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Safety Committee holds first meeting for Regional Safety Action Plan

TARCOG staff along with Alta Planning + Design consultants got on-the-ground guidance of the safety challenges faced by the region during the first stakeholders meeting for the new Regional Safety Action Plan currently under development for DeKalb, Jackson, Marshall and portions of Limestone counties.

A Safety Committee, comprised of technical advisors with a particular focus on roadway safety across the region, met virtually on Thursday, Oct. 26. Committee members include representatives from local city and county public safety staff, local city and county engineers, local economic development agencies, and local planning departments and agencies.

Lee Terry, TARCOG’s director of economic development and planning says the Safety Committee’s goal is to guide the Regional Safety Action Plan development process by providing information about challenges faced in each community.

“We want to thank those who attended this first virtual meeting and look forward to the great work that will come out of the commitment that these individuals and their interest in improving safety for the region’s roadway users,” Terry said.

The project is funded by the Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) grants from the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration.

He said next steps will include public meetings to discuss the project which are expected to be scheduled in November. Once meeting times and locations are established, they will be posted on the TARCOG website and social media. For more information, contact 256-830-0818. Any questions or information requests about this process please contact TARCOG Economic Development & Planning Staff.