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The Regional Planning Commission for Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. John, St. Tammany and Tangipahoa Parishes, is a 54 member board of local elected officials and citizen members, appointed to represent you on regional issues. This board is supported by a staff of 18 professionals with broad experience, and doctorates or masters degrees, in a variety of areas including urban and regional planning, community development, economics, engineering, government, history, law, landscape architecture, political science, sustainable development, transportation, geography and other disciplines.

Regional Planning Commission seeks candidate for Public Outreach Coordinator position

The Regional Planning Commission, the Metropolitan Planning Organization for the New Orleans, Slidell, Mandeville-Covington, and Hammond-Ponchatoula metropolitan areas in Louisiana is looking for a qualified candidate for the position of Public Outreach Coordinator. The position requires the expertise to develop and manage the public and stakeholder outreach functions of the MPO.

For information about this position please click here.

ST. TAMMANY TRANSPORTATION PLAN PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The RPC is currently developing the 2019 -2048 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) for the urbanized areas of St. Tammany Parish. This document helps prioritize transportation projects in the urbanized areas. The MTP is the chief legal document reflecting the resources, fundamental planning process, selection of projects, and long-term transportation needs and goals for the next 30 years.

The RPC will be holding a Public Forum to provide information and receive comments on the MTP. The date and location are:

Date/Time: November 15, 2018; 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: St. Tammany Parish Council Chambers, 21490 Koop Dr., Mandeville, LA 70471

The plan can be reviewed here.

SOUTH TANGIPAHOA TRANSPORTATION PLAN PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The RPC is currently developing the 2019 -2048 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) for the urbanized area of Tangipahoa Parish. This document helps prioritize transportation projects in the urbanized area. The MTP is the chief legal document reflecting the resources, fundamental planning process, selection of projects, and long-term transportation needs and goals for the next 30 years.

The RPC will be holding a Public Forum to provide information and receive comments on the MTP. The date and location are:

Date/Time: November 20, 2018; 6:00PM-7:30PM
Location: 15485 West Club Deluxe Rd., Hammond, LA 70403

The plan can be reviewed here.

BELLE CHASSE BRIDGE & TUNNEL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

LA 23: Belle Chasse Bridge & Tunnel (HBI) Environmental Assessment
Jefferson/Plaquemines Parishes, LA
State Project No. H.004791
Federal Aid Project No. H.004791/DE-3806(500)
RPC Contract No. BCTunnel

The Regional Planning Commission invites citizens to attend a Public Hearing including a community open house, on the proposed replacement of the Belle Chasse Tunnel and Bridge.

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 5:00 to 8:00 pm
Location: Belle Chasse Auditorium, 8398 LA Highway 23, Belle Chasse, LA

For a copy of the Environmental Assessment please click here.

For information about this public hearing please click here.

The Regional Planning Commission September 2018 Newsletter is now available. Topics in this edition include:




  • 2019 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Comment Period Now Open
  • EPA Awards RPC $600,000 for Brownfields Assessments
  • Mississippi River Trail Groundbreaking Ceremony in St. Bernard Parish
  • Free Bicycle Helmets and Light Kits Distributed via RPC's Safe Streets For Everyone Campaign
  • Agenda Now Available for the Clean Fuels Summit 2018 at NOLA Motorsports Park
  • EPP Discusses Hurricane Season 2018, Tours University Medical Center
  • Upcoming meetings, events, and more!





  • Click here to access the newsletter. To sign up for our email distribution list, please contact Courtney Young at cyoung@norpc.org.

RPC Promotes Life-Saving Programs and Infrastructure Improvements at Louisiana's Highway Safety Summit

Louisiana is on a mission to reach Destination Zero Deaths . In order to get there, collaboration between Enforcement, Emergency Services, Engineering, and Education (the four E's) is critical. To facilitate the exchange of ideas and national best practices, Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD) held their biennial Destination Zero Deaths Highway Safety Summit. North Shore Regional Safety Coalition Coordinator Nelson Hollings participated in a panel of top safety experts to emphasize the importance of data-driven highway safety initiatives such as the Stop the Knock program which aims to reduce vehicle fatalities in Louisiana.












The State of Louisiana Submits Proposal for Alternative Fuel Corridor Designation

As part of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act and to improve the mobility of alternative fuel vehicles, the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) requested states to nominate Alternative Fuel Corridors with plug-in electric vehicle charging, propane, compressed and liquefied natural gas (CNG and LNG), and hydrogen fueling along interstates. Louisiana, through the Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) submitted a request for alternative fuel corridor designation during the second round of nominations. RPC's Clean Fuel Partnership submitted stations and data from the region and provided feedback on the preliminary map renderings.












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2020 Census Local Update of Census Addresses Operation (LUCA)

LUCA is the only opportunity offered to tribal, state, and local governments to review and comment on the U.S. Census Bureau's residential address list for their jurisdiction prior to the 2020 Census. The Census Bureau relies on a complete and accurate address list to reach every living quarters and associated population for inclusion in the census. The Census Address List Improvement Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-430) authorizes the LUCA.

RPC has joined the current LUCA count of residential and group quarters to the Census Block Tiger Geography of 2016 for use in GIS.  The entire state of Louisiana can be found in the file below.  Directions to subset your parish are included in the methodology paper

Download 2020 LUCA Census GIS Files
Download URISA Census 2020 FAQ
Download 7-zip (to unzip GIS file)
Download 2020 LUCA Training Powerpoint
View 2020 GUPS Demo Video (MP4)
Download the URISA Geospatial Data Act FAQ

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CENSUS 2010: Download GIS files

(PL-171-redistricting data)

Census 2010 parish, tract, block group and block geographies joined with total population, population by race, and housing occupancy data.  These files are formatted as shapefiles for use in GIS software (download is a zipped file).    A methodology paper describing the RPC process of downloading and formatting categorical names and of summarizing race data is available with each download. 
For a quick map view demonstrating demographic changes between 2000 and 2010 please click on the hyperlink below and zoom into your specific area of interest:

NY Times: Mapping the 2010 U.S. Census


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