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Louisville mayor seeks ideas on transportation plan

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Mayor Greg Fischer has scheduled four public meetings next week to gather input on a transportation initiative related to Vision Louisville – the citywide planning effort for the coming decades.

Those meetings will help create MoveLouisville, which Fischer's office describes as "a long-range strategic multimodal transportation plan for the city."

Fischer and Vision Louisville project manager Jeff O'Brien told WDRB.com last month that better public transit had emerged as the leading idea of Vision Louisville.

Fischer has suggested that an increased local sales tax he is pushing, among other sources, could help pay for the Vision Louisville projects. But MoveLouisville would have a clearer path to securing funding, according to Fischer's office.

Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency, the region's transportation planning agency, will adopt MoveLouisville as part of a regional plan that is incorporated into the state's six-year road budget, Fischer's office says.

The meetings will be held:  

Monday, Nov. 11, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Nia Center, 2900 W. Broadway

Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the Hardscuffle Gallery, 471 W. Main Street

Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Valley High School, Auditorium, 10200 Dixie Highway

Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Jeffersontown Community Center, 10617 Taylorsville Road

Nelson/Nygaard Consulting Associates of San Francisco is creating the plan as part of a $750,000 contract, according to Fischer's office. Kentucky state government contributed $600,000, with Metro Louisville adding $125,000 and $25,000 from the Transit Authority of River City, said Chris Poynter, a Fischer spokesman.

Go to www.louisvilleky.gov/economicdevelopment/MoveLouisville for more information.

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