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BHJ and Froggy 104.3 team up to promote regional rideshare program

Mr. Frog from Froggy 104.3 will help the staff of BHJ promote smart and easy commuting options in the Ohio Valley and give live-remote visitors a chance to win concert tickets. Frogman from the Frogman and Gator Show, Mr. Frog and the Brooke Hancock Jefferson Planning Commission staff will be live from 4-6 p.m. May 24 …

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BHJ “clears the road” to improve safety, boost economy in Amsterdam

The S-curve in the Village of Amsterdam, OH, poses a safety habit and disrupts truck traffic traveling for oil and gas and commerce A small Ohio town is getting a big road improvement, taking the twist out of their piece of Ohio Route 43. The Village of Amsterdam, with a population of about 500, has been …

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Brooke Pioneer Trail Closures Planned During Four-Year Wellsburg Bridge Construction

Conceptual Drawing by Flatiron Corp. Flatiron Construction Corp and the West Virginia Department of Transportation have announced planned closures and service interruptions for the Brooke Pioneer Trail during the Wellsburg Bridge construction. The Brooke Pioneer Trail will be open and in full use for Memorial Day and Memorial Day weekend. Flatiron projects that crews will begin using …

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PUBLIC NOTICE- F.Y. 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program- Revision #8

The Brooke-Hancock-Jefferson Metropolitan Planning Organization is accepting public review and comment regarding a proposed Revision #8 of the Fiscal Year 2018 – 2021 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), for the Brooke-Hancock-Jefferson Metropolitan Planning (BHJMPO) Region. The BHJMPO Technical Advisory and Policy Committees will consider adoption of Revision #8 during an emergency joint meeting of the BHJ Transportation Study Policy Committee and …

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Snelting to attend WV MPO conference

BHJ Transportation Study Director Dave Snelting will be attending the West Virginia Association of Metropolitan Planning Organization’s annual conference on April 18-19 in Morgantown. The conference, themed “Partnering for a Better Future,” is a joint conference of the WV Association of the Metropolitan Planning Organizations (WVAMPO) and the WV Local Technical Assistance Program (WV LTAP), and is tailored to individuals …

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BHJ to Host Regional Meeting about Ohio River and the Economy

The largest share of freight carried on the Ohio Maritime Transportation System (MTS) – 58% – is carried on the Ohio River. Rulk commodities, notably coal, iron ore, limestone, grain and petroleum products move along up and down the river to the tune of $12M per year. At the end of 2017, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) completed and …

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Wellsburg Bridge Contractor Meets With Regional Bike Trail Group

Flatiron’s rendering of Wellsburg Bridge  www.flatironcorp.com/project/wellsburg-bridge/ An important step in the construction of the Wellsburg Bridge took place Wednesday afternoon when representatives of the Brooke Pioneer Trail group met with project’s contractor. The trail runs beneath the bridge. As part of the construction, the bridge will have a shared-use path (for bicycles and pedestrians) and the …

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BHJ Attends Grants Awards Ceremony

BHJ Executive Director talks business with US Rep. David McKinley and WV Del. Mark Zatezalo during the announcement of a $4M in regional grant funding on March 26 in Weirton. US Sen. Shelley Moore Capito was on site to announce the awards. The first grant, $1.2 million, will be used to build a road and other infrastructure for the retail …

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PUBLIC NOTICE- F.Y. 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program- Revision #7

The Brooke-Hancock-Jefferson Metropolitan Planning Organization is accepting public review and comment regarding a proposed Revision #7 of the Fiscal Year 2018 – 2021 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), for the Brooke-Hancock-Jefferson Metropolitan Planning (BHJMPO) Region. The BHJMPO Technical Advisory and Policy Committees will consider adoption of Revision #7 during the regularly scheduled meetings convening at 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 Noon respectively …

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BHJ to administer successful funding request to repair Hammond PSD line damage

Brooke County (2-20-18) – Before water begins to once again surge through the lines of Brooke County’s Hammond Public Service District, some money needs to be pumped into the system. This week, the Brooke-Hancock-Jefferson Metropolitan Planning Commission learned that those dollars will soon be flowing, thanks to a $75,000 grant from the West Virginia Infrastructure and Jobs Development Council (IJDC). …

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