Federal transportation authorities hold Springs public hearing

Every four years, the Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration holds a public meeting in Colorado Springs to review federal transportation certification review.

This year, the meeting is slated for 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30 at the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments, 15 S. Seventh Street.

The two groups will jointly conduct the review, making sure transportation projects comply with joint planning regulations. The public will be able to comment about the transportation planning process and how it meets the needs of the Colorado Springs metropolitan area.

Major elements of the review include: organization and management of the planning process, planning agreements and the cooperative process, plan development and project programming, public involvement, congestion management, project selection and financial constraints.