Letter: Everybody is required to form transportation in Higher Bangor

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A secure, sustainable and environment friendly transportation community is on the coronary heart of conserving Higher Bangor thriving. Over the previous yr, BACTS — the Bangor Space Complete Transportation System — has labored to replace a long-range plan for the roads, bridges, trails, sidewalks and transit service in a area that features parts of Bangor, Bradley, Brewer, Hampden, Hermon, Milford, Previous City, Orono, Orrington, the Penobscot Nation and Veazie. The plan establishes the collective imaginative and prescient and objectives of the area — and it guides decision-making and prioritizes investments.

Because the chair of the BACTS Coverage Committee, I invite folks to assessment and provides enter on the draft plan. The plan’s imaginative and prescient states that Higher Bangor “could have a secure and sustainable transportation community, together with infrastructure and companies,that assist fairness, effectivity, and neighborhood objectives.” The ensuing plan lays out a set of precedence initiatives aimed toward addressing the imaginative and prescient and the altering wants of the area. We need to know the way effectively the plan displays the imaginative and prescient and desires of the area.

BACTS is providing a number of methods for folks to assessment the draft plan and supply suggestions, together with a digital public assembly from 4:30 p.m. to five:30 p.m. on Oct. 4. Go to bactsmpo.org to study extra. Suggestions is being collected on the plan by means of Oct. 19. The BACTS Coverage Committee will take into account the plan for adoption in November 2023.