Public Invited To Comment On Transit Needs

SLOCOGThe San Luis Obispo Council of Governments (SLOCOG), San Luis Obispo County’s Regional Transportation Planning Agency, annually allocates approximately $13.5 million dollars in Transportation Development Act (TDA) funds to member cities and the county.  The funds are designated for public transit, but can be used to improve local streets and roads after all transit needs are first satisfied.

A Public Hearing will be held to receive public testimony identifying or commenting on transit needs that may exist within the county.  The public is invited to make comments at the following time and location:

Regional Unmet Transit Needs and Bicycle & Pedestrian Improvement Study Public Hearing
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 8:30 a.m.
County Board of Supervisors Chambers, County Government Center
1055 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo.

Concerned residents will have an opportunity to testify on any transit deficiencies they experience.  The testimony is evaluated to determine which requests meet the requirements to be considered as an unmet need and which are “reasonable to meet.”  SLOCOG directs each jurisdiction to set aside funds to meet those needs, and then allows the remaining money to be programmed for streets and road improvements.