Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments will host a “regional transportation goals” workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan. 20 at the organization’s office. Parking and entrance are at 14 S. Chestnut St., in Colorado Springs.
PPACG is required by federal law to update its regional transportation plan every four years. The process will outline policies and prioritize such elements as intersection improvements, bridge repairs, sidewalks and bike trails.
Strong public participation is vital to developing the plan because it covers the next 25 years, said El Paso County Commission Vice Chair Sallie Clark, who also chairs the PPACG board.
Clark was elected chair of the PPACG, a voluntary association of 16 municipal and county governments, at this month’s meeting. Other new officers: El Paso County Commissioner Dennis Hisey as first vice-chair, Colorado Springs City Councilman Scott Hente as second vice-chair, Teller County Commissioner Jim Ignatius as treasurer and Green Mountain Falls Mayor Tyler Stevens as secretary.