Capital Transportation Program Hearings Set
DelDOT Partners with WILMAPCO, Dover Kent MPO, Sussex County
Interested persons are encouraged to participate in the development of the state’s six-year Capital Transportation Program (CTP) for Fiscal Years 2013 – 2018, by attending public hearings to be held in September. The hearings are jointly sponsored by the Wilmington Area Planning Council (WILMAPCO), Dover/Kent County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), Sussex County, the Council on Transportation, and the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT).
The hearings provide an opportunity to review current and suggested transportation projects. The hearings also include capital investments for DART First State public transit and will be used to satisfy the public involvement requirements of Federal Transit Administration Section 5307. The public hearings will be held in an open house format, with a Court Reporter available to take public comment. Interested persons are also encouraged to submit written comments during the public hearing process.
• The first DelDOT public hearing will be held in conjunction with WILMAPCO set for September 5, 2012, from 4 - 7 p.m. at WILMAPCO offices, 850 Library Ave., Newark. DelDOT will have project boards on display and DelDOT representatives will be in attendance to discuss projects in the work plan.
• The second DelDOT public hearing will be held in conjunction with the Dover/Kent County MPO set for September 10, 2012, from 4 - 7 p.m. at the DelDOT Administration Building, 800 S. Bay Road, Dover. DelDOT and the MPO will have project display boards and staff available for questions.
• The third DelDOT public hearing will be held in conjunction with Sussex County on September 13, 2012, from 4 - 7 p.m. at the DelDOT South District Administration Building, 23697 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown. Project information will be displayed, and there will be opportunities for discussion with DelDOT and County representatives.
The MPOs are composed of representatives from state, county and local governments, and citizen and technical representatives. Mandated by 29 Delaware Code, §8409, the hearings are designed to ensure that the public has ample opportunity to participate in the planning process. The Council on Transportation is composed of citizen representatives from every county in the state. Members are appointed by the Governor.
These meeting locations are accessible to persons having disabilities. Any person having special needs or requiring special aid, such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired, is requested to contact DelDOT by phone or mail one week in advance of the planned event. Questions, comments or written material can be submitted to: Office of Public Relations, Department of Transportation, P.O. Box 778, Dover, Delaware, 19903, or call 1-800-652-5600 (in Delaware) or 302-760-2080.
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