TMA Certification

PUBLIC NOTICE

RECERTIFICATION OF THE GULFPORT & PASCAGOULA URBAN AREAS METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION (MPO) BY THE FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION (FHWA) AND FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION (FTA)

Federal regulations (23 CFR Part 450 and 49 CFR Part 613) require that the Federal Highway Administration and the Federal Transit Administration jointly certify that the transportation planning process in areas over a population over 200,000 complies with federal regulations at least once every four years. The deadline for completion of the current certification is October 2017.

The review consists of a documentary review called a desk audit and a meeting with the MPO transportation planning staff. The Federal Review Team is also required to solicit input from the general public and local elected officials during the course of the review. The Federal Review Team would especially like to hear the public’s input on:

  • How well they are involved in the local transportation planning process,
  • If they are given the information that they need to become involved in the local transportation planning process
  • Whether the way in which they can get involved is clearly explained, and
  • Whether they feel their input is considered and addressed by the Mississippi Gulf Coast Metropolitan Planning Organization.

The public is invited to submit comments, in person or in writing, related to the local transportation planning process and public outreach activities associated with the MPO Long Range Transportation Plan, The Transportation Improvement Program, The Unified Planning Work Program, and other relevant planning activities of the Mississippi Gulf Coast MPO.

The FHWA and FTA Federal Review Team will conduct a public hearing to accept comments at a meeting scheduled for:

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Biloxi Transit Center: 190 Reynoir St, Biloxi, MS 39530

 

Written comments may be addressed to:

Yvette G Taylor, Ph. D.

FTA Regional Administrator

Region IV

230 Peachtree St. NW

Suite 1400

Atlanta, GA 30303

Andrew Hughes

FHWA Division Administrator

Mississippi Division

100 West Capitol St.

Suite 1062

Jackson MS 39269

Individuals who require auxiliary aids or require alternative languages and want to participate in the meetings should contact Stephanie Plancich by email (splancich@grpc.com) or by phone (228-864-1167) at least five business days prior to the meeting date.