The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) have scheduled a public listening session as part of an evaluation of the region’s transportation planning activities over the past four years. The session will take place on Monday, June 25, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., at Metro Technology Center, Room F, 1900 Springlake Drive, in Oklahoma City.

The Association of Central Oklahoma Governments (ACOG), which serves as the region’s Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), coordinates transportation planning efforts in the greater Oklahoma City region, which encompasses all of Oklahoma and Cleveland Counties and portions of Canadian, Grady, Logan and McClain Counties.

The listening session is part of a certification review that takes place every four years to ensure that the MPO complies with federal standards and policies. The public is encouraged to attend. Those attending who utilize public transportation should consider METRO Transit’s Route 22. Citizens should notify ACOG at 405-234-2264 (TDD/TTY Call 7-1-1 Statewide), if accommodations pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act are needed.

As the MPO for Central Oklahoma, ACOG is responsible for long and short-range transportation planning from a multi-modal approach, incorporating street and highway improvements, transit options, goods movement, bicycle and pedestrian travel and new technologies to enhance transportation safety and security.

In addition to the meeting, FHWA is accepting written comments. Comments may be sent to Isaac Akem, FHWA, 5801 N. Robinson, Suite 300, Oklahoma City, OK 73118 through August 24, 2012.

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