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Western Arkansas Planning & Development District

Welcome to the Western Arkansas Planning and Development District! Founded in 1966, WAPDD serves the six counties of Crawford, Franklin, Logan, Polk, Scott and Sebastian by providing a variety of resources, services and information. In this role, we assist area leaders and residents in areas like community and economic development, workforce development, transportation improvement, emergency 911 services and much more.

“The mission of the Western Arkansas Planning and Development District is to foster community and economic growth in our local economy by providing community and economic development, workforce innovation, transportation and emergency planning and various other professional services in support of our Region.  We are the central catalyst for community-centered economic development that links our counties, cities and businesses with state, federal and private resources to aid in a higher quality of life while promoting future growth for all citizens of Western Arkansas.”

Explore what WAPDD is already doing for Western Arkansas, and what we are ready to do for you today!

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Frontier MPO receives receive technical assistance from the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Authority

We are pleased to announce that Frontier MPO is one of six agencies selected to receive technical assistance from the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Authority for the Rogers Corridor Multimodal Community Connections Planning Framework project. Key partners in this effort include Fort Smith Transit, Mercy Medical, Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority, local jurisdictions among many others. The purpose of this effort is to understand the link between the density of multimodal facilities (transit, sidewalks, bicycle facilities) on Rogers Avenue as it relates to missed medical appointments, access to healthcare, education, and jobs. As part of this work, we will identify key stakeholders, partners, and databases. The project will encompass Rogers Avenue from Garrison Avenue in Fort Smith, AR to Strozier Lane in Barling, AR. Below is the list of agencies selected for technical assistance.

• Caltrans and San Luis Obispo Council of Governments
Frontier Metropolitan Planning Organization
• McLean County Regional Planning Commission
• Prince George’s County Department of Public Works and Transportation
• Summit County Department of Regional Transportation Planning
• Texas Department of Transportation Houston District Office

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September 19, 2018 at 12:00 p.m.
River Park Events Building, West Room
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River Park Events Building, West Room

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