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YVCOG asking for public comment on transportation plan

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YAKIMA, Wash. -- The Yakima Valley Conference of Governments is asking for the public's input on updating their 2012 Regional Transportation Plan.

The plan looks at future transportation needs based on population and job growth over the next 20 years throughout the Yakima Valley. The list includes maintenance and improvement projects for local roads and state highways.

Several agencies are involved in the process including the Department of Transportation.

YVCOG's Executive Director Page Scott says the plan is updated every four years, with the last update in 2007. She says they hope to secure funding for future road projects. "That's particularly important when we're looking at state highway improvements, and as well as transit service that receives federal funding assistance," Scott explained.

Draft copies of the transportation plan are available at the downtown Yakima Library.

The comment period will continue until March 19th, before the Yakima Valley Metropolitan and Regional Transportation Planning Organization adopts a final plan. A meeting is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. that afternoon at the YVCOG's office, located at 311 N. 4th Street in Yakima.

For more information on the 2012 Regional Transportation Plan, click here.