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Public Comment

The Public Comment page announces formal public comment periods conducted according to federal regulations and project-specific public comment opportunities. General comments are also welcomed.

One formal comment opportunity is available. Please visit the Formal Public Comment Opportunities section for more details.

One project-specific opportunity is available. Please visit the Project-specific Comment Opportunities section for more details.

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Melissa Melora
Public Outreach Coordinator

Nondiscrimination Policy

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. SJTPO assures that no person or group(s) of persons shall, on the grounds of race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, gender, disability, religion, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, income level, ability to read, write, or speak English be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination through the federally-mandated metropolitan transportation planning process undertaken by SJTPO, whether the activities are federally funded or not.

Formal Public Comment Periods

SJTPO conducts formal 30-day public comment periods before the adoption of these key planning documents: the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), Transportation Conformity, Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP), Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Plan, Title VI Implementation Plan, Congestion Management Process (CMP), and the Access for All Transit Plan. A formal 45-day public comment period is held for the Public Involvement Plan (PIP).

Formal comment periods are also held when these documents are significantly changed or amended. For instance, for the TIP, a comment period is held when adding or deleting projects or in the event of a project scope or project schedule change that results in a new Transportation Conformity analysis.

Steps for Formal Public Comment Periods

Formal public comment periods include the steps listed below to involve the public.

  • Place notification in the legal section of regional newspapers, as deemed necessary
  • Place notification on the SJTPO website and social media platforms with an option for submitting comments via social media, email, and fax
  • Provide notification to a listing of representative interest groups, stakeholders, and agencies in the region
  • Distribute documents to select libraries in the region

How Comments will be Used

To maintain an effective and meaningful public involvement process, SJTPO will appropriately consider all public comments. SJTPO is responsible for coordinating a response to comments in a timely manner. A written summary, analysis, and report on the disposition of all significant comments received during the comment periods for the RTP, TIP, Transportation Conformity, UPWP, LEP Plan, CMP, Access for All Transit Plan, PIP, and Major Amendments will be provided as part of the final, Policy Board approved document.

Formal Public Comment Opportunities

Draft 2024 PIP Public Comment Period

SJTPO would like your input on the Draft 2024 PIP. The edits to the PIP seek to better clarify SJTPO’s public outreach process and reflect modifications to SJTPO’s best practices for public outreach based on updated guidance from SJTPO’s federal partners. This latest PIP also identifies a change to public meeting requirements associated with the Congestion Management Process (CMP).

The comment period for the Draft 2024 PIP will be open from Tuesday, March 12, 2024, through Friday, April 26, 2024. View the English and Spanish public comment period flyers.

SJTPO will also host a public meeting on Wednesday, April 10, 2024, from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM. Participants can attend the public meeting in person at the SJTPO office or virtually via GoToMeeting. In recognition of the meeting being held during the dinner hour, light refreshments will be provided for members of the public participating in person.

Visit the PIP webpage (www.sjtpo.org/PIP) to view the Draft 2024 PIP and learn more about commenting and attending the public meeting.

Project-Specific Comment Opportunities

Regional Vulnerability Framework Public Meeting

The Regional Vulnerability Framework Project is a systemic review of the SJTPO region to identify weaknesses and vulnerabilities to climate trends in its transportation infrastructure. The project will identify gaps in existing analysis, create a critical asset inventory, and use existing guidance on climate projections.

A virtual public meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. to discuss the vulnerability assessment findings and draft project recommendations. During this meeting, you can provide feedback on the project and hear the next steps before the finalized draft report. The meeting link is provided below. You may also view the public meeting flyer for more information.

Meeting link: https://bit.ly/43HM17C
Meeting ID: 218 085 274 463
Passcode: FVM3EQ

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    Email: info@sjtpo.org

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