This page announces formal public comment periods conducted according to federal regulations as well as project-specific public comment opportunities. General comments are also welcomed.
There currently are two formal public comment opportunity.
Formal Public Comment Periods
The SJTPO conducts formal 30-day public comment periods prior to the adoption of these three key planning documents: the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), and the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP). A formal 45-day public comment period is held for the Public Involvement Plan (PIP).
Formal comment periods are also held when these documents are significantly changed or amended. For instance, for the TIP, a comment period is held when adding or deleting projects, or in the event of a project scope or project schedule change that results in a new conformity analysis. Further details on public comment periods are provided in the Public Involvement Plan.
Steps for Formal Public Comment Periods
Formal public comment periods include the steps listed below to involve the public.
- Place notification in the legal section of regional daily newspapers
- Place notification on the SJTPO website and social media platforms with an option for submitting comments via e-mail
- Provide notification to a listing of representative interest groups, stakeholders, and agencies in the region
- Distribute documents to the region’s State Documents Depository Libraries
How Comments will be Used
To maintain an effective and meaningful public involvement process, SJTPO will appropriately consider all public comments. SJTPO is responsible for coordinating a response to comments in a timely manner. A written summary, analysis, and report on the disposition of all significant comments received during the comment periods for the RTP, TIP, UPWP, PIP, and Major Amendments will be provided as part of the final document.
Formal Public Comment Opportunities
Draft FY 2020-2029 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
The SJTPO seeks public input on its Draft FY 2020-2029 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The TIP includes State and local highway projects, as well as regional, statewide, and transit programs. Over $1.0 Billion of FY 2020-2029 Federal and State funding is specifically identified for transportation improvements within the four counties, in addition to participation in the statewide programs. This TIP introduces new projects and updates the schedules, costs, and funding for projects in the previous TIP. Comments will be received until Wednesday, August 21. For information on the public meeting, please visit the TIP webpage.
2050 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP)
The SJTPO is beginning the process to update the federally-required Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). The RTP identifies the long-range vision for the regional transportation system, outlines the goals, strategies, and projects over a 30-year period, and details anticipated funding. The RTP will guide how over $5 billion in federal transportation funds will be spent in the region over the next 30 years. While much of this will be spent on maintaining the system, getting input from the public on the goals and strategies that guide this investment is essential.
Four public meetings will be held (view RTP webpage for more information); however, if you are unable to attend, please provide input on SJTPO’s existing RTP goals and strategies, as well as ideas for new ones. Your input will guide the direction of the RTP, scheduled for release in July 2020.
Project-Specific Comment Opportunities
No opportunities are available at this time.
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