Public Involvement

THE GASTON-CLEVELAND-LINCOLN METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION (GCLMPO) HAS ESTABLISHED A PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR THE 2050 METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION PLAN (MTP) DRAFT FISCALLY­ CONSTRAINED PROJECT LISTS

 https://gclmpo-2050-mtp-projects-gastonianc.hub.arcgis.com/

The project lists will be available for review and public comments will be received from

August 2 – 31, 2021.

 

The GCLMPO is updating its Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), a 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 through the year 2050. The MTP is based on the most accurate and complete information available including, but not limited to, population and employment growth and land development patterns in and around the urban area. The MTP must demonstrate fiscal constraint by anticipating future revenues to compensate for the proposed project investments.

The public is invited to review and comment on the draft fiscally-constrained project lists, covering all modes of transportation, by viewing the interactive project map at https://gclmpo-2050-mtp-projects-gastonianc.hub.arcgis.com/.

The public may also provide comments during the GCLMPO TCC Meeting on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 10:00 am and the Board Meeting on Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 6:30 pm.

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

Gaston-Cleveland-Lincoln MPO

Attn: Randi Gates, Principal Transportation Planner

PO Box 1748

Gastonia, NC 28053

[email protected]

All comments must be received by August 31, 2021. Additional information can be obtained by contacting GCLMPO staff at 704-854-6604.

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.