U.S. DOT and MVRPC Representatives to Host a Virtual Open House / Public Participation Meeting Regarding the Regional Transportation Planning Process

Dayton, OH – The United States Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) is conducting a Certification Review of the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission’s (MVRPC) Metropolitan Transportation Planning Process. As part of this review, a Virtual Open House / Public Participation Meeting will be held Wednesday, September 8, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. After brief introductions by the U.S. DOT team representatives, MVRPC staff will present a brief overview of MVRPC and the Metropolitan Transportation Planning Process. Download a pdf of the presentation. The U.S. DOT team will be available to listen to citizens’ input and answer questions from the general public, local officials, members of the media, and special interest groups.

The meeting will take place via Zoom, a video conferencing platform, and will be held as follows:
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 – 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Access the meeting via computer, tablet or mobile device using this link:
Meeting ID: 896 1820 9289

Or call in to join the meeting by phone:
(312) 626-6799 - Meeting ID: 896 1820 9289# US (Chicago)
(646) 558-8656 - Meeting ID: 896 1820 9289# US (New York)

Participation via computer, tablet or mobile device using the link above is encouraged to take advantage of Zoom on-screen meeting features even if relying on the phone for audio functions.

The federal legislation, known as the FAST Act, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, defines the stewardship role of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) in the implementation of the mandated Metropolitan Transportation Planning Process.  As a result of the planning requirements, the federal agencies are required to review and certify, at least every four (4) years, that the Transportation Planning Processes of the Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), such as MVRPC, are in compliance.  This virtual public meeting is part of a review that will assess compliance with federal regulations pertaining to the transportation planning process conducted by the MVRPC, ODOT, public transit operators, and local units of government.

If you are unable to attend the virtual meeting, comments will be accepted until September 17, 2021, by either of the following individuals:

Mr. Frank Burkett
Federal Highway Administration
200 North High Street, Suite 328
Columbus, OH 43215
t: 614.280.6896

Mr. Mark Kane
Federal Transit Administration
200 West Adams Street, Suite 320
Chicago, IL 60606
t: 312.353.1552

At all MVRPC public participation meetings, interpreters for hearing impaired individuals or bi-lingual interpreters are available upon request.  Requests should be made at least one week prior to the meeting date. Contact MVRPC at (937) 223-6323 or 1-800-750-0750 TTY/TDD to request an interpreter.

Established in 1964, the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission promotes collaboration among communities, stakeholders, and residents to advance regional priorities. MVRPC is a forum and resource where the Board of Directors identifies priorities and develops public policy and collaborative strategies to improve quality of life throughout the Miami Valley Region. MVRPC performs planning and research functions for our Region that ensure livable and equitable communities; clean air and water; robust roadway, transit, and active transportation options; and strategic community plans that chart the course for member communities and partners. As the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), MVRPC is responsible for transportation planning in Greene, Miami and Montgomery Counties and parts of northern Warren County. MVRPC's areawide water quality planning designation encompasses five (5) counties: Darke, Preble plus the three MPO counties.

For more information about MVRPC’s Certification Review and Virtual Open House / Public Participation Meeting, contact Ana Ramirez, MVRPC’s Director of Transportation Planning & Funding, at (937) 223-6323.