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Metropolitan Council Transportation Improvement Program Hearing 6/19/13

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 12:00am

Metropolitan Council Public Hearing on the

Proposed 2014-2017 Transportation Improvement

Program (TIP)

for the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area

The Transportation Advisory Board (TAB) of the Metropolitan Council will hold a public hearing on June 19, 2013, to receive public comments on the proposed 2014-2017 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area. The program will include highway, transit, bikeway and pedestrian enhancements, and air quality projects that are proposed for federal funding in the seven-county metropolitan area in the next four years. The TIP includes the recommended projects selected through the 2011 Regional Solicitation process for federal transportation funds. The program is prepared annually and must contain all projects that are to be implemented with federal transportation funding. This TIP also contains the Metropolitan Council's Program of Projects, which includes transit projects for Metro Transit, Metro Mobility, contracted services and suburban transit providers. This hearing fulfills FTA's public participation requirements for the Program of Projects.

Public Hearing for Comments on the TIP

•Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 3:00 p.m.

Metropolitan Council Chambers

390 Robert Street North

Saint Paul, MN 55101

The TIP is prepared jointly by the Metropolitan Council and the Minnesota Department of Transportation. Projects contained in the TIP reflect the region's priorities and help implement the region's transportation plan. All specific projects are assumed to have independent utility and are fully funded unless noted otherwise in the project description. The projects in aggregate have been analyzed to determine impact on regional air quality. Progress made on implementing the region's transportation plan will be reported in the TIP. The program will be adopted by the TAB and approved by the Metropolitan Council.

Upon request, the Council will provide reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities. In addition to providing oral or written comments at the public hearing, comments may be made in the following ways:

•Write to Metropolitan Council, Public Information at 390 Robert St. N., St. Paul, MN 55101

•Email to Metropolitan Council, Public Information at public.info@metc.state.mn.us

•Record a comment on the Public Comment Line at 651.602.1500 (TTY 651.291.0904)

•Fax to Metropolitan Council, Public Information at 651.602.1464.

Comments must be received by 5 p.m., June 28, 2013. Download the draft 2014-2017 TIP from www.metrocouncil.org. If you need a printed copy of the draft, please call 651.602.1140 (TTY 651. 291.0904) to request a copy. Other background materials describing the Council's transportation planning and programming efforts are also available.

Questions about the hearing or transportation assumptions and technical materials should be directed to Kevin Roggenbuck at Kevin.Roggenbuck@metc.state.mn.us or Heidi Schallberg at Heidi.Schallberg@metc.state.mn.us, Metropolitan Council, 390 Robert St. N., St. Paul, MN 55101.

(May 23)


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