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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

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AAMPO will host a virtual Walk & Bike Night on March 17 at 6 p.m.

If you have ever dreamed of taking a bike ride or hike from San Antonio to Austin, tune in Wednesday, March 17 for AAMPO's Virtual Walk & Bike Night.

An online panel conversation will focus on how the Cities of San Antonio, New Braunfels and others are working together with non-profit organizations, ActivateSA and The Great Springs Project, to provide safer active transportation connections within our communities and to one day create a network of trails that will connect San Antonio to Austin.

Panelists:
• Brandon Ross, City of San Antonio Parks & Recreation
• Garry Merritt, The Great Springs Project
• Jim Bailey, ActivateSA
• Ylda Capriccioso, City of New Braunfels Parks & Recreation Department

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Do you normally pack your lunch when you go to work? Or enjoy lunch at home while telecommuting? Then you're doing your part to go green!

Instead of driving out for lunch, kick back and enjoy a cost-effective, tasty, and eco-friendly meal at your desk! During March, log your brown bag lunches on the Alamo Commutes app or website and you'll be entered to win a $50 gift card!

Get all the details on this Alamo Commutes Challenge.

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Through March 31, log your brown bag lunches on Alamo Commutes to earn rewards. Source: Getty Images

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Throughout March, we're actively updating our database of bicycle infrastructure around the Alamo Area. Our GIS team developed an easy to use online map so you can help us track current bicycle-accommodating infrastructure.

The quick video below walks you through how to record your input. Then, check out our crowdsourcing app and let us know if we are missing any bicycle facilities!

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Watch a quick video to find out how to record your input in the Alamo Area Bike Data Crowdsourcing Map.

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Wrenchathon

Earn-A-Bike will host the 2021 Spring Wrench-A-Thon on Saturday, March 20 and needs volunteers.

Earn-A-Bike (EAB), a member of AAMPO's Bicycle Mobility Advisory Committee, needs volunteers for the co-op's 2021 Spring Wrench-A-Thon on Saturday, March 20.

The event is open to anyone - no experience needed. Training will be provided, and EAB bike mechanics will certify the safety of every refurbished bicycle.

Lend a hand patching tubes to adjusting brakes on over 200 donated bikes! Sign up to volunteer.

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Stop Trains Cant

#crosscarefully campaign reminds motorists to stop at railroad crossings and to understand signs and signals.

You should stop because trains can’t.

Well…they can, but it takes a while. If you assume a train will stop when the engineer sees a car on the tracks, you’re right — but trains need at least 18 football fields of track to reach a complete stop. Don’t risk it.

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have launched a national railroad crossing safety ad campaign to increase public awareness around railroad tracks and reduce crossing deaths and injuries. Find out more about the #crosscarefully campaign.

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Workshops for the Culebra Road Arterial Study are scheduled in March.

The City of San Antonio is conducting three virtual community workshops in support of the Culebra Road Arterial Study. This study is being conducted to identify multimodal opportunities along the corridor to enhance safety, pedestrian mobility, and micro-mobility access. The Culebra Road Arterial Study will evaluate Culebra Road from Loop 1604 to IH 10 by applying a Vision Zero lens to develop improvements that enhance pedestrian and bicyclist environments and support transit. The corridor extends approximately 13 miles in City of San Antonio Council Districts 1, 5, 6, and 7.

Participate in planning for Culebra Road by attending one of three virtual community workshops.

English Workshops:
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. | 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Spanish Workshop:
Thursday, March 25, 2021 from 6 to 8 p.m.

The City of San Antonio is also asking citizens to complete an interactive survey to share their vision for Culebra Road and ideas for improving the corridor:

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CONSTRUCTION CLOSURES UPDATE

TxDOT posts upcoming construction closures.

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Congratulations on your retirement, Jeanne! Sources: IH 37 at Houston Street looking north in 1998 (TxDOT); Loop 410 at San Pedro looking east in 2001 (TxDOT); VIA Metropolitan Transit Buppets (viainfo.net/40years/)

Jeanne retires from AAMPO with over 23 years of service to the organization, 15 of those as our Deputy Director! She began her career in the industry as a technician for the Texas A&M Transportation Institute which branched into an internship with VIA Metropolitan Transit and jobs there as an assistant planner and long-range planner.

At the Alamo Area MPO, Jeanne has seen us from the Mobility 2025 Metropolitan Transportation Plan through the start of Mobility 2050. In that time, she organized countless meetings of the Technical Advisory Committee and Transportation Policy Board; helped with the expansion of our study area; ensured the MPO is prepared for every federal certification review and overseen more than a dozen MPO-funded planning studies.

Jeanne has always prioritized collaboration with our transportation agency partners and informative, interactive public involvement.

We’ve coordinated our comprehensive wishes for a continuously rewarding retirement and miss you already, Jeanne!

▪ Your team at the Alamo Area MPO
Your team at the Alamo Area MPO
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BestWorkplacesCommuters

The Alamo Area MPO has been recognized as a Best Workplace for Commuters for the second year in a row. Source: AAMPO

From bicycles to carpools to telecommutes, the modern and employee-driven workplace supports their staff at every level of their workplace experience -including their commute. Commute-friendly workplaces are better suited to recruit and retain top talent.

The Alamo Area MPO is proud to have been recognized as a Best Workplace for Commuters for the second year in a row. Join other top employers with this recognition, administered by the National Center for Transit Research. Read more on the Alamo Commutes blog.

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RFP Legal Services

Proposals are due April 16, 2021.

AAMPO is seeking a qualified firm or individual to serve as contract attorney to the agency. Electronic proposals are due to AAMPO by noon (CDT) on Friday, April 16, 2021.

More information, including the full Request for Qualifications/Proposals, is posted on our website.

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AAMPO's Call for Projects closes April 1.

The Alamo Area MPO is holding a Call for Projects to award federal funding to transportation projects. Funds will be awarded to projects ready to begin construction or go into effect in Fiscal Years 2023-2026.

Eligible entities have an opportunity to apply for funding from three federal funding categories: Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG), Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ); and Transportation Alternatives (TA).

Learn more.

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The Alamo Area MPO has four regular meetings that occur each month. All our meetings are open to the public.

Until further notice, MPO meetings will be online to follow physical distancing recommendations. Agenda and access information will be posted on alamoareampo.org/committees/online.

The March meetings of the Bicycle Mobility Advisory Committee and Pedestrian Mobility Advisory Committee are canceled. Instead, please join AAMPO for our Walk & Bike Night panel, to be held online on Wednesday, March 17, 2021, at 6 p.m.

The next Transportation Policy Board meeting will be held online on Monday, March 22, 2021, at 1:30 p.m.

The next Technical Advisory Committee meeting will be held online on Friday, April 9, 2021, at 1:30 p.m.

Audio recordings of all committee meetings are available under Meeting Archives of each committee's page.

 
   
 
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