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Transportation Committee Agendas - 2008
The City Council Transportation Committee meets throughout the year to discuss issues that will be brought to the full Council. The Committee's recommendation, based on their research and discussion, is an important element in the City Council's final decisions.
During 2008 the Transportation Committee meets at the following dates and times.
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AGENDA FOR: meeting of the Transportation Committee held Tuesday, September 2 at 2:30 p.m. at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.
   1.  Connectivity
         Staff Resource: Matt Magnasco
         Action: CDOT will discuss the third Connectivity Policy, Connectivity Mitigation, and recap policies 1 and 2.
   2.  Tyvola/Archdale Station Area Plan
         Staff Resource: Kent Main
         Action: This is the fourth in a series of plans along the LYNX Blue Line south of South End (covering the 4th and 5th of 8 stations). Planning staff will provide an overview of the plan and will request that the plan be forwarded to the City Council for public comment.
See the entire agenda for the September 2 meeting in pdf format
 

AGENDA FOR: meeting of the Transportation Committee held Monday, July 28 at 11:30 a.m.
   1.  Tour of Charlotte Douglas International Airport
meeting of the Transportation Committee held   
 

AGENDA FOR : meeting of the Transportation Committee held Wednesday, July 16 at 1:45 p.m. at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.
   1.  Bicycle Plan
         Staff Resource: Ken Tippette
         Action: City staff has conducted two public workshops and have worked with a stakeholder committee in developing the proposed City of Charlotte Bicycle Plan. Staff will make a short presentation and seek the Committee's approval of the plan and recommendation to City Council.
   2.  Station Area Plans
         (a) Scaleybark Station Area Plan
               Staff Resource: Alberto Gonzalez
              Action: This is the second is a series of station area plans along the LYNX Blue Line. Planning Staff will provide the Committee an overview of the plan and recommend the plan be forwarded to City Council for a public hearing.
        (b) Woodlawn Station Area Plan
              Staff Resource: Alysia Osborne
              Action: This is the third in a series of station area plans along the LYNX Blue Line. Planning Staff will provide the Committee an overview of the plan and recommend the plan be forwarded to City Council for a public hearing.
AGENDA FOR: meeting of the Transportation Committee held Monday, June 23 at 3:30 p.m. at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center:
   1.  New Bern Transit Area Plan
        Staff Resource: Kent Main
        Action: City staff recommends that the Committee approve and recommend to the City Council the draft New Bern Transit Station Area Plan, Concept Plan, with proposed revisions in the document dated March 11, 2008. The Planning Committee received public comment on February 19 and voted unanimously to recommend approval. The Transportation Committee reviewed this plan on April 28 and May 12. City Council received public comments on June 9.
   2.  MUMPO Vote on Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendment
          Staff Resource: Andy Grzymski
        Action: NCDOT has developed a plan to improve NC 218 between Mint Hill and Polkton. The TCC has recommended a TIP amendment to fund the project. Staff will seek the Committee's recommendation to the City Council for directing the City's vote on the MUMPO. The City Council will take action on the June 23 business agenda. MUMPO will vote at its meeting July 16.
   3.  I-485 funding Overview
        Staff Resource: CDOT
        Action: On June 2, the City Council referred to the Committee a review of options for accelerating funding for the completion of I-485 and widening the southern leg. CDOT staff will review the current funding methodology and projections.
    4. Summer Meeting Schedule
         Staff Resource: Jim Schumacher
        Action: Adopt a summer meeting schedule
   5.  Special Meeting: July 28 from 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Airport Tour
 


 
AGENDA FOR : meeting of the Transportation Committee held Monday, June 9 at 3:30 p.m. at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.
   1.  Sidewalk Retrofit Policy
         Staff Resource: Vivian Coleman
        Action: Staff made a presentation of clarify certain portions of the Sidewalk Retrofit Policy and to make additional recommendations at the May 27 meeting. The Committee requested additional examples of the process applied to the Tier 3 category of sidewalk ranking. Examples and recommendations will be presented.
    2.  Connectivity Policy: Initiatives 1 & 2 
        Staff Resource: Matt Magnasco
        Action: This a continuation of the presentation/ discussion from May 27. Policy #2 was discussed at that time, so this discussion will focus only on Policy #1, Maintain Existing Opportunities for Connectivity.
   3.  Air Quality - Attainment and Conformity Implications
        Staff Resource: Norm Steinman
        Action: The North Carolina Division of Air Quality (NCDAQ) is responsible for demonstrating attainment with the national air quality standards. In advance of their presentation at the June 9 dinner briefing, staff will identify some of the key questions that Council members might want to ask.
 
AGENDA FOR: meeting of the Transportation Committee held Tuesday, May 27 at 3:30 p.m. at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.
   1.  Charlotte Pedestrian Plan
        Staff Resource: Vivian Coleman
         Action: The pedestrian Plan is now in draft form and is being reviewed by City staff and the Citizens Advisory Team. Key highlights of the plan will be presented in addition to a discussion about the Sidewalk Retrofit Policy. A public workshop on the final draft is anticipated in June
  2.  Connectivity Policy: Initiatives 1 & 2
        Staff Resource: Matt Magnasco
         Action: This is a continuation of the presentation on CDOT's new Connectivity Policy. Initiatives presented on April 28th. Council will discuss the first two initiatives, (1) Maintaining Current Opportunities for Connectivity, and (2) Prioritizing Connectivity Capital Projects.
 
AGENDA FOR: meeting of the Transportation Committee held Monday, May 12 at 3 p.m . at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.
   1. Bicycle Plan Overview
         Staff Resource: Ken Tippette, CDOT, Bicycle Coordinator
       Action: Staff will provide the Committee with an overview of the plan's development which has involved a stakeholder group and public meetings. The Transportation Action Plan (TAP) includes the development of a Bicycle Plan that guides the construction of bicycle infrastructure and furthers bicycle safety and awareness.
   2.  New Bern Station Area Plan Key Issues
        Staff Resource: Kent Main
        Action: Planning staff will continue review of the Station Area Plan with focus on the key issues from the last meeting, including affordable housing and industrial property redevelopment.
   3.  Neighborhood Traffic Management
          Staff Resource: Doreen Szymanski, CDOT, Public Service
         Action: Staff will review recent changes to the process for the Neighborhood Traffic Management  program that have prompted some complaints from Homeowner Association officers. NTM includes programs such as speed humps, speed limits and multi-way stop signs. These programs use citizen petitions and recommendation of Homeowner's Associations to determine locations for new measures.
   4.  MUMPO Transportation Improvement Plan
        Staff Resource: Andy Grzymski
         Action: Staff will review highlights of the proposed TIP in preparation for the City Council directing the vote of the MUMPO representative. The City Council will consider the vote during the business meeting on May 12 and the MUMPO will vote on the TIP on May 21.
AGENDA FOR: meeting of the Transportation Committee held Monday, April 28 at 3:30 p.m. at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.
   1.  New Bern Transit Station Plan
   2.  Urban Street Design Guidelines
   3.  Six Month Report
   4.  Bicycle Plan Overview
 
 
AGENDA FOR: meeting of the Transportation Committee held Monday, April 14, 2008 at 3:30 p.m . at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.
   1.  Airport Update
         Staff Resource: Jerry Orr, Director Aviation Department
         Action: Committee to receive information
   2.  UNCC Transportation Survey Results
        Staff Resource: Norm Steinman, Charlotte DOT
        Action: Receive information on the results of the survey done by UNCC in 3007. the survey contains information concerning a wide variety of responses to transportation conditions and possible strategies to resolve existing or future problems.
   3.  Connectivity Program Introduction to Draft Policy
        Staff Resource: Norm Steinman and Matt Magnasco, Charlotte DOT
        Action: Transportation Committee will discuss issues about the new Street Connectivity Program. The purpose of this first discussion is to introduce the the Program Manager, the objectives of the program and the components of the draft Connectivity Policy

AGENDA FOR: meeting of the Transportation Committee held Monday, March 24 at 3:30 p.m. at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center:
   1.  Final Recommendation of Focus Area Plan
   2.  Parking Collaborative and Wayfinding Update
   3.  Charlotte Region Fast Lands Study - phase 2
 
 
 
AGENDA FOR: meeting of the Transportation Committee held Monday, February 25, 2008 at 3:30 p.m. at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.
   1. Focus Area Update
       Staff Resource: Jim Schumacher, Asst. City Manager
       Action: The Committee is asked to review the changes in the Transportation Focus Area Plan in preparation for the full City Council considering approval of all five Focus Area Plans on March 24.
   2. Transportation Action Plan (TAP) Cost Update
       Staff Resource: Norm Steinman, Charlotte DOT
       Action: Receive information from staff

AGENDA FOR : meeting of the Transportation Committee held Monday, January 28, 2008 at 3:30 p.m. at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.
    1.  Committee Logistics
   2.  Committee goals and objectives
   3.  Transportation Action Plan (TAP) 2007 Annual Report
         Staff Resource: Norm Steinman, CDOT
          Action: After Council adopted the TAP in May 2006, staff began to prepare annual status reports. This will be the second status report presented to the Committee. The annual report describes, for each of the five TAP goals, the achievements, current activities and issues and challenges for the past year.