Public encouraged to provide comments on the JOHRTS “Draft” Public Participation Plan

Published 12:56 pm Monday, October 16, 2017

SETRPC to Host a Public Meeting on Wednesday, October 25

Special to The Leader

BEAUMONT — The South East Texas Regional Planning Commission (SETRPC) will host a public meeting on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, providing citizens in Jefferson, Orange and Hardin Counties the opportunity to learn about and comment on the JOHRTS “Draft” Public Participation Plan.

“This is an opportunity for the public to be directly involved in the process and have their voices heard as we make recommendations to the public input process to ensure that all citizens of the JOHRTS region can participate and comment on activities performed by this agency. Public input is an essential part of all activities undertaken by our agency and we want to make sure the needs of our region are properly addressed,” Bob Dickinson, Director of Transportation and Environmental Resources for SETRPC said.    

The 45-day public comment period is being held October 10 through November 23, 2017. The public is encouraged to attend the meeting or provide written comments by 5:00 PM, November 23, 2017. The public meeting will be held in Beaumont at the following location:

 Wednesday, October 25, 2017 – 2:00 PM

Transportation Conference Room

South East Texas Regional Planning Commission

2210 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas

This meeting is designed to solicit the public’s ideas and input on public participation issues for the agency. The public is strongly encouraged to be an active part of this process by attending the meeting. For more information or for special needs requests (48 hours), please contact Bob Dickinson at (409) 899-8444 extension 7520 or

SETRPC is designated as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Jefferson-Orange-Hardin Regional Transportation Study (JOHRTS) area.  SETRPC, in conjunction with the Texas Department of Transportation, local governments and other interested parties, facilitates the regional multi-modal transportation planning process.