The Bangor Area Comprehensive Transportation System (BACTS) is taking comments on a proposed long-range pedestrian bicycle and transportation plan.

BACTS is the agency designated by federal and state government to carry out much of the transportation planning for the greater Bangor urbanized area, which includes all of Bangor, Brewer, Veazie and Indian Island; orono and Old Town east of I-95; and parts of Hampden, Hermon, Milford, Orrington and Bradley. BACTS is responsible for advising and prioritizing certain transportation needs for the region for the Maine Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, and Federal Transit Administration.

BACTS contracted with T.Y. Lin International to develop the regional long-range pedestrian and bicycle transportation plan which will be incorporated into the BACTS Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP). The MTP, and in turn this plan, serves as a guide for development of future Transportation Improvement Programs, transportation studies, work programs and projects in the BACTS region covering a 20 year horizon.

BACTS is soliciting public comments on the plan, which can be viewed on the BACTS website at www.bactsmpo.org or at the BACTS office at 12 Acme Road, Suite 104 in Brewer. Comments must be made in writing and received on or before 4 p.m. on March 28. The BACTS Policy Committee is responsible for the final acceptance of the plan, as well as to review and respond to comments received during the public comment period.

Written comments should be directed to Cindy Meservey, 12 Acme Road, Suite 104, Brewer ME 04412 or by email to [email protected]