Public Comment Opportunities
The public is invited to comment on the following open topic(s):
August 27, 2019
Point2point Solutions requests $106,268 of STBG funds from the MPO’s unprogrammed balance to support the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program in Springfield School District for fiscal years 2020 and 2021. The two-year targeted program seeks to complete the startup phase of the SRTS program in the Springfield School District. The funding would cover half the cost of a SRTS Coordinator position, with Springfield Public Schools covering the other half. Similar programs in Bethel and 4J School Districts are supported by MPC in the current funding cycle, while the Springfield program has been funded through 2019 by a combination of School District, LTD, ODOT and FTA funding.
Public comments will be accepted through September 28, 2019. A public hearing will be held 11:30a September 5, 2019 at Springfield City Hall, Library Meeting Room, 225 Fifth Street, Springfield.
September 6, 2019
Lane County and City of Springfield propose to cancel STIP Project # 21167 - Yolanda Elementary & Briggs MS Traffic Congestion Mitigation. The project is estimated to cost $1,762,160, which was funded with federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) funds approved by the Metropolitan Policy Committee, with local match funds, and is programmed to be completed in 2020.
The CMAQ funds within the Central Lane MPO may only be used for project that will result in a measurable reduction of coarse particulate emissions (PM10). While this project demonstrated a measurable reduction it did not meet the threshold of the CMAQ benefits tracking system of the Federal Highway Administration. Upon cancelation of this project, the CMAQ funds will be re-allocated at the MPC's discretion following a call-for-projects.
The public is invited to provide public comment through September 19, 2019.
September 9, 2019
Lane Transit District requests addition of their ongoing Preventive Maintenance program into the Transportation Improvement Program for federal fiscal years 2020 and 2021. The program is funded by $5,250,000 FTA-5307 funds including local match. Public comments will be accepted through September 22, 2019.
How to Comment
Metropolitan Policy Committee
Lane Council of Governments
Eugene, OR 97401
Contact MPO Program Manager at Lane Council of Governments Paul Thompson at 541-682-4283, or via email.