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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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BHJ Brownfields Task Force Meeting Update

Steve Maguschak, Sue Simonetti, and Mike Paprocki review current BHJ Brownfield site list. The Brooke Hancock Jefferson Brownfield Coalition Task Force held its first quarterly meeting of 2018 on Wednesday, Jan. 31. Local leaders, development officials, and members of the Department of Environmental Protection make up the task force, which was formed to review projects and …

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BHJ doesn’t freeze traffic count work during winter weather

Tricky winter weather might discourage driving, but that doesn’t mean the work on BHJ traffic counts stops! Transportation Study Director Dave Snelting, PE, recently presented the map of the 2017 traffic counts to the Transportation Study Policy Commission, and the annual report is soon to follow. BHJ engineers collect traffic data at points throughout the tri-county area on a three-year …

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BHJ Attends 2017 National Brownfields Training Conference

Barb Zimnox got an up-close and personal look at Pittsburgh’s PNC Park, which is built on a former brownfield site. “Best practices” tours, looking at a number of brownfields redevelopment sites, were offered as part of the conference. From Dec. 5-7, three members of the BHJ staff attended the National Brownfields Training Conference, which was held …

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PUBLIC NOTICE-F.Y. 2018 – 2021 Transportation Improvement Program – Revision #6

The Brooke-Hancock-Jefferson Metropolitan Planning Organization is accepting public review and comment regarding a proposed Revision #6 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 #6 during the regularly scheduled meetings convening at 10:30 a.m. and 12:00 Noon respectively …

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