Public Invited to Weigh in on Updated Guidelines to Countywide Transportation Plans
OAKLAND, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) invites the public to attend two meetings next week in Oakland to discuss and comment on updated Guidelines for Countywide Transportation Plans, which serve as guidance to the Bay Area’s nine county Congestion Management Agencies (CMAs) or designated agencies and other partners in the development of Countywide Transportation Plans (CTP). The first meeting is set for Tuesday, July 22, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The second meeting will be held Thursday, July 24, 2014, at 6 p.m. Both public meetings will be held in the MetroCenter Auditorium, located in the Joseph P. Bort MetroCenter, 101 Eighth Street, Oakland, across from the Lake Merritt BART station. These meetings are the second and third in a series; the Draft Guidelines will be presented at both meetings. The first meeting took place in June 2014.
MTC develops the CTP Guidelines in order to assist the nine Bay Area counties with the creation of countywide transportation plans. MTC adopted the original CTP Guidelines in 1989, and last updated the guidelines in 2000 when federal legislation was significantly revised. The updated CTP Guidelines are intended to inform the relationship between countywide transportation plans and the regional transportation plan while recognizing local needs and priorities; assist implementation of state and federal legislation; and identify appropriate content to include in the development of countywide transportation plans.
Copies of the updated draft Countywide Transportation Plan Guidelines are available for public review at the MTC Library, 101 Eighth Street, Oakland, and on the MTC website: www.mtc.ca.gov/planning/ctp. The public may also submit written comments via email to email@example.com until August 13, 2014.
MTC is the transportation planning, coordinating and financing agency for the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area.