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Dover/Kent MPO Announces New Staff

Date Posted: Monday, July 23rd, 2018

                            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 New Hires   DOVER, DE: The Dover/Kent County MPO has announced two new hires for the new fiscal year. The first is a replacement for an existing position, and the second is a new position. Helen Wiles will fill the existing position of Public Outreach Manager. Ms. Wiles comes from a diverse and comprehensive background that includes media sales, marketing, public relations, real estate and writing. She is very excited about her new home at the Dover/Kent MPO. “I am thrilled to be a part of this great organization. I’m looking forward to working with the public to ensure that everyone’s voice is heard at the planning table.”   Mike Ward will be the new GIS Planner for the MPO. This is a new position for the organization. Mr. Ward spent 38 years as a planner and in GIS with Kent County, and has won awards for mapping and graphics. “This is a tremendous opportunity to help guide the MPO into a new era with digital and web-based maps that will be interactive and very useful for the public.” says Mr. Ward.   This also reunites Mr. Ward with Reed Macmillan, executive director for the MPO. Mr. Macmillan has good things to say about both of the newcomers. “Mike (Ward) and I have worked together in the past and I know his energy and work ethic will serve us well. He’s also just a great guy to have around. Helen (Wiles) has just started but is already making the position of Public Outreach her own, and her ideas and enthusiasm will take her far in the organization.”   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 Safe Accountable Act for the 21st Century.   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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See You At The Fair!

Date Posted: Thursday, July 19th, 2018

The Dover/Kent County MPO will be at the Delaware State Fair doing surveys and taking “snaps” with their new snapchat filter. They will be in the grandstand with the folks from DELDOT and DART.



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Businesses can be Air Quality Champions for 2018. Information available.

Date Posted: Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

AQA 2018 Champion Criteria Business can self-nominate by April 16 by submitting their criteria sheets to general@ridesharedelaware.org. You can also find information at the Air Quality Partnership of Delaware at www.wilmapco.org/aqp.  



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Air Quality Awareness Week April 30-May 4

Date Posted: Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

Air Quality Awareness Week to run April 30 to May 4 Air Quality Partnership of Delaware encourages residents to practice clean commuting WILMINGTON— The Air Quality Partnership of Delaware is getting ready to recognize Air Quality Awareness Week from April 30 to May 4. During this time, the Partnership encourages everyone who lives and works in Delaware to practice clean commuting and other good air quality practices such as bicycling, walking, taking transit, carpooling, telecommuting, etc. While you’re at it, why not commemorate your good deeds by snapping a selfie or having someone take a photo of you and then post it to social media with the hash tag #TryItDayDE. That way, you can be entered into a drawing to win a $25 gift card. How easy is that? Businesses can join in the air quality action too. RideShare Delaware and the AQP will award an Air Quality Aware- ness 2018 Champion. Employers or businesses can self-nominate their work site for the opportunity to be recognized as the Air Quality Awareness 2018 Champion. All interested businesses must complete the attached AQA Criteria Checklist and submit to general@ridesharedelaware.org by April 16, 2018. Don’t forget to post your selfies to social media. Bonus points will be given to those employers whose employees log a clean commute in their RideShare Dela- ware account. To sign up for RideShare Delaware visit RideShareDelaware.org and select “Register My Commute” or download the free RideShareDE app. Join the AQP from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, April 20 at Rodney Square in Wilmington where the Partnership will join the City of Wilmington, The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary and others in the Wilmington Earth Day & Ar- bor Day celebration. The AQP will be on hand with an activity table for children. Tropo, the Air Quality Partnership’s loveable friend, will pay a visit to the event as well. You can find other air quality tips such as trip chaining, the importance of not idling your vehicle’s engine and other information on the AQP’s website at www.wilmapco.org/aqp. When you give clean commuting and other air quality tips a try, even for just one day, you can help to lower air pollution in the First State. So give it a try. You might like it.              



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Walkable Bikable Delaware Summit set for May 3

Date Posted: Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

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Proposed FY 2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Program ready to view for public comment

Date Posted: Friday, March 16th, 2018

Below is a link to the proposed FY 2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Program.  The public comment period will end on April 16, 2018. Comments and questions are welcome by calling the office at (302) 387-6026 or (302) 387-6030, and by email to kate.layton@doverkentmpo.org or doverkentmpo@gmail.com. Thank you. FY2019-2022 TIP for pub 4-19-2018  



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Public comment period on draft FY 2019-2022 TIP starts March 16

Date Posted: Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

Dover/Kent County MPO to open public comment period for FY 2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Program  The Dover/Kent County Metropolitan Planning Organization will hold a public comment period for its draft FY 2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Program from March 16 to April 16. The MPO will seek approval from Public Advisory Committee, Technical Advisory Committee and its policy-making body, the MPO Council at an April 19 meeting. The MPO’s draft Transportation Improvement Program for FY 2019-2022 includes more than $119 million in road, bridge, and other projects in central Delaware over the next four fiscal years. Some highlights of this TIP include the continuation or completion of projects that have been in the planning and/or construction process for some time.  A few highlighted projects in the draft TIP include: Improvements to Walnut Shade Road between U.S. 13 and Peachtree Run Completion of grade separated intersections at Route 1/South Frederica; Route 1/Little Heaven; and the start of construction of Route 1/Northeast Front Street in Milford Continued planning for the proposed widening of U.S. 13 Puncheon Run to Lochmeath Way, as well as between Lochmeath Way and Walnut Shade Road Continued design of Crawford Carroll Road extension, Kenton Road improvements, and the Camden Bypass Bridge rehabilitation projects Bike and pedestrian improvements (including the Senator Bikeway, West Street Trail, and Brecknock Park Trail connector) Improvements to Kenton Road and College Road in Dover Improvements around the intersection of Loockerman and Forest streets in Dover The TIP represents the first few years of 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. A project’s inclusion in the TIP does not guarantee construction will start within the TIP’s time span, although designers and planners could be busy behind the scenes on a project. A copy of the draft TIP is now available here. Comments and questions are welcome by calling (302) 387-6026 or (302) 387-6030, or via e-mail: kate.layton@doverkentmpo.org or doverkentmpo@gmail.com.



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Downtown Dover Parking Study available

Date Posted: Thursday, March 8th, 2018

Downtown Dover Parking Study now available The Downtown Dover Parking Study is an initiative of the City of Dover and the Dover / Kent County Metropolitan Planning Organization (DKCMPO), in partnership with the Downtown Dover Partnership (DDP). These partners retained our consulting team, led by Langan Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc. (Langan) and with KSK Architects Planners and Historians, Inc. (KSK), to take a fresh look at the issue of parking downtown, and to come up with a series of recommendations that would be updated from the last time a parking study was conducted in 2004 and would reinforce attempts to redevelop and bring fresh vitality downtown.The primary study area for this new study was bound by Water Street to the south, West Street to the west, Fulton Street to the north and State Street to the east. Additionally we also studied the area around the City Hall Lot which is bound by State Street to the west, Division Street to the north, Water Street to the south and Park Drive to the east. Read the Downtown Dover Parking Study here   Learn More



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Be Air Aware! Do your part and send the Air Quality Partnership a photo on social media

Date Posted: Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

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Read the latest edition of the MPO’s newsletter

Date Posted: Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

The fall edition of the Dover/Kent County MPO’s newsletter, Journeys, is now available. Click here to view, or go to the home page of this website and look under Publications in the Resources tab. To subscribe via e-mail to the MPO’s newsletter, contact Kate Layton at kate.layton@doverkentmpo.org.



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