Susan Patterson-Sale on the Metro staff informs me that from Friday, February 22, to Monday, April 8, 2013, Metro will hold a 45-day public comment period on proposed project list changes for the 2035 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). Susan says:
"The RTP establishes a comprehensive policy direction for the regional transportation system and recommends a balanced program of transportation investments to implement that policy direction. The RTP is updated every four years, as required by federal law. In between full updates to the RTP, it may be necessary to amend the plan in response to changing local conditions and newly adopted plans. To be eligible to build a project with federal funds, the project must first be amended into the RTP.
Comments made during this period will be presented to decision makers for consideration before taking action in May. Proposed changes to the RTP project list include projects in Washington County, Hillsboro, Beaverton, Portland, East Multnomah County and Oregon Department of Transportation projects along I-205. You can also comment on analysis of how these changes may affect regional air quality.
For project information or to comment online, see: www.oregonmetro.gov/rtp, mail comments to 2013 Amendments to 2035 RTP, Metro 600 NE Grand Ave., Portland, OR 97232, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments must be received by Metro by 5 p.m., Monday, April 8, 2013."