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 are two formal public comment opportunities now available.
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, as deemed necessary
- 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 2021 Work Program
SJTPO is accepting comments on its UPWP from Monday, December 16, 2019 until Friday, January 31, 2020 at 5:00 PM local time. This document details the federally-funded transportation planning efforts SJTPO will support from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.
Hardcopies have also been made available at the SJTPO office and the State Depository Libraries in the four-county SJTPO region.
Comments must be submitted in writing.
- Emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org;
- Faxed to (856) 794-2549;
- Direct messaged to SJTPO’s Twitter or Facebook accounts; or
- Mailed to UPWP Public Comments; c/o Jennifer Marandino; 782 South Brewster Road, Unit B6; Vineland, NJ 08361
The Draft FY 2021 UPWP can also be translated into an alternate language, if requested by submitting a form or emailing TitleVI@sjtpo.org. Please allow a 3-day time period for SJTPO to process any requests.
Access for All Transit Plan & Current 2015 Plan
SJTPO is beginning the process of updating its Access for All Transit Plan, which serves as the 5-year update to the 2015 Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan. The purpose of this Federally required plan is to have SJTPO, along with regional stakeholders, identify unmet transportation needs and recommend measures to increase service quality and reduce the cost of providing services to a segment of the region’s population that is unable to or not permitted to operate a vehicle.
SJTPO is now accepting comments on the current 2015 Plan, which will help to better inform the recommendations to be made in the Access for All Transit Plan. To learn more about the update and to view the current 2015 Plan, visit the Access for All webpage.
Comments may be submitted in person at any of the public meetings or submitted in writing:
- Emailed to AccessForAll@sjtpo.org,
- Faxed to (856) 794-2549,
- Directed messaged to SJTPO’s Facebook or Twitter accounts, or
- Mailed to Access for All; c/o Mike Reeves; 782 South Brewster Road, Unit B6; Vineland, NJ 08360
The current 2015 Plan can be translated into an alternate language, if requested by submitting a form or emailing TitleVI@sjtpo.org. Please allow a 3-day time period for SJTPO to process any requests.
Project-Specific Comment Opportunities
No opportunities are available at this time.
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