NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND 30-DAY PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD FOR THE STANISLAUS COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS (STANCOG) FISCAL YEAR 2013/14 UNMET TRANSIT NEEDS ASSESSMENT NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND 30-DAY PUBLIC COMMENT
PERIOD FOR THE
STANISLAUS COUNCIL OF
GOVERNMENTS (STANCOG)
FISCAL YEAR 2013/14
UNMET TRANSIT NEEDS
ASSESSMENT

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the Stanislaus Council of Governments (StanCOG) will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. in the Patterson City Hall, Council Chambers, located at 1 Plaza, 1st Floor, Patterson, California , for the purpose of soliciting comments on any unmet transit needs in Stanislaus County, which will be assessed to determine if they are reasonable to meet by establishing or contracting for new public transportation services. All those wishing to speak will be given an opportunity to do so.

A 30-day public comment period will commence on December 30, 2012, and conclude on January 29, 2013. Comments are requested about the transportation needs of transit dependent individuals, especially the elderly, disabled, and persons of limited means. You may obtain information about this process and the Unmet Transit Needs comment form from StanCOG’s website at http://www.stancog.org/unmet-transit-needs.shtm . Written comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. on January 29, 2013, and they will be made a part of the record. Spanish translation services will be available at this hearing.

Pursuant to the regulations established by the Transportation Development Act (TDA), a determination must be made that there are not areas in Stanislaus County with unmet transit needs, which can reasonably be met, before monies for streets and roads may be approved. This is the second public hearing to be held prior to the distribution of funds under the TDA. An initial public hearing to receive public comments regarding unmet transit needs was held at the StanCOG Policy Board Meeting on November 14, 2012. Any comments received at these public hearings will be incorporated into the analysis contained in the Fiscal Year 2013/14 Unmet Transit Needs Identification and Analysis Report, which staff will present to the StanCOG Policy Board at a later meeting date in 2013.

Further information regarding this assessment may be obtained by contacting the StanCOG office, located at 1111 I Street, Suite 308, Modesto, California, or by calling (209) 525-4600.

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