Request for Presentations
If you would like someone to come speak to your group regarding the transportation planning process and how the public can be involved contact Transportation Planning staff at email@example.com.
What is the transportation Planning Process?
Transportation planning is a collaborative process, led by INCOG and other key stakeholders within the region around Tulsa. The process includes:
- Forecasting future population and employment growth
- Assessing projected land uses in the region
- Identifying major growth corridors and analyzing various transportation improvements
- Developing alternative capital and operating strategies for the movement of people and goods
- Estimating the impact of the transportation system on the natural and social environments within the region
- And developing a financial plan that covers operating cost, maintenance of the system, system preservation costs, and new capital improvements.
INCOG is required to carry out transportation planning in cooperation with the state and the Metropolitan Tulsa Transportation Authority. INCOG is responsible for coordinating transportation and air quality planning, and though INCOG is not the implementing agency for projects, it must provide an overall coordination role in planning and programming funds for projects and operations. Transportation planning must be a cooperative effort because no single agency has the responsibility for the construction, operation, or maintenance of the entire transportation system. INCOG is responsible for actively seeking the participation of all relevant agencies, stakeholders, and especially citizens in the planning process.
Why should the public get involved?
Public collaboration and input are indispensable to the process of developing the Long Range Transportation Plan. The degree of involvement of communities and stakeholders determines the quality and success of the plan. The public outreach process and the strategies to achieve public participation in all the stages of transportation planning are outlined in the Public Involvement Plan.
Who is the public?
The public includes anyone who resides, has an interest in, or does business in a given area affected by transportation decisions. This includes not only individuals and organized groups but also trucking and rail freight industries, taxicab operators, and all transit and paratransit service operators. Other groups that have been traditionally underserved by existing transportation systems, such as low-income, minority, and elderly households are also encouraged to participate in the transportation decision-making process. The objective of the public participation program is to assure that the concerns and issues of the public who have an investment in the transportation decisions are identified and addressed in the development of the plans being proposed for their communities.
Who do I contact?
If you would like to become involved in the transportation planning efforts contact Transportation Planning staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 918-584-7526.