Public participation is integral to good transportation policies, programs, and projects. Meaningful community engagement is central to good decision-making.
Outreach PlanSignificant public outreach results in greater community support for plans that help achieve the region’s goals for the future. The Outreach Plan not only fulfills federal requirements, but also serves as a working tool for TPO staff to refer to with each new plan to ensure that adequate public notice is given and the community is engaged throughout the project. It can also be referenced by community members to learn about the TPO and opportunities for involvement.
General policies are based on regulations and requirements and guide outreach and engagement for all plans and programs. Customization for specific plans and projects allow the TPO to be flexible and conduct outreach that works best for a specific topic or study area.