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Posted: Thursday, May 9, 2013 8:18 pm | Updated: 2:50 pm, Tue Aug 6, 2013.

COPPERAS COVE — The first of five Killeen Temple Metropolitan Planning Organization public workshop had 10 to 15 residents attend.

“It is hard to know if they feel that their needs are being met,” KTMPO Director Annette Shepherd said.

Cove is seeing a lot construction right now and that may have deterred people from attending, Shepherd said. KTMPO however wants to stress the importance of public input into the development of its future transportation four year plan.

“We don’t want them to feel like it is mission accomplished,” she said. “We need to think of the next needs. We need to keep defining what transportation should look like and redefine it that in our four year plans.”

The planning organization includes a policy board, made up of local city and county representatives, and a technical committee, consisting of various cities and counties’ employees. It serves as the governing body for the Transportation Management Area, which includes all of Bell County, the southern portion of Coryell County and the eastern portion of Lampasas County.

KTMPO is conducting the public workshops through out its planning area to generate public opinion about transportation needs in areas of traffic congestion, air quality control, public transit, hike and bike trail systems, aviation and public out reach and regional goals and objectives.

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