Border residents invited to binational transportation study meeting
Residents of San Luis, Ariz., and San Luis Rio Colorado, Son., are invited to attend an open house to learn more about the Binational San Luis Transportation Study and to offer their input.
The meeting will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at San Luis City Hall, 1090 E. Union St., San Luis, Ariz. A presentation on the study will be held at 6 p.m. Those attending will also have an opportunity to review the study, ask questions and offer their input.
Spanish interpreter services will be provided.
The Binational San Luis Transportation Study is a joint effort by the Arizona Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration and the cities of San Luis, Ariz., and San Luis Rio Colorado, Son. The study is being funded by the Federal Highway Administration.
The primary purpose of the study is to prepare a long-range multimodal transportation plan that will address the most critical current and future transportation issues for the two border cities, say ADOT officials.
One of the principal goals is to update the transportation plan identified in the 2009 City of San Luis Small Area Transportation Study to address the safety and mobility issues for the continuously growing border region. During the course of this study, the project team will:
• Determine if the current and planned infrastructure are still needed and are properly serving the community and regional travelers.
• Address pedestrian and bicyclist needs.
• Plan to enhance connectivity between vehicles, transit and pedestrians.
• Develop a plan to enhance the mobility and connectivity of the transportation system at an international, regional and local level.
• Evaluate and identify needed infrastructure improvements at the San Luis I Port of Entry.
• Conduct an origin and destination survey to understand the travel pattern between the cities.
Throughout the study, multiple opportunities will be provided for public input.
For more information, visit www.azdot.gov/slbinationalstudy or contact Gabriella Kemp, Yuma District spokeswoman for ADOT, at 317-2165, email@example.com.