Public Participation Plan

Public participation is an important part of the regional transportation decision-making process carried out by RTC. This agency’s Public Participation Plan outlines a broad range of opportunities for the public and stakeholders to participate in the region’s transportation planning process. In the Plan, RTC continues its commitment to publish, or make available for public view, transportation plans and TIPs, and to hold public meetings at convenient and accessible times and locations. RTC also commits to use maps, charts, graphics and website information in order to help explain the metropolitan transportation planning process and to make metropolitan transportation planning information available to the public.

The latest update to RTC’s Public Participation Plan was adopted by RTC Board Resolution 11-16-28 on November 1, 2016. The current Plan meets federal requirements for metropolitan transportation planning. The Plan was adopted following release of a draft Plan for public comment on September 8, 2016. The draft Plan was then circulated to interested parties. Notice of its release for public comment was published in local newspapers, including The Columbian, The Reflector (Battle Ground), the Camas-Washougal Post-Record, the El Hispanic News, The Asian Reporter, and The Skanner. The draft Plan was made available at all libraries in the region. The draft Plan was also posted to this website and links to the information provided to local neighborhood associations.

2020 Public Participation Plan Update Drafted: Public Comment Sought

RTC recently released a draft update to the Public Participation Plan and is currently seeking public comment prior to RTC Board adoption. The public comment period will run through November 30, 2020.

The draft Public Participation Plan update is written to better reflect RTC’s current practices for public involvement, consultation with interested parties, interagency consultation and agency governance and operations.

The public is encouraged to provide RTC with comments by clicking the Public Comment button in the righthand sidebar, using any of the methods listed on our Agency Contact page, or by testifying at our upcoming Board meeting.