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THE GASTON-CLEVELAND-LINCOLN METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION (GCLMPO) HAS ESTABLISHED A PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD TO AMEND THE 2020-2029 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 – March 2, 2023.
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 2020-2029 TIP and 2050 MTP need to be amended to reflect modifications that have been made to the 2020-2029 STIP for various projects across the GCLMPO planning area.
The public may also provide comments during the GCLMPO TCC Meeting on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at 10:00 am and the Board Meeting on Thursday, March 23, 2023 at 6:30 pm.
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 March 2, 2023.
How to Get Involved
The Transportation Toolkit from USDOT’s The Every Place Counts: Leadership Academy is geared toward members of the public who wish to learn how to engage in the transportation decision-making process at the local, regional, state and federal levels. The Toolkit demystifies the decision-making process. It explains that transportation projects go through a predictable lifecycle (i.e., plan, fund, design, build and maintain). The Toolkit also defines key transportation acronyms and jargon using both text and graphics, and highlights engagement opportunities created by civil rights and public involvement regulations.
Public input is very important to the transportation planning process. All MPO meetings are open to the public and include a public comment period. Please click here to request to be added to the distribution list for any upcoming meetings and events. For more information, please click on one of the pages to the right.
- GCLMPO Public Involvement Plan (amended Sept 2020)