PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT

News Release – TIP/MTP Amendments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 February 1, 2024

Contact: Arthur Cashwell IV, Senior Planner

                  704.854.6663

                  [email protected]

 THE GASTON-CLEVELAND-LINCOLN METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION (GCLMPO)

HAS ESTABLISHED A PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD TO AMEND THE

2024-2033 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (TIP) AND THE

2050 METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION PLAN (MTP)

The documents will be available for review and public comments will be received from

February 1, 2024 – March 1, 2024.

 

The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) identifies the transportation projects that GCLMPO and NCDOT plan to undertake over the next ten years. The Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) is the long-range, fiscally-constrained plan that defines the transportation network that will serve both present and projected volumes of vehicular traffic, public transportation use, bicycle, pedestrian, aviation and freight travel in and around the urban area. Federal regulations require the TIP and MTP to be consistent with the NCDOT’s State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).

The GCLMPO’s 2024-2033 TIP and 2050 MTP need to be amended to reflect modifications that have been made to the 2024-2033 STIP for various projects across the GCLMPO planning area.

Additional information can be obtained by visiting the MPO’s website at www.gclmpo.org.

Written comments may also be sent by mail, email, or fax to the following address:

Gaston-Cleveland-Lincoln MPO

Attn: Arthur Cashwell IV, Senior Planner

PO Box 1748

Gastonia, NC 28053

[email protected]

FAX: 704-869-1960

All written comments must be received by March 1, 2024.

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 The Gaston-Cleveland-Lincoln MPO hereby gives public notice of its policy to uphold and assure full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and all related acts and statutes. Title VI and related statutes prohibiting discrimination in Federally assisted programs require that no person in the United States of America shall, on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal assistance.

 

Any person who believes they have been aggrieved by an unlawful discriminatory practice regarding the Gaston-Cleveland-Lincoln MPO programs has a right to file a formal complaint with the GCLMPO, within one hundred and eighty (180) days following the date of the alleged discrimination occurrence. For instructions on how to file a complaint, or additional information regarding GCLMPO’s nondiscrimination obligations, please contact Randi Gates at 704-854-6604 or [email protected].

 

Individuals requiring special accommodations when attending this public meeting and/or if this information is needed in an alternative format because of a disability, should contact the City of Gastonia Human Resources Department, located in City Hall at 181 S. South Street, telephone (704-866-6786), fax (704-836-0022) or by email: [email protected]. The Human Resources Department requests at least 72 hours’ notice prior to the meeting to make the appropriate arrangements.