Because of scheduling conflicts, the Columbus-Phenix City Metropolitan Planning Organization has altered a series of upcoming public meetings on the region's long-range transportation plan.
The plan, which currently is supposed to serve all of Muscogee and Chattahoochee counties in Georgia and parts of Russell and Lee counties in Alabama through the year 2035, must be updated every five years. That process includes getting feedback and suggestions from the people the transportation system serves.
To get that public input, planners have arranged to hold five "open house" meetings around the area, two of which recently were rescheduled. The meetings now will be 5:30-7 p.m. EDT at these dates and sites:
July 30 at the Chattahoochee County Courthouse Annex, 377 Broad St., Cusseta, Ga.
Aug. 3 in the Columbus Government Center, 100 10th St., in the council chambers on the plaza level.
Aug. 6 at the Phenix City Central Activities Center, 1500 14th St.
Aug. 10 at Baker Middle School, 1215 Benning Drive, Columbus.
Aug. 11 at the St. Mark United Methodist Church, 6795 Whitesville Road.
Those unable to attend these meetings may offer their comments via mail, e-mail or phone. Send mail to the Columbus-Phenix City MPO, P.O. Box 1340, Columbus, Ga., 31902; send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org; or call 706-653-4421.