#City & Town Planning
Target:
Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (Boston MPO)
Region:
United States of America
Website:
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The Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (Boston MPO) has initially programmed $21,034,382 in fiscal year 2026 to fully construct Phase 1 of the Belmont Community Path. This decision is captured in the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for Federal Fiscal Years (FFYs) 2023-27 Draft for Public Review. Public comments are due by 5pm on May 23. In signing this petition, you will join others in providing formal public input by the deadline to endorse their decision to fund this project and to accelerate funding as future opportunity allows.

For more information, see the following sections of the TIP draft for public review (https://www.ctps.org/data/pdf/plans/TIP/FFYs-2023-2027-Draft-TIP-Public-Review.pdf):
Project description on page 3-70
Project impact in Table A-2
Project benefits in the summary of support letters in Table C-1

We, the undersigned, support full funding for Phase 1 construction of the Belmont Community Path (Project ID 609204) that was newly programmed in the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for Federal Fiscal Years (FFYs) 2023-27 Draft for Public Review dated May 2, 2022. The town has made consistent progress on project readiness. The path offers significant benefits to regional mobility and safe routes to school along with many other benefits such as those summarized in Table C-1 of the Draft FFYs 2023-27 TIP. On behalf of the increasing number of people accessing the regional network of off-road paths, the high number of middle and high school students seeking safer access to the Belmont campus via the commuter rail underpass, and many other future users of the Belmont Community Path, we ask you to retain this programmed funding when endorsing the final FFYs 2023-27 TIP and to accelerate funding to an earlier fiscal year in future TIP development as opportunity allows.

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The Support funding for the Belmont Community Path petition to Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization (Boston MPO) was written by FriendsBelmontCommunityPath and is in the category City & Town Planning at GoPetition.