Notice is hereby given that the Bismarck-Mandan Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) will hold a public meeting on Monday, September 16, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. (in conjunction with the MPO Technical Advisory Committee meeting). The meeting will be held in the Training Room of the Bis-Man Transit Building at 3750 E. Rosser Avenue, Bismarck, North Dakota.
The purpose of this meeting is to provide an opportunity for public involvement in the review and development of the draft 2014-2017 TIP. The TIP coordinates and schedules transportation projects (i.e., highway, street, bikeway, pedestrian, transit, safety, enhancements and other transportation related improvements) in the metropolitan area over the next four years, thereby making these projects eligible for federal assistance. The TIP includes metropolitan area transportation projects proposed by the following jurisdictions: Bismarck, Mandan, Lincoln, Morton County, Burleigh County, and NDDOT.
The Draft TIP contains the Program of Projects or identified list of transit needs to be funded over the next four years. If there are no amendments or changes to the Program of Projects this notice will also serve as the Final Program of Projects notice.
Furthermore, the public is notified that a Draft TIP will be available for citizens to review at the Bismarck Community Development Office, 221 North 5th Street, Bismarck, North Dakota, beginning August 17, 2013. Following the consideration of citizen’s comments, the Draft TIP will be presented to the Metropolitan Planning Organization Policy Board for adoption of the final TIP, anticipated in October, 2013.
The public is invited to attend the public meeting; or submit written comments to the Bismarck-Mandan Metropolitan Planning Organization no later than 5:00 p.m., September 16, 2013, to PO Box 5503, Bismarck, North Dakota, 58506. Written comments should be directed to Ben Ehreth and faxed (701) 222-6450 or sent to the above address. Written comments may also be sent via Email. E-mailed comments should be specifically identified as public input on the Draft TIP. Contact Ben Ehreth, MPO Transportation Planner at (701) 355-1840 for additional information.
Meeting facilities will be accessible to mobility impaired individuals. Please call (701) 355-1840 for additional information or if any special arrangements (hearing, sight or language interpretive) can be made for any member of the public to be able to attend. Upon request by individuals with special needs, the MPO will work with local resources to provide them with information in the format best suited for their request.