NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY AND PUBLIC COMMENT

FOR THE DRAFT 2045 REGIONAL

TRANSPORTATION PLAN

Kelso, WA – NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments (CWCOG), as the Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Planning Organization (RTPO), invites the public to comment on the draft 2018 Coordinated Public Transit – Human Services Transportation Plan (CPT-HSTP). The CPT-HSTP’s primary purpose is help identify public transportation needs and develop recommendations for improving transportation services for people with disabilities, seniors, young people, low-income individuals and others dependent on accessible transportation services to get them to where they need to go. The plan covers transportation services in Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Lewis, Pacific, and Wahkiakum Counties. This plan was developed in cooperation with stakeholders, service providers, public transportation users, and others. The CPT-HSTP helps enhance transportation access, reduce duplication of services, and identifies priorities within the region. It identifies regional strategies and includes a prioritized list of projects that are eligible for funding under Washington State Department of Transportations Consolidated Grant Program that includes funding from state and federal sources.

The Draft 2018 CPT-HSTP will be available online at www.cwcog.org or by request at: CWCOG at Administration Annex / 207 North 4th Ave, Kelso, WA 98626 (360) 577-3041, beginning November 8, 2018. The deadline for comments is November 26, 2018 at 5:00 pm. Comments and questions may be directed to Ken Pearrow at CWCOG by regular mail at the address above, via email to kpearrow@cwcog.org, or by FAX at (360) 214-3425.

If you need special accommodations to participate in this process, please call us at 360-577-3041 by 5:00 p.m. on November 26, 2018. Ask for the ADA Coordinator. For TDD users, please use the state’s toll-free relay service, (800) 833-6388, and ask the operator to dial 360-956-7575, 833-6388, and ask the operator to dial 360-956-7575.

Published November 14, 2018

Legal No. 422-18

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