Public Participation Plan

SEDA-Council of Governments is responsible for regional transportation planning activities and staffs the SEDA-COG Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) designated for the following counties: Clinton, Columbia, Juniata, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, and Union. SEDA-COG communicates with interested parties to ensure effective and innovative transportation planning that is representative of and responsive to the needs of the entire MPO region. To achieve this goal, SEDA-COG encourages the public to play an active role in the development of transportation plans, programs, and projects – beginning in the early stages of, and extending throughout, the planning processes.

The Public Participation Plan (PPP) ensures that SEDA-COG MPO public involvement activities comply with applicable federal/state regulations and guidelines on transportation planning and programming. The PPP includes regional overview information and a framework of goals, objectives, and techniques for obtaining effective public participation as part of SEDA-COG’s transportation planning efforts. The PPP identifies current outreach techniques and outlines steps for future improvement in order to increase and enhance public participation in the SEDA-COG MPO planning process.

The current Public Participation Plan (PPP) for the SEDA-COG MPO was adopted in June 2022. The Plan is periodically reviewed for updates and enhancements. Comments or questions on the Plan can be forwarded to the contact person listed below.

The SEDA-COG MPO is responsible to take steps to ensure meaningful access to the services, information, and other important portions of MPO programs and activities for individuals who are limited-English proficient. In response to this responsibility, the SEDA-COG MPO has prepared a Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Plan, which was last adopted in June 2022.

Both the PPP and LEP are components of a larger Title VI Program document that certifies how the MPO complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which provides that “no person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”

The SEDA-COG MPO is committed to compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements of applicable civil rights statutes, executive orders, regulations, and policies. If you have a request for a special need, wish to file a complaint, or desire additional information, please contact the below person.

SEDA-Council of Governments
Attn: Steve Herman
201 Furnace Road
Lewisburg, PA 17837

MPO Title VI and Nondiscrimination Procedures

Included below are copies of the SEDA-COG MPO Title VI and Nondiscrimination notices, complaint procedures and complaint forms. These procedures apply to all external complaints relating to any program or activity administered by SEDA-COG MPO and/or its sub-recipients, consultants and contractors, filed under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended.