One of the responsibilities of the Jackson Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) in carrying out the Federally-mandated transportation planning process is to prepare and maintain a Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) document. The TIP is a financially constrained four-year program for addressing short-term transportation priorities that are consistent with the Jackson Urbanized Area’s Long-Range Transportation Plan. The TIP allocates the limited Federal transportation resources available among the various capital and operating needs of the area, based upon the priorities developed by the MPO. The TIP is required to be updated at least every four years, and MPO staff recently completed the development of the draft Jackson Urbanized Area’s Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for fiscal years 2017 through 2020. In accordance with the MPO’s Public Participation Plan, the MPO will be conducting a series of public involvement activities to gather feedback regarding the draft 2017-2020 TIP document. Public involvement activities include:
A 45-day Public Comment Period which begins June 17, 2016 and concludes August 3, 2016 during a public hearing.
Prior to the public hearing, three (3) public meetings will be held. MPO staff will be present to discuss the draft TIP document and receive your comments during each of the “come and go” public meetings. The public meetings will take place from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the following locations:
Hinds County: Tuesday, July 26, 2016
CMPDD’s main office, 1170 Lakeland Drive Jackson, MS
Madison County: Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Madison County Administrative Building, first floor Conference Room, 125 W. North Street Canton, MS
Rankin County: Thursday, July 28, 2016
Rankin County Courthouse Annex, Board Room, 211 E. Government Street Brandon, MS
Finally, a public hearing will be held in conjunction with a meeting of the Intermodal Technical Committee on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at CMPDD’s main office.