Momentum: Next Steps and What You Can Do to Support the Plan

August 9th, 2013

Now that Momentum has been adopted Sidebar-Momentum-Adby Metro’s Board of Directors, what’s next? How can the region ensure that the plan is implemented? What is Metro doing internally to make sure the organization is on track? What can you do to help?

Board members and members of Metro’s Executive Leadership Team have been meeting with local officials, businesses, civic organizations, and other stakeholders throughout the course of the plan’s development. Their support of the plan is critical to its implementation. This outreach will continue in order to ensure that the region’s leaders are aware of the plan, the benefits of its implementation, and the cost of doing nothing. This outreach is intended to garner a wide array of support, similar to what was obtained at other key points during Metro’s history. Many area businesses and organizations, from AAA to Zipcar, and a growing list of private citizens have already endorsed the plan. If you haven’t done so already, please endorse Momentum online now.

Internally, Metro staff are revisiting departmental business plans and updating them to ensure that the priority actions identified each of the plan’s goals are incorporated.  Metro has already started making progress on these priority actions, such as the new contract recently inked with Local 689The seven Metro 2025 initiatives are being advanced by identifying the different projects, timelines, and costs to make them a reality. An annual update of Metro’s progress against these priority actions and seven initiatives will be provided every year beginning in 2014. Metro is also working with its partner jurisdictions and the Transportation Planning Board (TPB) to ensure that the seven initiatives are included in the 2014 financially Constrained Long-Range Plan (CLRP), which is developed by the TPB. The CLRP is updated annually, with a major update occurring every four years, including 2014.

Most importantly, we need your help! What can you do to help make Momentum a reality?

  1. Endorse the plan
  2. Tell your friends, family, and colleagues about the plan. Share the information on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
  3. Call your local city or county council members and let them know that you support Momentum and the Next Generation of Metro. They are the individuals who decide the priorities of the region’s limited resources and need to know that their constituents care about the future of Metro.

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