Public meeting scheduled for effort to update the Great Falls transportation plan

The Great Falls Metropolitan Planning Organization is updating the Great Falls Area Long Range Transportation Plan.

The LRTP provides a blueprint for guiding transportation infrastructure investments based on identified needs. The LRTP addresses all modes of transportation in a balanced attempt to meet current and future needs while complying with state and federal requirements.

The second of two informational meetings will be held on May 10 in the Gibson Room of the Great Falls Civic Center, 2 Park Drive South. The meeting will begin with an open house at 6 p.m. with a presentation to follow at 6:30 p.m. Time for informal discussions with the project team will be available after the presentation.

Public meeting scheduled for effort to update the Great Falls transportation plan

The purpose of the meeting is to present the transportation system recommendations and to provide a general overview of the draft LRTP report. The draft LRTP report will be made available May 9 on the project website.

Participation is an important part of the planning process and the public is encouraged to attend the open house. Opinions, comments and concerns may be also submitted in writing, by mail to Scott Randall, project manager, Robert Peccia and Associates, P.O. Box 5653, Helena, MT, 59604, by email to, or by using the comment form on the project website. Comments on the draft LRTP report are due by June 10.

The City of Great Falls attempts to provide accommodations for any known disability that may interfere with a person’s participation in any service, program or activity of the city. Alternative accessible formats of information presented at the meeting can be provided upon request. Accommodation requests are encouraged at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. For further information, call 455-8434. The Great Falls Transit District relies on this public involvement activity to satisfy Federal Transit Administration program of projects public participation requirements.