Public involvement plays a significant role in the transportation planning process. Public meetings and the solicitation of public comments are required prior to the adoption of any significant plans (such as the Transportation Improvement Program and the Metropolitan Transportation Plan). CRTPO staff also attends several public events throughout the year to provide information on relevant transportation planning activities. In addition to the aforementioned activities, there is an opportunity for public comment at each MPO meeting.
The CRTPO board (the MPO) holds regular meetings at which all formal business is conducted. The public is provided with an opportunity at each meeting to address the MPO on any issue related to the transportation planning process. Anyone wishing to speak can sign up before the start of the meeting, or contact the CRTPO secretary prior to the meeting. The public comment period is limited to 20 minutes, and an individual speaker’s time is limited to three (3) minutes. Organizations wishing to make presentations to the MPO must contact the Secretary at least 10 days prior to meeting.
The following link provides more information regarding public involvement as it relates to CRTPO.