Metro Board to Adopt LRTP Later Today? (Updated)

Rumors have been swirling that the Metro Board is actually going to do a final vote on the 2009 Long Range Transportation plan, less than 24 hours after it was first released to the public, to head off opposition that was planning to make a stand at the June 25 Metro Board meeting.  I repeat, these are only rumors at this point, but it bears watching. It does say on the agenda that the Board could adopt the LRTP this afternoon, but for a Board already under fire for the contempt it showed the public two weeks ago, it’s more than disheartening see them rushing the process again,

For those of you that don’t religiously scour the Streetsblog comment section, a copy of the changes to the LRTP are available here.

Just a reminder I’ll be live tweeting today’s events.  You can follow my tweets at  The meeting is scheduledto start at 1 P.M.

(Update, 1:22 P.M.: On behalf of the Mayor, who isn’t here yet, Richard Katz just announced that the vote on the LRTP will be put off until the July Board Meeting.  Apparently there’s no vote necesary for that sort of thing, but it’s still good news.)

  • I would bet, in the bylaws somewhere that they have to have the plan available to the public for a certain amount of time before putting it to a vote. You know, like respectable organizations do….then again, I forgot who we were talking about.

  • I’ll repeat what I emailed Mr. Newton this morning in re the LRTP:

    Despite what some have said, I have dubbed this the backroom deal LRTP since public input has been nil. Not that past cycles were anything other than dog & pony shows but now they don’t even try to pretend. Anyway Measure R and its project list is the defacto LRTP, which this will simply validate/duplicate.

  • “Anyway Measure R and its project list is the defacto LRTP, which this will simply validate/duplicate.”


    It always seemed that Measure R was essentially a vote on what the LRTP would be.

    Thank goodness Measure R passed. It would have been a very bleak LRTP indeed without it.

  • Spokker

    “Thank goodness Measure R passed. It would have been a very bleak LRTP indeed without it.”

    But now it’s a more racist future after Measure R passed! Can’t you feel the racism of all these upcoming transit projects? It just boils my blood, Wentzel.


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