Public involvement

why is public involvement important?

Public participation is an integral part of the overall transportation planning process. The information and perspectives provided through the public participation process assist decision makers and lead to a more meaningful and comprehensive planning process.

A public review and comment period is provided for all updates and major amendments to the core transportation planning work products for which the MPO is responsible (Connect 2040, TIP, and PPP).  

public comment opportunities
public Involvement documents

Outlines how the MPO complies with the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Outlines resources available to LEP persons to participate in the transportation planning process. 

Outlines public involvement process & methods used by the MPO

Document access

Flint Hills MPO Office

206 Southwind Place, Suite 2B Manhattan, KS 66503

OR

Geary County Office Building

206 E 8th St Junction City, KS 66441

Manhattan City Hall

1101 Poyntz Ave Manhattan, KS 66502

Wamego City Hall

430 Lincoln Ave Wamego, KS 66547 

 Documents out for public comment are available at the above locations. A draft of Connect 2040 will be made available at Manhattan Public Library, Dorothy Bramlage Public Library, Wamego City Public Library, and the MPO office. 

A copy may also be requested via phone (785) 620-3070 or email FHMPO@FlintHillsMPO.org.

Title VI Program

 

The Title VI Program Guidance outlines the responsibilities of the Flint Hills MPO to ensure compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and identifies the procedures to address complaints related to Title VI.

Adopted August 15, 2018

 Informational Handout

Title VI Compliant Procedure

As a component of the Title VI Program Guidance, the MPO has established a Title VI complaint procedure, which outlines a process for local disposition of Title VI complaints. If you believe that the MPO’s federally funded programs have discriminated your civil rights on the basis of race, color, or national origin you may file a written complaint with the MPO’s Tile VI Coordinator by following the procedure in the document below.

Contact the Title VI Coordinator

To receive additional information or to file a complaint, please contact the MPO Title VI Coordinator.

Title VI Coordinator--Matt Messina, KDOT at Matthew.Messina@ks.gov or 785-296-7448


Flint Hills Metropolitan Planning Organization

206 Southwind Place, Suite 2B

Manhattan, KS 66503

The Public Participation Plan (PPP) serves as a guide to improve the process for involving the public in regional transportation decision making. It is the goal of the MPO to establish a process that is effective at engaging citizens in regional transportation planning activities. This plan outlines the preferred public input procedures, processes and techniques for use in regional transportation planning issues.

Public Participation Plan

 
public participation plan documents

Adopted November 28, 2018

Adopted May 20, 2020

Limited English Proficiency

 

What is limited english proficiency? 

A majority of people living in the United States are able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language; however, for some, English is not their primary language. If those persons have a limited ability to read, write, speak or understand English, they are defined as limited English proficient (LEP). Language barriers can inhibit (or prohibit) LEP persons from participating in and/or benefiting from the transportation planning process.

 

The MPO recognizes the potential barrier language can create and has developed a Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Plan to outline the resources available to provide LEP persons with language assistance services in order to provide meaningful access to the transportation planning process.