Public Comment Period Open for Transportation Plans

CRTPO OPENS PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD ON THE 2020-2029 DRAFT TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM, 2045 METROPOLITAN

TRANSPORTATION PLAN AMENDMENTS AND THE AIR QUALITY CONFORMITY DETERMINATION REPORT

The Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO) has opened a 30-day public comment period to obtain public input on the 2020-2029 Draft Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), amendments to the 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), and the air quality conformity determination report for the MTP & TIP. The 30-day public comment period starts today, Monday, November 18 and will conclude on Wednesday, December 18, 2019. Final action to approve the DRAFT TIP and associated documents is scheduled for Wednesday, February 19, 2020 during the CRTPO Board meeting at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center.

This public comment period offers an additional opportunity for residents, business owners and other interested parties, within the Charlotte Urbanized Area, which includes Iredell, Mecklenburg and portions of Union County, to submit comments to CRTPO in conjunction with the adoption of this program. CRTPO’s TIP is a subset of NCDOT’s State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).

The draft project lists and maps are posted on the CRTPO website at http://crtpo.org/2020-2029-tip-adoption. Comments should be directed to Judy Dellert-O’Keef using the following methods:

E-Mail: [email protected]

Mail:    CRTPO

                Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center

                600 E. Fourth St., 8th floor

                Charlotte, NC 28202

In addition, the November 20, 2019, January 15, and February 19, 2020 CRTPO Board meetings will serve as an opportunity for public comment on the 2020-2029 Draft TIP and the associated documents. The meetings begin at 6 p.m. in Room 267 of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center.

CRTPO is the federally-designated metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for the Charlotte urbanized area.  More information is available on the CRTPO website at www.crtpo.org.