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The City Council Transportation and Planning 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 2010 the Transportation Committee is scheduled to meet at the following dates.
 
January 11, 2010
January 21, 2010
February 8, 2010
February 25, 2010
March 8, 2010
March 25, 2010
April 12 2010
April 22 2010
May 10, 2010
May 27, 2010
June 14, 2010
June 24, 2010
July 26,2010
August 23, 2010
September 13, 2010
October 11, 2010
October 28, 2010
November 8, 2010
December 13, 2010

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AGENDA FOR: meeting of the Transportation and Planning Committee held Thursday, March 25 at 2 p.m. at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.
   1. FY2011 Focus Area Plan
        Resource: Jim Schumacher
        Action: The Committee is asked to review the FY2011 Focus Area Plan and recommend approval to the City Council
   2.  North Tryon Area Plan
         Resource: Kent Main
         Action: Staff will present the draft plan for review by the Committee.  The Committee is asked to consider forwarding the Plan for a public hearing by the City Council. Use link above to access plan.
   3.  Centers, Corridors & Wedges Update
         Resource: Laura Harmon
         Action: Staff will provide an overview of the Centers, Corridors and Wedges Growth Framework.  The presentation will include highlights of the draft document, as well as the schedule for review and adoption


AGENDA FOR:
meeting of the Transportation and Planning Committee held Monday, March 8 at 3:30 p.m. at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.
   1.  Single Resident Occupancy Regulations
         Resource: Debra Campbell
         Action: Staff will outline the work plan and schedule for studying potential regulations for the location of Single Resident Occupancy facilities.  No action is requested at this time.
   2.  Back Creek Railroad Crossing Project
         Resource: Tim Gibbs
         Action: Staff will outline the improvements to be made by the NCDOT and their impact on the road network in the area.  No action is requested at this time.
   3.  Park Road Sidewalk Project
         Resource: Vivian Coleman
         Action: Staff will provide an overview for the upcoming Park Road Sidewalk Project which completes a missing section of sidewalk just north of Sunset Drive to Poindexter Drive.  The Committee can determine if they want to take any recommendations to City Council.
   4.  North Tryon Area Plan
         Resource: Kent Main
         Action: Staff will present the draft North Tryon Action Plan for review by the Committee. The Committee is asked to consider forwarding the Plan for a public hearing by the City Council.
See the Summary of the Transportation & Planning Committee's 3-8-10 meeting in pdf format


AGENDA FOR:
meeting of the Transportation and Planning Committee held Thursday, February 25 at 2 p.m. at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.
   1.  FY2011 Focus Area Plan
        Resource: Jim Schumacher, Asst. City Manager
        Action: Recommend approval to the City Council
   2.  2035 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) Directed Vote
        Resource: Norm Steinman, CDOT
        Background: MUMPO's 2035 LRTP is scheduled to be adopted by the MUMPO Board at the March 24 meeting. CDOT staff will provide a brief summary of the LRTP, and of the accompanying Transportation Improvement Program and Conformity Determination Report. The City Council will be asked to direct their MUMPO representative's vote at a meeting in March
        Action: Recommend approval of the LRTP to the City Council through a directed vote.
   3.  Bull Run Street Closure
        Resource: Danny Pleasant & Doreen Sztymanski, CDOT
        Background: Charlotte Department of Transportation staff will present information gathered for the consideration of closing of Bull Run Road. The presentation will focus on the development process that led to the construction of the street and traffic analysis of the neighborhood.
        Action: Determine if further information is desired to make a recommendation.
See the Summary of the Transportation & Planning Committee's 2-25-10 meeting in pdf format


AGENDA FOR: meeting of the Transportation and Planning Committee held Monday, February 8 at 3:30 p.m. at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.
   1.  2009 TAP Annual Report
        Resource: Danny Pleasant, CDOT
        Action: Staff is requesting that the Transportation and Planning Committee approve the 2009 TAP Annual Report for presentation to City Council.
   2.  Special Needs Housing
         Resource: Tim Manes and Debra Campbell, Planning
         Action: Staff will present additional information regarding special needs housing and seek direction for further study and analysis if needed.
   3.  Road Race Scheduling
        Resource: Jeff McSwain
        Action: Staff will make a presentation on the program established by the Public Assemblies and Parades ordinance adopted by City Council in June 2004. This Ordinance provides for major event coordination and consistent regulation of parades and special event.
   4.  Bull Run Road
        Resource: Danny Pleasant & Doreen Szymanski, CDOT
        Action: Charlotte Department of Transportation staff will outline the work plan for gathering the information necessary to consider the closing of Bull Run Road.  In addition, staff will outline the differences between the road closure process and the abandonment of right-of-way process.
See the Summary of the Transportation & Planning Committee's 2-8-10 meeting in pdf format.


AGENDA FOR:
meeting of the Transportation and Planning Committee held Thursday, January 21  at 3 p.m. at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.
   1.  Transit Livability Initiative Grants
         Resources: John Muth and Jeb Blackwell
         Action: On January 11, 2010, the City Council referred consideration of two transit grants to the Committee. The Council must take action on January 25 in order to submit the grant application by the federal deadline of February 8, 2910. The staff will review the criteria of the grants and the projects recommended by the staff to best quality for the grants. 
        Requested: Recommendations for the City Council's consideration on January 25.
   2.  Transportation Action Plan (TAP)
         Resource: Danny Pleasant
         Action: The Committee reviewed the TAP Annual Report on January 11 and asked for additional information. The staff will provide that additional information and address any further questions on the annual report
         Requested: Approval to advance the TAP Annual Report to the City Council
   3.  Committee Meeting Schedule
         Resource: Ron Kimble
         Action/Requested: Approve a meeting schedule for the remainder of the year.
See the Summary of the Transportation & Planning Committee's 1-21-10 meeting in pdf format.


AGENDA FOR:
meeting of the Transportation and Planning Committee held Monday, January 11 at 3:30 p.m. at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center.
   1.  Committee Charge
         Action: Discussion of the Committee's charge and goals for the team.
   2.  Transportation Action Plan (TAP) Annual Report
         Resources: Danny Pleasant and Dan Gallagher
         Action: Staff will present the 2009 TAP Annual Report, which summarizes the City's 2009 transportation achievements, current activities and issues/challenges.
   3.  Zoning Requirements for Special Needs Housing
        Resources: Debra Campbell and Tim Manes
        Action: Staff will present information on zoning and location requirements for special needs housing and seek direction for further study and analysis if needed.
   4.  Committee Meeting Schedule
         Resource: Jim Schumacher
         Action: The Committee will discuss and decide on meeting dates and times for 2010.
See the Summary of the Transportation & Planning Committee's 1-11-10 meeting in pdf format.