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AGENDAS FOR 2005
- November 28, 2005
- November 14, 2005
- October 24, 2005
- September 26, 2005
- August 10, 2005
- June 20, 2005
- May 23, 2005
- April 25, 2005
- March 28, 2005
- February 28, 2005
- January 24, 2005
- January 10, 2005



AGENDA FOR:
Monday, November 28 at 3 p.m.
1.  Tour of Traffic Control Center 
     The Council Transportation Committee will tour the recently refurbished Traffic Control Center at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, November 28.  The tour begins at the south entry to the old City Hall.  All City Council members are invited to attend.
      The Traffic Control Center houses both the CDOT traffic surveillance and traffic signal operations system and the CMPD video surveillance system for the Center City.  The tour will feature a demonstration of how the traffic surveillance system monitors and adjusts traffic signals throughout the City.  In addition, the tour will highlight how CMPD uses video surveillance to supervise activities within the Center City.
      Contact Danny Pleasant at 704-336-3879 for questions.
2.  Transportation Action Plan Update 
      Staff Resources: N. Steinman, D. Gallagher, J. Muth, D. McDonald, D. Campbell and L. Harmon.
      Action:
           A. Staff will ask the Committee to endorse the Transportation Action Plan Policy Document to full Council for discussion at the February retreat.
           B. Staff will ask the Committee to approve the public input process and schedule for full Council discussion at the February retreat.
3.  Update on Initiatives Supporting the Trans. Action Plan     
     Staff Resource: N. Steinman, J. Kimbler and T. Newsome
     Action:  Staff will discuss outstanding issues requiring resolution for the Center City Transportation Study (CCTS) and the Urban Street Design Guidelines (USDG).

AGENDA FOR: Monday, November 14 at 3 p.m.
1.  Transportation Action Plan Update
     Staff Resources: Norm Steinman, Dan Gallagher, John Muth, David McDonald
     Action:  
     A.  Staff will discuss current conditions for transit, pedestrians and bicyclists to be included in the Transportation Action Plan (TAP).
     B.  Staff will present the draft transportation Action Plan (TAP) policy document for Committee review and discussion.
2.  Urban Street Design Guidelines
     Staff Resources: Norm Steinman and Tracy Newsome
     Action: Staff will provide a brief status update on this item.

AGENDA FOR: Monday, October 24, 2005 at 3 p.m.
1.  Center City Transportation Study (Information Only)
    
Staff Resources: Norm Steinman and Jim Kimbler
     Action:
Staff will discuss the policy recommendations as part of the Center City Transportation Study (CCTS).
2.  Center and Corridors Overview (Information Only)
     Staff Resources:
Debra Campbell and Laura Harmon
     Action: Staff will provide an update on the status of the "Centers and Corridors" strategy.  The presentation will be distributed at the Committee meeting.
3.  Transportation Action Plan Update (Information Only)
    
Staff Resources: Norm Steinman, Dan Gallaher, John Muth and David McDonald
     Action:
    A.  Staff will discuss current conditions for transit,
pedestrians and bicyclists to be included in the Transportation Action Plan (TAP).
     B. Staff will present the goals, objectives and draft policy document for Committee.

AGENDA FOR: Monday, September 26, 2005
1.  Transportation Action Plan Update (Information Only)
     Staff Resources:
Curt Walton, Norm Steinman and Dan Gallagher
     Action: Staff will present an overview of the Transportation Action Plan project including a brief recap on the mission statement, goals and various chapters contained within the plan.  Particularly, staff will review transportation and land use contextual information and discuss "existing conditions" such as population density, daily vehicle miles of travel and congestion.
2.  Urban Street Design Guidelines (Information Only)
     Staff Resources:
Norm Steinman and Tracy Newsome
     Action: Staff will present an update on the results of the Urban Street Design Guidelines' stakeholder process and the September 22nd developer workshop.  A revised presentation with the developer workshop results will be provided at the meeting.
3.  Center City Transportation Study (Information Only)
     Staff Resources:
Norm Steinman and Jim Kimbler
     Action: Staff will present an overview of the Center City Transportation Study (CCTS) including the CCTS principles and recommended policies.  The policies are intended to implement the transportation recommendations of 2 010 Visio Plan, define transportation and parking strategies to support economic development in Center City, and develop appropriate enhancements for all transportation modes.  Staff implemented an extensive Public Involvement Plan to inform stakeholders, the public, neighborhoods and specific interest groups of the study.

AGENDA FOR: Wednesday, August 10, 2005
1.  Connectivity Mitigation Policy 
      Staff Resource:
Don Gallagher
      Action: Staff will provide an overview of the existing connectivity policy.  In addition, staff will discuss the draft connectivity mitigation policy and methodology which was delayed from the June 20 Transportation Committee meeting.
2.  Transportation Action Plan Update
    
Staff Resources: Norm Steinman and Don Gallagher
      Action: Staff will provide a brief recap on the mission statement, goals and various chapters contained within the Transportation Action Plan.  Particularly, staff will review transportation and land use contextual congestion.  The presentation will be provided at the meeting.
3.  Urban Street Design Guidelines
    
Staff Resources: Norm Steinman and Tracy Newsome
     Action: Staff will provide a summary on the stakeholder meeting process and discuss next steps for the guidelines.

AGENDA FOR: Monday, June 20, 2005
1.  Eight Hour Conformity Update
     Staff Resource:
Norm Steinman and Tim Gibbs
     Action: Staff will provide a status report on the conformity finding for the 8-hour Ozone Standard.  On June 8, 2005, the Mecklenburg-Union Metropolitan Planning Organization (MUMPO) adopted the Air Quality Conformity Report for the 8-hour Standard.
2.  Street Design Guidelines
    
Staff Resource: Norm Steinman and Tracy Newsome
     Action: Staff will provide an update on the "hot topic" discussions and key points from the Stakeholder Group's meetings.
3.  Connectivity Mitigation Policy
    
Staff Resource: Norm Steinman
     Action: Staff will summarize fundamental connectivity issues and detail on-going connectivity work.  Staff will also request feedback and direction from the Transportation Committee on the preliminary Connectivity Mitigation approach.

AGENDA FOR: Monday, May 23, 2005 at 3 p.m.
1.  South End Pedscape/Transit Area Plan
     Staff Resource: Debra Campbell, Laura Harmon & Kent Main
     Action: Staff will provide a brief discussion of outstanding issues on the plan.  Staff requests the Committee recommend the plan for approval with the following amendments:
     a.  Change plan name to South End Transit Station Area Plan. (Rationale: There has been some confusion over the Pedscape name, which generally applies to plans involving PED overlay zoning)
     b.  Add  paragraph to the Streetscape Development Standards for Camden Road, page 40 - "Minimum Setback" section.
2.  Belmeade Drive Realignment
     Staff Resource: Robert Cook & Stuart Basham
     Action: Staff will provide background information on the process to develop a more feasible alignment for Belmeade Dr. as part of MUMPO's Thoroughfare Plan.  Staff will request that Committee make a recommendation to direct Council member Mumford's vote for realignment of Belmeade Dr.
3.  MUMPO Status Report  (Information Only)
     Staff Resource: Jim Humphrey & Norm Steinman
     Action: Staff will present a brief update on the Air Quality Conformity for the 8-hour standard and amendments to the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).
4.  Street Design Guidelines (Information Only)
     Staff Resource Norm Steinman & Tracy Newsome
     Action: Staff will provide an update on the Stakeholder Group's selected "hot topics" and the schedule for Stakeholder discussions.

AGENDA FOR: Monday, April 25, 2005  
   1.  South End Pedscape/Transit Area Plan
   2.  Transportation Action Plan Components
   3.  2030 Long Range Transportation Plan and Air Quality Conformity.


AGENDA FOR:
Monday, March 28, 2005
1.  Center City Transportation Study
2.  2030 LRTP and Air Quality Conformity Plan Funding
3.  Street Design Guidelines
4.  South End Pedscape/Transit Station Area Plan


AGENDA FOR
Monday, February 28, 2005
1.  Station Area Plans in the South Corridor 
     
(Staff Resources  Debra Campbell, L Harmon and K. Main)
     
Staff will provide an overview of the South Corridor station area planning effort and will introduce the South End Pedscape/ Transit Station Area.  The South End presentation will include an overview of the plan and current issues that staff is addressing with the Planning Committee of the Planning Commission.

AGENDA FOR:   January 24, 2005 at 3 p.m.
1.  2030 Long Range Transportation Plan/MUMPO
     
Staff Resources:  Norm Steinman and Andy Grzymski
      Action: Staff will explain the highway financing assumptions and present a list of roadway project fro inclusion in the 2030 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) and the MUMPO's 2030 Air Quality Conformity Plan.  Staff will request that Committee make a recommendation to direct Council member MUMPO's vote on the 2030 LRTP financial strategy and the list of roadway projects for MUMPO's adoption.  The Committee's recommendations will be on the January 24th Council Business Meeting Agenda for adoption;
      Note:  The MUMPO Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC) will recommend a list of roadway projects to the MUMPO at their January 26 meeting.
2.  Transportation Targets for Action in 2005
     
Staff Resource:  Curt Walton
      Action: Last week Council received a compilation of notes from Lyle Sumek's conversations with the Mayor and Council members.  Each Committee will be asked to prioritize the "Targets for Action in 2005" relative to their focus area.  Individual Committee recommendations will be incorporated in the February retreat materials.
3.  State Transportation Funding Legislative Strategy
     
Staff Resources:  Jim Humphrey, Danny Pleasant, and Boyd Cauble
       Action: Staff will describe the state funding needs for future city roadway and street maintenance projects.  Staff will also request Committee direction on possible changes to the State Equity Formula and other local revenue options.
4.  Street Resurfacing Evaluation:  Vehicle Weight Limit Ordinance   
      Staff Resources:
  Danny Pleasant and Layton Lamb
      Action: This is the third recommendation from the "Street Resurfacing Evaluation" to come to Committee.  In this session, staff will discuss the relationship between pavement degradation and weight loads on city streets.  Heavy weight loads are one cause of weakened street pavement.  Staff will request the Committee consider recommending to the full Council that staff develop a Vehicle Weight Limit Ordinance.

AGENDA FOR:   January 10, 2005  
1.  Transportation Focus Area Plan 
     
Staff Resources:  Curt Walton, Kim Eagle, Cindy O'Dell
      Action: At their December 13, 2004 meeting staff reviewed the five draft initiatives, related measures, targets and trend data associated with the update of the Transportation Focus Area Plan.  The Committee requested on e additional measure under the first initiative.  The draft plan will be reviewed by full Council at their February retreat.
2.  Preparing the Transportation Action Plan
   
  Staff Resources:  Norm Steinman, Dan Gallagher, Laura Harmon, John Muth and David McDonald
      Action: Staff will review in detail the content outline and a schedule for completion of the Transportation Action Plan.
3.  Street Resurfacing Evaluation:  Degradation Fees
    
Staff Resources:  Layton Lamb and Danny Pleasant
     Action: Staff will discuss the extent of street degradation in the city limits.  Staff will also present findings from various national studies which indicate that utility pavement cuts are one cause of weakened street pavement.  In light of this finding, staff will request that Committee support a formal study on the relationship between Charlotte's city street degradation and utility pavement cuts.  If a relationship exists, staff will request a Committee consideration of a utility pavement cut degradation fee.  Updates will be provided to Committee on the progress of staff work on the study.

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2004
- November 8, 2004
- November 1, 2004
- October 11, 2004
- September 27, 2004
- September 11, 2004
- August 23, 2004
- July 19, 2004
- June 21, 2004
- May 10, 2004
- April 19, 2004
- March 1, 2004
- February 9, 2004
- January 12, 2004

AGENDA FOR:   Monday, November 8, 2004  
     1.  Preparing the Transportation Action Plan - Session 5 cont.
(Information Only) 
          Staff Resources:
  Norm Steinman & Dan Gallagher
           Action: In this session, staff will evaluate the strengths and the weaknesses of existing policies reviewed for the anticipated Transportation Action Plan.  Staff will also conduct a policy assessment identifying policy gaps and categories that need to be added to the Transportation Action Plan.  No action was taken.  Discussion was information only.    
      2.  Street Resurfacing Evaluation (Information Only)
Staff Resources:  Danny Pleasant & Layton Lamb
          Action:
At the November 1 Council Workshop, Council referred the "Street Resurfacing Evaluation" to the Transportation Committee for further review and discussion.  In this session, staff will provide an overview of street maintenance challenges and an outline of recommendations for Council consideration. No action was taken.  Discussion was for information only.

AGENDA FOR: Monday, November 1, 2004  
   1.  Connectivity - Public Safety Component
   2.  Land Use Around Transit Stations
   3.  Preparing the Transportation Action Plan - Session 5
 

AGENDA FOR: Monday, October 11, 2004  
   1.  Connectivity
   2.  Transportation Committee Calendar

AGENDA FOR: Monday, Sept. 27, 2004  
   1.  Blue Ribbon Commission on Urban Mobility
   2.  Preparing the Transportation Action Plan
   3.  Connectivity

AGENDA FOR: Monday, Sept. 13, 2004  
      1.  Endorsement of Population/Employment Projects
      2.  Preparing the Transportation for the Third City - Pt. 3
      3.  Connectivity - Pt. 2

AGENDA FOR: Monday, August 23, 2004  
     1.  Connectivity Transportation Planning

AGENDA FORMonday, July 19, 2004  
   1.  Growth Projections
        Resource: Norm Steinman & Debra Campbell
   2.  North Corridor Grade Crossing
        Resource:
  David Carol and Ron Tober


AGENDA FORMonday, June 21, 2004  
   1.  Growth Projections
        Resources:  Mark Vitner - Wachovia Corporation
       Staff Resources:  Debra Campbell, Norm Steinman
        Action:  The Committee has invited Mart Vitner, Senior Economist at Wachovia Corporation, to describe his perspective on the region's growth outlook.  Staff has also prepared a presentation intended to both respond to the questions raised by the members of the Committee during the past two meetings and to initiate the definition of a "Transportation Strategies Plan" as requested by Council member Mumford.
         The Committee is not expected to take formal action at this meeting.  Staff will proposed a series of presentations and discussions so that the Committee can discuss the strategic transportation and land use options.  Staff will return to the topic of growth projections in late August or early September so that the City Council can direct the MUMPO representative to endorse the final projections in September.
    2.  North Carolina Grade Study
        Staff:
  Ron Tober, CATS
        Action: CATS and the North Carolina Dept. of Transportation have undertaken a Traffic Separation Analysis (TSS) to identify ways to improve at-grade crossing safely along the 30 mile route of the future North Corridor Commuter Rail line from Charlotte to Mooresville.  The line currently includes 109 at-grade crossings, of which 67 are public roads and 42 are private roads.  Enhancing the safety of these crossing prior to initiation of the new commuter rail service is a primary CATS objective.
        Staff will present recommendations for the at-grade crossings in the study area.  Committee will be asked to recommend to Council the approval of the recommendations from the TSS at a future business meeting.

AGENDA FOR:    Monday, May 10, 2004  
   1.  Growth Projections - At its April 19 meeting, staff described the reasons why population and employment projects were being prepared.  At this meeting, staff will concentrate on projections to date for employment and population for the Charlotte Sphere of Influence, and for specified areas within the Charlotte Sphere of Influence. 
        The Committee is not expected to take formal action.  Additional presentations are expected so that the Committee, and subsequently, the City Council can direct the MUMPO representative to endorse the final projections in July.
   2.  Alexanderana Road Alignment - Last summer the MUMPO , NCDOT and the Town of Huntersville studied the potential adverse impacts from the construction of I-485 in the vicinity of NC 115.  Three alternatives were developed and three public meetings were held to gather public input.  The Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC) considered the alternatives and feedback and recommended an alignment for consideration at the May 19 MUMPO meeting.
        The Committee will be provided pertinent information on the alternatives and will be asked to advise Council on how to direct the vote of the MUMPO representative. 


AGENDA FORMonday, April 19, 2004
 
   1.  Growth Projections - The EPA has designated Mecklenburg and several adjacent counties as "being in non-attainment of" the National Air Quality Standards for Ozone.  The City will be participating in the preparation of a long range transportation plan to address this issue.  One of the key components of this plan will be the population and employment projections that will be the basis for the projections of travel in the area.
        This presentation will begin the discussion of growth projections.  No decisions will be made at this meeting other than to decide when and how the full City Council will discuss this topic.
   2.  Colony Road/Myers Park High School Intersection Improvements - Council approved modifying the intersection of Colony Road and the Myers Park High School main driveway in 2001.  Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools asked the Council for an alternative plan.  The Committee will receive an information update on the alternative plan, neighborhood process and CMS Board action.  The Committee will be asked to determine whether to recommend construction of the Council approved plan or the CMS alternative.

AGENDA FORMonday, March 1, 2004
   1.  Acquisition of Light Rail Vehicles for the So. Corridor Project.
     On Wednesday, Feb. 25, the Metropolitan Transit Commission approved the CATS staff recommendation to award a contract to Siemens Transportation Systems, for $52.5 million to manufacture the light rail vehicles that will operate along the South Corridor Light Rail Line.  The MTC's action is subject to receipt of a Letter of No Prejudice from the Federal Transit Administration authorizing the award of the contract, receipt of which is expected in March.
        The Transportation Committee was asked to review and make a recommendation to the full City Council to approved the purchase contract at its March 22 meeting.

AGENDA FOR: Monday, February 9, 2004  
   1.  Use of High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) Lane on Independence Boulevard

AGENDA FOR: Monday, January 12, 2004  
   1.  Committee Logistics
   2.  Transportation Focus Plan Review
   3.  Transportation Candidate Project List Process

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2003
October 27, 2003
September 8, 2003
July 21, 2003
June 23, 2003
June 9, 2003
May 22, 2003
May 19, 2003
May 5, 2003
April 28, 2003
March 24, 2003

AGENDA FOR: Monday, October 27, 2003  
   1.  City of Charlotte and North Carolina Street Maintenance Update - Committee will be updated on maintenance issues by Street Maintenance Director Layton Lamb.  No action, information only.

AGENDA FOR: Monday, September 8, 2003 
   1.  Proposed Changes to the MPO/MOU
   2.  Connectivity


AGENDA FOR: Monday, July 21, 2003   
     1.  Sharon Road & Malvern Road Safety Improvements

AGENDA FORMonday, June 23, 2003  
      1.  Safety Options for Sharon and Malvern Road curve.

AGENDA FOR: Monday, June 9, 2003  
      1.  Connectivity Study
Committee reviewed 25 of the 66 projects that were identified in the study, estimated to cost $3.8 million to construct, that had a high level of community support.  Recommendations will be forwarded to the full City Council

AGENDA FOR: Thursday, May 22, 2003  
     1.  Colony Road Barricade      MEETING CANCELLED

AGENDA FOR: Monday, May 19, 2003  
      1.  Connectivity - A study of four areas in Charlotte was completed last year to determine what opportunities might exist to improve internal neighborhood connections for pedestrians, bicycles and cars and to gauge the community's support for making these connections.  The Committee was asked to review the draft policy recommendations for recommendation to the full Council.

AGENDA FOR: Monday, May 5, 2003  
      1.  City Priorities for NC Moving Ahead

AGENDA FOR: Monday, April 28, 2003  
      1.  Transportation Operations and Maintenance Center - Staff will brief the committee on the progress being made on the design of the second CATS facility for bus and rail maintenance to be located at 3201 S. Tryon St., Council is scheduled to award a $35 million construction contract in late July.  This briefing is information only; no action will be taken.

AGENDA FOR: Monday, March 24, 2003  
     1.  South Corridor Light Rail Project - Staff will brief the Committee and request that the Committee
         a.  review and approve the initial State Full Funding Grant Agreement 
         b.  review and approve the Final Design, Construction Management and Engineering Services contract for the Project.
      2.  Special Transportation Services - Staff will make a presentation to the Committee and answer questions about this service.