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Rogers County Long Range Transportation Plan Survey

You are invited to participate in the Rogers County Long Range Transportation Plan survey. Everyone's opinion and input counts for the future so please take a minute to fill out the survey to help your community. This survey is focused on Rogers County, if you work, live, attend school or commute with in Rogers County please help us  to help you. Click the link below to participate:

Rogers County Long Range Transportation Plan Survey

Thank you for your participation in helping Rogers County be the best we can make it!


Big Idea Fair for Rogers County 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan

The Grand Gateway Regional Transportation Planning Organization (RTPO) invites you to attend the upcoming public engagement events to help gather ideas on how to improve the transportation infrastructure in Rogers County.  We are interested in the community’s opinions and want this to be a plan that explores the interests of the citizens in Rogers County. The future of our communities depends on the decisions we make today so let your voices be heard!  You are the voice that the local government organizations need to hear! We will be using a series of informative stations to help visualize and collect vital information from the community on transportation issues in Rogers County.  Show us your transportation concerns with 3D Modeling; or highlighting the maps about traffic safety problems; sharing your opinions of Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (S.W.O.T.) at another table; and exploring the present Rogers County Transportation System to help us in developing the Vision for 2040.   

When & Where:  Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 5:30 p.m., Oologah City Hall, 315 E. Atlas Avenue, Oologah, OK

When & Where:  Thursday, March 30, 2017, 6:00-7:30 p.m., Northeast Technology Center, Claremore Campus, 1901 N. Highway 88, Claremore, OK

When & Where:  Tuesday, April 11: 2017, 3:00 p.m., Chelsea City Hall, 637 Olive Street, Chelsea, OK

There will be more public meetings for other area towns in Rogers County including Catoosa, Foyil, Inola, and Verdigris as well.  We will publish dates and locations in the near future.  

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Regional Transportation Planning Organization (RTPO)

Public Service Announcement:


The Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) has entered into an agreement with the Oklahoma Association of Regional Councils (OARC) to oversee development of the regional transportation planning process and regional public participation process in the non-metropolitan areas of the state.  Grand Gateway EDA is one of eleven Councils of Government in the state of Oklahoma and a member of OARC.  The Grand Gateway EDA Board of Directors created the Grand Gateway (North East) Regional Transportation Planning Organization (RTPO) by Resolution to fulfill this obligation with ODOT and OARC for the counties of Craig, Delaware, Mayes, Nowata, Ottawa, Rogers, and Washington in the Grand Gateway region.  


An RTPO Policy Board and Technical Committee has since been established with members representing area cities, counties, business/manufacturing industry, tribal governments, and community leaders from the Grand Gateway service region.  All aspects of the transportation planning process are overseen by the Grand Gateway RTPO Policy Board and the Grand Gateway Technical Committee serves as an advisory group for transportation and policy initiatives.  Both groups meet monthly and a calendar of meeting dates are available through the Oklahoma Secretary of State’s website, local City, County, OKDHS offices, newspapers, Libraries, and the Grand Gateway (North East) RTPO offices at 333 S. Oak Street, Big Cabin, OK and the website at grandgateway.org under calendar or the Transportation Planning tab.

The Planning Work Program (PWP) represents the budget and work tasks necessary to accomplish and maintain the transportation planning process within the RTPO region. The PWP is developed to coordinate transportation planning activities for a cooperative, continuing, and comprehensive planning process. This document includes a description of what work is to be accomplished, who will perform the work, the schedule for completion of the work, the intended products and funding. The PWP is a one-year scope of work and budget for transportation planning activities and funding sources to be accomplished between October 1 and September 30 of the FFY.


 The Public Participation Plan (FY-2017) is a process to inform citizens, groups, and organizations about specific decisions likely to affect their lives, ensure that planning and decision-making consider views and inputs from stakeholders, and resolve issues and problems taking into consideration multiple interests and concerns related to transportation planning for the Grand Gateway EDA service region.  Public review and comments of both of these plans are open until 2/19/17.  You may request more information at rtpodirector@grandgateway.org .


 The first project under the new federal fiscal year is to complete a Long Range Transportation Plan for Rogers County.  Multiple planning meetings will be held with a newly formed Working Group and Steering Committee comprised of Rogers County professionals ranging from elected officials to industry and area agency leaders.  Public Forums and surveys will also be conducted with the general public and targeted groups of people to gather data and plans for economic growth and impact that will affect our transportation system.  Short, Medium, and Long Range Plans will be included in the 2040 Long Range Transportation Planning Project.  You may follow the progress from our website under transportation planning. 


 The Grand Gateway (North East) RTPO will also conduct a Long Range Transportation Plan for each of our remaining counties in the future as well.  The Grand Gateway (North East) RTPO Policy Board chose/approved Rogers County planning project to be conducted first due to the involvement of the Tulsa Port of Catoosa and the complexities of waterway, rail, I-44 traffic and freight routes. 


 Additionally, the role of the Grand Gateway RTPO will include coordination between ODOT and regional transportation stakeholders with transportation needs arising.  Grand Gateway’s team of Directors and Grant Writers continually work with planners for economic development to improve our area communities.  Another project underway with ODOT is the collection of freight routes, traffic bottlenecks and issues information to help consultants in culminating proposals to improve our Statewide Freight Plan in 2017.


 This unified planning work program has been financed in part through grants from the Federal Highway Administration and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation.  The transportation planning products, including the Planning Work Program, inventory and data collection, transportation plans and public involvement will enable better transportation planning and preparation for funding opportunities to enable economic growth and improvements to transportation needs in the Grand Gateway service region.


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