Every four years, the FRCOG updates the Franklin County Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), a comprehensive accounting of transportation needs, issues, facilities, and potential funding needed for the regional transportation network over a 25-year time horizon. We are currently updating this plan; draft chapters are out for a 21-day public review from Saturday, May 27th through Friday, June 16th, 2023. Access the draft chapters through the button link below.
Comments should be submitted in writing via email to [email protected] or by letter to Beth Giannini, Transportation Program Manager, Franklin Regional Council of Governments, 12 Olive Street, Suite 2, Greenfield MA 01301.
This Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) update focuses on the importance of providing safe, efficient, and resilient mobility for residents and freight while taking into account the rural character of the county. The RTP specifically emphasizes the following goals:
- preservation and improvement of the existing transportation system, while also maintaining the region’s scenic and natural resources
- providing residents with transportation options to the singly-occupied vehicle
- strengthening the local economy and industries, and
- improving the region’s livability and resiliency.