PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING
Geoff Bornemann, City of
Judy Breselor, City of
Rocky Ferraro, Capital District Regional Planning Commission
Barb McHugh, Town of
John Poorman, Capital District Transportation Committee (Secretary)
Dave Rettig, NYSDOT Region 1
Bernard Sisson, City of
John Stangle, Town of
Erin Thomas, City of
Kristina Younger, Capital District Transportation Authority
STAFF AND OTHERS
Dave Jukins, Capital District Transportation Committee
George Leveille, Town of
Sandra Misiewicz, Capital District Transportation Committee
Larry Mulvaney, NYSDOT Region 1
Christine Neumann, Capital District Transportation Committee
Jeff Pangburn, Creighton Manning
Philip Parella, Jr., Capital District Transportation Authority
Jim Rivers, City of
Steve Szanto, Creighton Manning
INTRODUCTION AND VISITORS ISSUES
Chairman Franchini opened the meeting at approximately . He welcomed members and guests who introduced themselves. There were no requests from visitors to speak to the Committee.
The minutes of the
2005-2010 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM REVISION
Block Funds for Scenic Byways
The Committee approved NYSDOT’s request to add block funding for scenic byway projects to the 2005-2010 Transportation Improvement Program. These are earmarked funds.
2007-12 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM UPDATE
Additions and Corrections to Draft TIP
John Poorman directed the members’ attention to the
previously distributed informational sheet entitled, Corrections to Project
Listings and Spreadsheets for
Review of Major Projects List
Mr. Poorman provided the Committee with a handout
entitled Major Existing TIP Projects Current Status which shows major projects
with total matched federal funds.
For project A290 (Selkirk Bypass) George Leveille noted that there should be some consistency in project cost estimating and inflation procedures and requested that a note be added to this project indicating that the project cost was not adjusted for inflation. Mr. Poorman recommended that the project be shown at $7.8M in the post 2012 column with a note in the description regarding the cost estimate/inflation issue. The members approved this table with the noted changes.
The Committee approved the cost change to SA126. It was noted that this project is using NHS funds and therefore the cost increase would draw down upon available NHS funds for CDTC. According to the Funds and Project Costs by Fund Source table handed out during this discussion, there are NHS funds available to cover the cost increase.
R155 (NY 2
R245 (NY 2
The Committee approved the cost increases to both R155 and R245. It was noted that both projects are STP funded and the increases will be drawing down on that fund source. According to the Funds and Project Costs by Fund Source table there are STP funds available to cover the cost increases.
Implication on Bundle of CMAQ Projects
Mr. Posca directed the Committee to page 12 of the draft
2007-2012 TIP for
Mr. Poorman noted that pending any further comments on the CMAQ issue, it would be appropriate to show the CMAQ bundle in the project listings. It was noted that three projects (Alt fuel, retrofit: other fleets and off-road vehicles, Bike/Ped Network, and Intersection/Queue Jumper/Roundabouts) would be treated as set-asides and would be new regional project listings in the 2007-2012 TIP. It was also noted that the Bus Replacement and Operations projects would be added into existing transit listings and the rest (those without new funds attached to them) would be dealt with later on as set-asides. A note will be added to the new listings to indicate that these are competitive set-asides and a solicitation will be undertaken. It was suggested that they be solicited for under a single cover letter to ensure that potential sponsors are aware of the opportunities that exist.
Notes Regarding 2007-2012 Draft TIP Document
Mr. Posca noted several items regarding the development of the draft TIP document. Of particular note is a notation on the table in the Draft TIP document on Page 40 entitled, Guidelines for TIP Changes. The notation indicates that amendments dependent on another amendment requiring a higher level of action also requires that level of action.
Mr. Poorman reminded everyone to double check their
project listings on the CDTC website (www.cdtcmpo.org). Mr. Poorman also noted to the Committee that
we may be facing a bunching of non-state projects in the program and that it is
possible that NYSDOT could have a cash flow problem with respect to letting all
of these projects simultaneously.
Mr. Posca provided the Committee with a handout entitled, Notes Regarding Draft TIP Document Part 2. The Committee approved the staff request to remove letting dates from the project listings and approved the inclusion of appendices A and C which were not included in the mail-out material.
Approval of the Draft 2007-2012 TIP
Following a final call for questions and comments on the
draft TIP, the Committee approved the release of the TIP document to CDTC’s
Policy Board, reflecting today’s actions including updated tables. Mr. Poorman made some final comments
regarding the draft TIP. First, CDTC
staff will ensure that the document language satisfies SAFETEA-LU requirements. Second, CDTC staff will calculate air quality
benefits for the CMAQ projects and send them to NYSDOT for review. Third, since the Policy Board meeting has
been moved to
As there were no other discussion items on the agenda, Chairman Franchini reviewed the list of upcoming meetings and noted the March 8th Policy Board meeting.
There being no other business, the meeting was adjourned at