Public Notice

Coast Transit Authority (CTA) Tram and Pedestrian/Bicycle Bridge

CTA Gulfport Transit Center to Jones Park, Downtown Gulfport

Document Review Period: January 8 – January 29, 2017

The Coast Transit Authority (CTA), working with the City of Gulfport and Federal Transit Administration (FTA), propose to construct a tram/pedestrian/bicycle bridge, approximately 1,100 feet long, extending southeast from 15th Street to 21st Avenue in Jones Park, over Beach Boulevard (US 90). This project is part of the general development of enhanced transit passenger facilities in Downtown Gulfport, as outlined in the transit development plan and transportation improvement program. When complete, this project will connect Jones Park and the proposed CTA Gulfport Transit Center terminal, consisting of the current facility located at the corner of 15th Street and 21st Avenue and a proposed expansion of this facility into the adjacent building formerly housing the Harrison County Library, Downtown Gulfport branch. The purpose of this notice is to inform the community that FTA intends to make a de minimis impact determination pursuant to Section 4(f) of the Department of Transportation Act (49 U.S.C. § 303 and 23 U.S.C. § 138)” on the former library site and park properties.

As part of public involvement activities associated with this project, and in keeping with the adopted public participation plan, CTA will make the documentation for the project’s categorical exclusion, including the Section 4(f) evaluation available for public view and comment for the duration of the identified review period.

To view a copy of the documented categorical exclusion, including the Section 4(f) evaluation, between the dates shown above, please visit the website of Coast Transit Authority (CTA) at (, the Gulf Regional Planning Commission (GRPC) at ( or by contacting Kevin Coggin at the offices of the CTA at (mail to: Copies of the same will be available for review, during normal hours and days of operation, in the CTA office located at 333 DeBuys Road, Gulfport, MS 39501, the offices of the GRPC, located at 1635-G Popps Ferry Road, Biloxi, MS 39540 and the Gulfport Public Library, located at 1708 25th Avenue, Gulfport, MS 39501 for the duration of this review period.

Comments submitted on behalf of this project should be provided to Stephanie Plancich, Public Involvement/Title VI Coordinator, at the Gulf Regional Planning Commission (GRPC) using one of the following methods: by mail to GRPC, 1635-G Popps Ferry Road, Biloxi MS 39531, by email at (mail to:, by fax to 228/864-1149 or by calling 228/864-1167 and asking to speak with Stephanie Plancich. All comments should be submitted or postmarked by the close of this review period.

CTA and GRPC prohibit discrimination in all of its programs, services and activities. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or other protected status. Persons who require assistance under the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the MPO at-least five (5) business days prior to any scheduled meeting, event or the end of a public review and comment period. Contact Stephanie Plancich at 228/864-1167 or by email to with any requests, questions or comments.

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