From MPO:

To ensure compliance with federal regulations concerning a public participation process that promotes continued public awareness and access to the decision-making process, the Memphis Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) presents the Direction 2040: Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) for public review and comment. The official review period begins Tuesday, January 17, 2012 and concludes February 17, 2012.

The Direction 2040 LRTP can be accessed and downloaded from the Memphis MPO website: (for additional background information on the planning process, please visit the Direction 2040 project website:; the plan document will be available at the project website beginning Tuesday). The plan can also be found at several libraries throughout the region (a list of the libraries is attached and is included with the document on the MPO’s website).

You can send your written comments to Ms. Pragati Srivastava, MPO Coordinator, in the Department of Regional Services at 125 North Main Street, Room 450, Memphis, TN 38103 or by email to Oral comments may be provided to Ms. Srivastava by calling (901) 576-7190. The Department of Regional Services must receive all comments for consideration by 4:30 p.m. on February 17, 2012.

The Memphis MPO, the forum for public decision making regarding metropolitan transportation planning, will hold a Transportation Policy Board  meeting on February 23, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, 3030 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38111 to consider the adoption of this plan.

To ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), persons having disabilities that require aids or special services to participate either in reviewing of the Direction 2040 LRTP or participating at the February 23rd meeting may contact Mr. Carlos McCloud, at (901) 576-7156, fax (901) 576-7272, e-mail, no less than 5 days prior to the day of the meeting.