JATSO Seeking Public Comments on TIP and UPWP Amendments

(Joplin, MO) The Joplin Area Transportation Study Organization (JATSO) is seeking public comment for a seven-day period for an amendment to the 2020-2023 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and an amendment to the FY 2021 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP). The TIP contains transportation and transit projects in the Joplin Metropolitan Area that are partially funded by federal transportation programs over the next four-year period. The UPWP is a document that designates federal funds for JATSO Planning activities in the upcoming fiscal year.

The proposed TIP amendment revises one existing project and adds two new projects from the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT). The proposed amendment can be viewed on the JATSO website at joplinmo.org/DocumentCenter/View/9093/TIP-amendment-5.

The proposed UPWP amendment adds two new work items to the Program Administration task: finishing the ADA sidewalk assessment that was delayed due to COVID-19 and an aerial photography update. These can be viewed on the JATSO website at joplinmo.org/DocumentCenter/View/9094/FY21-UPWP-Amendment-1.

The public comment period for both amendments begins at 8:00 am on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 and concludes at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, December 29, 2020.

This public notice, public involvement activities, and time established for public review and comments on the TIP will satisfy the FTA Section 5307 Program of Projects requirements for Metro Area Public Transit System (MAPS).

Comments on the amendments can be submitted to Taylor Cunningham by phone at 417-624-0820, extension 514 or by email at tcunning@joplinmo.org.

NOTE:  If you are in need of disability related auxiliary aids or services, contact the City of Joplin’s ADA Coordinator at 624-0820, Ext. 210, or the City Clerk’s Office at 624-0820, Ext. 220.  Kindly give us forty-eight (48) hours notice to arrange for the aids or services. TTD Number (417) 625-4774. Interpreter services are also available if requested at least seven calendar days in advance of the meeting. Servicios de interpretación están disponibles si se piden al menos 7 días antes de la reunión.


Lynn lliff Onstot, Public Information Officer
City of Joplin
417-624-0820, ext. 204

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