The Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) will host a public input meeting to receive comments on the Federal Fiscal Years 2016-2019 Transportation Improvement Program (FFY 2016-2019 TIP) Draft. The meeting starts at 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 23, 2015, in the MPO’s Meeting Room, 420 Watson Powell, Suite 200, Des Moines, IA.
The TIP contains four years of projects MPO member governments anticipate implementing using federal transportation dollars. The TIP is the programming document for all surface transportation projects that receive Federal funds, including: street and highway, transit, rail, bicycle, and pedestrian projects in the MPO Planning Area Boundary. The MPO updates the TIP annually and at member governments’ request. The MPO informs the public as to what member governments’ and participating agencies’ intentions are regarding these projects and the use of these federal dollars.
The MPO will host the public input meeting using the open forum format to encourage the meeting attendees to express their views, to share their opinions, and to ask their questions regarding the proposed projects. One may share their opinion with the MPO staff in three ways: 1) orally at the meeting; 2) in writing via forms available at the meeting; or, 3) by submitting written comments to the MPO before the June 23,
2015, meeting but prior to the close of the comment period on July 16, 2015.
The FFY 2016-2019 Draft TIP is viewable on the MPO’s website, http://www.dmampo.org, or one may request a paper copy at (515)-334-0075 or firstname.lastname@example.org.