The TPO’s Public Participation Plan provides a framework for the TPO’s public engagement process for providing individuals and other stakeholders reasonable opportunities to be involved in the transportation planning process.   The plan identifies federal, state and Metropolitan Planning Organization requirements; the TPO’s public involvement goals and policies; required public involvement and processes for certain planning activities; and information on coordination with other transportation planning partners.

Public participation ensures that the Chattanooga-Hamilton County/North Georgia Transportation Planning Organization’s plans and programs reflect efforts to engage the public in order to best capture the entire community’s vision for travel throughout the area.

Part of the TPO’s goal for public participation is that transportation planning benefits all communities within the planning area equitably.  To do that effectively, the TPO must actively work to identify diverse communities, ensure quality inclusive participation and to have policies, procedures and practices in place to remove barriers to participation in the planning process.

 

2020 Draft Participation Plan

The newly-developed draft Public Participation Plan is open for a 45-day public review and comment period.  This comment period will end June 26, 2020.

The draft plan is available for review below. Comments may be provided to the TPO by one of following ways:

  1.   Emailing tpo@chattanooga.gov
  2.   Calling the Regional Planning Agency at (423) 643-5900

The Regional Planning Agency offices are currently closed due to Covid-19 impacts.   

Draft Participation Plan

 

2013 Participation Plan

Current Participation Plan (PP)
Amended May 28, 2013

 

Public Participation evaluation

Public participation ensures that the Chattanooga-Hamilton County/North Georgia Transportation Planning Organization’s plans and programs reflect the entire community’s vision for travel throughout the area. The TPO’s evaluated its public outreach and participation to determine the effectiveness of the TPO’s outreach methods.