Comment on the draft public participation plan for transportation planning

Kevin PowellCity, Metropolitan Planning Organization

The Lawrence – Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is releasing a revised Public Participation Plan, which serves as a guide to improve the process for involving you in transportation decision making. It recommends methods to engage the public during the regional transportation planning decision making process and states how members of the public can be involved in the transportation planning process. This is a minor update to the plan incorporating procedures and clarifying processes for public input on Transportation 2040 performance measures, Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) amendments/administrative revisions, and future Public Participation Plan amendments.

The draft plan is available for a 45-day public comment period which starts on June 8, 2018 and will end on July 23, 2018. The draft plan can be accessed at: lawrenceks.org/mpo/public_participation. This Plan will come before the MPO Policy Board for approval on August 16, 2018.

Comment can be submitted in writing to amyers@lawrenceks.org, to Lawrence-Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Office, PO Box 708, Lawrence, KS 66044-0708, or by providing comment in the lawrenceks.org/mpo/tellus.

For more information, visit the project web page at lawrenceks.org/mpo/public_participation. You can also contact Ashley Myers, Transportation Planner, Lawrence-Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Organization, at (785) 832-3155 and amyers@lawrenceks.org.