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Public invited to comment on transportation and air quality plans

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 14, 2014

Contact: Robert Cook
704-336-8643, rwcook@charlottenc.gov

 

The Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO) will start a 30-day public comment period for its draft 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan & draft Air Quality Conformity Determination Report on Tuesday, February 18, 2014. The comment period will close on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. The start of the comment period was delayed from its original start date of February 14, 2014 due to the recent inclement weather. Four meetings, in an open house format, will be held to receive the public’s input on the draft documents. The meetings are scheduled for the dates and locations listed below. 
 

February 25, 2014, 6 - 8 p.m.
Mooresville-Charles Mack Citizen Center
215 North Main Street, Mooresville, NC 28115

March 4, 2015,4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library (Main) Learning Studio
310 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202

March 6, 2014, 5 - 7 p.m.
Indian Trail Cultural Arts Center
100 Navajo Trail, Indian Trail, NC 28079

March 7, 2014, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, Bank of America Room
330 South Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28202

The documents will be posted on the CRTPO website: www.crtpo.org. In addition, copies will be available at the following locations during regular business hours:

 

 

Statesville City Hall
301 S. Center St.
Statesville, NC 28677

Mooresville Town Hall
413 N. Main St.
Mooresville, NC 28115
Huntersville Town Hall
101 Huntersville-Concord Road
Huntersville, NC 28078

CRTPO Offices
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center
8th floor
600 E. Fourth St.
Charlotte, NC 28202

Matthews Town Hall
232 Matthews Station St.
Matthews, NC 28105
Indian Trail Town Hall
130 Blythe Drive
Indian Trail, NC 28079
Monroe City Hall
300 W. Crowell St.
Monroe, NC 28112
Waxhaw Town Hall
317 N. Broome St.
Waxhaw, NC 28176
 

 

The MTP defines the policies, programs and projects to be implemented during the next 20 years in order to provide mobility choices to residents in the CRTPO’s planning area.  The MTP contains recommendations for the following types of surface transportation: streets and roads; transit; bicycle and pedestrian facilities.  The MTP also contains descriptions and assessments of conditions affecting the surface transportation of persons and/or the movement of freight in the CRTPO’s planning area. The air quality conformity determination report demonstrates that the total emissions projected for the MTP are within the emissions limits ("budgets") established by the State Implementation Plan (SIP) for air quality.
 
The CRTPO is tentatively scheduled to take action on the MTP and air quality conformity determination report on April 16, 2014. 
 
The CRTPO is the federally-designated metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for the Charlotte urbanized area. 
 
More information is available on the CRTPO website at www.crtpo.org.