The Lawrence-Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Organization announced six Open House sessions as part of the PublicParticipation Process for the Transportation 2040 Plan (T-2040).

This effort will update the region’s main transportation planning document, the Metropolitan Transportation Plan, which includes a description of proposed future transportation system improvements. The events offer the community an opportunity to share ideas, speak with transportation planners, and comment on the future of transportation in Baldwin City, Eudora, Lawrence, Lecompton and all of Douglas County.

“This is an opportunity for residents to talk about a system that affects all of us – the multimodal transportation system,” said Todd Girdler, senior transportation planner. “Now is the time to talk to us about your transportation needs and your ideas for improving our transportation system. We really want to hear from you, about how we can make this system the best we can.”

Sessions have been scheduled for the following dates and locations:

Baldwin:  June 11, 2012, 5:00-8:00p.m., Baldwin City Public Library Activity Room, 800 7th St.

Eudora: June 28, 2012, 5:00-8:00p.m., Eudora City Hall Council Chambers Room, 4 E. 7th St.

Lawrence: June 21, 2012, 5:30-8:30p.m., Union Pacific Depot, Community Room, 402 North 2nd St. 

June 25, 2012, 4:00-8:00p.m., Lawrence Public Library Auditorium, 707 Vermont St.

June 27, 2012, 11:00-1:00p.m., Lawrence City Commission Room, 6 East 6th St.

 Lecompton: June 20, 2012, 5:00-8:00p.m., Lecompton Community Building, 327 Elmore St.

An online survey is available at

The draft T-2040 Plan will be available for comment during Fall 2012 and the final version for comment will be available in very early 2013 or sooner.