On Thursday, January 17, 2013 the TPB released for public comment the draft project inputs for the air quality analysis of the 2013 update to the National Capital Region’s Financially Constrained Long-Range Transportation Plan (CLRP) and the FY 2013-2018 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The TPB also released the Draft Scope of Work for the Air Quality Conformity Assessment. The 30-day public comment period will close at midnight on Saturday, February 16, 2013.
The following items were available for review and comment:
These materials were also available for review at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG), 777 N. Capitol St. NE, Washington, DC 20002.
The CLRP shows the road, bridge, high-occupancy vehicle (HOV), transit, bicycle and pedestrian projects funded through the year 2040. The six-year TIP includes all projects, programs, and strategies that state and local transportation agencies plan to implement between 2013 and 2018. The TIP comment process is being used to obtain comments on the region’s program of projects that are funded by the Federal Transit Administration (including projects funded by the Urbanized Area Formula Program) and the Federal Highway Administration. The air quality conformity analysis assesses the plan amendments and program with respect to the air quality requirements under the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments.
There were several ways to submit comments:
National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board
777 North Capitol Street NE Suite 300
Washington, DC 20002-4239
Interested citizens may make a statement during the public comment period at the beginning of each TPB meeting, at 12 noon on the third Wednesday of every month, except August. To participate, call (202) 962-3315.