Public Comment Opportunities

Public Hearing and Public Comment Period for Amendment to FY15-18 Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP) programming Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) funds for Coburg Loop Path project

The City of Coburg is requesting Surface Transportation Block Grant (formally Surface Transportation Program-Urban, or STP-U) funds for the Coburg Loop Project. The funds will be programmed in the construction phase of Key Number 16839: Coburg Loop Path. The Coburg Loop Path project was previously supported by the MPO with the programming of $498,000 of MPO STP-U funds in 2013 and an additional $181,200 of MPO STP-U funds in 2016. An unexpectedly high construction bid has resulted in an increase in the project cost. Coburg is requesting an additional $95,000 of STBG funds 

More detailed information about this project can be found as part of the MPC agenda packet

The public comment period is open from March 31, 2017- April 6, 2017.

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Public Hearing and Public Comment Period for Draft 2040 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP)

The RTP is required by the federal government for all metropolitan areas with populations over 50,000. It is a 20+-year planning document covering jurisdictions within the MPO area including Coburg, Eugene, Springfield and Lane County as well as the Lane Transit District (LTD) and the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). The RTP establishes regional goals and policy direction to achieve those goals, includes a list of all regionally significant transportation projects, and a funding forecast. The MPC adopted the current RTP in December 2011.

More detailed information about this project can be found as part of the MPC agenda packet

The public comment period is open from March 31, 2017- April 30, 2017. 

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Public Hearing and Public Comment Period for Draft FY18-21 Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP)

Federal legislation requires that the MPO adopt an updated MTIP at least every four years. MTIPs in Oregon are typically adopted every two years, keeping with the two-year cycle used by the Oregon Department of Transportation for the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). MPC adopted the MPO’s 15-18 MTIP in October, 2014. The draft FY18-21 MTIP describes short term transportation priorities funded and to be undertaken in fiscal years 2018 - 2021. The list of transportation projects included in the MTIP details project phases, funding, and timelines within the MPO over the four year horizon of the Program.

More detailed information about this project can be found as part of the MPC agenda packet

The public comment period is open from March 31, 2017- April 30, 2017. 

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Public Hearing and Public Comment Period for Draft FY2018/FY2019 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)

Each year, the partner agencies of the MPO work with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration to update and adopt a unified work program for transportation planning in the MPO. The draft UPWP covers Fiscal Years 2018 and 2019.

More detailed information about this project can be found as part of the MPC agenda packet

The public comment period is open from March 31, 2017- April 30, 2017. 

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Public Hearing and Public Comment Period for Draft Central Lane MPO Air Quality Conformity Determination (AQCD) for the FY18-21 Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program and 2040 Regional Transportation Plan

An air quality conformity determination is required under Federal and State regulations whenever the Regional Transportation Plan or Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program is updated for other than administrative amendments. Under the State’s maintenance plan for this area, transportation projects within Eugene and Sprigfield's urban growth boundaries must be shown to not cause or contribute to local air quality violations.

More detailed information about this project can be found as part of the MPC agenda packet

The public comment period is open from March 31, 2017- April 30, 2017. 

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How to Comment


For all of the public comment opportunities you may comment by mailing, emailing, providing comment online or in person at the public hearing (if applicable).


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Online


www.LaneVoices.org

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Mail


Metropolitan Policy Committee
Lane Council of Governments
859 Willamette
Suite 500
Eugene, OR 97401

Comment through

Email


mpo@lcog.org



Questions


Contact MPO Program Manager at Lane Council of Governments Paul Thompson at 541-682-4283, or via email.