By 23 CFR 450.316, the Rome/Floyd County Metropolitan Planning Organization is required to engage in a metropolitan planning process that creates opportunities for public involvement, participation, and consultation throughout the development of the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) and the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). Under this requirement, the Rome/Floyd County MPO must allow for the following:
- Adequate public notice of public activities
- Review and comment on key decision points in the development of the MTP and TIP
- Multiple, accessible participation formats, including electronic and in-person
- Seeking out and considering the needs of those traditionally underserved
The Rome/Floyd County MPO should develop a collaborative and comprehensive public participation plan, in full collaboration with the public and stakeholder communities, to be used in the development of the MTP and TIP, as well as to frame the strategies for public and stakeholder communication and collaboration in all phases of the planning process.