TPC Minutes 07/01/2015

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TECHNICAL PLANNING COMMITTEE

MEETING MINUTES 

July 1, 2015

Osage Centre – Cape Girardeau

Technical Planning Committee Members Present:

Mrs. Elquin Auala, Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) (appointed alternate for Mike Brandon)

Mr. Rodney Bollinger, City of Jackson

Mr. Tom Caldwell, Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT)

Mr. Drew Christian, Southeast Missouri Regional Planning & Economic Development

Commission (SEMO RPC)

Mr. Joe Killian, Missouri Department of Transportation

Mr. Mark Phillips, Cape Special Road District

Mrs. Eva Voss, Missouri Department of Transportation (FTA) (via conference call)

Mrs. Kelley Watson, Cape Girardeau Transit Authority (CGCTA) (appointed alternate for Tom Mogelnicki)

Staff Present:

Mr. Ryan Shrimplin, City of Cape Girardeau

Call to Order

Chairman Bollinger called the meeting to order at 11:00 a.m.

Introductions

The group went around the room, with each person giving a brief introduction.

Public Comments

There were no public comments.

Adoption of Agenda

The agenda of the July 1, 2015 Technical Planning Committee Meeting was unanimously approved for adoption upon motion made by Mr. Phillips and seconded by Mr. Christian.

Approval of Minutes

The minutes of the June 3, 2015 Technical Planning Committee Meeting were unanimously approved upon motion made by Mr. Phillips and seconded by Mrs. Auala.

Communications from the Chairman

There were no communications from the Chairman.

New/Unfinished Business

Mr. Christian presented the latest draft of the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP). He indicated that several comments have been received, which will be addressed in the draft presented at the next meeting. He stated that a team consisting of he and Mr. Bollinger, Ms. Hood and Mr. Shrimplin met to begin forecasting travel demand using three scenarios (no growth/baseline, low growth, and moderate growth). Assumptions were established for each scenario. The team then identified areas where major development is likely to occur by 2040, and assigned land uses to them for each scenario. The SEMO RPC staff will use that information, along with historical traffic count data, to project traffic volumes. The team will then analyze the projected volumes and identify areas where capacity is exceeded or is close to being exceeded. The results will then be shared with the TPC, which will develop a list of recommended projects for the MTP. He and Mr. Shrimplin will also meet with representatives of the other modes (port, airport, and transit) to obtain their forecasts and recommended projects.

Mr. Christian presented the latest draft of the FY 2016-2019 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). He stated a narrative section has been added to precede the project list and financial summary tables. He asked if a TIP certification is required. Mrs. Voss responded that self-certification is required every four years, which is usually done concurrent with the TIP, but it is a separate action.

Other Communications

Mr. Shrimplin stated the Board of Directors adopted the FY 2016 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) on June 17, 2015. Also, the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission (MHTC) and the City of Cape Girardeau have executed the Transportation Planning Consolidated Grant Agreement for FY 2016. The City will soon execute a new Intergovernmental Services Agreement with SEMO RPC to continue with data acquisition and maintenance as well as preparation of the MTP and the TIP.

Adjournment

Upon motion made by Mr. Christian and seconded by Mr. Phillips, the Committee unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 11:30 a.m.