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Posted on: February 1, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Public Comment Period for Revised TIP and MTP

GCLMPO Public Comment

The Gaston-Cleveland-Lincoln MPO has established a public comment period for the draft 2050 MTP, revised 2020-2029 TIP 2045 MTP Amendments and draft Air Quality Conformity Determination Report

THE GASTON-CLEVELAND-LINCOLN METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION (GCLMPO) HAS ESTABLISHED A PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR THE DRAFT 2050 METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION PLAN (MTP), REVISED 2020-2029 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (TIP), 2045 MTP AMENDMENTS, AND DRAFT AIR QUALITY CONFORMITY DETERMINATION REPORT

The documents will be available for review and public comments will be received from

February 1 – March 2, 2022.

2050 MTP

The 2050 MTP for the GCLMPO is the locally adopted, fiscally constrained, long-range transportation plan for Gaston, Cleveland, and Lincoln counties. The 2050 MTP defines the transportation network that will serve both present and projected volumes of vehicular traffic, public transportation use, bicycle, pedestrian, aviation and freight travel in and around the urban area through the year 2050. Are current and proposed projects meeting all of your transportation needs? 

Revised 2020-2029 TIP / 2045 MTP Amendments

The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) identifies the transportation projects that GCLMPO and NCDOT plan to undertake over the next ten years. All projects receiving federal funding must be in the GCLMPO’s TIP and the NCDOT’s State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). Federal regulations also require that project schedules and funding amounts be consistent between the TIP and the STIP. 

Air Quality Conformity Determination Report

An air quality conformity determination is required due to the Clean Air Act’s requirement that an MPO’s plans and programs conform to the purpose of the state implementation plan (SIP) for achieving air quality standards. Conformity to the purpose of the SIP means that the transportation activities will not cause new violations of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS), worsen existing violations, or delay timely attainment of the NQAAS. 

More information is available on the GCLMPO’s website at www.gclmpo.org. 

Public meetings will be held on the dates, times, and locations below:

  • February 15, 2022 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm at the James W. Warren Citizens Center, located at 115 W. Main St., Lincolnton, NC 28092
  • February 16, 2022 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm at the Garland Business Center, located at 150 S. York St., Gastonia, NC 28052
  • February 17, 2022 from 4:00 – 6:00 pm at the Shelby City Hall, located at 300 S. Washington St., Shelby, NC 28150 

All meetings are drop-in format, with no formal presentation at a set time. 

In addition, verbal comments on the MTP can be provided during the March 24, 2022 GCLMPO Board Meeting. The GCLMPO is scheduled to take action on the MTP, TIP, and air quality conformity determination report on March 24, 2022.

Written comments may be sent by mail, email, or fax to the following address:

Gaston-Cleveland-Lincoln MPO

Attn: Randi Gates, Principal Transportation Planner

PO Box 1748

Gastonia, NC 28053

randig@cityofgastonia.com

FAX: 704-869-1960


All written comments must be received by March 2, 2022. Additional information can be obtained by contacting GCLMPO staff at 704-854-6604.

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The Gaston-Cleveland-Lincoln MPO hereby gives public notice of its policy to uphold and assure full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and all related acts and statutes. Title VI and related statutes prohibiting discrimination in Federally assisted programs require that no person in the United States of America shall, on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal assistance.

Any person who believes they have been aggrieved by an unlawful discriminatory practice regarding the Gaston-Cleveland-Lincoln MPO programs has a right to file a formal complaint with the GCLMPO, within one hundred and eighty (180) days following the date of the alleged discrimination occurrence. For instructions on how to file a complaint, or additional information regarding GCLMPO’s nondiscrimination obligations, please contact Randi Gates at 704-854-6604 or randig@cityofgastonia.com.

Individuals requiring special accommodations when attending this public meeting and/or if this information is needed in an alternative format because of a disability, should contact the City of Gastonia Human Resources Department, located in City Hall at 181 S. South Street, telephone (704-866-6786), fax (704-836-0022) or by email:  judys@cityofgastonia.com. The Human Resources Department requests at least 72 hours’ notice prior to the meeting to make the appropriate arrangements.


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