Public Meeting - Eastgate's 2020 Transportation Planning Certification Review

Aug 04, 2020

Every four years, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) must certify that each metropolitan planning organization (MPO) serving a transportation management area (TMA) – a designation by DOT of an urbanized area with a population over 200,000 as defined by the Bureau of the Census or smaller urbanized areas on request by the Governor and MPO – is carrying out the metropolitan planning process in adherence with federal statutes and regulations. FTA and FHWA conduct a review of the metropolitan planning process within each TMA and jointly issue this certification on behalf of the DOT Secretary, in accordance with 49 U.S.C. 5303(k).

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will be conducting a Certification Review of the Transportation planning process for the Youngstown area over the next five months. FHWA and FTA jointly view the Certification Review as an opportunity to cooperatively assess the transportation planning process within the region per Federal requirements. A Certification Review is accomplished through three phases including a desk-top review, site visit, and documentation of the process in a report.

As a part of the review, we are hosting a public meeting for you to have a chance to learn about the transportation planning process and provide input on the work that Eastgate engages in as a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). Information for the public meeting can be found below and make sure to register if you want to attend the meeting.

Tuesday, August 11th | 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm | Eastgate 2020 Transportation Planning Certification Review Public Meeting
Registration Link: eastgatecog.org/2020-certification-public-meeting-registration
Public Comment Form: https://forms.gle/RsCFdcpTzq3cHX8U8

For more information on Eastgate's Certification Review, visit this page on our website - eastgatecog.org/transportation#2020review