Archive | April, 2021

Public Review Period for a 2021 UPWP Budget Reallocation

The Franklin County Transportation Planning Organization (FCTPO) reviewed and released a budget reallocation to the Franklin 2021 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) for a 21-day public review and comment period on April 27, 2021. This comment period will run from April 30 through May 21, 2021. Public comments should be submitted in writing to Maureen Mullaney at mmullaney@frcog.org.

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Public Review Period for the Draft Franklin 2022 Unified Planning Work Program

The Draft Franklin 2022 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) is out for a 21-day public review. The Franklin County Transportation Planning Organization (FCTPO) reviewed and released the Draft Franklin 2022 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) for a 21-day public review and comment period on April 27, 2021. The comment period will run from April 30 through May 21, 2021. Public comments on the Draft UPWP should be submitted in writing to Maureen Mullaney at mmullaney@frcog.org.

Draft Franklin 2022 Unified Planning Work Program

Draft 2022-2026 TIP Public Comment Period is Open and Virtual Info. Meeting

The FCTPO reviewed and released the Draft 2022-2026 Transportation Improvement Program for a 21-day public review and comment period on April 27, 2021. This comment period will run from April 30 through May 21, 2021. Public comments on the Draft TIP should be submitted in writing to Laurie Scarbrough at lscarbrough@frcog.org.

Draft 2022-2026 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for the Franklin Region

The Franklin Regional Council of Governments is hosting a Virtual Public Information Meeting via Zoom on Thursday, May 6th from 5:00 to 6:00 P.M. See meeting link.

Public Info Meeting Notice Franklin 2022-2026 TIP

 

 

Northfield Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Survey and Materials

Northfield Seeks Public Input for MVP Action Items

The Town of Northfield, in collaboration with the Town of Warwick and with assistance from the Franklin Regional Council of Governments, is seeking to become designated as a Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) community through the MA Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs’ (EEA) MVP Program. Two Community Resilience Building workshops were held virtually in March to discuss impacts of climate change on Northfield, identify Northfield’s top hazards of concern, review the Town’s current strengths and vulnerabilities, and brainstorm action items to increase resiliency in three categories – infrastructure, society, and environment. By becoming a designated MVP community, Northfield will be eligible to apply for MVP Action Grants to pursue identified action items. The result of the two workshops is a draft summary matrix outlining strengths, vulnerabilities, and potential action items:

Northfield CRB Risk Matrix_Wkshp2Completed

Northfield needs resident and stakeholder input on the draft action items – what should be Northfield’s top priorities to address vulnerabilities and build upon strengths? Please fill out THIS SURVEY to let us know! 

Your input will be used to prioritize actions in Northfield’s final MVP Plan. A public listening session will be held in May to present the final plan, date TBD.

Questions? Please contact Helena Farrell, Franklin Regional Council of Governments, at hfarrell@frcog.org, 413-774-3167 x134

The FRCOG is Accepting Traffic Count Requests

The FRCOG’s transportation staff is accepting requests for the 2021 Traffic Counting Program. We offer vehicle volume, classification, and speed counts, as well as bicycle counts and intersection turning movement counts. All traffic counts are available to our member communities at no charge.

Speed counts include detailed reports of vehicle speeding statistics that can help to assess citizens’ concerns, verify if unsafe speeding is occurring, and identify the best times of day to conduct effective speed enforcement. New this year, we are now able to collect spot speed data that can be used to evaluate posted speed limits. Although the Covid-19 pandemic is still with us, traffic volumes are steadily returning to normal levels. The FRCOG Traffic Counting Program will continue to monitor volume trends at key regional locations this season. We can advise on the appropriate timing to collect any traffic data you may need.

Please send in any requests for traffic counts using this form. Please submit a separate form for each count location.

2021 Traffic Count Request Form

Please contact Laurie Scarbrough at LScarbrough@frcog.org for more information.