Title VI Plan

The Regional Intergovernmental Council intends to adopt a Title VI Plan. This plan provides an overview of the responsibilities of the BCKP Regional Intergovernmental Council (RIC) in regards to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, specifically focusing on Title VI. Additionally, the plan pays special attention to Executive Order 12898 from 1994, commonly known as the Environmental Justice order. It is important to note that this document is intended for the RIC transportation planning section.  

To view the plan, click on the link below:
Title VI Plan


The Public Participation Plan sets forth the public involvement process for developing and amending the Metropolitan Transportation Plan for Kanawha and Putnam counties, the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), and Transportation Conformity requirements. This plan is in accordance with the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act and was adopted at the December 12, 2019 meeting of the RIC Policy Board. 

To view the current plan, click on the link below:
Public Participation Plan


The Kanawha – Putnam Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan is complete. 
Please submit comments to the RIC office or use the ‘contact us’ option on this website.

Executive Summary
Full Plan
Plan Appendices 


In August of 2005, Congress passed the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient, Transportation, Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), reauthorizing the surface transportation act. As part of this reauthorization, grantees under the Elderly Individuals and Individuals with Disabilities (Section 5310), Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) (Section 5316), and New Freedom Initiative (Section 5317) grant programs must meet certain requirements in order to receive funding for fiscal 2007 (beginning 10/1/06) and beyond.

One of the SAFETEA-LU requirements is that projects from the programs listed above must be part of a “locally developed coordinated public transit-human services transportation plan.” This plan is required to be developed through a process that includes representatives of public, private, and non-profit transportation services, human services providers and the general public.

The Regional Intergovernmental Council has taken the lead for developing this plan for Region III, including Boone, Clay, Kanawha and Putnam Counties. RIC coordinated with the following stakeholders in developing the plan:

• Kanawha Alternative Transit (division of KVRTA)
• C&H Taxi
• Hansford Center, St. Albans
• Kanawha Valley Senior Services
• Prestera Center
• Putnam Aging Program, Inc.
• John Henson Senior Center
• Clay Senior and Community Services, Inc.
• Tri River Transit
• Boone County Community Organization

• Appalachian Center for Independent Living, Inc.
• AFL-CIO Appalachian Council Head Start
• Good News Mountaineer Garage
• Union Mission
• WV Bureau of Senior Services
• Fair Shake Network
• Kanawha County Ambulance Authority
• WV Department of Health and Human Resources – Kanawha and Putnam   Counties
• Clay County Development Corporation
• Boone County Development Authority
• Upper Kanawha Valley Enterprise Community
• Region III Workforce Investment Board
• City of Hurricane

To view the plan, click on the link below:
Public Transit-Human Service Plan


Working with other public and private agencies such as the West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT), the FHWA and the Kanawha Valley Regional Transportation Authority (KVRTA), RIC strives to implement a transportation system that assures healthy growth and orderly development in the region. One of the main goals of RIC is working to develop a well-coordinated, functional transportation system to satisfy existing and future travel demands.

RIC and its staff work to provide a complete transportation system, one which will enhance the efficient movement of goods and people, while promoting greater safety and maintaining a conscious regard for the quality of life. For this goal to become a reality, constant monitoring of the existing system must occur. Staff is continually collecting data on the existing system to support the short-range planning process and to identify the challenges and opportunities of the future.

The purpose of this report is to highlight and visually illustrate some of the transportation planning activities conducted by RIC and show transportation related trends of the area. Included in this report is a summary of the traffic surveillance activities, intersection analyses, corridor and impact studies, long-range planning, and bicycle/pedestrian planning activities completed in recent years. This report intends to familiarize the reader with the historic population and employment trends and current traffic congestion and safety conditions. The web version of this document is interactive and connects the various planning documents and organizations together.

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Section One
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Section Three

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