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TPC Minutes 07/06/2016

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July 6, 2016

Osage Centre – Cape Girardeau

Technical Planning Committee Members Present:

Mr. David Blalock, Bootheel Regional Planning & Economic Development

Commission (Bootheel RPC)

Mr. Rodney Bollinger, City of Jackson

Mr. Mike Brandon, Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT)

Mrs. Mandi Brink, Southeast Missouri Regional Port Authority (SEMO Port)

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

Commission (SEMO RPC)

Mr. Curtis Jones, Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT)

Mr. Joe Killian, Missouri Department of Transportation

Mr. Mike Latuszek, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)

Mr. John Mehner, Cape Girardeau Area MAGNET

Mr. Jeremiah Shuler, Federal Transit Administration (FTA)(via conference call)

Mrs. Kelley Watson, Cape Girardeau County Transit Authority (CTA)

Staff Present:

Mr. Ryan Shrimplin, City of Cape Girardeau

Call to Order

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


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 6, 2016 Technical Planning Committee Meeting was unanimously approved for adoption upon motion made by Mr. Christian and seconded by Mr. Blalock.

Approval of Minutes

The minutes of the June 1, 2016 Technical Planning Committee Meeting were unanimously approved upon motion made by Mrs. Watson and seconded by Mr. Christian.

Communications from the Chairman

There were no communications from the Chairman.

New/Unfinished Business

Mr. Christian reviewed the FY 2016-2019 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendment No. 2, consisting of project changes and new projects being added to the 2017-2021 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).  Mrs. Brink asked if port projects need to be included in the TIP.  Mr. Latuszek responded that they should be included if they are projects of regional significance.  Mr. Shuler added that if the projects are going into the STIP, they should be included in the TIP as well.  The Committee agreed that such projects should only be added to the TIP after they have been approved/selected.  Mrs. Watson made a motion to release the FY 2016-2019 TIP Amendment No. 2 for public comment.  Mr. Jones seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Shrimplin reported that the Board of Directors discussed the Public Participation Plan Amendment and decided to keep the current delta (15%) but only apply it only to an increase in a project’s total programmed amount rather than an increase or decrease.  He presented the Committee with a draft reflecting the Board’s change.  Mr. Christian made a motion to release the Public Participation Plan Amendment for public comment.  Mr. Blalock seconded the motion.  The motion passed unanimously.

Mr. Christian reviewed several administrative modifications to the FY 2016-2019 TIP, which will be documented in a letter to MoDOT and IDOT.

Mr. Brandon gave an overview of the Missouri Moves Cost Share Program.  He indicated the application deadline for the $20 million multimodal grant program is July 29, 2016.  MoDOT will participate up to 50% of the total project cost for each project selected.  More information is available online at Mr. Blalock asked if MoDOT’s maintenance fee policy will apply.  Mr. Killian agreed to look into the matter and update the Committee.  Mr. Shrimplin stated the applicants for projects in the SEMPO planning area will present their projects to the Board of Directors on July 20, 2016.  A letter of support will then be submitted for each project.

Member Reports

Mr. Shrimplin stated the City of Cape Girardeau’s Independence/Gordonville roundabout project is underway.

Mr. Bollinger reported on several projects underway in the City of Jackson, including the US-61/East Main Street roundabout, concrete street repair program, asphalt overlay program, Hubble Creek Recreation Trail, and water bond projects.  He added that the City will submit a Missouri Moves application for the East Jackson Boulevard Roadway Lighting Project.

Mrs. Watson mentioned the CTA received two new passenger vans.

Mrs. Brink gave an overview of the grant applications completed and in process for improvements at the SEMO Port.

Mr. Christian stated the SEMO RPC Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) will be issuing letters of support for the Missouri Moves applications in its planning area.

Mr. Blalock indicated the Bootheel RPC TAC will be meeting later in the month.

Mr. Killian gave an update on MoDOT projects in the SEMPO planning area, including the I-55 bridge repair at MO-74, US-61 pavement overlay from Center Junction to Mount Auburn Road, MO-34 improvements outside of Jackson, and patch/repair work on the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge.

Mr. Jones reported that the IDOT budget was approved for one year, which will fund operations and construction.

Mr. Killian applauded IDOT for the Shawnee Parkway Project presentation given at the June 15, 2016 Board of Directors meeting.  He asked Mr. Jones to keep SEMPO updated on the progress of the project.

Mr. Latuszek mentioned he plans to give presentations on MPO and TIP basics at upcoming SEMPO meetings.  The dates have not yet been determined.

Other Business and Communications

There were no other business and communications.


Upon motion made by Mrs. Watson and seconded by Mr. Jones, the Committee voted unanimously to adjourn the meeting at noon.