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Vail transportation plan update meeting is Monday

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VAIL — The town of Vail is inviting community members to share their thoughts about the town's transit and transportation system as part of an update to the Vail Transportation Master Plan. An introductory open house will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Grand View room on the third floor of the Lionshead Welcome Center. Community members are invited to attend and learn more about the update process and to specifically provide input about the Vail transit network. For example, what do you love about the transit system? What would you like to see changed? What is your vision for the future?

The Vail Transportation Master Plan was originally adopted in 1993 and was most recently updated in 2009. The plan is used to guide transportation improvements within Vail for the next 20 years. For example, the Interstate 70 Vail underpass, which is now under construction, was originally identified in the 1993 master plan and then again identified within the 2009 update.

Following Monday's meeting, additional public and town council sessions will be held in the fall to discuss parking and the final draft plan. The major components of the master plan update include traffic, transit and parking.

To review the current version of the master plan, visit http://www.vailgov.com/departments/public-works/engineering-admin-constructon-inspections/vail-transportation-master-plans-studies. Comments may be forwarded in advance of the meeting to Tom Kassmel, town engineer, tkassmel@vailgov.com.