Public Involvement Policy

Guiding Principles

KMPO’s public involvement process aims to give the public ample opportunities for early and continuing participation in the development of transportation projects, plans, and decisions in order to provide full public access prior to key decisions.

Engaging the public early and often in the decision-making process is essential to the success of any transportation plan or program and is required by numerous state and federal laws as well as by KMPO’s own internal procedures. At key decision points, such as during the development and approval of the Metropolitan Transportation Plan and Transportation Improvement Program, pursuant to state and federal laws, KMPO will provide “citizens, affected public agencies, representatives of public transportation employees, freight shippers, providers of freight transportation services, private providers of transportation, representatives of users of public transportation, representatives of users of pedestrian walkways and bicycle transportation facilities, representatives of the disabled, and other interested parties with reasonable opportunities to be involved in the metropolitan transportation planning process.” In order to fulfill this requirement, KMPO includes opportunities for interested parties to be involved in various stages of planning, programming, and policy development. These efforts include publications, workshops, open houses, public forums, and/or other methods in order to provide the public education and information mentioned in Section IV, Public Participation Techniques, of the  Public Involvement Policy.  The document was adopted by the KMPO Board on March 12, 2015.

The document is provided in two formats - interactive pdf booklet (below) or single page pdf.