To develop a transportation system plan (TSP) that reflects the needs of the Springfield community required the involvement of many groups.
Input from the community was important to the City of Springfield and there were many opportunities for the public to get involved during the process, including open houses, online surveys, and attending Stakeholder Advisory Committee meetings.
Technical Advisory Committee
The technical advisory committee (TAC) provided input on technical aspects of the TSP, to ensure the project was consistent with other adopted plans or other projects currently happening, and to help develop TSP recommendations for Planning Commission and City Council consideration.
The TAC included representatives from:
- City of Springfield Public Works, Development Services, Fire departments
- Oregon Department of Transportation
- Lane Council of Governments
- Lane County
- City of Eugene
- Lane Transit District
- Willamalane Park & Recreation District
- Point2point Solutions
- Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development
- Springfield Utility Board (SUB)
- University of Oregon
Stakeholder Advisory Committee
The Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) reviewed, evaluated, discussed, and commented on project information throughout the project and developed recommendations for Planning Commission and City Council consideration.
SAC members represented the following groups or interests:
- Tim Vohs, citizen-at-large
- Meg Kieran, citizen-at-large
- Kenneth Hill, Trucking/Freight interest
- Brock Nelson , Rail interest
- Phil Farrington, Springfield Chamber of Commerce
- Richard Hunsaker, developer interest
- George Grier, environmental interest
- James Yarnall, bike and pedestrian interest
- Allie Camp, bike and pedestrian interest
- Michael Eyster, Transit interest
- Dave Jacobson, Metropolitan Planning Organization/Citizen Advisory Committee
- Bob Brew, Planning Commission Liaison
- Mike Schlosser, Springfield Public School District
- Lane Branch, Downtown Business interest
Springfield's Planning Commission provided input throughout the planning process at key decision points and reviewed the final TSP. The Planning Commission made a recommendation to City Council to adopt the final TSP in early 2014. The project team presented to the Planning Commission at a variety of dates between 2009 and 2014 (see the City's website to access packet materials).
Springfield City Council
City Council adopted the final TSP in spring 2014. The project team presented to the City Council on a variety of dates between 2009 and 2014 (see the City's website to access packet materials).