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ROCOG readies transportation plan for public involvement

December 28, 2018

The proposed 2019 public involvement policy for the Rochester-Olmsted Council of Governments is ready for review.

The council, commonly referred to as ROCOG, is the area’s lead agency for transportation planning.

Established in 1971, it was organized to comply with the Federal Aid Highway Act, which requires urbanized areas with a population of more than 50,000 to have an organization designated as responsible for regional transportation planning

As a result, ROCOG organizes the public involvement process for corridor studies, sub-area transportation planning and development of the Olmsted County Long Range Transportation Plan, which contains future projects in the area of street/highway, bridge, transit, bike/pedestrian, and park and ride.

A draft of next year’s public involvement policy outlines proposed guidelines for keeping the public engaged in the planning process.

A public comment period for the document extends to Jan. 31. During the review period, a copy of the proposed policy is available at the Rochester-Olmsted Planning Department, 2122 Campus Drive SE.

An electronic version of the document may also be viewed and downloaded from ROCOG’s website.

Comments on the plan may be submitted in writing to David Pesch, transportation planning coordinator, at Rochester-Olmsted Planning Department, 2122 Campus Drive SE-Suite 100, Rochester, MN 55904, or via e-mail at: pesch.dave@co.olmsted.mn.us. Comments received will be considered by ROCOG during final adoption of the policy in early 2019.

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