The CRTPO values your input! Your ideas and views are valuable to the CRTPO as it develops plans and allocates funds for improving the region´s transportation system. The CRTPO encourages public participation and input in all areas of transportation planning.
PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD OPENS ON AMENDMENTS TO THE CRTPO’S PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT PLAN
CRTPO has started a public comment period on the update to its Public Involvement Plan (PIP). The update is to the Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP) amendment guidelines and processes section of the PIP. The official start of the public comment period for the amendments to the draft PIP occurred during the September 15 CRTPO Board meeting. The draft updates and opportunities of public comment can be viewed below. The 45-day public comment period will end on Sunday, October 31, 2021.
You can view the Draft CTP section of the PIP here.
The current PIP can be viewed here. When approved, the draft section being reviewed will replace the current section IV. B. 1. Implementation Guidelines for Plans and Programs, The Transportation Planning Process, Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP), beginning on page 31.
Residents may provide comments by email, regular mail and verbally during a CRTPO Board meeting. If you wish to submit a comment on the draft PIP, the subject line should include “PIP Update.”
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center
600 E. Fourth St., 8th floor
Charlotte, NC 28202
(please be aware that U.S. Mail is currently being received slower than usual)
Verbal comments can be provided during the October 20, 2021 CRTPO Board meeting. Residents can submit an email to the CRTPO Secretary, at email@example.com, no less than five (5) minutes before the start of a CRTPO Board meeting. (Verbal public comments may be via Zoom during the COVID-19 pandemic due to in-person limitations or restrictions.)
There are several ways residents may get involved to provide feedback during the CRTPO’s planning processes.
CRTPO Board Meeting Public Comment
Residents may provide comments during monthly CRTPO Board meetings. Residents who wish to speak can sign up before the start of the meeting, or contact the CRTPO Secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 Board must contact the Secretary at least 10 days prior to the meeting.
Resident Input During Public Comment Periods
Residents may provide input regarding plan updates (TIP, MTP, CTP) by providing input by e-mail, regular mail, or submitting a written form during meetings. Where feasible, the CRTPO will attempt to use online interactive mapping to allow residents to provide input.
Presentations to the Community
The CRTPO staff routinely shares presentations on its core transportation planning processes and plan updates to residents. Staff has given presentations to civic groups, city councils, planning boards, chambers of commerce, professional organizations, advocacy groups, and neighborhood/homeowners associations regarding plans of interest to these groups. Interested groups may contact the CRTPO staff (email@example.com) to request a presentation.
Public Involvement Plan
The CRTPO recognizes the importance of conducting effective public engagement as a critical component of the continuing, cooperative and comprehensive (3-C) process upon which its activities are based. The CRTPO is required to develop and use a documented participation plan providing for reasonable opportunities for residents to be involved in the metropolitan planning process.
The CRTPO has prepared two plans to guide its outreach efforts to minority and low-income populations, as well as residents with limited English language skills. The Title VI plan addresses Title VI and EJ populations. The CRTPO has a separate plan entitled, Limited English Proficiency Plan, to describe methods to engage populations with the limited ability to read, write, speak or understand English.
The CRTPO board adopted the updated PIP during the November 15, 2017 meeting.
Questions, Comments, or Concerns?
You may also contact CRTPO staff at firstname.lastname@example.org to express your opinions on the transportation planning process in Iredell, Mecklenburg and Union counties.