129765 2025 Unified Planning Work Program AVAILABILITY AND PUBLIC COMMENT FOR THE DRAFT 2025 UNIFIED PLANNING WORK PROGRAM Kelso, WA \d The Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments (CWCOG), as the Longview Urban Area Metropolitan Planning Organization and lead agency for the Southwest Washington Regional Transportation Planning Organization, invites the public to review and comment on the draft 2025 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP). The UPWP identifies tasks the CWCOG's regional transportation planning program will work on during the next fiscal year July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2025. Included is the program budget outlining how federal and state transportation funding is planned to be spent. The work program is developed by CWCOG staff in cooperation with regional cities, counties, ports, transit agencies, Washington State Department of Transportation, and Oregon Department of Transportation. The CWCOG Board of Directors is scheduled to consider adoption of the 2025 UPWP on May 23, 2024. After adoption, the 2025 UPWP will be submitted to the Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration for final approval. The Cowlitz-Wahkiakum Council of Governments is a multi-purpose association of governments that delivers a diverse array of federal, state, and local programs while fulfilling its primary function as a regional planning organization. Beginning April 25, 2024, the Draft 2025 UPWP will be available online at www.cwcog.org or by calling the CWCOG office at (360) 577-3041 for document pickup at 207 4th Avenue N., Administration Annex Building, Second Floor, Kelso WA. Questions may be directed to Robert Stevens, Senior Transportation Planner, by regular mail - PO Box 128, Kelso WA 98626 or via email - cwcog@cwcog.org. Close date for comments is May 9, 2024 at 5:00 pm. If special accommodations are needed to participate in this process, please call us at 360-577-3041 by 5:00 p.m. May 2, 2024. Ask for the ADA Coordinator. For TDD users, please use the state's toll-free relay service, (800) 833-6388, and ask the operator to dial 360-956-7575. Published: The Chronicle April 20, 2024

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