Strafford Metropolitan Planning Organization, Technical Advisory Committee Meeting | February 7, 2014

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Meeting Notes

Welcome to the Strafford Metropolitan Planning Organization Technical Advisory Committee meeting from 2/7/14. (SMPO TAC) The purpose of the TAC is to provide technical advice and policy recommendations regarding transportation planning issues to the Commission. The TAC is also responsible for prioritizing regional transportation projects for inclusion in the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program for New Hampshire.


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00:01 Review of previous meeting minutes from 12/6/13; Motion; 2nd; unanimous; public participation plan updates; Marc Ambrosi; performance measures; environmental justice; Title IV populations;


05:00 Marc Ambrosi; 50 Public comments annually; Alliance for Community Transportation Meetings; Ed Comeau comment- why only 50 public comments; Granite State Futures outreach;


10:00 Marc Ambrosi; Outreach to Title IV populations; limited english proficiency populations; Liegh Levine; Motion to recommend the public participation plan to policy committee; 2nd; passes;


15:00 Cynthia Copeland staff communications; American Planning Association webinars; regional impact committee; Sunningdale Conservation Subdivision; Obama Administration Regional Climate Hub; USDA; Forest Service Research Center; agricultural forest production; Town of Durham; data collection; Dan Camara; ITS; Intelligent Transportation System;


20:00 Dan Camara; ITS; Intelligent Transportation System; DOT; interactive map of ITS system locations; open road toll expansion; Hampton toll plaza;


25:00 Dan Camara; ITS; Intelligent Transportation System; Bus GPS; TiP- Transportation Improvement Plan; time frame; TiP- short term; TiP- medium term; TiP- long term; Marc Ambrosi; Regional Master Plan transportation outline; Metropolitan Transportation Plan; Transportation and its relationship to land and people; Transportation as it relates to Land Use; 1970 to present;


30:00 Marc Ambrosi; Transportation as it relates to Land Use; how transportation choices are impacted by our land use decisions; cost of sprawl impacts on safety; maintaining rural communities; classifying roads; livability; mapping of land use changes; mapping land development; socio economic; smart growth; vibrant economies; health impacts; mobility routes; bike lane locations; multi use areas; environment and transportation; storm events; storm water management; climate change vulnerability; air quality and energy connections; reducing vehicle miles travelled; capacity expansion;


35:00 Marc Ambrosi; Transportation as it relates to Land Use; data driven investment of funding; modes of transportation; architecture of the Metropolitan Transportation Plan; Federal Planning factors; access; mobility; freight; people; environment; economic competitiveness; Marc Ambrosi; Strafford MPO; Federal Planning review for federal highways and federal transit; questionnaire topics; addressing climate change through planning activities; climate change transportation connections; livability; vibrant transportation systems; freight planning; MAP 21; Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st century;


40:00 Marc Ambrosi; Freight coordination; Tiger Grant; travel demand modeling; transportation computer model rebuild; working with resource agencies; planning and environmental linkages; performance measures; congressional final rule making regarding performance measures; MAP 21; public outreach regarding Title IV, Environmental Justice;


45:00 Project updates; Marc Ambrosi; Newmarket NH; pedestrian bridge project; pedestrian study;


50:00 Marc Ambrosi; Newmarket NH; pedestrian bridge project; pedestrian study; Sommersworth Berwick Route 9 Bridge project; Wyman and Samson; awarded contract; Cynthia Copeland; report on the Mills Scenic Byway; public hearing; Newmarket, Durham, Madbury and Rollingsford; Scenic Byways Council;

Past Strafford Metropolitan Planning Organization, Technical Advisory Committee Meetings