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DelDOT Capital Transportation Program hearings set Sept. 26

September 17, 2018

The Delaware Department of Transportation announces that interested persons are encouraged to participate in the development of the state’s next six-year Capital Transportation Program for fiscal years 2020-25 and each Transportation Improvement Program for fiscal years 2019-22, by attending a public hearing held in conjunction with both Sussex County and Salisbury/Wicomico Metropolitan Planning Organization Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 4 until 7 p.m. at DelDOT’s South District’s Administration Building-Conference Room, 23697 DuPont Blvd. in Georgetown.  Project information will be displayed, and there will be opportunities for discussion with DelDOT, county and MPO representatives.

The hearing will also include and present information on DelDOT’s long-range planning effort, Innovation in Motion. This is the federally required five-year update of the State’s Long Range Transportation Plan.  Information will include summaries of the updated process, outreach efforts and results to date, and key short- and long-range challenges and opportunities anticipated for the state’s multi-modal surface transportation system. The public is invited to provide additional comments and perspectives on the state’s transportation needs over the next 25 years.

The hearing also includes capital investments for DART First State public transit and will be used to satisfy the public involvement requirements of Federal Transit Administration Section 5307.

The hearings will be held in an open format with a court reporter available to take public comments. Interested persons are also encouraged to submit written comments during the public hearing process.  Questions, comments, or written material can be submitted to: Delaware Department of Transportation, Office of Community Relations, P.O. Box 778, Dover, DE 19903, or call 1-800-652-5600 in Delaware or 302-760-2080, fax 302-739-2092 or email dotpr@state.de.us.

The MPOs are composed of representatives from state, county, and local governments, and citizen and technical representatives. Mandated by 29 Delaware Code, Subsection 8409, the hearings are designed to ensure that the public has ample opportunity to participate in the planning process. The Council on Transportation is composed of citizen representatives from each county in the state. Members are appointed by the governor.

The meeting locations are accessible to persons having disabilities. Any person having special needs or requiring special aid, such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired, is requested to contact DelDOT by phone or mail one week in advance of the planned event.

Questions, comments, or written material can be submitted to: Delaware Department of Transportation, Office of Community Relations, P.O. Box 778, Dover, DE 19903 or call 1-800-652-5600 in Delaware or 302-760-2080, fax 302-739-2092 or email dotpr@state.de.us.