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Opportunity for Public Comment on the Transportation Planning Process

Updated: May 19

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will conduct a certification review of the metropolitan transportation planning process in the Greater Lansing region during virtual meetings with the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission (Tri-County) office on May 26-27th, 2021.

This certification review by FHWA and FTA is required as part of Tri-County’s designation as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Clinton, Eaton, and Ingham counties. For any federal transportation funds to be spent in the three-county area, the MPO process must be certified every four years by the federal agencies in compliance with federal planning requirements.


As part of the certification review process, the public will have the opportunity to complete an online questionnaire about their experience with the transportation planning process for the chance to win a $100 gift card from May 17th through June 4th. The public is also invited to comment on the transportation planning process at the virtual meeting of the Tri-County Board of Commissioners on May 26th at 6 p.m. This meeting will include the opportunity to hear from and speak directly with FHWA and FTA representatives concerning their views on the transportation planning process in the region.


Review the meeting agenda here. To participate in the meeting, please use the call-in information below:


Dial In Number: +1-312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 969 6936 7398

Meeting Link: zoom.us/j/96969367398


This meeting and survey will help federal agencies assess compliance with federal regulations pertaining to the transportation planning process conducted by the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA), Clinton Transit, Eaton County Transit (EATRAN), and local units of government in the tri-county area.


During the meeting, any member of the public may present the federal review team with comments concerning any aspect of the transportation planning process being conducted in the tri-county region. If you are unable to complete the survey or participate in the meeting, our public comment form is available 24/7 at mitcrpc.org/public-comment. Comments may also be addressed to the following individuals:


Andy Pickard

Federal Highway Administration, Michigan Division

e-mail: Andy.Pickard@dot.gov


Susan Weber

Federal Transit Administration, Region 5

e-mail: susan.weber@dot.gov


Public comments submitted before or during the meeting on May 26th will be considered by the federal review team as they conduct their certification review. For additional information on the federal certification review process, please contact our office.


For persons with hearing or speech disabilities, please dial 711 to utilize the Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS). Our Commission Clerk, Sharee Fink, will be happy to assist with setting up your phone call 10 minutes prior to the meeting. Please notify her at your earliest convenience if you intend to use this service at clerk@mitcrpc.org. If you require additional accommodations outside of this service to fully participate in the meeting, please note that 24-hour notice may be needed for certain accommodations; an attempt will be made to grant all reasonable accommodation requests.

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