Public Participation Plan & Measures of Effectiveness Report

You spoke, we listened! And now IT'S APPROVED!!! View the 2022 Update to the TPO's Public Participation Plan (PPP).

TPO Assistant Executive Director Allison Yeh and staff from University Area CDC during a public engagement event at Harvest Hope Park

Pictured above: TPO Assistant Executive Director Allison Yeh and staff from University Area CDC

Adopted by the TPO Board in August 2022, the PPP is a road map for how the TPO engages the public to assure they are heard and informed throughout the transportation planning process. Recommendations for the report are derived from the  PPP Measures of Effectiveness Report. For questions about the plan or to provide feedback for future updates, contact Davida Franklin:

More About the PPP

Public participation is integral to good transportation policies, programs and projects. Without meaningful public involvement, there is a risk of making poor decisions or decisions that have unintended negative consequences. More than an agency requirement and more than a means of fulfilling a statutory obligation, meaningful public participation is central to good decision-making. The MPO is responsible for actively involving all affected parties in an open, cooperative and collaborative process that provides meaningful opportunities to influence transportation decisions.

The Public Participation Plan describes the MPO’s strategies and techniques to inform and engage the public in transportation planning issues with the purpose of maximizing participation and effectiveness.  The effectiveness of the MPO’s public participation plan is evaluated every other year and documented in the Measures of Effectiveness Report. The MPO produces a new or updated PPP every four years at the outset of each update of the long range transportation plan.