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 is one formal public comment opportunity available through February 6, 2022.
Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status.
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), the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP), the Congestion Management Process (CMP), and the Access for All Transit Plan. 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.
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 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 2023 Unified Planning Work Program
The UPWP is one of SJTPO’s core planning documents, serving as the budget for SJTPO. Staff encourages members of the public to review and provide feedback on information available in the Draft FY 2023 UPWP. The Draft FY 2023 UPWP is available for public comment through February 6, 2021 and will take effect on July 1, 2022. The Draft FY 2023 UPWP is available here as well as on the UPWP webpage. Comments must be submitted in writing via any of the following methods:
Project-Specific Comment Opportunities
There are not comment opportunities available.
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