GENESEE TRANSPORTATION COUNCIL
PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING
Rochester City Council Chambers
30 Church Street, Rochester
May 8, 2014
PLANNING COMMITTEE MEMBERS PRESENT
Mark Assini, Monroe County Supervisors Association
Angela Ellis, Livingston County
James Fletcher, Monroe County At-Large
Erik Frisch, City of Rochester At Large
Todd Gadd, Wyoming County
Thomas Goodwin, Monroe County Planning Board
Andrea Guzzetta, Rochester City Council
David Hartman, Yates County
Norman Jones, City of Rochester
Scott Leathersich, Monroe County At-Large (Chairperson)
Terrence Rice, Monroe County
Kevin Rooney, Wayne County
Mitch Rowe, Rochester City Planning Commission
Douglas J. Tokarczyk, NYS Thruway Authority
Bill Wright, Ontario County
David Zorn, Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council (G/FLRPC)
ALTERNATE REPRESENTATIVES PRESENT
David Cook, Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority (RGRTA), representing Bill Carpenter
Christopher Reeve, NYS Department of Transportation (NYSDOT)-Region 4, representing Daniel Hallowell
PLANNING COMMITTEE MEMBERS ABSENT AND UNREPRESENTED
William Eick, Orleans County
Robert J. Colby, Monroe County
Roy Gates, Seneca County
Timothy Hens, Genesee County
Edward Muszynski, Empire State Development Corporation
Steven Urlass, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
(Vacant), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
(Vacant), Federal Transportation Administration (FTA)
(Vacant), NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC)
OTHERS IN ATTENDANCE
Greg Albert, G/FLRPC
Lora Barnhill, NYSDOT-Region 4
Jody Binnix, GTC Staff
Joe Bovenzi, GTC Staff
Mayor Margay Blackman, Village of Brockport
Scott Copey, Town of Greece
Raymond Duncan, Village of Brockport
Mayor Paul Gee, Village of Scottsville
Jason Haremza, City of Roch. Planning & Zoning
Don Higgins, Livingston County Highway
Joel Kleinberg, NYSDOT-Region 4
Christopher Martin, Town of Henrietta
Roland Osterwinter, Town of Henrietta
Rick Papaj, NYSDOT-Region 4
Richard Perrin, GTC staff
John Polimeni, NYSDOT-Region 4
Maria Rudzinski, Ontario County Planning Dept.
Paul Schenkel, Town of Pittsford
Supervisor Bill Smith, Town of Pittsford
James Stack, GTC staff
John Thomas, Citizen
Robert Torzynski, GTC staff
1. Call to Order & Introductions
Scott Leathersich, Planning Committee Chairperson, called the meeting to order at 10:05 a.m. Members, Alternates, and others present introduced themselves.
Terry Rice requested a change to the agenda to remove the consideration of Resolution 14-62. Monroe County is not ready to proceed at this time.
Richard Perrin noted that this also affects Resolution 14-61 as this provided the offset for Resolution 14-62. The proposed change was first raised at the TIP Development Committee (TDC) meeting on April 24 and there was limited time to prepare the Planning Committee mailing. The funds are from Federal Fiscal Year 2015; therefore, there is the opportunity to address potential considerations at a future meeting.
No Member or Alternate objected.
2. Public Forum
No one from the public spoke during the Public Forum.
Scott Leathersich suggested that item 5.a. be moved forward in the agenda out of courtesy to guests. Scott also suggested that the committee consider all the proposed Scopes of Work under a single motion. No Member or Alternate objected.
5. Action Items
a. Action concerning consideration of the UPWP Project Scopes of Work
1. Task 6527 Hojack Trail Feasibility Study (Town of Greece)
Scott Copey presented the Scope of Work for Task 6527. The purpose of the study is to determine the feasibility of a multi-use trail along the former Hojack Rail Line from the NYS Route 390 Bike Path west to the Village of Hilton. The development of the Hojack Trail was originally included in the Regional Trails Initiative Phase 1. Support from the local communities and Rochester Gas & Electric makes this the ideal time to move forward with the feasibility study.
2. Task 6809 Rochester East Main Arts & Market District Plan (City of Rochester)
Erik Frisch presented the Scope of Work for Task 6809. The East Main Arts and Market District provides access to regional destinations including the Public Market, Auditorium Theater, Main Street Armory, Village Gate Square, and the Memorial Art Gallery but suffers from parking congestion during major events, poor bicycle and pedestrian conditions, limited connectivity between destinations, and lack of a neighborhood identity. This study will identify multi-modal transportation improvements, future land use and development recommendations, and a branding strategy that enhances the neighborhood.
Terry Rice encouraged the City of Rochester to analyze the effect of the plans recommendations on roadway, intersection, and signal operations and capacity to ensure avoidance and mitigation of the recommendations. Erik responded that the City is fully expecting to consider operational and capacity considerations.
3. Task 7800 Village of Scottsville Zoning Code Update (Village of Scottsville)
Mayor Paul Gee presented the Scope of Work for Task 7800. This project will update the zoning code and map to strengthen walkability, traffic circulation, safety, and the character of the Village.
Richard Perrin noted that this is a major recommendation of the Traffic Circulation and Safety Study that was funded through the UPWP and recently completed. This is a natural progression to identify land use changes to support transportation improvements.
4. Task 8620 Ontario County Freight Corridor Development Plan: Area 1 Town of Manchester (Ontario County)
Maria Rudzinski presented the Scope of Work for Task 8620. This is the first in a series to develop implementation plans for the creation of shovel-ready sites along the Ontario Central Railroad and Finger Lakes Railway corridors in the Town of Manchester and the Villages of Manchester, Shortsville, and Clifton Springs. The Town and Villages are currently working towards completing a joint comprehensive plan. This plans recommendations will be incorporated directly into the comprehensive plan.
5. Task 8710 Regional Walkability Improvement Program (GTC staff)
Bob Torzynski presented the Scope of Work for Task 8710. Action plans to improve pedestrian safety, accessibility, convenience, and comfort in downtowns, on main streets, and to and from activity centers in up to ten cities, villages, and hamlets throughout the Genesee-Finger Lakes Region will be developed. The methodology used for conducting the action plans will be transferable to other interested municipalities in the Region.
John Thomas asked if there will be a focus on senior citizens. Bob responded that the needs of seniors will be considered.
Terry Rice asked if additional communities will be selected. Richard Perrin responded that when the project application was submitted there were several communities that had already expressed an interest in participating, and GTC is working to determine how many of those communities continue to be interested before identifying additional ones.
Bill Wright asked how this compares to other studies and the desire to minimize duplication. Richard responded that the action plans completed through this initiative will emphasize walkability and will not include the same level of detail as active transportation plans. The approximately $10,000 will be spent on each action plan.
James Fletcher asked if the recommendations would be site specific or transferable to other communities. Richard responded that the recommendations will be site specific but that there will be overarching opportunities and principles that will be transferable.
6. Task 8762 Village of Brockport Active Transportation Plan
(Village of Brockport)
Raymond Duncan of Walk! Bike! Brockport! presented the Scope of Work for Task 8762. This task will develop an active transportation plan to improve the physical infrastructure for pedestrian and bicycle travel in the Village of Brockport, including connections to the Towns of Clarkson and Sweden.
Terry Rice noted given that Brockport, Pittsford, and Henrietta are all conducting Active Transportation Plans, the municipalities need to be aware that if lane reductions are proposed then an intersection capacity analysis should be undertaken to ensure that the alternative works. This should be included in the consultant work tasks.
7. Task 8763 Town of Henrietta Bicycle and Pedestrian Trail Plan
(Town of Henrietta)
Christopher Martin presented the Scope of Work for Task 8763. An active transportation plan will be developed to propose recommendations regarding a network of sidewalks, on-road bicycle facilities, and trails that allow for safe and convenient travel in and around the Town of Henrietta. The plan will emphasize linkages to the regional trails network, adjacent municipalities with active transportation plans (e.g., Brighton and Chili), the Rochester Institute of Technology, and local schools, parks, employment, and commercial developments. The plan will be incorporated into the Towns recently updated comprehensive plan (2011).
8. Task 8764 Pittsford Active Transportation Plan (Town of Pittsford)
Paul Schenkel presented the Scope of Work for Task 8764. The Town of Pittsford and the Village of Pittsford will jointly develop an active transportation plan that will expand community-wide pedestrian and bicycle linkages. The plan will identify improvements to protect and enhance pedestrian and bicycle safety in areas of high intensity use within both jurisdictions, as well as creating a more community friendly environment based on greater mobility.
9. Task 8781 Rochester Area Vanpool Feasibility Study (RGRTA)
David Cook presented the Scope of Work for Task 8781. The study will examine various service models and determine the feasibility of starting a vanpool program in the Rochester Transportation Management Area.
Terry Rice moved to approve the UPWP Project Scopes of Work for Tasks 6527, 6809, 7800, 8620, 8710, 8762, 8763, 8764, and 8781 as presented; Bill Wright seconded the motion. The motion passed unopposed.
3. Approval of Minutes
Terry Rice noted a correction on page three regarding Traffic Counts. Richard Perrin responded that the revision will be incorporated into the meeting minutes.
Terry Rice moved for approval of the minutes from the April 10 Planning Committee meeting incorporating the revision; Jim Fletcher seconded the motion. The minutes were approved as corrected.
4. Reports and Action on Old Business
a. Reports of UPWP Projects and Other Activities
Richard Perrin reported:
GTC Strategic Planning: The strategic plan document for Fiscal Years 2014-2015 through 2016-2017 is being drafted. The Federal Highway and Federal Transit Administrations issued a letter on Planning Emphasis Areas for 2015 on April 23. It includes areas that GTC is already working on and will expand on in future activities, including the Long Range Transportation Plan for the Genesee-Finger Lakes Region 2040 (LRTP 2040). GTC staff participated on a National Cooperative Highway Research Program panel on Planning for Transportation System Management and Operations at State DOTs in early-April and will be a part of working group to assess capacity planning tools being developed through the second Strategic Highway Research Program, a joint effort between the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, FHWA, and the National Research Council. Staff are working with the national Association of MPOs (AMPO), New York State AMPO, and NYSDOT to review notices of proposed rulemakings related to the implementation of MAP-21, the reauthorization proposal issued by USDOT on April 29, and the House of Representatives proposed FFY 2015 Appropriations for Transportation.
Regional Traffic Count Collection: Per Terry Rices suggestion at the April 10 meeting, GTC staff did investigate the opportunity to utilize NYSDOTs procurement of services. Unfortunately, GTC cannot piggyback on the NYSDOT contracts because we were not included in the original solicitation. Accordingly, a revised Request for Qualifications (RFQ) allowing for the counts to be conducted over two years (rather than in a single year) was advertised on April 30 with proposals due May 21; a letter informing firms of the RFQ opportunity was sent directly to firms on NYSDOTs potential bidders list.
LRTP Update/Implementation: Staff has begun working to advance components of the Customer Engagement Plan for the LRTP 2040 that will be discussed under agenda item 4.b.2.
Genesee-Finger Lakes Regional Critical Transportation Infrastructure Vulnerability Assessment: The draft contract was transmitted to the preferred consultant on April 11 and returned to GTC on April 28. We are finalizing the contract with execution expected by mid-May.
Diversion Route Planning Initiative: GTC staff developed a revised schedule for completing the project and is identifying preferred routes for Steering Committee review.
Congestion Management Process (CMP): No progress to report. The update of the CMP is included in the LRTP 2035 that was adopted by the Board on June 16, 2011. The CMP Technical Documentation report that expands on the information included in the LRTP 2035 was accepted by the GTC Board at its June 20, 2013 meeting. GTC staff will restart work on an addendum to the current documentation to incorporate travel time reliability and associated performance measures as part of the development of the LRTP 2040.
Mark Assini noted that the Town of Gates and the City of Rochester are working with NYSDOT to address the impacts of the closure of the Chili Avenue Bridge over the Erie Canal, and thanked the NYSDOT representatives in attendance for the prompt action following their discovery. Norman Jones addressed some of the impacts on the City of Rochester resulting from the bridge closure. Mark Assini noted that these bridge closures and partial closures seem to be happening more frequently and asked if theres anything we can do to reduce this from happening in the light of the limited funding available for bridges. Richard Perrin responded that the federal gasoline tax has been flat since 1993 and the state transportation fund thats intended to provide capital funding for projects has been diverted in large measure to accommodate non-capital needs.
Mark Assini asked if the Chili Avenue Bridge is an omen of things to come. Richard Perrin responded that bridges are regularly inspected and the desire is managed closures as opposed to emergency closures such as what happened with the Chili Avenue Bridge. In terms of future closures, Richard stated that the negative impacts of underinvesting in transportation infrastructure over the past decades are becoming more apparent as deterioration is accelerating, resulting in more bridges receiving weight postings or being closed altogether.
Chris Reeve stated that New York State has some of the most stringent bridge inspection standards in the entire country and issues are addressed as quickly as possible relative to funding constraints.
Mark Assini noted that this is an old bridge and it is only seeing repairs and not a replacement. Christopher Reeve responded that the bridge is approaching 75 years in age and that, ideally, it would be scheduled for replacement but funding is not available. Mark Assini asked if the Chili Avenue Bridge would have failed if the situation had not been caught when it was. Chris Reeve responded that failure was unlikely but, given the inherent design of truss bridges like the Chili Avenue Bridge, NYSDOT takes a conservative approach for assessing, repairing, and if need be, closing these structures.
Norman Jones asked about the specific factors that led to the deterioration not being caught sooner. Chris Reeve noted that this was a situation where the deterioration was not in a location that is accessible to the bridge inspectors. During construction the contractor spotted the issue and NYSDOT has closed the bridge while they identify a preferred treatment. Norman Jones asked if it is time to assess the number of bridges and whether we can afford to keep them all open.
Kevin Rooney stated that in rural areas agricultural is a vital industry and there are examples of bridges in Wayne County that are posted with three-ton weight limits. At that limit, trucks and farm equipment are forced to use alternate routes, some of which are significant detours.
Terry Rice wondered if there is a need for a UPWP study to evaluate the entire bridge network based on needs and associated costs. Richard Perrin responded that GTC staff can prepare and fund a regional assessment of bridge conditions relative to available funding levels and create a strategy based on the findings. Richard offered to develop a scope of work to be reviewed by the county and city transportation and highway personnel and NYSDOT by the end of the following week. This could allow for the project to be conducted on an accelerated schedule so the results can be obtained by the end of this calendar year. Doug Tokarczyk requested that he be provided the draft scope of work so that the NYS Thruway Authority can be involved as well. Richard responded that he will provide the draft scope of work to Doug as well as any other Members or Alternates that wish to review it.
Greater Rochester Regional Commuter Choice Program: GTC staff has begun the necessary contracting for continuance of the ROCEASYRIDE website. At this time the terms are not determined, but GTC is seeking a two-year renewal with three one-year options for maintenance of the website. Staff has also begun outlining a strategy for marketing services for the website in coordination with RGRTA.
Travel Time Data Collection Program: Access to the data is available and GTC staff will conduct analyses as requested by outside agencies and needed for internal activities.
Regional Mobility Management Business Planning: GTC staff is working with RGRTA to develop a scope of work for a Community Transportation Service-Matching Operations Plan for the Regional Transit Service area that would be transferable to other systems; this would be one of the pilot plans previously discussed as part of this task.
Genesee-Finger Lakes Regional Trails Initiative Update: The contract with the preferred consultant has been executed and a kickoff meeting will be scheduled.
Regional Walkability Improvement Program: The Scope of Work was approved earlier in the meeting.
Rochester Area Bike Sharing Program Study: Focus groups were held with various stakeholders April 21 and 22, and additional outreach to the business community is being conducted. The rocbikeshare.org website is operational, including a survey for the public to gauge their opinions, and an open house is scheduled for May 19.
David Zorn reported:
Regional Land Use Monitoring Report: Follow-up with communities is underway, data entry and review continues. The report is being developed.
Regional Rights-of-Way Study: No progress to report.
Regional Viewshed Inventory and Analysis: No progress to report.
Regional Atlas: Atlas is complete and is on the agenda for closeout as Agenda Item 5.c.
Tom Goodwin reported:
Monroe County Land Use Monitoring: The report is being finalized with a closeout presentation expected to be provided at the July Planning Committee meeting.
Terry Rice reported:
Monroe County High Accident Location Program: No change to report; 13 of 52 locations are complete (25 percent).
Angela Ellis reported:
Dansville Transportation and Commercial & Industrial Access Study: The consultant team is continuing on the needs assessment. A Steering Committee is scheduled for May 13 and the next public meeting is scheduled for May 29.
City of Rochester
Erik Frisch reported:
JOSANA Trail Feasibility Study: Approval of the consultant selection will be considered by the City Council at its May 20 meeting.
Rochester East Main Arts & Market District Plan: The Scope of Work was approved earlier in the meeting.
Mt. Read Boulevard Corridor Study: The draft report is under development.
Rochester Bicycle Boulevard Plan: The draft report has been received for review and a steering committee meeting will be scheduled next week.
David Cook reported:
RTS Route Overhaul and Refinement Analysis: The series of public meetings on route structuring when the transit center opens on November 28 concludes tonight. Changes to Route 4 (Hudson Avenue) will become effective in June. The next focus of the project is on Routes 24 (RIT/Marketplace) and 91 (Avon/Suburban Plaza).
Bus Stop Optimization Study: Analysis of bus stop use is complete and the consultant is progressing.
Richard Perrin reported:
Downtown Seneca Falls Parking and Improvement Study: GTC staff met with local stakeholders to review the project and answer questions on May 1. The Scope of Work for Planning Committee consideration is expected to be provided at the July 10 meeting.
Hojack Trail Feasibility Study: The Scope of Work was approved earlier in the meeting.
East Rochester Transportation Improvement Study: The Steering Committee met May 6 to provide initial comments on the preferred alternatives/ recommendations that have been developed based on public comments. The draft final report is under review with comments due May 21.
Village of Scottsville Zoning Code Update: The Scope of Work was approved earlier in the meeting.
NYS Route 250 Transit Supportive Mixed Use Development District: A summary of the comments received on the "80 percent" draft design manual was distributed for review on April 11 and the next Steering Committee meeting is scheduled for May 13 to determine changes to be made and reconcile any differences.
Town of Penfield Transit Supportive Mixed Use Development District: No progress to report. The RFP has been finalized and will be advertised when the "80 percent" design manual for NYS Route 250 Transit Supportive Mixed Use Development District is complete.
Village of Brockport Active Transportation Plan: The Scope of Work was approved earlier in the meeting
Town of Henrietta Bicycle and Pedestrian Trail Plan: The Scope of Work was approved earlier in the meeting.
Pittsford Active Transportation Plan: The Scope of Work was approved earlier in the meeting.
Town of Greece Active Transportation Plan: The final Steering Committee meeting was held April 24 and the final public meeting is expected to be held in May with a presentation to the Town Board anticipated to occur in June.
Town of Chili Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Study: The inventory of conditions and assessment of needs is continuing and will be presented during the first public meeting on May 27.
Town of Perinton Active Transportation Plan: The consultant selection committee is reviewing the five proposals that were received by the March 31 deadline.
b. Any Other Old Business or Announcements
Richard Perrin provided the following announcements:
1. Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council Infrastructure and Transportation Workgroup Project Solicitation
Richard reported that an e-mail was sent to the Planning Committee on May 6 reviewing the Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) process for soliciting proposals for projects via the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) and the joint ranking by the REDCs (20 percent) and a statewide evaluation committee (80 percent), with the announcements of awards made by the Governor at an annual event in Albany.
There are very few funding programs for infrastructure and transportation projects included in the CFA process. However, the co-chairmen of the Finger Lakes REDCs Infrastructure and Transportation Workgroup RGRTA CEO Bill Carpenter and LaBella Associates CEO Sergio Esteban are encouraging agencies and organizations with transportation, infrastructure, and telecommunication projects that can directly impact economic development to complete a CFA Project Letter of Interest.
This is because submission of projects to NYSDOT or requests to legislators to obtain funding from competitive statewide programs can be strengthened if the Finger Lakes REDC were to offer its support to a project. A recent transportation example is the award of state passenger and freight rail grants in September 2013: the single largest award ($3.72 million) was to the Rochester & Southern Railroad to rehabilitate track from Caledonia to Dansville to increase track speeds and provide for future growth; the project had received a letter of support from the Finger Lakes REDC that was included in the project application.
Transportation projects will be accepted on a continual basis but, given the current timeline for workgroups to make their recommendations to the Finger Lakes REDC, a CFA Project Letter of Interest should be submitted by the end of May for a project to be considered at the earliest possible date by the Finger Lakes REDC (late-July).
This process will not impact the development of the TIP. Per federal regulations, the TIP process is determined by the member agencies of the MPO, which at GTC includes the New York State. GTC staff has and will continue to participate in the Finger Lakes REDC process, which ensures consistency between the transportation initiatives supported by GTC and the Finger Lakes REDC.
Terry Rice noted a conversation with state officials that mentioned a state bridge and culvert program. Terry recommended that member agencies consider submitting those types of projects in the event that such a program is created and REDC input is considered in the award of any related funds.
2. Long Range Transportation Plan Customer Engagement
Richard explained that the LRTP 2040 Customer Engagement Plan was developed to define an inclusive process with techniques that reach beyond the traditional public participation activities to gain more extensive and meaningful involvement in the transportation planning process.
It combines traditional public meetings (albeit as open house-style instead of town hall-style) and input tools such as dedicated e-mail and hard copy comment forms with more proactive outreach including GTC staff conducting kitchen table/boardroom table meetings and being available at venues throughout the region such as farmers markets and county fairs while using Twitter and surveys to gather comments and opinions.
An initial contact list for community organizations, venues, and events has been developed along with associated request to meet and request for space letters. Access to Survey Monkey has been obtained and staff is meeting tomorrow to brainstorm topics and associated information we hope to gather from the general public and specific stakeholder groups.
Richard Perrin noted on April 29, the USDOT submitted the Generating Renewal, Opportunity, and Work with Accelerated Mobility, Efficiency, and Rebuilding of Infrastructure and Communities throughout America Act (GROW AMERICA) to Congress. It covers four years and would authorize $302 billion in spending. Richard reviewed key considerations of the proposal as it relates to program structure and funding levels as well as involvement of local agencies via the MPO process. The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee expects to release its proposal, which would cover the highway component of the Senate reauthorization, next week. It has been intimated that USDOT and the Senate have worked closely on a number of items but the Senate version will set funding levels equivalent to FFY 2014 with increases for inflation.
On May 7, the House Transportation-Housing (T-HUD) Appropriations Subcommittee approved a draft bill for FFY 2015. It includes essentially flat funding levels for transportation. Very few amendments are proposed in the subcommittees because they would have to be re-debated by the full Appropriations Committee.
Both the USDOT GROW AMERICA proposal and the FFY 2015 T-HUD appropriations bill are insignificant if a fix isnt found for the lack of revenues being deposited in the Highway Trust Fund, which is projected to be insolvent in August. The most likely scenario is that there will be a short-term fix and extension of MAP-21 to allow for more substantive debate after the mid-term elections.
5. Action Items
b. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the FY 2014-2015 UPWP to reflect the contribution of actual FY 2013-2014 rollover amounts / Proposed Council Resolution 14-32
Richard Perrin discussed the need to adjust the budgets for several projects included in the FY 2014-2015 UPWP that were not expected to be completed by March 31, 2014 (i.e., the end of the fiscal year) at the time of UPWP adoption. He noted that the accounting for FY 2013-2014 has been closed out and the FY 2014-2015 budgets for these projects can now be adjusted to reflect the actual rollover amounts.
In addition, the final apportionment of FTA Metropolitan Planning funds was issued on March 10. NYSDOT-Main Office provided the revised distribution of these funds to the 13 MPOs in the state on March 11. The net change for GTC is an additional $7,396, which GTC staff recommends be added to Task 1600 Program Reserve for reprogramming in the FY 2014-2015 UPWP.
Bill Wright moved to recommend that the GTC Board adopt Proposed Council Resolution 14-32; David Cook seconded the motion. The motion passed unopposed.
c. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning accepting the Genesee-Finger Lakes Regional Atlas as evidence of completion of UPWP Task 5820 / Proposed Council Resolution 14-33 (G/FLRPC)
David Zorn introduced Greg Albert, who discussed the project. Greg described the overall scope of the project, the process followed to develop the Atlas, and how it will be made available to stakeholders and the public.
Erik Frisch moved to recommend that the GTC Board adopt Proposed Council Resolution 14-33; Jim Fletcher seconded the motion. The motion passed unopposed.
d. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2014-2017 Transportation Improvement Program / Proposed Council Resolutions 14-34 through 14-60 and 14-63 through 14-65
Richard Perrin noted that Items 1 and 2 were originally proposed to be Administrative Modifications achieved via Proposed Planning Committee Resolutions 14-9 and 14-10. However, these actions need to be changed to Proposed Board Resolutions 14-64 and 14-65, respectively in order for the NHPP Block Program project to provide a portion of the offset for the I-390 Interchange Improvements @ Exit 16 project.
1. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2014-2017 TIP by decreasing the cost of the NHPP Block Program project / Proposed Council Resolution 14-64 (NYSDOT)
2. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2014-2017 TIP by increasing the cost of the I-490 EB to Route 590 NB Safety Improvements project / Proposed Council Resolution 14-65 (NYSDOT)
3. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2014-2017 TIP by reinstating the Conesus Inlet Fish & Wildlife Management Area Trail project / Proposed Council Resolution 14-34 (NYSDOT on behalf of the Town of Conesus)
4. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2014-2017 TIP by reinstating the Finger Lakes Spur at Grimes Glen County Park project / Proposed Council Resolution 14-35 (NYSDOT on behalf of Ontario County)
5. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2014-2017 TIP by deferring select phases of the Monroe Co. Camera Deployment & ITS Integration Stage 5 project / Proposed Council Resolution 14-36 (NYSDOT on behalf of Monroe County)
6. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2014-2017 TIP by deleting the Rt. 33A Bridge over Black Creek project / Proposed Council Resolution 14-37 (NYSDOT)
7. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2014-2017 TIP by increasing the cost of the Rt. 33 (Buffalo Rd) Improvements from I-490 to Marway Circle project / Proposed Council Resolution 14-38 (NYSDOT)
8. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2014-2017 TIP by decreasing the cost of the NYSDOT Principal Art. or Higher Prev. Maint. @ 4 Locations (2015) project / Proposed Council Resolution 14-39 (NYSDOT)
9. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2014-2017 TIP by adding the Route 383 (Rt. 252 to City Line) Preventive Maintenance project / Proposed Council Resolution 14-40 (NYSDOT)
10. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2014-2017 TIP by adding the I-590 (I-390 to Highland Ave.) Preventive Maintenance project / Proposed Council Resolution 14-41 (NYSDOT)
11. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2014-2017 TIP by decreasing the cost of the Rt. 947A (LOSP) Bridge over Salmon Creek project / Proposed Council Resolution 14-42 (NYSDOT)
12. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2014-2017 TIP by increasing the cost of the Route 5 Bridge over NFSRR & FLRR project / Proposed Council Resolution 14-43 (NYSDOT)
13. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2014-2017 TIP by decreasing the cost of the NYSDOT Principal Art. or Higher Prev. Maint. @ 6 Locations (2016) project / Proposed Council Resolution 14-44 (NYSDOT)
14. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2014-2017 TIP by increasing the cost of the Route 441 Prev. Maint. & I-490 Bridges Prev. Maint. project / Proposed Council Resolution 14-45 (NYSDOT)
15. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2014-2017 TIP by adding the Route 63 (Wyoming Co. Line to Rt. 408) Preventive Maintenance project / Proposed Council Resolution 14-46 (NYSDOT)
16. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2014-2017 TIP by decreasing the cost of the I-490 Westbound Exit 4 to Exit 3 MbC project / Proposed Council Resolution 14-47 (NYSDOT)
17. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2014-2017 TIP by increasing the cost of the I-390 Interchange Improvements @ Exit 16 project / Proposed Council Resolution 14-48 (NYSDOT)
18. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2014-2017 TIP by increasing the cost of the Route 531 Interchange at Rt. 31 and Rt. 36 - Reconstruction project / Proposed Council Resolution 14-49 (NYSDOT)
19. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2014-2017 TIP by deleting the I-390 Rest Areas project / Proposed Council Resolution 14-50 (NYSDOT)
20. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2014-2017 TIP by adding the LA&L RR Crossing Improvements - Monroe and Livingston Counties projec / Proposed Council Resolution 14-51 (NYSDOT)
21. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2014-2017 TIP by adding the GVT Rail Lines Grade Crossing Improvements project / Proposed Council Resolution 14-52 (NYSDOT)
22. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2014-2017 TIP by adding the Norfolk Southern Railroad Crossing Improvements project / Proposed Council Resolution 14-53 (NYSDOT)
23. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2014-2017 TIP by decreasing the cost of the STP-Flex Block Program project / Proposed Council Resolution 14-54 (NYSDOT on behalf of several project sponsors)
24. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2014-2017 TIP by increasing the cost of the CR 8 @ CR 41 & Shortsville Rd. Intersection Improvement project / Proposed Council Resolution 14-55 (Ontario County)
25. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2014-2017 TIP by increasing the cost of the Wyoming County Horizontal Curve Sign Replacement project / Proposed Council Resolution 14-56 (Wyoming County)
26. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2014-2017 TIP by reinstating the Summit Street Reconstruction project / Proposed Council Resolution 14-57 (City of Batavia)
27. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2014-2017 TIP by increasing the cost of the Whitbeck Road over Ganargua Creek Bridge Minor Rehabilitation project / Proposed Council Resolution 14-58 (Wayne County)
28. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2014-2017 TIP by decreasing the cost of the STP-Off System Bridge Block Program project / Proposed Council Resolution 14-59 (Livingston County)
29. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2014-2017 TIP by adding the Everman Road Bridge Replacement project / Proposed Council Resolution 14-60 (Livingston County)
30. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2014-2017 TIP by reprogramming RGRTA transit projects / Proposed Council Resolution 14-63 (RGRTA)
Richard Perrin discussed Proposed Council Resolutions 14-34 through 14-60 and Proposed Council Resolutions 14-63 through 14-65, including the general characteristics of the amendments, the source of offsets (if any), and the project sponsors rationale for requesting the amendment.
Bill Wright moved to recommend that the GTC Board adopt Proposed Council Resolutions 14-34 through 14-60 and Proposed Council Resolutions 14-63 through 14-65; Kevin Rooney seconded the motion. The motion passed unopposed.
6. New Business
There was no new business.
7. Public Forum
No member of the public spoke during the Public forum.
8. Next Meeting
July 10, 2014 at Wayne County Courthouse
26 Church Street
All materials for items to be considered at this meeting should be submitted to GTC staff no later than Friday, June 27, 2014.
The meeting adjourned at 12:03 p.m.