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Public engagement guide

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Read Metro's policies that establish consistent procedures to ensure all people have reasonable opportunities to be engaged in planning and policy process.

An updated public engagement guide – an update to the Public Involvement Policy for Transportation Planning reflects changes in the most recent federal transportation authorization act, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21). The 45-day public comment period on these updated guidelines was Aug. 12 through Sept. 30, 2013. Over 1,400 comments were received from across the region helped shape the final guide. View the public comment report below for more information.

Metro's public involvement policies establish consistent procedures to ensure all people have reasonable opportunities to be engaged in planning and policy process. Procedures include outreach to communities underserved by transportation projects, public notices and opportunities for comment. The policies also include nondiscrimination standards that Metro, its subcontractors and all local governments must meet when developing or implementing projects that receive funding through Metro. To learn more about civil rights compliance, see Metro's Civil Rights web page. Go

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