Notice of Environmental Consultation 2020 Update to the Regional Transportation Plan for the Pioneer Valley

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 1:00pm

Notice of Environmental Consultation

2020 Update to the Regional Transportation Plan for the Pioneer Valley

DATE:             May 28, 2019

DAY:               Tuesday

TIME:              1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

LOCATION:       Pioneer Valley Planning Commission
                           Second Floor Large Conference Room
                           60 Congress Street
                           Springfield, MA 01104

The Pioneer Valley Planning Commission will hold a public meeting for purpose of environmental consultation on the 2020 update to the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP), as part of the formal public participation program under the Pioneer Valley region’s Metropolitan Planning Organization.

The RTP outlines the direction of transportation planning and improvements while addressing the impacts the regional transportation system has on our mobility, public safety, environment, and quality of life. The long-range plan concentrates on both existing needs and anticipated future deficiencies in our transportation infrastructure, presents preferred strategies to alleviate transportation problems, and creates a schedule of regionally significant projects that are financially constrained. All state- and federally-funded transportation improvement projects and planning studies must be included in a conforming regional transportation plan. As a result, the RTP plays a vital role in the advancement of transportation projects and policies for the region.

Environmental consultation will focus on the transportation improvement projects anticipated to be included as part of the Draft RTP.  Attendees will have the opportunity to review a series of maps depicting proposed transportation improvement projects and their proximity to key environmental resource areas. Transportation staff members will be available to address questions and comments on proposed transportation improvement projects and the future of transportation in the Pioneer Valley.

Interested parties are invited to attend the environmental consultation on May 28, 2019 anytime between 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM at the office of the PVPC, 60 Congress Street, 2nd Floor, Springfield, MA. Questions and comments should be directed to Gary Roux, PVPC Principal Planner, (413)-781-6045 or For additional information on the RTP, please visit PVPC’s website at

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 by email Requests should be made as soon as possible prior to the meeting, and 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.

Title VI Notice of Nondiscrimination: PVPC complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related federal and state statutes and regulations. It is the policy of MassDOT to ensure that no person or group of persons shall on the grounds of Title VI protected categories, including race, color, national origin, or under additional federal and state protected categories including sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, creed, ancestry, veteran's status (including Vietnam-era veterans), or background, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity administered by PVPC. To request additional information about this commitment, or to file a complaint under Title VI or a related nondiscrimination provision, please contact PVPC (413-781-6045), fax (413-732-2593), TTD/TTY (413-781-7168) or by e-mail at .

English: If this information is needed in another language, please contact the PVPC Title VI Specialist at 413-781-6045.

Portuguese: Caso esta informação seja necessária em outro idioma, favor contar o Especialista em Título VI do PVPC pelo telefone 413-781-6045.

Spanish: Si necesita esta información en otro idioma, por favor contacte al especialista de PVPC del Título VI al 413-781-6045.

Chinese Simplified: (mainland & Singapore): 如果需要使用其它语言了解信息,请联系马萨诸塞州交通部 PVPC)《民权法案》第六章专员,电话413-781-6045

Chinese Traditional: (Hong Kong & Taiwan): 如果需要使用其它語言了解信息,請聯繫馬薩諸塞州交通部 PVPC)《民權法案》第六章專員,電話413-781-6045

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French: Si vous avez besoin d'obtenir une copie de la présente dans une autre langue, veuillez contacter le spécialiste du Titre VI de PVPC en composant le 413-781-6045.

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Posted May 8, 2019 @ 2:27pm


60 Congress Street, 01104