The Heartland Regional Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO) announces the start of a seven-day public comment and review period for a proposed amendment to the FY 2016/17 through FY 2020/21 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) requested by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). The amendment includes two rail safety projects and the purchase of two mini-vans for use in the Transportation Disadvantaged program in Hardee, Highlands, and Okeechobee counties. These projects were recently added to the FDOT 5 Year Work Program. This amendment is necessary to ensure authorization of federal funds in the current fiscal year.
The comment period for the TIP proposed amendment begins on February 3, 2017, and comments will be accepted through February 9, 2017. After the comment period closes and all input has been considered, the proposed TIP amendment will be presented for adoption to the HRTPO Board at their meeting on February 22, 2017, with at least seven (7) days public notice. An opportunity for public comment will be available at the meeting before Board action is taken.
Hard copies are available upon request. Anyone interested in submitting a comment may do so by contacting Community Engagement Manager, Marybeth Soderstrom, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, mail to 555 East Church Street, Bartow, FL 33830, or call (863) 534-7130 x 134.