U.S. Department of Transportation and MVRPC Representatives to Host 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, an Open House / Public Participation Meeting will be held Tuesday, August 29, 2017, from 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  The U.S. DOT team will be present 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 be held as follows:

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission

10 N. Ludlow Street, Suite 700

Courthouse Square - Dayton, OH

The public may attend anytime between 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


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 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 meeting in person, comments will be accepted until September 5, 2017, by either of the following individuals:

Ms. Laura Toole
Federal Highway Administration
200 North High Street, Suite 328
Columbus, OH 43215
t: 614.280.6844

Mr. Reginald Arkell
Federal Transit Administration
200 West Adams Street, Suite 320
Chicago, IL  60606
t: 312.886.3704

For 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.  Contact MVRPC at (937) 223-6323 or 1-800-750-0750 TTY/TDD to request an interpreter.  Parking validation for The Arts Garage will be distributed at the meeting.  The parking garage is located at 107 N. Ludlow Street across from the Schuster Performing Arts Center.  There are numerous Greater Dayton RTA transit routes convenient to MVRPC’s office on Courthouse Square, including Wright Stop Plaza.

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 various regional planning activities, including air quality, water quality, transportation, land use, research and GIS.  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 Open House / Public Participation Meeting, contact Ana Ramirez, MVRPC’s Director of Long Range Planning and Engineering, at (937) 223-6323.