WMPO: Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Certification Review – Public Comment Opportunity

11.17.2022

WMPO: Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Certification Review – Public Comment Opportunity

Read original update on WMPO website here

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) continues to mandate the certification of the transportation planning process in Transportation Management Areas (TMAs) at least once every four years by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The purpose of the certification review is to determine if the transportation planning process being conducted in the area meets the Federal requirements as listed in 23 CFR 450 Part C.

The Federal certification review team will consist of staff from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) North Carolina Division Office and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Region 4 office. The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) may also participate in the review. The on-site visit review will be conducted on Thursday, December 8, 2022, in Wilmington, NC. The review team will be available after 1:00 p.m. on December 8, 2022 and will also hold a short debriefing in the Technology Conference Room located on the 4th floor of 305 Chestnut Street in downtown Wilmington to summarize some of the findings at the conclusion of the on-site visit.

An important part of the certification review is providing the public with an opportunity to comment. The public comment period will be open from November 16, 2022, until 5 pm on December 7, 2022. All comments can be e-mailed to mike.kozlosky@wilmingtonnc.gov or via U.S. mail to:

Mike Kozlosky, Executive Director
Wilmington Urban Area MPO
PO Box 1810
Wilmington, North Carolina 28402-1810

For more information, please contact Mike Kozlosky, Executive Director of the Wilmington Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization at 910-342-2781 or mike.kozlosky@wilmingtonnc.gov.