Thursday, November 14, 2019

Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization, Update 14 November, 2019

Thursday, November 14, 2019 ▪ AAMPO is hiring! ▪ Thanksgiving Travel ▪ MPO staff help UTSA recognize the power of GIS ▪ Back from Baltimore: A

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

AAMPO is hiring!

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AAMPO is looking for a regional transportation planner to join our staff


Thanksgiving Travel

The Thanksgiving holiday is undoubtedly the busiest travel time of the year. Based on historical and recent travel trends, transportation analytics company INRIX, predicts the most holiday traffic in these local hotspots as soon as Monday evening, November 25, as commuters and holiday travelers mix.

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Tidbits and tips for the 2019 Thanksgiving travel season


MPO staff help UTSA recognize the power of GIS


UTSA celebrated GIS Day on November 12th
The Alamo Area MPO GIS team highlighted cutting-edge GIS techniques to over 60 students and facility in attendance at the University of Texas - San Antonio's 2019 GIS Day event! Sponsored by UTSA’s Political Science and Geography Departments and organized by Dr. Nazgol Bagheri, the event showcased six presentations with geography trivia and networking opportunities. Some of the presentation titles included: Vision Zero – Using GIS to Save Lives, Modelling a Utility Network in GIS and the AAMPO’s Empowering Citizens with GIS. The event was a huge success and we look forward to being part of next year’s event!


Back from Baltimore: AMPO Conference summary

MPO staff presented to the Association of MPOs' national conference in Baltimore, MD this October


New Braunfels looks into public transit

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Complete an online survey by November 18, 2019

The City of New Braunfels is developing a Public Transit Study. Funded through the MPO's planning funds, the study of fixed route transit service will look at whether public transportation along a prescribed route and on a set schedule is a viable transportation option for the community.
New Braunfels is the nation's second-fastest growing large city by percentage, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. It gains about 15 new residents every day.
Complete online survey by November 18, 2019. Visit for more information.


Drone delivery on the horizon

Emerging transportation technologies (ETT) like drone delivery are coming. Give TxDOT your input on ETTs as the state's Department of Transportation plans for 2050. Survey closes this Friday, November 15!

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How much do you know about EV?

Suggest locations for electric vehicle charging stations
As the market develops around electric vehicles in South Central Texas, EV-SA unifies the City of San Antonio's policy, planning and programming efforts around electric transportation.
Share what you think about Electric Vehicles: San Antonio Electric Vehicle Transportation Survey
Have an idea for where to locate new EV charging infrastructure? Suggest one:
Suggested Electric Vehicle Charging Stations survey


SA Tomorrow: Drop in for the Eastside Community Plan

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The public is invited to drop in on November 20

Stop by SA Tomorrow's Drop In Community Hours to share your ideas for the future of the Eastside Community Area. The project manager will be available to answer questions, share information about the planning process, and listen to your ideas for the future of the Eastside Community Area. Find out more.


Try an eBike on the Mission Heritage Ride

Try out an e-assist bike on this month's Mission Heritage Ride

San Antonio Bike Share is organizing an eBike demo ride Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 10:00 AM starting at Confluence Park. Use the new transportation mode on this historic journey to learn about the history of Spanish Colonial Texas and explore the grounds of the mission compounds.
The ride only requires a $10 donation, which includes a monthly pass to San Antonio Bike Share as a thank you.


ConnectSA wants your input

ConnectSA Survey
Connect SA is looking for your input
Congestion in San Antonio is getting worse and is outpacing population growth. ConnectSA is asking for your input to help shape the future of transportation together.


Upcoming AAMPO committee meetings

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The Alamo Area MPO has four regular meetings that occur each month.
All our meetings are open to the public and all agendas for our meetings are posted on our website,
The next Pedestrian Mobility Advisory Committee meeting will be held on November 20, 2019, at 3:00 PM at the MPO Office located at 825 South St. Mary's Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205.
The next Technical Advisory Committee meeting will be held on December 6, 2019, at 1:30 PM at the TxDOT District Office in the Building 2 Hearing Room, 4615 NW Loop 410, San Antonio, Texas 78229.
The Transportation Policy Board will combine its November and December meetings and will meet on Monday, December 9, 2019, at 1:30 PM at VIA Metro Center, 1021 San Pedro Avenue, San Antonio, Texas 78212.
The Bicycle Mobility Advisory Committee will not meet in December. Its next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on January 8, 2020, at 9:00 AM at the MPO Office located at 825 South St. Mary's Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205.
As a reminder, you can watch meetings of the Transportation Policy Board live online at Meetings are also indexed the following day and available for you to view 24 hours a day 7 days a week after the meeting concludes.

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