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Public invited to comment on proposed NCDOT projects
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 19, 2014
 
Contact: Neil Burke
704-353-0198, nburke@charlottenc.gov
 
The Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO) has opened a 30-day public comment period to obtain public input on its DRAFT list of projects that are proposed to receive local input points as part of NCDOT’s Prioritization 3.0 process. The draft project lists, maps, and CRTPO’s local input points methodology are posted on the CRTPO website. Comments should be directed to Neil Burke using the following methods:
 
Email: info@crtpo.org
Mail: CRTPO, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, 600 East 4th Street, 8th Floor, Charlotte, NC 28202
FAX: 704-336-5123
 
The July 16 Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) meeting will serve as an opportunity for public comment on the draft list of projects proposed for CRTPO’s local input points allocation. This meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. in Room 267 of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center, 600 East Fourth Street, Charlotte, NC 28202.
 
The comment period will close on Monday, July 21, 2014.  
 
The Strategic Transportation Investments legislation stipulates that MPOs, RPOs and NCDOT Division Offices will have influence in the Prioritization 3.0 process by assigning local input points to projects within the Regional Impact and Division Needs Tiers. CRTPO has 2,500 points to allocate to its projects within the Regional Impact and Division Needs categories of STI. The STI legislation specifies that MPOs, RPOs and NCDOT Division offices must adhere to their adopted methodologies to the extent possible when assigning local input points.
 
The CRTPO is the federally-designated MPO for the Charlotte urbanized area. 
 
More information is available on the CRTPO website at www.crtpo.org.