Look, I'll be the first to admit that I don't find issues regarding city planning and governance to be the most thrilling bit of prose I read on a daily basis. I can't imagine being the person who has to type it up day-in and day-out. That doesn't mean, though, that it's not important.

For instance, your help is needing in making transportation decisions in the area.

Does the Acronym AMPO Mean Anything To You?

AMPO is the Amarillo Metropolitan Planning Organization. If this is the first time you've heard of this organization, it's okay. It's my first time, too.

According to one of those thrilling press releases that I mentioned earlier, the AMPO is a federally-mandated organization. They're responsible for policy that affects transportation in metropolitan areas.

The press release states that AMPO is responsible for 360 square miles in the panhandle. That's decent chunk of land.

AMPO Is Seeking Input From The Community Regarding Transportation

The AMPO is interested in laying out goals for the future of transportation in the area. According to the press release, they're wanting input on coming up with a "mission and goals" for transportation in Amarillo and the panhandle.

There will be two meetings available for you to attend. Neither of which are during what many consider to be "working hours."

  • Monday, April 10 - 5PM to 7PM at Amarillo Downtown Library
  • Thursday, April 13 - 5PM to 7PM at Cole Community Center in Canyon

If you have thoughts, concerns, things that grind your gears about transportation in our area, then these meetings are for you.

You can find out more about AMPO by clicking this link.

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Amarillo has grown. A lot. But sometimes it's easy to forget just how much things have changed in a short period of time.

Take a look at all the new places and buildings that have popped up along Soncy Street over the years!

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These intersections stink harder.

Don't hesitate to sound off if we missed any. We're happy to add more Amarillo collision hotspots to this list of shame.

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