Public Involvement Overview

Public involvement has played a critical role in the planning and development of the Eastern Corridor Program and will continue to be crucial as the projects undergo further development. Information about how to get involved is provided below.

  • Visit this website regularly to review new information as it is posted
  • Click here to sign up to receive Eastern Corridor Program updates
  • Submit comments and questions to the Eastern Corridor Project Team by clicking here
  • Attend public involvement meetings – click here for upcoming opportunities
  • Request an Eastern Corridor presentation for your organization
  • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter

PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT MEETINGS
Public involvement meetings are community-wide meetings designed to provide the general public with information about the Eastern Corridor Program and the progress of its core projects. Public involvement meetings are in-person opportunities to ask questions and provide Program representatives with information to be considered during the Program development process. Public involvement meetings will be held periodically throughout the project development process, generally prior to key junctures in the decision-making process.

Click here to sign up and be notified when the Public Involvement meeting dates have been set.

To review materials from past public involvement activities and meetings, visit the project page links below:


EASTERN CORRIDOR DEVELOPMENT TEAM (ECDT)
The Eastern Corridor Development Team was formed to keep communities engaged in the Program development process and informed of progress being made during periods between larger scale public involvement meetings. The ECDT meets with Program representatives to exchange Program information, project updates and feedback pertaining to Program development. ECDT members are tasked with:

  • Representing their community/organization in discussions relating to project studies, community goals and anticipated project outcomes
  • Sharing Eastern Corridor updates with their community/organization
  • Relaying their community’s/organization’s questions, concerns and general feedback to the ECDT and Eastern Corridor Implementation Partners
  • Participating in project-focused Community Partner Committees (CPCs), as applicable for their community/organization
  • Assisting with public involvement and outreach efforts, as needed

ECDT members include representatives of the Eastern Corridor communities, business associations/organizations, environmental and historic preservation groups, social and recreational organizations, and other stakeholders groups that have an interest in the Eastern Corridor Program and its projects.

Materials from Previous ECDT Meetings


COMMUNITY PARTNER COMMITTEES (CPC)
Community Partner Committees are teams of stakeholders that provide more in-depth involvement, review and discussion of individual Eastern Corridor projects and their alternatives than can be accomplished during larger-scale public involvement meetings.

The CPCs provide a channel through which information, ideas, concerns and other feedback can be exchanged with the project team throughout the project development and evaluation process. Information obtained from the CPCs is used to help determine community priorities and narrow and refine proposed project alternatives.

The project-focused CPCs are comprised of individuals representing communities and neighborhoods, business associations/organizations, environmental and historic preservation groups, social and recreational organizations, resource agencies and other stakeholder groups that have an interest in the project and study area. CPC members are tasked with:

  • Representing the interests of their community/organization in discussions relating to the project study, community goals/visions and desired project outcomes
  • Relaying their community’s/organization’s questions, concerns and general input back to the CPC and project team members
  • Sharing project updates and information with their community/organization

Information about upcoming CPC meetings is posted on this website under Upcoming Opportunities. Although the meetings are oriented toward CPC members, the public is welcome to attend. Opportunity for public comment will be provided at the conclusion of each meeting.