Public Involvement Plan
Citizens Influence Transportation Decision-Making, 2014
Thank you to all who participated in our transportation and public participation survey as well as those who individually took the time to provide comments and suggestions to inform the development of our region’s Long Range Transportation Plan and Public Involvement Plan. The Regional Planning Commission received over 200 responses to the survey, which came through both our website and active solicitation at neighborhood community meetings in New Orleans East, the City of Kenner and West Jefferson Parish. Survey responses as well as individual comments were taken into consideration, and many have been incorporated into our transportation plans and programs. Some of the comments that RPC received fall outside the jurisdiction of the RPC and, therefore, our agency is unable to dedicate its resources to address the problem. However, RPC believes that these comments are important and has forwarded them along to the responsible agencies. To learn more about the findings of this outreach effort, click here.
Public Involvement Plan, 2014
The Public Involvement Plan, 2014 describes the Regional Planning Commission’s goals, objectives and strategies for engaging the public in the transportation planning process as well as identifies outreach techniques and the channels of communication the organization utilizes. The plan also provides information about how the decision-making process works and the actions RPC takes to ensure equitable inclusion in the transportation planning process.
Environmental justice is a key component of a fair and effective transportation plan. Both the distribution of resources and the impact of development decisions on minority and economically disadvantaged citizens must be considered during the transportation planning process. To gain a greater understanding of the needs and challenges associated with mobility that face our region’s low-income and minority communities, the RPC initiated an intensive outreach program to garner input from these traditionally underserved populations.
The methodology for identifying target populations and a summary of what RPC heard from its community outreach efforts are documented in the report, Equitable Inclusion in the Transportation Process. Information gathered from this outreach exercise informed the development and refinement of several key documents that guide RPC’s transportation planning processes, including: the Long Range Transportation Plans (also referred to as the Metropolitan Transportation Plans, Transportation Improvement Programs, and the Public Involvement Plan.
If you have any comments about this plan please contact Nik Richard @ 504-483-8535 or firstname.lastname@example.org