Surprise: Transit Plan passes

By on September 14, 2015

Jackson, Wyoming – Town and County electeds passed unanimously the Integrated Transit Plan (ITP) at their Joint Information Meeting (JIM) this afternoon.

It was anticipated by many that the revised plan was still too raw to receive approval, though the process has played out for some 22 months now, including eight JIM meetings and two public workshops. After tabling scheduled discussion on commercial zoning limits, county commissioners and town councilors were united in their resolve to move forward with the ITP as presented.

Public comment weighed heavily in favor of modifying or completely striking many of the facets of the transit plan – including strong opposition to a Tribal Trails connector, widening of Highways 22 and 390, and a north bridge over the Snake River – but after thanking the public for their input, electeds agreed they would refer to the ITP as a fluid guiding plan, not an edict, and preferred to move forward with a plan staff deemed “90 percent there.”

Planet JH will have more, in-depth coverage this Wednesday in its weekly edition.

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