You still have a chance to voice your thoughts at southeastmpo.org during a public comment period that ends Friday. Once the window closes for public comment, SEMPO members will make revisions. Ryan Shrimplin, who serves as a transportation planner for SEMPO and city planner for the city of Cape Girardeau says it then goes to the Technical Planning Committee, the body responsible for making recommendations, which makes the recommendation to [the board of directors] to adopt the program. SEMPO covers the Cape Girardeau/Jackson urbanized area that includes portions of Cape Girardeau and Scott counties, as well as portions of East Cape Girardeau and Alexander County in Illinois. This year’s program has three work elements: program administration and support, data acquisition and maintenance and transportation planning. The program support element focuses on the timely preparation of meeting schedules and project and maintenance lists, as well as public outreach activities and coordination with other planning organizations. The full unified planning work program may be reviewed at southeastmpo.org. The board will adopt the program by June 17 and must turn it over to MoDOT by the end of that month, which is the end of the department and SEMPO’s fiscal year.