In 2012, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) conducted a Federally required quadrennial certification review of the metropolitan transportation planning process carried out by SEWRPC as the metropolitan planning organization for the Kenosha, Milwaukee, Racine, and West Bend urbanized areas, and the Wisconsin portion of the Round Lake Beach urbanized area. In coordination with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), local transit operators, and local units of government in the Southeastern Wisconsin area, the Commission is responsible for conducting a continuing, cooperative, and comprehensive transportation planning program in accordance with provisions of Federal Law.
The 2012 certification review was based on routine FHWA and FTA interaction with SEWRPC in day-to-day operations; a review of SEWRPC planning products and processes; a field review meeting with staff from SEWRPC, WisDOT, and local transit operators held on June 26-27, 2012, a public comment period from June 12 to July 16, 2012, and a public open house meeting on the evening of June 26, 2012. Based on the reviews conducted and ongoing oversight by FHWA and FTA, SEWRPC’s metropolitan planning process has been certified as meeting the Federal transportation planning requirements. The report documenting the certification review can be found here.