April 01, 2009

News Release

For Immediate Release

OTO Public Comment Period for TIP Amendments

The Ozarks Transportation Organization announces a public comment period for the public to review and comment on the proposed amendments to the 2009-2012 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The TIP is a schedule of transportation improvements planned by various agencies in the Ozarks Transportation Organization boundary over the next four years. To be eligible for federal funds, a project must be included in the TIP.

The following amendments have been requested:

The amendments will be available for review at the Ozarks Transportation Organization, 117 Park Central Square, Suite 107. Comments may be submitted in writing to the Ozarks Transportation Organization,PO Box 8368, Springfield, MO 65801, emailed to sedwards@ozarkstransportation.org or faxed to 417-862-6013.

The public comment period will begin on April 1, 2009 and end on April 16, 2009. The OTO Board of Directors will review and possibly approve the amendments at its April 16, 2009 Board Meeting, held from Noon to 1 p.m. in the fourth floor conference room of the Busch Municipal Building located at 840 Boonville, Springfield MO. An opportunity for public comment will be available at this meeting, as well. After reviewing recommendations and entertaining public comment, the MPO Board of Directors will decide whether to formally adopt the amendments.

For more information, contact: Sara Edwards, Senior Planner, Ozarks Transportation Organization, PO Box 8368, Springfield MO 65801, 417-836-5543.

P.O. Box 8368, 840 Boonville Ave., Springfield, MO 65801 • (417) 864-1093/FAX (417) 864-1030