ON THE PROPOSED 2010-2013
FOR THE TWIN CITIES METROPOLITAN AREA
The Transportation Advisory Board (TAB) of the Metropolitan Council will hold a public hearing on July 15, 2009 to receive public reaction to the proposed 2010-2013 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 2007 Regional Solicitation process for federal transportation funds. The program is prepared annually in accordance with federal requirements and must contain all projects that are to be implemented with federal transportation funding assistance. This TIP also contains Metropolitan Council's program of projects (POP) which includes transit projects for Metro Transit, Metro Mobility, contracted services and suburban transit. This hearing fulfills FTA's public participation requirements for the POP.
Public Hearing for comments on TIP
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 - 3:00 p.m.
Metropolitan Council Chambers
390 North Robert Street
St. Paul, Minnesota
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 and at the public hearing. The program will be adopted by the Transportation Advisory Board 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 several ways:
Written comments to: Kevin Roggenbuck, Metropolitan Council
390 North Robert St., St. Paul, MN 55101
Fax comments to Kevin Roggenbuck, (651) 602-1739
Record comments on the Council's Public Information Line: (651) 602-1500
Send comments electronically to : mailto: firstname.lastname@example.org
Comments must be received by 4:00 p.m., Monday, August 3, 2009. Free copies of the draft 2010-2013 Transportation Improvement Program will be available on June 18, 2009, at the Council's Regional Data Center. Call (651) 602-1140 or TTY (651) 291-0904 to request a copy. The main body of the TIP will be available for review on June 18, 2009 at the Metropolitan Council's website at www.metrocouncil.org. Other background materials describing the Council's transportation planning and programming efforts also are available.
Questions about the hearings or transportation assumptions and technical materials may be directed to Kevin Roggenbuck, (651) 602-1728, James Andrew (651) 602-1721 or Carl Ohrn (651) 602-1719, Metropolitan Council, 390 North Robert St., St. Paul, MN 55101.