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DOVER FREIGHT BUSINESS OWNERS SURVEY

Date Posted: Thursday, January 7th, 2021

Please complete the survey HERE.   Thanks!



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Dover Air Force Base (DAFB) Compatible Use Study INTERACTIVE PLANNING SESSIONS

Date Posted: Friday, September 9th, 2022

In-person Only: DelDOT Administration Building-East 1st Floor South Entrance- Delaware Room 800 S. Bay Road, Dover, DE For more information, please visit: https://deldot.gov/projects/Studies/dafb/ The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) along with its consultants, are conducting a study to support the long term viability of the DAFB. Community members, stakeholders and property owners are cordially invited to participate in this two-day community engagement event to consider future land use opportunities for the borrow pits located at 3700 Bay Road. Your feedback is important to us and to the success of this study! Participants are strongly encouraged to attend the entirety of both sessions in order to fully engage with this collaborative planning experience. The in-person schedule is as follows: Please contact, Humaira Y. Nabeela at 302-760-2174 or email Humaira.nabeela@delaware.gov for questions, additional information, and to register. Registration (not required) can also be submitted at: https://forms.gle/yDCbPkYnjfPsn3Wn7 We look forward to your participation! A written record of the proceedings will be available after each meeting on the project website listed above. September 27 October 4 4:00 to 4:30PM Welcome & Introductions Project and Process Overview Overview of alternative design concepts 4:30 to 6:00PM Small group tabletop exercises Small group evaluation of alternatives 6:00 to 7:00 PM Large group debrief and adjournment Preliminary concept plan and principles Dover Air Force Base (DAFB) Compatible Use Study INTERACTIVE PLANNING SESSIONS September 27th AND October 4th, 2022 4:00 – 7:00 p.m.



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DOVER/KENT MPO ANNOUNCES RAIL CORRIDOR INDUSTRIAL USE LAND STUDY

Date Posted: Friday, September 9th, 2022

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Helen Wiles, Public Outreach Manager, Dover/Kent MPO, 302.465.2438 or helen.wiles@doverkentmpo.org September 7, 2022 DOVER/KENT MPO ANNOUNCES RAIL CORRIDOR INDUSTRIAL USE LAND STUDY KENT COUNTY DELAWARE: The Dover/Kent County Metropolitan Planning Organization has released the final document for the Rail Corridor Industrial Land Use Study. It was voted on for final approval at the Council Meeting held on September 7, 2022. The purpose of the study is to be A technical identification of available land adjacent to rail corridors which could be designated and preserved for industrial use in Kent County, Delaware. Funded by FHWA, FTA, DelDOT and the Kent Economic Partnership, this resource is intended to show the importance between local government comprehensive plans and how these documents can support state and regional rail freight plan goals and objectives, better coordination between local and state government, and rail operators land use decisions, and attract rail freight related manufacturing/employment centers to Kent County, Delaware. Linda Parkowski, Executive Director of the KEP and Choose Central Delaware says “The Rail Study will bring awareness of importance of preserving and zoning land along the rail corridor in Kent County for appropriate uses.  There is a finite amount of rail in Central Delaware and this study highlights the need to use it wisely for future generations.” The entire study can be read on the Dover Kent MPO website at www.doverkentmpo.org. Any questions or concerns about this study can be directed to James Galvin, Principal Planner at james.galvin@doverkentmpo.org. The Dover/Kent County Metropolitan Planning Organization is a federally mandated not-for-profit that works with local, state and federal governments along with local transportation organizations to ensure that transportation planning and projects are done in compliance with Federal law to include the Federal Clean Air Act and the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST). The Dover/Kent County Metropolitan Planning Organization is committed to equity and Title VI compliance. Title VI and Environmental Justice stem from the 1964 Civil Rights Act stating that “No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” For more information on the Dover/Kent County MPO, please visit www.doverkentmpo.org or call Helen Wiles at 302-387-6026.  



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DOVER/KENT MPO ANNOUNCES TOWN OF BOWERS BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN STUDY

Date Posted: Friday, September 9th, 2022

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Helen Wiles, Public Outreach Manager, Dover/Kent MPO, 302.465.2438 or helen.wiles@doverkentmpo.org September 7, 2022 DOVER/KENT MPO ANNOUNCES TOWN OF BOWERS BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN STUDY BOWERS, DELAWARE: The Dover/Kent County Metropolitan Planning Organization has released the final document for the Town of Bowers Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements Study. It was voted on for final approval at the Council Meeting held on September 7, 2022. The purpose of the study is to describe the existing transportation conditions within Bowers and along Bowers Beach Road. The publication offers various alternatives that would improve bicycle and pedestrian access in the surrounding area, as well as suggesting a number of recreational amenities within the town. Ada Puzzo, Mayor of Bowers, said in a speech earlier this summer that the MPO “was instrumental in not only doing this tremendous study, but also acting as a goodwill partner that allowed the Town of Bowers to create even more opportunities.” The entire study can be read on the Dover Kent MPO website at www.doverkentmpo.org. Any questions or concerns about this study can be directed to James Galvin, Principal Planner at james.galvin@doverkentmpo.org. The Dover/Kent County Metropolitan Planning Organization is a federally mandated not-for-profit that works with local, state and federal governments along with local transportation organizations to ensure that transportation planning and projects are done in compliance with Federal law to include the Federal Clean Air Act and the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST). The Dover/Kent County Metropolitan Planning Organization is committed to equity and Title VI compliance. Title VI and Environmental Justice stem from the 1964 Civil Rights Act stating that “No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” For more information on the Dover/Kent County MPO, please visit www.doverkentmpo.org or call Helen Wiles at 302-387-6026.  



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Dover Air Force Base (DAFB) Compatible Use Study PUBLIC WORKSHOP

Date Posted: Thursday, May 5th, 2022

Dover Air Force Base (DAFB) Compatible Use Study PUBLIC WORKSHOP Tuesday, May 17, 2022 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. To join via Zoom: https://deldotgov. zoom.us/j/84704454648?pwd=OTJUaUZBUTc2ejNCS2RHQVpDTVdsQT09 Meeting ID: 847 0445 4648 To attend in-Person: Project Website: https://deldot.gov/projects/Studies/dafb/ The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) along with its consultants is holding a Public Workshop to solicit public input on the Dover Air Force Base Compatible Use Study. The workshop will introduce the public to the purpose, planning process, schedule and the initial data gathering phase. The public is invited to attend anytime between 5:30 and 7:30. The schedule is as follows: 5:45 to 6:15: A live presentation with Q & A will be presented both in person and via zoom. 6:15 to 7:30: The in-person public is invited to view the project information and direct comments and questions to project staff. The virtual attendees will be provided links to the project information, including videos and mapping. Questions and comments will be accepted live over zoom. The recorded presentation will be available after the meeting on the project website listed above. Comments will be received during the workshop, submitted online, or can be sent via email to dotpublic@delaware.gov or Humaira.Nabeela@delaware.gov DelDOT Administration Building- East 1st Floor South Entrance- Delaware Room 800 Bay Road Dover, DE



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Dover/Kent County MPO announces two major documents now open for Public Comment

Date Posted: Tuesday, April 12th, 2022

The Dover/Kent MPO announces a copy of the draft for the 2023 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) is now published. The 2023 UPWP will outline the projects and programs the MPO plans to address in the next fiscal year. The UPWP draft is available on the MPO website (www.doverkentmpo.org) for review and comments. All comments must be received before May 4, 2022 when the MPO Council will vote to adopt the budget and the outlines of the UPWP. The Dover/Kent County MPO is also now publishing its FY 2023-2026 Transportation Improvement Plan on the MPO’s website (www.doverkentmpo.org) and is open for public comment between 4/12/22 and 7/6/22 when it will be voted on by the MPO Council for adoption. The TIP is derived from the MPO’s long-range Metropolitan Transportation Plan. Projects in the TIP are ones for which the Delaware Department of Transportation wants to secure federal funding. The TIP also serves as a budgetary guide for how much money will be spent on each project.   Any comments or concerns that people have can be sent to Helen Wiles, Public Outreach Manager for the MPO. Ms. Wiles can be reached by phone at 302-387-6026 or email at helen.wiles@doverkentmpo.org.   The public participation process for the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) will also meet the public participation requirements for DTC’s Program of Projects (POP). The TIP also considers effects upon low income and minority residents.   The Dover/Kent County Metropolitan Planning Organization is a federally funded not-for-profit that works with local, state and federal governments along with local transportation organizations to ensure that transportation planning and projects are done in compliance with Federal mandates to include the Federal Clean Air Act and the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST).   The TIP and UPWP may be viewed or obtained from the Dover/Kent County MPO website. For more information on the Dover/Kent County MPO, please visit www.doverkentmpo.org or call Helen Wiles at 302-387-6026.



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DOVER/KENT COUNTY MPO ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF PARKLET HOW-TO-GUIDE

Date Posted: Friday, March 4th, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, please contact Helen Wiles, Public Outreach Dover/Kent County MPO Helen.wiles@doverkentmpo.org 302.387.6026   3/2/21   DOVER/KENT COUNTY MPO ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF PARKLET HOW-TO-GUIDE The Dover/Kent County MPO has released a new “How-to Guide” for creating and enjoying Parklets. The guide is directed at municipalities in Kent County and encourages the implementation of these spaces for either temporary or semi-permanent use. The term ‘Parklet’ describes the process of converting one or more street parking spaces on urban streets into a small public ‘parks’ or enclosed seating area. Usually, parklets are installed on parking lanes and use several parking spaces. Parklets typically extend out from the sidewalk at the sidewalk level to the width of the adjacent parking space. Parklets are intended for people and offer a place to stop, sit, and rest while taking in the activities of the street. When a parklet is not designed to accommodate people, it may provide greenery, art, other visual amenities, or may accommodate bicycle parking or supplement public transit waiting areas. “The best designed parklets take into consideration amenities that would benefit the immediate surroundings, such as tables and chairs, bench seating, lighting, planters, and landscaping,” said Helen Wiles, Dover/Kent County MPO Public Outreach Manager. “Solar phone charging stations, which can be incorporated into seating, literature shelves and umbrellas, can also be a very effective means of increasing patronage.” The Dover/Kent County MPO introduced a Parklet Pilot Program in July 2021. A Mobile Parklet was available for set-up at events around Kent County. MPO staff gathered feedback from the public, and shared that information with municipal leaders. The pilot program also includes a mini-grant to assist municipalities with acquiring a parklet of its own. The How-To Guide will act as a companion for the mini-grant. The guide is now available to view or download at www.doverkentmpo.org. If you have questions or concerns about the guide or the pilot program, please contact Helen Wiles, Public Outreach Manager, at 302-387-6026 or email helen.wiles@doverkentmpo.org.   The Dover/Kent County Metropolitan Planning Organization is a Federally mandated not-for-profit that works with local, state, and federal governments along with local transportation organizations to ensure that transportation planning and projects are done in compliance with Federal mandates to include the Federal Clean Air Act and the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST). The Dover/Kent County MPO is committed to Title VI compliance. Title VI states “No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”  



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Dover/Kent County Metropolitan Planning Organization Announces Public Participation Plan Published

Date Posted: Wednesday, November 10th, 2021

Media Release        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Helen Wiles, Public Outreach Manager 302-387-6026 helen.wiles@doverkentmpo     Dover/Kent County Metropolitan Planning Organization Announces Public Participation Plan Published The 2021 update of the Dover/Kent County Public Participation Plan was recently approved by the MPO Council and is now available for viewing on the Dover/Kent County MPO website. The PPP provides the outline to effectively involve the public in transportation planning. Like a blueprint, the PPP provides general information to help reach a desired result – to involve the public in the planning process and incorporate articulated wants and needs into all MPO documents. Helen Wiles, public outreach manager for the Dover/Kent County MPO says, “We always say Get Your Voice Heard when we talk about the MPO and what we are trying to do with transportation in Kent County. This is basically the plan as to how we engage those voices.” The update also includes innovations that came from the COVID-19 lockdowns, as well as the introduction of some new technologies. The Public Participation Plan can be accessed on the Dover Kent/County MPO website at www.doverkentmpo.org/public-participation-plan/. Any comments or concerns that people have can be sent to Helen Wiles, Public Outreach Manager for the MPO. Ms. Wiles can be reached by phone at 302-387-6026 or email at helen.wiles@doverkentmpo.org. The Dover/Kent County Metropolitan Planning Organization is a federally funded not-for-profit that works with local, state and federal governments along with local transportation organizations to ensure that transportation planning and projects are done in compliance with Federal mandates to include the Federal Clean Air Act and the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST).  



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2 TIP AMENDMENTS NOW POSTED FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

Date Posted: Monday, October 11th, 2021

Two tip amendments are now posted for public comments. You can view them here and here. All comments can be made to helen.wiles@doverkentmpo.org  



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Public Participation Plan Update Draft now published for public comment

Date Posted: Wednesday, July 21st, 2021

Dover/Kent County Metropolitan Planning Organization Announces Public Participation Plan Draft Published The 2021 update of the Dover/Kent County Public Participation Plan Draft is now online for public comment. The PPP provides the outline to communicate what is needed to effectively involve the public in transportation planning. Like a blueprint, the PPP provides general information to help reach a desired result – to involve the public in the planning process and incorporate the articulated wants and needs into all MPO documents. Helen Wiles, public outreach manager for the Dover/Kent County MPO says “We always say Get Your Voice Heard when we talk about the MPO and what we are trying to do in Kent County with transportation. This is basically the plan as to how we listen to those voices.” The Public Participation Plan can be seen on the Dover Kent/County MPO website at www.doverkentmpo.org/public-participation-plan/. The comment period will remain open until September 1, 2021 after which the MPO Council will vote to adopt the final version. Any comments or concerns that people have can be sent to Helen Wiles, Public Outreach Manager for the MPO. Ms. Wiles can be reached by phone at 302-387-6026 or email at helen.wiles@doverkentmpo.org. The Dover/Kent County Metropolitan Planning Organization is a federally funded not-for-profit that works with local, state and federal governments along with local transportation organizations to ensure that transportation planning and projects are done in compliance with Federal mandates to include the Federal Clean Air Act and the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST).   The Public Participation Plan can be seen HERE



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Banning/Clarence St Study now available on MPO Channel!

Date Posted: Friday, May 28th, 2021

You can see the Banning/Clarence St Study presentation on our YouTube channel, or just CLICK HERE!



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