Citizen Participation in Transportation Planning

Public involvement is integral to good transportation planning. The MIC works to ensure that federally-funded transportation investments are coordinated among local jurisdictions and developed with citizen input.

With the 2018 update to the Public Involvement Plan we hope to explain our process and encourage participation in the MIC’s planning activities, as well as to broaden the range of voices and views expressed.

Draft Plan to be Presented for Final Approval

MIC Policy Board Meeting 01-17-18
Date & Time
01/17/2018
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location
1201 Tower Ave
Superior, WI
Purpose

Meeting is open to the public. Comments are invited in regard to the Draft Public Involvement Plan before it is presented for final approval by the Board.

Meeting materials include:

Open House #2 - MIC Public Involvement Plan
Date & Time
01/04/2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location
221 West 1st Street
Duluth, MN
Purpose

Members of the public are invited to a drop-in open house to review and comment on the Draft Update of the MIC’s Public Involvement Plan.

Open House #1 - MIC Public Involvement Plan
Date & Time
01/03/2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location
221 West 1st Street
Duluth, MN
Purpose

Members of the public are invited to a drop-in open house to review and comment on the Draft Update of the MIC’s Public Involvement Plan.

Presentation about the Draft MIC Public Involvement Plan
Date & Time
12/28/2017
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Location
1096 88th Ave W
Duluth, MN 55808
Purpose

A presentation will be given to the community group Friends of Western Duluth Parks and Trails at its meeting on December 28, 2017.

Public Comment Period Extended Until 1/16/18

Draft Document Open for Public Review 

The MIC has extended the public comment period for the draft Public Involvement Plan for the Duluth-Superior metropolitan area, due to technical issues with the dsmic.org website in November that periodically prevented the draft plan from being downloaded.

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Click image to view the draft Plan. Comments are invited and encouraged and may be forwarded to Rondi Watson through January 16, 2018 (contact info at right).

Comments are also welcomed at the two drop-in “open house” public information sessions to be held on Wednesday, January 3 and Thursday, January 4, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the MIC office on the skywalk level of the ARDC building, 221 West First Street, Duluth, MN.

 

The Public Involvement Plan, along with all comments received, will be considered for final approval at the MIC Policy Board meeting on January 17, 2018 at 6:30 pm at the meeting room at Vintage Italian Pizza, 1201 Tower Ave, Superior, WI.

Start of 45-day public comment period

Release of Draft Document for Public Review

The MIC has prepared a draft Public Involvement Plan for the Duluth-Superior metropolitan area. The plan presents the updated public involvement procedures that the MIC will adhere to as the designated Metropolitan (Transportation) Planning Organization for the Duluth-Superior urbanized area.

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Click image to view the draft Plan. Comments are invited and encouraged and may be forwarded to Rondi Watson through December 12, 2017 (contact info at right).

Presentation to MIC Board about 2018 Update of the Public Involvement Plan

Action Requested: Motion to approve start of 45-day public review period for draft Public Involvement Plan, effective 10/29/17

2018 PIP Update – Presentation to TAC_MIC_10-17

The Public Involvement Plan (PIP), identifies the steps and strategies the MIC takes to engage the project stakeholders at each phase of the planning process.

The goal of the plan was to update the 2013 version to reflect the new federal requirements from the FAST ACT transportation bill, generate stakeholder input, educate local jurisdictions about our planning processes, and incorporate new techniques to improve our outreach to the public for all our planning initiatives

This update of the Public Involvement Plan also lays the groundwork for MIC staff as the 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan gets underway.

Because the Public Involvement Plan itself needs public involvement, it includes a minimum 45-day comment period (effective October 29) for the Draft Plan. In addition, it will be presented to the TAC and MIC for input and made publicly available for review and comment.

MIC Public Involvement Plan 2018 Update

MIC-Public-Involvement-Plan-2018-Update-FINAL.pdf

The 2018 update to the MIC’s Public Involvement Plan was approved by the MIC Policy Board on Wednesday, January 17, 2018.