Serving: Calhoun, Jackson, Pleasants, Ritchie, Roane, Tyler, Wirt, Wood Counties in West Virginia
Welcome to the Wood-Washington-Wirt Interstate Planning Commission (WWW) home on the web. We hope you will find it useful and informative.WWW is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Parkersburg, WV-Marietta, OH urbanized area which oversees the use of Federal Funds for transportation projects.

The WWW designated study area expands beyond the urban area boundary to encompass all of Wood County, West Virginia, and portions of Washington County, Ohio, including the townships of Newport, Marietta, Fearing, Muskingum, Warren, Dunham and Belpre. Initially, Wirt County, West Virginia was included in both the Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) and the transportation planning study area. When the Census Bureau excluded Wirt County from the MSA during the 1980 census, the county was eliminated from the study area. However, the official name of the organization remained the same.

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WWW Progress Report for FY 2018 is available for review by clicking here.

WWW invites you to read "Connecting Parkersburg to Pittsburgh by Rail-Trail: Bringing a World-Class Trail Network to West Virginia." This is a rail-trail feasibility study of the Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition’s Parkersburg to Pittsburgh Corridor which was published on April 24, 2018
 

                  PUBLIC NOTICES               

NOTICE OF REQUEST
FOR TRANSPORTATION PLANNING/ENGINEERING SERVICES
 
The Wood, Washington, Wirt Interstate Planning Commission (WWW) in coordination with the City of Parkersburg, West Virginia wish to obtain transportation planning/engineering services for the following project.
 
WV 14/Park Shopping Center Traffic Impact Study
 
PROJECT WILL CONSIST OF: Performing all work necessary to determine the need and justification for the redesign of the main entrance to Park Shopping Center at its intersection with WV 14.  Further, the study will assess traffic impacts to WV 14 from 19th Street to West Virginia Avenue including Ohio Avenue from the Shopping Center to the Emerson Avenue cut-thru in Parkersburg. The study will identify corridor improvements that need to be considered to accommodate recommended improvements at the shopping center entrance.  The study will provide an evaluation of current and future traffic conditions, current and proposed economic development activity, traffic impacts to adjacent neighborhoods, and develop recommendations that improve traffic flow and safety while maintaining an acceptable level of service on the study corridor. The study is to be conducted in accordance with the West Virginia Division of Highways Traffic Engineering Directive for Conducting Traffic Impact Studies. All work will be coordinated through a stakeholders group that includes representatives from the City of Parkersburg, WWW, Park Shopping Center, and the West Virginia Division of Highways. A Project Location Map is available by clicking here.
 
Procurement of these services shall be in conformity with the applicable laws and regulations of the State of West Virginia and any applicable federal agencies. All consultants interested in being considered for this project should submit a brief proposal detailing qualifications, technical expertise, management and staffing capabilities, and related prior experience. The goal of the competitive procurement process is to objectively select the firm who will provide the highest quality of service at a realistic fee. Accordingly, technical qualifications and related prior experience will be weighed heavily. Selected respondents will be interviewed by the project stakeholder group.
 
Please submit four copies of all requested information to Transportation Planning Director, WWW-IPC, P.O. Box 247, Parkersburg, WV 26102 by the close of business on October 19, 2018. Questions regarding this request for proposals may be directed to Rickie Yeager, Parkersburg Development Director, (304) 424-8415 or Randy Durst, WWW Transportation Planning Director, (304) 422-4993 ext. 125.
 
The selected firm will be required to comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order 11246, Conflict of Interest Statement and access to records provisions.
 
The consultant selection group will afford full opportunity for minority and women-owned business enterprises to submit a show of interest in response to the invitation and will not discriminate against any firm or individual on the grounds of race, creed, color, sex, age, handicap status or national origin in the contract award.

FY 2018 Annual List of Obligated Projects


The Wood-Washington-Wirt Interstate Planning Commission (WWW) has prepared a list of projects that have received a federal authorization from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for fiscal year 2018 (July 1, 2017 thru June 30, 2018). The listing has been developed in accordance with FHWA/FTA guidance that requires Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO)  prepare and make available for review projects from the previous fiscal year that received a federal authorization for implementation. A federal authorization constitutes a legal commitment from the federal government to pay for the federal share of a project cost obligation. The annual listing of authorized projects for the fiscal year 2018 is available for review by clicking here. Copies of the document can also be obtained at the WWW office located at 709 Market Street, Parkersburg, WV or by calling (304) 422-4993 ext. 125.

Air Quality Conformity Determination


The Wood-Washington-Wirt Interstate Planning Commission (WWW) in cooperation with the West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT) and Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has developed an Air Quality Conformity Determination on the existing Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) and current Transportation Improvement Program for Fiscal Years 2018-2021 (TIP). The analysis demonstrates transportation conformity under the 1997 8-hour ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS). The air Quality conformity analysis reflects an assessment of the regionally significant, non-exempt transportation projects included in the TIP and LRTP. This document ensures that the findings meet all current criteria established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the applicable NAAQS. A conformity determination has been completed to provide a regional forecast of emissions based on planned air quality significant projects and the latest available planning assumptions. The Analysis is available for review and comment by clicking here. It is also available by calling the WWW office at 304-422-4993 ext. 125.

In addition to the Air Quality Conformity Determination the LRTP and TIP will be amended to include Safety Performance Measures targets and reporting requirements. The safety targets were developed by the WVDOT and ODOT and supported by the WWW Policy Board. For information regarding the safety performance requirements call the above referenced number. All comments regarding the Air Quality Conformity Analysis and determination, as well as the Safety Performance measures must be received by September 24, 2018. Comments can be submitted to randy.durst@movrc.org.

WWW Meeting


The Wood-Washington-Wirt Interstate Planning Commission (WWW) is considering amendments to the Fiscal Years 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for the Wood County, West Virginia and Washington County, Ohio portions of the document. The TIP provides a list of highway, transit, and bicycle and pedestrian projects programmed over a four-year period utilizing federal funds. In accordance with the public participation procedures for WWW, anyone interested in reviewing  the proposed project amendments can click here for project specific information or contact the WWW office at (304) 422-4993 ext. 125. Any comments related to the TIP amendments can be made by emailing them to randy.durst@movrc.org or by calling the above referenced number. All comments must be received by September 18, 2018. The WWW Policy Board will be requested to approve any TIP amendments during a regularly scheduled board meeting on September 19, 2018 at 10:00 AM in meeting Room 10 at the Marietta Armory located at 244 Front Street, Marietta, Ohio. All WWW board meetings are open to the public. This notice of public involvement activities and time established for public review and comment satisfies the program of projects public participation requirements.