Notice of Public Comment

Thurston Regional Planning Council Metropolitan Planning Federal Transportation Grant Program Call For Projects Process

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Thurston Regional Planning Council (TRPC) invites all community members and stakeholders to review and submit comments on TRPC’s revised Metropolitan Planning Federal Transportation Grant Program Call for Projects Process. In 2022, TRPC expects to program approximately $9,302,000 in Surface Transportation Block Grant (STBG) and $2,078,000 in Transportation Alternatives grant funding to eligible priority projects for Federal Fiscal Years 2025-2027.

Additional Information

On September 2, 2022, the Council is scheduled to take action to approve TRPC’s revised call for projects process. TRPC is seeking comment on three components:

  1. Project Priorities – The preferred eligible types of projects TRPC will prioritize for grant awards
  2. Regional Priority Selection Criteria - The policy basis for evaluating and ranking all projects on their ability to advance regional transportation goals
  3. Geographic Funding Cap – The policy strategy to award grant funding to multiple applicants over the 2022, 2024, and 2026 grant award cycles.

Details of the process components can be viewed here: TRPC Revised Call for Projects Process.

The deadline for comments is Sunday, August 14, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

Be sure to include your name and address.

Comments should be emailed to Paul Brewster, Senior Planner, or mailed to:

Call for Projects Public Comments
Thurston Regional Planning Council
2411 Chandler Court SW
Olympia, WA 98502

Those who need special accommodation to participate in this process should call 360.956.7575 and ask for the ADA Coordinator. Citizens with hearing impairment should call the state’s toll-free relay service, 711, and ask the operator to dial 360.956.7575.