The proposed Program of Projects (POP) is a list of projects by each agency receiving Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Section 5307 and Section 5339 funding. For FY2021 Knoxville Area Transit (KAT), Knox County CAC Transit, and the East Tennessee Human Resource Agency (ETHRA) received funding. Interested persons, agencies, and private transportation providers are encouraged to review and comment on the POP. To be mailed or faxed a copy of the POP, or to provide comments contact Doug Burton at the Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) 400 Main Street, Suite 403, Knoxville, TN 37902 or at (865) 215-3824 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments must be submitted by 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 to be read during the meeting.
The City of Knoxville is the Designated Recipient of the FTA funds. The times established for public review and for allowing comment on the POP follow the Knoxville Reginal TPO’s Transportation Improvement Program public involvement process. Witten and, if possible, oral comments will be allowed on the proposed POP. If there are no changes, the POP will be considered final.
The POP Public Hearing will be conducted in conjunction with the TPO Executive Board meeting. Due to social-distancing safeguards to protect from the COVID-19 threat, the TPO Executive Board meeting on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. will be held electronically. This includes the Public Hearing on the proposed FY2021 POP. The meeting will use the Zoom video-conferencing platform. Further information will be on the TPO website, so check frequently for updates.
If you wish to make a public comment at the POP Public Hearing, live during the Executive Board meeting, please request access by contacting Laura Edmonds at email@example.com or at 865-215-2506. As part of your request please provide your full name, email address, and indicate you wish to comment on the POP. Request must be submitted by 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. Once a request is received, you will be sent an email invitation that will include a Zoom link that will enable you to connect to the meeting.
If you are unable to participate during the live meeting and you want to provide a public comment on the POP, you can do so in advance. Please send your comments to Laura Edmonds or Doug Burton at the contact information above. Clearly indicate your comments are on the POP and include your full name and email address. Comments received will be read into the record during the live meeting. Comments must be submitted no later than 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. If you only want to view the meeting and do not want to make a public comment, you can watch the meeting both live and recorded on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/c/knoxvilleknoxcountyplanning/featured