The Central Lane Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is planning transportation improvements and projects for the next four years (2021-2024), this is referred to as the Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP). The MTIP sets forth the MPO’s investment priorities for transit and transit-related improvements, highways and roadways, bicycle and pedestrian, and other surface transportation improvements. This is a coordinated planning effort to ensure that transportation investments are consistent with the vision and priorities for the broader system.
The MTIP is accompanied by a draft Air Quality Conformity Determination (AQCD), which is a draft assessment of the projects included in the MTIP intended to ensure that all transportation activities in the MTIP meet the required air quality standards.
A public comment period on the draft MTIP and air quality analysis is now open. The public is invited to provide comments on these documents. Comments received before the public comment period closes on April 26, 2020 will be provided to decision makers to consider as part of the approval process.
A public hearing will be held at the April 2 meeting of the Metropolitan Policy Committee (MPC). The meeting will begin at 11:30 and will be held as a virtual meeting (rather than in-person) to comply with the Governor's directive in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Check the MPO's website (www.thempo.org) for information on joining the virtual meeting. The policy board will consider adoption of the 21-24 MTIP and the accompanying AQCD at their May 7, 2020 meeting currently scheduled for 11:30 - 1:30 at Coburg City Hall.
The public involvement process for the MTIP also satisfies the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Program of Projects (POP) review for federally funded TIP transit projects.
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