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2002 AGENDAS
No meetings were held in 2002

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2001 AGENDAS
AGENDA FOR: Monday,
January 22, 2001 meeting of the Transportation Committee held at 3:30 at the Charlotte  Mecklenburg Government Center. 
    1.  Independence Boulevard Widening Project

AGENDA FOR: Tuesday, February 20, 2001 meeting of the Transportation Committee held at 4 p.m. at the Charlotte  Mecklenburg Government Center.
    1.  Connectivity - Connectivity was identified as a priority by City Council at their retreat in January 1998.  Council was briefed on the four connection study areas in March 2000 regarding street and/or bicycle/pedestrian connections.   The Committee will be updated on the findings of the four connection study areas.
         A. Northeast Area -- Beatties Ford, I-85, Lake View, W.T. Harris, W. Sugar Creek -- Mixed used area: Industrial/Commercial/Residential
         B.  West Quadrant -- West Boulevard, Billy Graham Parkway, I-77, Remount Road -- Proposed Residential In-fill.
         C.  South/McAlpine Creek Area -- Approximately one mile of coverage of each side of the creek.  Area with little connectivity due to McAlpine Creek.
         D.  Eastland Mall Area -- One mile radius coverage around Eastland Mall - Reinvigorate area and mall.

AGENDA FOR: Monday, March 5, 200 1 meeting of the Transportation Committee held at 3:30 p.m. at the Charlotte  Mecklenburg Government Center.
    1.  Independence Boulevard Widening project (traffic mitigation) - Committee received information on the efforts proposed to lessen the impact of construction on the traffic on Independence Boulevard.  These efforts include:
      - Maintain use of the bus lane  
      - Install cameras to monitor traffic at intersections along Central Avenue and Monroe road and provide bus pre-emption 
       - Implement a public information campaign concerning the project.
    2.  FY2002-2008 Transportation Improvement Program

AGENDA FOR: Monday, May 14, 2001 meeting of the Transportation Committee held at 3:30 p.m. at the Charlotte  Mecklenburg Government Center.
     1.  Colony Road Barricade - Committee received a briefing from staff on the results of meetings held with stakeholders, and the status of the issue.
     2.  Independence Boulevard Mitigation Actions - The committee received a briefing on the proposed efforts to lessen the impact of construction on Independence Boulevard travelers.  Committee was also asked to support CDOT's efforts to obtain funding for the implementation of the initiatives from the Congestion Mitigation Air Quality sources.

AGENDA FOR: Monday, J une 25, 2001 meeting of the Transportation Committee held at 3:30 p.m. at the Charlotte  Mecklenburg Government Center.
    1. Colony Road Barricade Briefing
    2. Nighttime Train Whistles at Rail Crossings

AGENDA FOR: Monday, July 23, 2001 meeting of the Transportation Committee held at 3:30 p.m. at the Charlotte  Mecklenburg Government Center. 
   1.  Colony Road Barricade - Committee has been asked to review the barricade that has been in place at the entrance of Myers Park High School.  Staff will provide an update on the outcome of the July 16, 2001 stakeholders meeting for Committee deliberation on this issue.

AGENDA FOR: Monday, August 13, 2001 meeting of the Transportation Committee held at 4:30 p.m. at the Charlotte  Mecklenburg Government Center.
    1.  Colony Road Barricade 

AGENDA FOR:   Monday, November 12, 2001 meeting of the Transportation Committee held at 3:30 p.m. at the Charlotte - Mecklenburg Government Center:
    1.  Roadway Project Rankings and Candidate Project List

AGENDA FOR: Monday, November 19, 2001 meeting of the Transportation Committee held at 3:30 p.m. at the Charlotte  Mecklenburg Government Center.
     1.  Colony Road Barricade

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2000 AGENDAS
AGENDA FOR: Monday,
January 10, 2000 meeting of the Transportation Committee held at 3:30 p.m. at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center.
    1.  I-485 Providence Area Plan - The Committee was briefed by Planning staff on the concept plan for the area.  Staff will report back to the Committee for a recommendation before taking it to City Council for a full public hearing this spring.
    2.  Transportation Focus Area Plan - The Committee was briefed by staff on Transportation initiatives as they relate to the City's five focus areas and corporate objectives.  Staff would like to receive comments on the plan prior to the February Retreat for presentation to the full Council.

AGENDA FOR: Thursday, January 27, 2000 meeting of the Transportation Committee held at 4 p.m. at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center.
    1.  I-485/Providence Area Plan - The Committee is asked to continue and conclude their discussion which began at the January 10 Transportation Committee meeting.  The Committee is requested to make a recommendation to the full Council.  
    2.  South Corridor Transit Plan - The Committee will discuss information on the South Corridor Transit Plan in preparation of making a recommendation to the full Council on how to direct their MPO representative to vote on a Locally Preferred Alternative in the South Corridor. (The Locally Preferred Alternative refers to the selection of a transit mode and an alignment for the corridor.)

AGENDA FOR: Tuesday, February 8, 2000 meeting of the Transportation Committee held at 4 p.m. at the Charlotte - Mecklenburg Government Center
    1.  Direction to MPO Representative on South Corridor - As a follow up to the last meeting, the Committee was briefed by staff on the safety information as it relates to public transit modes, particularly light rail.  Staff has recommended light rail as the Locally preferred Alternative for the South Corridor.  A motion was made to recommend light rail to the full Council.  The motion passed 4-0
    2.  Transportation Project Design and Construction - Committee was briefed by staff on the process for funding, design and construction of roadway bond projects.   
    3.  Proposed 2000 Road Bonds -
Committee was briefed by staff on priority projects for consideration in the proposed 2000 Road Bond referendum. 

AGENDA FOR: Tuesday, February 29, 2000 meeting of the Transportation Committee held at 4 p.m. at the Charlotte - Mecklenburg Government Center.
    1.  City Maintenance of State System - The Committee is being asked to choose and recommend an option for full Council consideration on the State System Streets.   The following options were presented:
        Option 1:  Maintain current Council policy which does not include resurfacing State maintained roads.
        Option 2:  Resurface State maintained roads that are strategically linked to either the City's area plans or economic development strategic plans.  The financial impact would vary with the length and condition of roads chosen to resurface.
        Option 3:  Resurface both City and State maintained roads within the City limits according to the priority order established by the biennial road conditions evaluation.
A  motion was made to seek Council's endorsement to develop a policy on maintenance of state roadways which focuses on those strategically linked to either the City's area plans or economic development strategic plan.  The motion was passed.
    2.  Multi-Way Stop Sign Policy - The Committee will discuss the issue of multi-way stop sign locations co-existing on streets with speed humps.  The Committee will consider several options.  The policy will be sent to the full Council for their final approval.

AGENDA FOR: Monday, March 20, 2000 meeting of the Transportation Committee held at 4 p.m. at the Charlotte - Mecklenburg Government Center.
    1. Connectivity - Staff updated the Committee on the Transportation Department's process in developing connectivity as directed by the previous City Council.  Committee gave its support to staff to continue its efforts in that direction.  Staff will bring a draft collector may and the results of four pilot study areas to the Committee for their review within the next few months.

AGENDA FOR: Tuesday, April 25, 2000 meeting of the Transportation Committee held at 4:00 p.m. at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center.
   1.  Albemarle Road/Eastway Drive/Sharon Amity Road interchanges on Independence Boulevard   - Staff plans to meet with representatives from the NCDOT on Tuesday prior to the Transportation Committee to discuss neighborhood issues surrounding the Independence Boulevard project.  NCDOT staff will attend the Committee meeting where additional discussion will take place on how best to proceed.  This item was forwarded to Committee at the April 10 Council Meeting.  No formal action is required at this meeting.

AGENDA FOR: Monday June 26, 2000meeting of the Transportation Committee held at 3:30 p.m. at the Charlotte - Mecklenburg Government Center.
   1.  Independence Boulevard Widening Project Update - Bill Finger from the Charlotte Department of Transportation will update the committee on the widening of Independence Boulevard from Eastway Drive to Albemarle Road.  Staff will share the results of a meeting held with area residents to discuss the possible closures of five streets that intersect Independence Boulevard: Norland Rd., Weschester Blvd., Woodland Dr., Wilshire Pl. and Pierson Dr.
     2.  Providence/I-485 Land Use Plan - The Committee is asked to address outstanding issues and to recommend adoption of the Providence Road/I-485 Area Plan Update, Vol. 1: Concept Plan and to receive Vol. 2: Implementation Program as information.
The issues include:
       Item #1:   Desired density for the property located on the south side of Ballantyne Commons Parkway, between the proposed mixed-use center, existing AME Zion Church and proposed middle school.
       Item #2:  Preservation of view corridor between Jonesville AME Zion Church and Ballantyne Commons Parkway.
       Item #3: Appropriate land use for the parcels fronting on the west side of Providence Road, south of I-485.
       Item #4: Preservation of existing vegetation along creeks.
       Item #5: Appropriate land use for approximately six acres in the southwest quadrant of the interchange.
       Item #6: Wetlands Protection.
       Item #7:  Rezoning proposals which are inconsistent with the Plan.

AGENDA FOR: Monday, August 14, 2000meeting of the Transportation Committee held at 4:00 p.m. at the Charlotte - Mecklenburg Government Center.
    1.  School Safety Studies

AGENDA FOR: Monday, September 11, 2000meeting of the Transportation Committee held at 3:30 p.m. at the Charlotte - Mecklenburg Government Center.
    1.  Independence Boulevard Widening Project (from Eastway Drive to Albermarle Road).   Committee was briefed on the project.  No formal action was requested.
    2.  Connectivity -
Committee received a staff report from the interdepartmental team (consisting of representatives from Transportation and Planning).  The team has developed a major collector map and identified possible future major collectors.  The Committee was asked to approved the recommendations for major collector roads.  A major collector must be a street that carries over 7,000 vehicles per day and meets two of the following criteria: 
    - services significant non-residential land uses, e.g., schools, institutions, or major businesses, as well as residential areas. 
    - intersects or has the potential to intersect with two parallel arterials. 
     - by its general configuration serves as the primary collector to a large residential area. 
     - extends into undeveloped area in such a way that future development will likely require a major collector to be developed in the area.

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1999 AGENDAS
AGENDA FOR: Monday, February 8, 1999 meeting of the Transportation Committee held at 3:30 p.m. at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center.
   1.  Overhead Utilities - Presentation by Dick Williams(Engineering & Property Management) and Bob Hagemann (Attorney's Office) on the Overhead Utility Relocation Agreement with Duke Power.
    2.  Bicycle Plan - Presentation by Mike MacIntyre on the new Bicycle Plan.
    3.  Blueberry Lane/Kellers Glen - Presentation by Leon Howe on the issues surrounding the evaluation of median openings for both Blueberry Lane and Kellers Glen neighborhoods.

AGENDA FOR: Monday, March 15, 1999 meeting of the Transportation committee held at 3:30 at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center.
     1. Keller's Glen/Blueberry Lane Access Options - Committee will receive a report from CDOT/NCDOT.
     2. Connectivity:  Expectations for 1999 - Committee will be briefed by CDOT staff.  
     3.  Providence Road/Queens Road Intersection - Committee will be briefed by CDOT staff on the options for the intersection.

AGENDA FOR:   Tuesday,May 25, 1999meeting of the Transportation Committee held at 3:30 p.m. at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center.
     1.   Transportation Links to Jobs
     2.  School Traffic Signal Policy Proposal - Staff will report on the test conducted on the fully operational traffic signals at three schools.  
     3.  Parkwood Avenue Improvement Recommendations - Staff will report the results of a traffic study and citizen input process to improve safety conditions for both vehicles and pedestrians along Parkwood Avenue.
     4.  Status Report on Providence Road/Blueberry Lane/Keller's Glen Access - Staff will report on the findings and analyses by City and State DOT in developing the concept for realigning Blueberry Lane.

AGENDA FOR: Monday, July 26, 1999 Transportation Committee meeting held at 3:30 p.m. at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center.
    1.Providence Road: Keller's Glen, Blueberry Lane, Providence/Queens - Committee will discuss the recommendations of NCDOT.
    2. Neighborhood Traffic Policy/Hopedale Closure Request - Committee will review the Neighborhood Traffic Program and its procedures as related to the median closure.  Committee will be asked to review the policy for multiway stops and determine future use of the devices.

AGENDA FOR: Monday, August 9, 1999 meeting of the Transportation committee held at 3:30 at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center
    1.  Bicycle Plan - Committee is requested to advise Council on the adoption of the Bicycle Plan, a key element of the Five-Year Transportation Plan.  
    2. Multiway Stops/Speed Humps on Same Street - Committee is asked to recommend future use of the devices to the full Council.
    3.  Connectivity Pilot Study - Staff will brief the Committee on the Connectivity pilot study.  Four areas have been chosen and work is proceeding to identify possible street and/or bicycle/pedestrian connections.  The four areas are:  Northeast area, West Quadrant, South/McAlpine Creek area and the Eastland Mall area

AGENDA FOR:   Monday, September 13, 1999 meeting of the Transportation Committee held at 3:30 p.m. at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center.
    1.  City Maintenance of State System Streets - Staff is currently evaluating the possibility of the City resurfacing State maintained streets within the city limits.  Once the evaluation is complete City Council will have the opportunity to consider doing so through the budget process.  Staff will report back to Council on this item.
    2.  Providence Road/Queens Road Intersection - Staff will review past intersection improvement recommendations and possibly will share with the Committee air quality evaluation findings.  the area being evaluated is quite small, while our modeling programs require larger evaluation area.   We may not have valid data by the time of the meeting.  Committee voted to recommend a process for considering improvements to the Providence/Queens intersection.   The motion also included notification of stakeholders regarding Council consideration of this agenda item.
     3.  Hopedale Avenue/Queens Road Median Closure Test - Staff study of the Hopedale/Queens intersection reveals it operates safely.  Although drivers do made some dangerous looking maneuvers at this intersection, it has not had a high number of accidents, nor has there been any injury accident at this location in four years.  The Committee voted not to recommend the closure of the median at this intersection.

AGENDA FOR: Monday, October 11, 1999 meeting of the Transportation Committee held at 3:30 p.m. at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center.
    1.  Blueberry Lane Update - Committee was briefed by Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT) on its plan to improve Blueberry Lane.  Currently the North Carolina DOT is reviewing the plans.  Staff will report back to the Committee after receiving the State's comments.
     2.  School Safety Study - Committee was briefed on the pilot study being conducted at sic schools.  Staff plans to have conversations with representatives of the Planning Commission, Charlotte-Mecklenburg School, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, NCDOT, Parks and Recreation and private schools to review the recommendations.  Will report back to Committee after completing these conversations.
    3.  Multi-Way Stops/Speed Humps on the Same Street - Staff presented its recommendation for use of both multi-way stops and speed humps on the same street. At the next Committee meeting next month they will bring revised recommendations back to be presented.