Public Hearing Notice - Transportaion Improvement ProgramMETROPOLITAN
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
ON THE PROPOSED 2013-2016
TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (TIP)
FOR THE TWIN CITIES
The Transportation Advisory Board (TAB) of the Metropolitan Council will hold a public hearing on June 20, 2012 to receive public reaction to the proposed 2013-2016 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 2009 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, June 20, 2012 – 3:30 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,
Transportation Advisory Board
390 North Robert St., St. Paul, MN 55101
Fax comments to Kevin Roggenbuck,
Record comments on the Council’s Public
Information Line: (651) 602-1500
Send comments electronically to :
Comments must be received by 4:00 p.m.,
Friday, July 6, 2012. Download the Draft 2013-2016 TIP at http://www.metrocouncil.org/planning/transportation/tip.htm.
Free printed copies of the draft 2013-2016 TIP are available at the Council’s Regional Data
Center. Call (651) 602-1140 or TTY (651) 291-0904 to request a copy. 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 or James Andrew (651) 602-1721, Metropolitan Council, 390 North Robert St., St. Paul, MN 55101.