The City of La Follette will conduct a Public Meeting on Wednesday, August 29, at noon, at La Follette City Hall. The purpose of the meeting is to provide information to the public on the Tennessee Department of Transportation Multimodal Access Program and Transportation Alternatives Program. The City of La Follette plans to apply for funding under these programs. Citizens are encouraged to attend and comment on proposed projects.
Persons with disabilities requiring special accommodations and persons with questions should contact Barbara Wilson with the City of La Follette at 423.562.4961.
According to the State of Tennessee website, TDOT’s Multimodal Access Grant is a state-funded program created to support the transportation needs of transit users, pedestrians and bicyclists through infrastructure projects that address existing gaps along state routes. Multimodal facilities play an important role in providing transportation choices for people across Tennessee. With half of all trips in the United States being three miles or less, good walking, biking and transit facilities are essential to the continued growth and success of our towns and cities. Multimodal Access Grant projects are state-funded at 95 percent with a 5 percent local match. Total project costs must not exceed $1 million. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 08/29/2018-6AM)