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Program Development Chief
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We want to help bring regional transportation planning closer to the communities we serve. That means you being more involved in your community's transportation decisions! To help facilitate a more collaborative statewide transportation planning effort, we here at the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) have established a Regional Planning Organization (RPO) Pilot Program. Communities from around the state are encouraged to participate in this new opportunity that allows them to have a formal seat at the statewide transportation planning table.
RPOs help guide transportation planning decisions throughout the state. RPOs work within their local communities to fine-tune transportation planning to meet the needs of local stakeholders. Participants in the RPO Pilot Program will advocate for transportation issues they deem important in their region, help draft long range transportation plans, establish a formal channel of communication with DOT&PF, and ensure the public remains engaged throughout the process.
Do you think your area is ready to form an RPO Pilot? Are you interested, but need training, support, or more information? Take this readiness survey!
If you have experience with transportation planning, opinions about unmet transportation needs in Alaska, or know how DOT&PF could better support transportation planning efforts in your region, respond to our Request for Information (RFI). We are looking for feedback as we begin developing regulations to govern the establishment and operation of a formal and permanent RPO Program statewide.
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The intent of the RPO Pilot Program is to gather feedback from participants about how to best support transportation planning in Alaska. This feedback and the experiences of RPO Pilots will inform the regulations that will eventually govern a formal RPO Program statewide. Our continuing outreach efforts also include the following next steps: