Participation by local residents, stakeholders, advocacy groups and other interested parties is an integral part of the planning process to ensure decisions are made in consideration of, and to the benefit of the community’s needs and preferences. Early and continuous public involvement brings diverse viewpoints and values into the decision-making process. Better informed decisions through collaborative efforts builds mutual understanding and trust between NIRCC and the constituents we serve. Successful public participation is a continuous process, consisting of a series of activities and actions to inform the public and stakeholders, and gain input from them which influence decisions that affect their lives.
We would like to hear from you! If there is anything you would like to know more information about or general comments you would like to submit to NIRCC please do so. We appreciate feedback and we invite public participation in our planning process.
For many years NIRCC, and other member agencies have had an active participation process to inform the public, stakeholders, advocacy groups and interested parties and encourage input on planning activities and project development. The Participation Plan gives an overview of the outreach process and how individuals and groups can participate in key planning, policy and investment decisions. The plan highlights general provisions for public meetings and how to provide input on the planning process and specific planning outcomes such as the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) and Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).