GENESEE TRANSPORTATION COUNCIL
QUARTERLY BOARD MEETING
March 8, 2001
GTC BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT
Marvin Decker, Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council (Chairman)
James Fabino, Wayne County
Lois Giess, Rochester City Council
Ed Marianetti, Monroe County At-Large Member
William Nojay, R-GRTA
Dennis Pelletier, Monroe County Legislature
Channing Philbrick, Monroe County Town Supervisors
ALTERNATE REPRESENTATIVES PRESENT
Joan Dupont, NYSDOT, representing Charles E. Moynihan (Secretary)
Wayne Houseman, Ontario County, representing Donald Ninestine
William Leslie, NYS Thruway Authority, representing John Platt
Charles E. Moynihan (Secretary), representing Joseph Boardman, NYSDOT
Terrence Rice, Monroe County, representing John Doyle (Vice-Chairman)
Richard Rudolph, Genesee County, representing Mary Pat Hancock
David Woods, Livingston County, representing James Merrick
OTHERS IN ATTENDANCE
Marvin Kleinberg, NYSDOT
Rob Slaver, NYSDOT
David Thielman, NYS Thruway Authority
John Thomas, City of Rochester
Pat Tobin, League of Women Voters
GTC BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT AND UNREPRESENTED
Robert Arnold, Federal Highway Admin.
A. Douglas Berwanger, Wyoming County
Philip Birto, Federal Aviation Admin.
Bonnie Coles, Monroe County Planning Board
Gavin Donohue, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
Charles Gargano, Empire State Development
Robert Hayssen, Seneca County
William Johnson, Mayor, City of Rochester
Robert Multer, Yates County
James Patrick, Rochester City Planning Commission
Letitia Thompson, Federal Transit Admin.
Marcia Tuohey, Orleans County
Rochester At Large (vacant)
1. Call to Order
Chairman Decker called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m. at the Radisson Inn in Henrietta.
2. Roll Call
Mr. Stack, GTC Staff, called the roll; a quorum was present.
3. No Public Forum
No one from the public spoke during the Public Forum.
4. Approval of Minutes
Minutes of the September 13, 2000 GTC Board meeting were approved without corrections or additions.
5. Communications and Announcements
No communications or announcements were received.
6. Reports and Action on Old Business
a. Planning Committee Report
Terrence Rice, Planning Committee Vice Chairman, provided the following report:
Resolution 01-5 (Accepting the Central Business District Circulation Study Final Report as Completion of UPWP Task 6350) was reviewed and recommended for approval by the Planning Committee at its October 19, 2000 meeting.
Resolution 01-1 (Accepting the Canalway Trail Realignment Study Final Report as Completion of UPWP Task 6519) was reviewed and recommended for approval by the Planning Committee as its January 18, 2001 meeting.
Resolutions 01-2 (Adopting the FY 2001-2001 UPWP), 01-3 (Adopting the Host Agency Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Policy), and 01-4 (Amending the 1999-2004 TIP) were recommended for approval by the Planning Committee at its February 22, 2001 meeting.
b. GTC Staff Directors Report
Steve Gleason reported:
GTC Staff is actively working on UPWP and TIP development.
The draft scope of work for a concept-level design and ridership study for the proposed Lyons Amtrak Station has been completed.
In February, Chris Downing attended the Passenger Rail Advisory Committee Meeting in Albany as a guest of Amtrak.
The Empire Corridor Rail Study is expected to begin in Winter 2002. This study will examine the operations and infrastructure needs of the Amtrak Albany to Niagara Falls railroad corridor in anticipation of high speed rail service.
The Access Management Case Studies in the Town of Perinton and in Mt. Morris, Avon and Geneseo in Livingston County are all progressing. The case study in Perinton should be completed in April, and the three Livingston County studies are expected to be completed in June. Fact sheets are available for these projects.
A public meeting for the Gateway Park Road Plan project was held on February 28, 2001.
On February 27, 2001, the U.S. Supreme Court reached decisions on two arguments the Trucking Industry made against the Environmental Protection Agencies (EPA). The trucking association argued the EPA should consider the cost of regulations as well as benefits. They also argued the EPA was exceeding its authority by legislating. The Supreme Court rejected both arguments. The Supreme Court also ruled the new EPA standard for ozone attainment was unlawful and unreasonable; however, they did uphold the previous 8-hour standard used by EPA. The Court upheld the EPAs approach on upwind states (polluters) being held responsible for emissions.
New project management software will be purchased and installed by GTC in April. Software training for staff is also included.
The GTC Library is fully organized and the database is up-to-date for in-office research.
The Rideshare Program is fully transitioned to RGRTA .
GTC is inviting everyone to participate on its team in the Chase Corporate Challenge on May 31, 2001.
7. New Business
a. Resolution 01-1: Accepting the Canalway Trail Realignment Study report as Completion of UPWP Task 6519
Mr. Rice made a motion for approval of Resolution 01-1; Mr. Fabino seconded the motion. The motion passed unopposed.
Mr. Pelletier requested a copy of Resolution 01-1 to be sent to the Canal Corporation.
b. Resolution 01-2: Adopting the FY 2001-2002 UPWP
Mr. Moynihan made a motion for approval of Resolution 01-2; Mr. Houseman seconded the motion. The motion passed unopposed.
c. Resolution 01-3: Adopting the Host Agency Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Policy
Mr. Fabino made a motion for approval of Resolution 01-3; Mr. Philbrick seconded the motion. The motion passed unopposed.
d. Resolution 01-4: Adoption of an Amendment to the 1999-2004 TIP
Mr. Moynihan made a motion for approval of Resolution 01-4; Ms. Giess seconded the motion. The motion passed unopposed.
e. Resolution 01-5: Accepting the Central Business District Circulation Study Final Report as Completion of UPWP Task 6350
Mr. Pelletier made a motion for approval of Resolution 01-5; Mr. Rice seconded the motion. The motion passed unopposed.
f. 2001 2006 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Update
Steve Gleason described the TIP update process to-date. The 30-day Public Review period for the Proposed 2001-2006 TIP began on February 28, 2001 and will close on March 30, 2001. Three public meetings have been scheduled for the week of March 12th.
g. Steve Gleason informed the Board that the GTC staff offices will be moving to the CityPlace building in downtown Rochester. The new GTC staff offices will be directly adjacent to GFLRPCs offices. The target date for the move is August 1, 2001.
8. Next Meeting
The next meeting of the GTC Board will be Thursday, May 31, 2001. Location to be determined.
The meeting adjourned at 9:00 a.m.