- The 11th Annual Curb Your Car Commute Challenge will be from May 13th to May 19, 2018. We are encouraging employers in Sangamon County to create teams to compete. Participating is easy; just take an active approach to your commute at least one day during the Challenge. What's an active approach to commuting? It means instead of going to work alone in your car, you can walk, run, bike, take the bus, or carpool to work. It's that easy. We will have events during the week, such as a morning commute to the Downtown Farmers' Market and a night bike ride. Participants and Team Leaders will be eligible for one of our prize drawings. Sign up your team on our Active Transportation website, where you can also get more information and posters to get the word out. Registration is open now through May 14th. We hope to see you on the road or at one of our events.
- It's easier than ever to get around Springfield. SMTD is now on Google Transit. Google Transit allows you to use your computer, smartphone, or tablet to find the easiest way to take the bus anywhere you want to go in Springfield. You can use google transit on your computer by going to Google Maps. Just enter you location and destination, ask for directions, and choose the "bus" symbol to find the locations of your nearest stop and directions on which route to take to your destination. More info about Google Transit and other items can be found on the SMTD YouTube page.
The Springfield Area Transportation Study (SATS)
The SATS Technical and Policy Committees hold regularly scheduled monthly meetings at the offices of the Springfield-Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission.
The Planning Commission maintains an archive of SATS meeting minutes. These items will remain in the web archive for at least one year.
Other SATS Committees
Multi-Use Trails Jurisdictions Committee
The Multi-Use Trails Jurisdictions Committee is tasked to develop and implement strategies that will create a consistent experience throughout the trail network, and meets on the third Wednesday of every month.
SATS Communities Committee
The SATS Communities Committee was formed to formalize the relationship between the SATS Technical and Policy Committee members and the smaller communities within the SATS planning area. The Committee meets quarterly, on the last Wednesday of the month.
- Meeting schedule for the SATS Communities Committee
- Agenda for the next SATS Communities Committee meeting (available one week in advance).
Visit our active transportation page to get more information about biking, walking and running in the area or using the services provided by the Sangamon Mass Transit District.
Plans and Publications
Below you will find a number of other plans and publications produced by SATS and the Regional Planning Commission
Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Fiscal Years 2018-2021
Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Fiscal Years 2017-2020
Long Range Transportation Plan 2040
Documents pertaining to the impacts of High Speed Rail in the Springfield Area.
League of American Bicyclists - www.bikeleague.org
Springfield Mass Transit District - www.SMTD.org
Google Maps - maps.google.com
National Safety Council - www.mycardoeswhat.org
Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act - FHWA website
Please direct any transportation planning related questions or comments to Jason Sass.