A Public Advisory Committee (PAC) has been formed to help advise the project team and help steer the project throughout the long process of planning, design and construction. The PAC is intended to be a source of two-way information on the project—to help share information about the project with other constituents and to convey opinions and information to the project team from the larger community of stakeholders. The PAC is instrumental in helping to achieve a project solution that is supported by most stakeholders and one which will benefit the city, region, and state.
The Public Advisory Committee represents a broad spectrum of stakeholders. These stakeholders include local and regional authorities to major employers, neighborhood groups, planning experts, and advocacy groups.
PAC meetings are held at least quarterly, more often in the critical early stages of the project. PAC agendas, presentations and meeting summaries are available for review.
During the course of this long and complex project, a number of working groups will be formed, comprised of PAC members and others, to explore specific topics of interest. Currently, the following working groups have been formed:
Purpose and Need Working Group -
To discuss and help draft the Statement of Purpose and Need which will be the foundation of the development and evaluation of alternatives.
Traffic and Parking Working Group -
To discuss and the potential impacts and opportunities for traffic and parking in the corridor during development and evaluation of alternatives.
Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Transit Working Group -
To discuss and the potential impacts and opportunities for bicycles, pedestrians, and transit in the corridor during development and evaluation of alternatives.
Urban Design Working Group -
To discuss and the potential opportunities for enhanced urban design in the corridor during development and evaluation of alternatives.
Transit Technical Committee -
To serve as technical advisors to the I-84 Hartford Project Team in planning and developing concepts for a Hartford Multimodal Station,
should the railroad be relocated as part of the project.