Public Comment Opportunities

Proposed MTIP Amendment to transfer jurisdictional ownership of OR-99W

The proposed amendment to the 2018-2021 Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP) would transfer jurisdictional ownership of highway OR-99W from State of Oregon to City of Eugene as described in HB2017. The sections of OR-99W to be transferred are:

- Beltline to I-105 (MP 118.57 to 123.37)
- Walnut Street to Sylvan Street (MP 125.48 to 126.02)

Total length of OR-99W to be transferred is 5.34 miles. Estimated project cost is $5,000,000 of HB2017 Discretionary funds.

The Transportation Planning Committee (TPC) will consider approval of the proposed amendment Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 3:00 - 5:00. The public is invited to submit comments through February 20, 2018 and/or attend the TPC meeting at LCOG 5th Floor Buford Room, 859 Willamette Street, Eugene, OR.

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The Metropolitan Policy Committee will hold a public hearing at their January 4th, 2018 meeting starting at 11:30 AM at the Eugene Public Library, Bascom-Tykeson room. You may comment in person at the public hearing or in writing by mailing, emailing, or faxing your comments. Written comments must be received by January 31, 2018.

Background:
Last year, the MPO adopted a regional safety plan that included five required federal safety performance measures. These performance measures are the primary mechanism for the MPO to track safety performance measures over time. As part of the federal requirements for performance based planning, the MPO is now required to establish targets for these five safety measures. The MPO has the option to adopt the state targets or to establish their own targets for reporting purposes.

At the November 2017 Transportation Planning Committee meeting, staff recommended that the MPC adopt the state targets and that this support of state targets would be reviewed on an annual basis. TPC also recommended that the MPO discuss developing specific regional targets for vulnerable users outside of the framework of federal performance measures.


More Information
More detailed information about this project can be found as part of the MPC agenda packet
More information about federal performance management can be found at the TPM Toolbox

The public comment period is open from December 22, 2017- January 31st, 2018.

Questions:
Contact Ellen Currier, LCOG at 541-682-3177 or mpo@lcog.org

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How to Comment


For all of the public comment opportunities you may comment by mailing, emailing, providing comment online or in person at the public hearing (if applicable).


Comment

Online


www.LaneVoices.org

Comment through

Mail


Metropolitan Policy Committee
Lane Council of Governments
859 Willamette
Suite 500
Eugene, OR 97401

Comment through

Email


mpo@lcog.org



Questions


Contact MPO Program Manager at Lane Council of Governments Paul Thompson at 541-682-4283, or via email.