Interested persons are encouraged to participate in the development of the state’s future transportation program by attending public hearings to be held in late summer. The hearings are jointly sponsored by the Council on Transportation, the Dover Kent Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), the Wilmington Area Planning Council (WILMAPCO), Sussex County, and the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT).

The hearings provide an opportunity to review current and suggested transportation projects. The hearings 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. Hearings are being held as follows:

• In New Castle County at the WILMAPCO offices, 850 Library Ave., Newark, on Monday, August 29, 2011,
from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

• In Kent County at the DelDOT Administration Building, 800 Bay Road, Dover on Wednesday, September 14,
2011, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

• In Sussex County at the South District Administration Building, 23697 DuPont Boulevard, Georgetown on
Thursday, September 15, 2011, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Interested persons are also encouraged to submit written comments during the public hearing process.

The MPO’s 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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