Public Notice: 2020 Transit Program of Projects (POP)

Due to social-distancing safeguards, the Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) Executive Board meeting on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. will be held electronically. 

On the agenda is the Public Hearing on the proposed Program of Projects (POP) funded by FY2020 Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5307 Urbanized Area Formula and Section 5339 Bus and Bus Facilities grants.  The meeting will utilize the Zoom video-conferencing platform.  Further information on how to access the meeting will be on the TPO website, so check frequently for updates.

The City of Knoxville is the Designated Recipient of the FTA funds.  The public involvement process, including the times established for public review and for allowing comment on the POP, follows the TPO’s Transportation Improvement Program public involvement process, as allowed by FTA and in accordance with appropriate federal regulations.  Written and, if possible, oral comments will be allowed on the proposed POP.  If there are no changes, the POP will be considered final. 

Interested persons or agencies and particularly private transportation providers are encouraged to participate in the process.  To be mailed or faxed a copy of the POP or to provide comments in advance of the meeting contact Doug Burton at 400 Main Street, Suite 403, Knoxville, TN 37902 or at (865) 215-3824 or at  Comments must be submitted by 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 to be read at the meeting.

Proposed POP 

Gov. Bill Lee’s Executive Order No. 16 recognizes the unprecedented COVID-19 threat and allows electronic meetings in compliance with the state’s Open Meetings Act.  The TPO will post a recording of the meeting on the TPO website within 48 hours of its conclusion.