Pioneer Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization Public Meeting Scheduled

13 Oct 2015

Members of the public are invited to participate in an evaluation of the transportation planning process in the Springfield, Massachusetts region.

Every four years, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) are required by law to review the metropolitan transportation planning process conducted by the Pioneer Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and its partners in order to certify that they are carrying out the process in accordance with all applicable federal requirements.

As part of this review, the federal agencies would like to hear from members of the public on their views of how the metropolitan transportation planning process is conducted in the Springfield region. The FHWA and FTA are particularly interested in hearing from people who have participated in some aspect of the Pioneer Valley MPO’s work.

The public meeting will be held Thursday, October 29, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, 60 Congress Street in Springfield. The meeting will take place in the second floor large conference room.


Thoughts, comments, and observations also may be submitted before October 27, 2015 to:

FHWA:              Pamela Stephenson, Division Administrator                                        

55 Broadway, 10th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02142                                  



FTA:                 Mary Beth Mello, Regional Administrator

55 Broadway, Suite 920, Cambridge, MA 02142


For detailed schedules of public transportation services available for getting to and from the meeting, please visit the PVTA’s website,, or call PVTA Customer Service at (413) 781-7882 or (877) 779-7882.

This location is accessible to people with disabilities. PVPC  provides reasonable accommodations and/or language assistance free of charge upon request (including but not limited to interpreters in American Sign Language and languages other than English, open or closed captioning for videos, assistive listening devices and alternate material formats, such as audio tapes, Braille, and large print), as available. For accommodation or language assistance, please contact PVPC by phone: (413) 781-6045, fax: (413) 732-2593, TTD/TTY: (413) 781-7168 or email: Requests should be made as soon as possible prior to the meeting. For more difficult to arrange services, including sign language, CART, or language translation or interpretation, requests should be made at least ten business days before the meeting.