What is the Public Participation Plan?
The Public Participation Plan (PPP) established the process for public involvement in and awareness of the activities of the Pioneer Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization.
The Pioneer Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (PVMPO) is a regional body made up of nine voting members that meet five to ten times annually. The Pioneer Valley Metropolitan Planning Region includes the forty three cities and towns in and around the lower Connecticut River Valley in western Massachusetts. The PVMPO and their staff work to establish priorities for the funding of transportation studies, projects and programs related to the region’s bridge and roadway network, public transit, rail, bicycle and pedestrian needs, and aviation related projects and programs.
The PVMPO’s Public Involvement Statement summarizes the goals of this plan:
The Pioneer Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization (PVMPO) has a proactive public involvement process that provides complete information, timely public notice, and full public access to PVMPO activities at all key stages in the decision making process. The PVMPO involves the public early in the planning process, and actively seeks out the involvement of communities most affected by particular plans or projects. The Region’s transportation plans and programs are developed in a manner that assures that the public, and affected communities in particular, are consulted and afforded ample opportunity to participate in the development of such plans.