Public Comment Period for FFY 2021-2025 TIP & FFY 2021 UPWP

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TO:            Interested Parties

FROM:      Glenn Eaton, Executive Director

RE:            Draft FFY 2021-2025 Transportation Improvement

Program (TIP) and Draft FFY 2021 Unified Planning Work

Program (UPWP)

DATE:       April 21, 2020


Based upon the Montachusett Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Public Participation Program (PPP) that establishes a proactive public involvement process, this memo serves as notice of a 21-day public review and comment period for the:

Draft FFY 2021-2025 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and;

Draft FFY 2021 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)

The Montachusett MPO voted to release these documents and to announce their availability.  The public involvement process with the time established for review of the TIP will satisfy the Program of Projects (POP) requirements for transit projects.

The public review and comment period for these documents will commence on Friday April 24, 2020 and close at the end of business on Thursday May 14, 2020.

All documents have been developed based upon state and federal guidelines and requirements and are available for public review and comment for 21 days.  Due to recent restrictions as a result of COVID-19, please refrain from visiting the MRPC offices without first checking to see if they are open to the general public.  In the event that the offices are open, copies may be obtained at 464 Abbott Avenue, Leominster, MA 01453 between the hours of 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday to Friday.  Copies can be mailed on request by contacting the MRPC at (978) 345-7376 and are also available online at 

To download pdf copies of the Draft FFY 2021-2025 TIP and/or the Draft FFY 2021 UPWP, please use this link:  DRAFT TIP & UPWP

Any interested party may review the draft documents and make any comments that they deem appropriate.  Written or verbal comments will be accepted until the close of business on Thursday May 14, 2020 and should be addressed:  TIP/UPWP Comments, MRPC, 464 Abbott Avenue, Leominster, MA 01453.  Comments can also be sent via email to: [email protected].  Please specify TIP or UPWP Comment in the subject line.

Comments may also be made on the draft documents at the regularly scheduled meetings of the Montachusett Joint Transportation Committee (MJTC) on Wednesday May 13, 2020 at 2:30 PM or the full Commission on Thursday, May 7, 2020 at 7:00 PM.   All meetings are open to the public.  Again, due to COVID-19 restrictions, these meetings will likely be held online.  In order to participate, please see the individual calendar notice for the appropriate event on the MRPC website.  Information on how to access the virtual meetings will be listed there.

Comments received will be reviewed and incorporated into final draft documents to be forwarded for endorsement to the MPO at a meeting to be held on May 20, 2020 at 1:00 PM online or at the MRPC Offices.  If there are questions on this matter, please contact the MRPC.

If this information is needed in another language, please contact Glenn Eaton at (978) 345-7376 ext. 310.

Si se necesita esta información en otro idioma, por favor, póngase en contacto con Glenn Eaton al (978) 345-7376 ext. 310.