PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
THE GASTON-CLEVELAND-LINCOLN METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION (GCLMPO) HAS ESTABLISHED A PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR CONFORMITY ANALYSIS AND 2045 MTP/2020-2029 TIP AMENDMENTS
The documents will be available for review and written public comments will be received from April 3 – May 3, 2020.
The GCLMPO’s Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP) needs to be amended to reflect the following modifications that have been made to the 2020-2029 State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).
In addition to the MTIP amendments, the GCLMPO’s 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) needs to be amended to reflect the cost increases to project U-2523B and the addition of project EB-6037A.
A Conformity Determination Report is also required due to the Clean Air Act’s requirement that an MPO’s plans and programs conform to the purpose of the state implementation plan (SIP) for achieving air quality standards. A regional emissions analysis is required because project U-2523B is classified as “regionally significant” in the 2045 MTP.
The GCLMPO’s MTIP also needs to be amended to include projects being submitted to NCDOT by Gastonia Transit.
Each year, the City of Gastonia is allocated an apportionment from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) under Section 5307 (Transit Operating and Capital assistance in urbanized areas). This grant supports the services provided by Gastonia Transit. The allocation of these funds are required to be approved in the local transportation plan, as well as the state transportation plan.
The table below illustrates the project allocation that is being requested by Gastonia Transit. This will be taken before the Gastonia City Council on April 7, 2020. The MTIP & STIP will need to be amended to correspond with the Council’s pending action. The funding levels represent funding being requested for FY 2020.
The public may also provide comments in person during the GCLMPO TCC Meeting on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 10:00 am at the Gaston County Administrative Building, located at 128 W Main St in Gastonia and the Board Meeting on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 6:30 pm at the Gastonia Police Department Community Room, located at 200 Long Ave, Gastonia.
The public involvement activities and time established for public review and comment on the TIP satisfies the POP requirements of the Section 5307 Program for the City of Gastonia.
Written comments may also be sent by mail, email, or fax to the following address:
Attn: Randi Gates, Principal Transportation Planner
PO Box 1748
Gastonia, NC 28053
All written comments must be received by May 3, 2020.
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