Friday, December 26, 2008

Ozarks Transportation Organization is Taking Public Comment on an Amendment to the Transportation Improvement Program

The City's Public Information Office recently issued a news release on behalf of the Ozarks Transportation Organization (OTO).

The OTO wanted to announce a public comment period from Dec. 24, 2008 - Jan. 7, 2009 regarding their proposed amendment to the 2009-2012 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).

Apparently, the proposed amendment is not available for online viewing and requires a trip to the OTO offices at 117 Park Central Square, Suite 107 but, is said to include:

"The addition of a project to add capacity to Route 60 from Kansas Avenue in Republic west to the City of Monett."

I'd note for readers, usually, when a news release or ballot issue states an amendment "includes," and sites example(s), they are just that, example(s), and there is more to the amendment or ballot issue than what is stated in the news release or on the ballot issue. Would it be nice to see the words, "The amendment will include but is not limited to:" rather than just, "The amendment includes:?" Yep, but I haven't seen it happen yet.

So, if you think this is an issue you'd like to weigh in on, it might be worth your time to go to 117 Park Central Square, Suite 107 and take a look at the OTO's amendment for yourself.



Busplunge said...

How "Rumsfeld-esque"

Jackie Melton said...

Well, Jim, you have to work with what you have.