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Draft Amendment to the Fiscal Years 2014/15 through 2018/19 Transportation Improvement Program Public Comment Period Announced

Each year the Collier Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is required to develop a financially feasible Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) that includes all transportation projects that are to be funded with state and federal dollars over the next five years.  Occasionally it becomes necessary to add, delete, or modify a project included in the MPO’s TIP.

The Collier MPO has begun a 21-day public comment period for the draft Fiscal Year (FY) 2014/15 – 2018/19 TIP Amendment.  The draft amendment is to add and increase funding for two new transit projects.  The first project is for the installation of new bus shelters at various locations throughout Collier County.  The second project is for Phase II capital improvements at Collier Area Transit’s (CAT) facility on Radio Road.  The funding for these projects will be appropriated from Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

Pursuant to the MPO’s Public Involvement Plan, the public comment period for the draft amendment will end Sept. 3.  The MPO Board will consider the adoption of the amendment together with comments received within the public comment period at the MPO’s regular meeting, Sept. 12 at   9 a.m., in the Board of County Commissioners Chambers on the third floor of the Collier County Government Center, 3299 Tamiami Trail East, Naples, Florida  34112

The draft TIP amendment is posted on the MPO’s website at colliermpo.net.  To view the Amendment, select “21-Day Public Comment Period for TIP Amendment” under the Latest News Section on the left side of the screen.

The draft amendment to the FY 2014/15 through FY 2018/19 TIP will also be on display at the customer service desks at the sites listed below:

  • Collier County Government Center North

2335 Orange Blossom Drive

Naples

 

 

  • Collier County Growth Management Division – Construction & Maintenance

2885 S. Horseshoe Drive

Naples

 

 

  • Naples City Hall

735 8th Street South

Naples

 

 

  • Everglades City Hall

102 Copeland Avenue N.

Everglades City

 

 

  • Marco Island City Hall

50 Bald Eagle Drive

Marco Island

 

 

 

  • Southwest Florida Works

750 S. 5th Street

Immokalee

 

  • All Collier County public libraries

 

The MPO’s planning process is conducted in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes.  Any person or beneficiary who believes that within the MPO’s planning process they have been discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or familial status may file a complaint with the Collier MPO Title VI Specialist Lorraine Lantz at239-252-5779 or by writing to Ms. Lantz at 2885 South Horseshoe Drive, Naples, Florida 34104.

For more information regarding the TIP Amendment call MPO Principal Planner Sue Faulkner at 239-252-5715.

 


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