Public Participation Plan


The Bismarck-Mandan Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), with the aid of the Public Participation Plan, desires the participation and involvement of a broad range of interest groups, organizations, governments, and citizens to result in more creative and effective decision-making. Public participation:
  • Educates the public on transportation issues and opportunities
  • Builds public knowledge and trust about processes and issues
  • Identifies public concerns and values
  • Gathers information, develops consensus, resolves conflicts, and produces better decisions
  • Enhances the accountability of government decisions through increased opportunity for citizen participation
  • Gains the fresh perspective of empowered citizens leading to creative approaches
  • Allows plans to be evaluated and refined
  • Reduces delays and costs from not having public involvement

Active Public Participation Plan

The Public Participation Plan was adopted by the Bismarck-Mandan Metropolitan Planning Organization on May 18, 2010.

Proposed Modifications to the Active Public Participation Plan

The MPO, as part of the preparatory work for the update to the Metropolitan Transportation Plan, has reviewed its active Public Participation Plan (PPP).  Several minor items were identified for revision in an effort to maintain compliance with federal regulations and requirements and to bring the PPP up to date.

The public will have until 4:00 pm Friday, December 15, 2017 to comment on the proposed modifications to the PPP.  Following the consideration of comments,  the Revised Public Participation Plan will be presented to the MPO Policy Board for adoption.

Written comments may be submitted to the attention of Steve Saunders, MPO Executive Director, PO Box 5503, Bismarck, ND  58506-5503, or hand delivered to the MPO office in the Community Development Department at 221 N. 5th Street, Bismarck.  Comments may also be Emailed and should be specifically identified in the subject line as public input on the proposed modifications to the PPP.