Engagement & Community Involvement

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

The Metropolitan Area Planning Agency (MAPA) is reviewed by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) every 4 years.  Part of this review process involves a public meeting where the community can voice it’s concerns about MAPA.  The public meeting is next Monday March 15 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the MAPA offices, 2222 Cuming Street.  This is a good chance for YOU to give feedback to MAPA.

While your at it, take a look at the MAPA Beltway Study and give them your feedback on that proposed project as well.

Here is the official notice.

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will be in Omaha March 15 and 16 for a federal certification review of the Metropolitan Area Planning Agency (MAPA), which is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Omaha-Council Bluffs region.  The review will cover MAPA’s transportation planning process and the effectiveness of that process.

A public input meeting has been scheduled for Monday evening, March 15 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the MAPA offices, 2222 Cuming Street in Omaha.

Major elements to be discussed include organization and management of the planning process, planning agreements and the cooperative process, planning factors, public involvement, project selection, and financial constraint. Products of the planning process – The Long Range Plan, TIP, and Unified Work program – will also be discussed.

If you are unable to attend this meeting and would like to comment, please send written comments to Paul Mullen, MAPA Executive Director at:

Metropolitan Area Planning Agency

2222 Cuming Street

Omaha, Nebraska 68102-4328

or e-mail

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Friday, November 13th, 2009

At our last public VOICE meeting, you voted on issues that are most important to you, ranking smart urban design and equal opportunity/social mobility as your top two concerns. Did you know that these two things are inextricably linked? The next public VOICE meeting, which will take place on Wednesday, December 9th at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, will explore the relationship between these two things — specifically how the proposed beltway might affect Omaha’s culture and community. Meeting details will be provided in the next newsletter, but you can expect an incredible panel of speakers, a riveting discussion about Omaha’s future, and an opportunity for you to ask questions and share your own thoughts. Please note that the date has been moved to Wednesday, December 9 so we could accommodate our panelists’ schedules. VOICE members of all ages are welcome and encouraged to attend. See you there!

The greater our numbers, the greater our involvement, the greater our VOICE!

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