Public Participation Plan ad-hoc Committee

Interested in getting involved? Contact Rachel Ruhlen by email or (540) 343-4417.

The Roanoke Valley Transportation Planning Organization (RVTPO) is updating our Public Participation Plan, which outlines the process for public engagement and awareness for long and short term transportation plans. We have assembled an ad-hoc committee for development of a new Public Participation Plan with representatives from business and industry, economic development, non-profits, housing, public service, etc. The committee will meet 1-2 times/ month for about 6 months.

RVTPO is mandated by federal regulations to have a Public Participation Plan. Beyond mandates, there are compelling ethical and logical reasons to involve the public when planning public infrastructure for transportation. The Public Participation Plan guides the RVTPO in its efforts to seek public input on the Long Range Transportation Plan and the Transportation Improvement Plan. The current plan is 10 years old.

Review other communities’ Public Participation Plans here.
Compare the plans’ Purposes.
Review the TMA Certification Report, recommendation regarding developing a new Public Participation Plan on page 16.

Calendar of meetings
Committee members
Minutes from October 23, 2017 meeting
Agenda for October 23, 2017 meeting
Minutes from August 17, 2017 meeting
Agenda for August 17, 2017 meeting
Minutes from July 17, 2017 meeting
Agenda for July 17, 2017 meeting
Minutes from June 19, 2017 meeting
Agenda for June 19, 2017 meeting
Minutes from June 5, 2017 meeting
Agenda for June 5, 2017 meeting
Minutes from May 8, 2017 meeting (a good overview!)

Public Participation Plan Ad-hoc Committee meeting dates
Monday, October 23, 2017, 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Monday, January 22, 2018, 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Other relevant dates
June 26 – July 10, 2017, Broad public input on purpose & objectives
Thursday, June 29, 2017, 4:00 – 6:00 pm, Regional Commission Open House
Thursday, August 10, 2017, 1:30 pm, Transportation Technical Committee input on purpose & objectives
Thursday, October 12, 2017, 9:00 am, Transportation Technical Committee review draft
Thursday, October 26, 2017, 1:00 pm, TPO Policy Board review draft
Thursday, November 9, 2017, 1:30 pm, Transportation Technical Committee recommend Policy Board release draft for public input
Thursday, December 14, 2017, 1:00 pm, TPO Policy Board release draft for public input
December 15, 2017 – January 29, 2018, 45-Day Public Comment Period
Thursday, February 8, 2018, 1:30 pm, Transportation Technical Committee recommend approval of plan
Thursday, February 22, 2018, 1:00 pm, TPO Policy Board approve Public Participation Plan