Location:  Sunland Park City Hall (1000 McNutt Rd, Sunland Park, NM 88063, New Mexico)
Time:  Meeting starts at 10:00 a.m.
Note:  This will be one item among several on the agenda.
FMI:  Contact Angela Rael, South Central RTPO (arael@sccog-nm.com or 575-740-2895)


Sept 29 to Oct 4, 2014 – Chaves, Curry, De Baca, Eddy, Lea, Lincoln, Otero, Roosevelt Counties

Information booth on NMDOT Statewide Long Range Multimodal Transportation Plan & Southeast Regional Transportation Plan at Eastern New Mexico State Fair
Location:  Roswell, New Mexico
Time:  Mon (noon to 10 PM), Tues-Thurs (4 to 10 PM), Fri (4 to 11 PM), Sat (noon to 11 PM)
FMI:  Contact Mary Ann Burr, Southeast RTPO (mbsnmedd@plateautel.net or 575-624-6131)


April 4, 2014 (Friday) — Bernalillo, Sandoval (urban), and Valencia Counties

Presentation on SLRP to Mid Region Technical Coordinating Committee
Location: Mid Region Council of Governments (809 Copper Avenue NW, Albuquerque)
Time: Meeting starts at 1:30 p.m.
Note: This will be one item among several on the agenda.


April 9, 2013, 2014 (Wednesday) – Cibola, McKinley, and San Juan Counties

Presentation on SLRP to Northwest RTPO Policy Committee
Location: Chu Chu’s Restaurant (1344 Highway 53, Zuni)
Time: Meeting starts at 10:00 a.m.
Note: This will be one item among several on the agenda.


April 10, 2014 (Thursday) – Sandoval (rural), Santa Fe (Edgewood only), and Torrance Counties

Presentation on SLRP to Mid Region Rural Transportation Planning Organization Policy Committee
Location: Mid Region Council of Governments (809 Copper Avenue NW, Albuquerque)
Time: Meeting starts at 9:30 a.m.
Note: This will be one item among several on the agenda.


April 22, 2014 (Tuesday) – Dona Ana (rural), Sierra, and Socorro Counties

Presentation on SLRP to South Central RTPO Policy Committee
Location: City of Elephant Butte Council Chambers (103 Water Ave, Elephant Butte)
Time: Meeting starts at 10:00 a.m.
Note: This will be one item among several on the agenda.


April 25, 2014 (Friday) – Bernalillo, Sandoval (urban), and Valencia Counties

Presentation on SLRP to Mid Region Metropolitan Transportation Board (MTB)
Location: Mid Region Council of Governments (809 Copper Avenue NW, Albuquerque)
Time: Meeting starts at 10:00 a.m.
Note: This will be one item among several on the agenda.


May 01, 2014 (Thursday) — Dona Ana County (urban)

Presentation on SLRP to Mesilla Valley MPO Technical Advisory Committee
Location: Dona Ana County Commission Chambers (845 Motel Boulevard, Las Cruces)
Time: Meeting starts at 4:00 p.m.
Note: This will be one item among several on the agenda.


May 07, 2014 (Wednesday) – Rio Arriba, Taos, Los Alamos, and Santa Fe (rural, except Edgewood) Counties

Presentation on SLRP to Northern Pueblos RTPO Policy Committee
Location: TBD (visit http://ncnmedd.com/NPRTPOMeetings.html for more information)
Time: Meeting starts at 10:00 a.m.
Note: This will be one item among several on the agenda.


May 14, 2014 (Wednesday) — Dona Ana County (urban)

Presentation on SLRP to Mesilla Valley MPO Policy Committee
Location: Dona Ana County Commission Chambers (845 Motel Boulevard, Las Cruces)
Time: Meeting starts at 1:00 p.m.
Note: This will be one item among several on the agenda.


May 22, 2014 (Thursday) –Aztec, Bloomfield, Farmington

Presentation on SLRP to Farmington MPO Technical Committee
Location: San Juan County Commission Chambers (100 S. Oliver St., Aztec)
Time: Meeting starts at 10:00 a.m.
Note: This will be one item among several on the agenda.


May 22, 2014 (Thursday) — Bernalillo, Sandoval (urban), and Valencia Counties

SLRP displays at open house for Mid Region Metropolitan Transportation Plan
Location: Mid Region Council of Governments (809 Copper Avenue NW, Albuquerque)
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Note: As part of its public outreach efforts, Mid Region Metropolitan Planning Organization will host this open house. Informational boards will be on display and staff will be on hand to discuss any transportation issues and answer questions. Stop by at any point in the day to learn more about either the statewide or metropolitan long-range transportation plans.


May 27, 2014 (Tuesday) – Santa Fe
Presentation on SLRP to Santa Fe MPO Technical Coordinating Committee
Location: City of Santa Fe, Market Station Offices (500 Market Street, Suite 200, Santa Fe – in Railyard)
Time: Meeting starts at 1:30 p.m.
Note: This will be one item among several on the agenda.


May 28, 2014 (Wednesday) – Colfax, Guadalupe, Harding, Mora, Quay, San Miguel, Union Counties
Presentation on SLRP to Northeast RTPO Policy Committee
Location: Raton (visit http://ncnmedd.com/NERTPOMeetings.html for more information)
Time: Meeting starts at 10:00 a.m.
Note: This will be one item among several on the agenda.


May 29, 2014 (Thursday) – Santa Fe
Presentation on SLRP to Santa Fe MPO Transportation Policy Board
Location: City of Santa Fe, Market Station Offices (500 Market Street, Suite 200, Santa Fe – in Railyard)
Time: Meeting starts at 4:00 p.m.
Note: This will be one item among several on the agenda.


June 26, 2014 (Thursday) – Chaves, Curry, DeBaca, Eddy, Lea, Lincoln, and Otero Counties
Presentation on SLRP to Southeast RTPO Policy Board
Location: Roswell Public Library, Bondurant Room (301 N. Pennsylvania, Roswell)
Time: Meeting starts at 10:00 a.m.
Note: This will be one item among several on the agenda.

Committees & Groups

The New Mexico DOT State Long Range Transportation Plan (SLRP) is being updated through a robust engagement process.  A set of committees and working groups have been formed to help provide input into the plan from the bottom up (working groups) and to review and vet the work products of the planning process (committees).

The figure below captures the overall process.  Specific roles for each group are described below.

nmdot-slrp-process1

 

Bottom Up Planning – Working Groups

Nine groups focused on statewide topical issues and seven groups focused on regional specific issues are working to help develop the material for the plan.  The attached handout provides detailed information about the working groups.

Coordination – Committees

Coordination with other groups and activities takes place through a set of committees.  Two committees – one made up of NMDOT senior management and one made up of planning staff from New Mexico’s MPOs and RTPOs – provide the review and coordination with other transportation planning and investment activities taking place in the state.  The Tribal Coordinating Committee helps ensure that the SLRP is coordinated with New Mexico’s 23 tribes.  An Interagency Coordinating Committee ensures that the SLRP is coordinated with planning activities of other State agencies.  Finally, an Interested Parties Coordinating Committee ensures that a broad range of stakeholders (as required in Federal transportation legislation) have an opportunity to participate in the planning process.

Public Meetings

When public meetings are taking place, we will list them here.  They will also appear on the main page.

Upcoming Public Meetings

The plan is now in its final phase.  Draft State Long Range Transportation Plans will be presented to the public in late Spring, along with Regional Transportation Plans for each of the seven Regional Transportation Planning Organizations (RTPO) in the state.  Meetings will be announced as the draft plan is finalized.

Check Back Soon For Updated Calendar

Alternatives Analysis

As we move towards completion of the NMDOT Statewide Long Range Multimodal Transportation Plan, the team has been engaged in defining and refining potential future alternatives.

In Fall 2014, the planning team developed three distinct plan alternatives (labeled A, B, and C).  Their purpose was to explore different possible approaches to addressing the state’s transportation challenges and opportunities.  Each alternative represented a different mix of investment priorities, management practices, and policies over the 2016 to 2040 timeframe.  Alternatives A and B assumed that there would be no change from NMDOT’s current budget trajectory (i.e., steadily diminishing revenue in inflation-adjusted terms), while Alternative C assumed that one or more new sources of revenue might become available at some point in the future. Alternative A was designed to continue existing commitments with current management practices and revenue base.  Alternative B was designed to expand performance management practices and focus on the most critical infrastructure.  Alternative C built on the approach identified in B, but also considered how new potential revenues might support NMDOT’s strategic goals.  Two files provide additional information

The team held a series of stakeholder meetings in which participants compared and contrasted the strengths and limitations of each alternative. These took place in November and December of 2014.  They included meetings of the seven regional working groups (totaling 78 participants), a single “plenary” meeting of the nine statewide working groups (85 participants), and public meetings in Albuquerque and Las Cruces (30 participants).

Statewide Working Group Plenary Meeting, December 2014

Statewide Working Group Plenary Meeting, December 2014

The team asked the participants to review the alternatives carefully, note comments, and assign scores to them based on how well each addressed the four plan goals as well as the practicality of implementation.  The team then reviewed all of the comments and scores to identify overall themes (see table).  The team is using this input to shape the Public Review Draft Plan, which will be a hybrid of the Phase III alternatives. The Public Review Draft will become available for public comment in late spring, with approval of the Final Draft anticipated in the summer of 2015.

Alternative A: Trend Based on Current Practices Alternative B:Management + Focused Investment Alternative C:Aspirational Vision + New Revenues
Least responsive to goals – reactive, not proactive. More proactive and responsive to goals than Alt A, but less than Alt C. Most responsive to goals – a proactive approach.
Status quo – assumes current investment and management practices are the best for future challenges. Invests NMDOT’s funds more strategically and emphasizes strong policies (e.g., life-cycle costing) to support sustainable management of assets. Additional funds and expanded priorities create opportunities to address long-term needs in a strategic fashion.
Recognizes: (a) good things that NMDOT is already doing (e.g., improving safety) and (b) change can be disruptive. Prioritization framework may favor urban areas and high volume corridors Implementation depends on new revenue.  Focus on revenue may draw attention away from the need to be more cost-effective.