GENESEE TRANSPORTATION COUNCIL
PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING
Livingston County Highway Department
Groveland, New York
February 11, 2010
PLANNING COMMITTEE MEMBERS PRESENT
Angela Ellis, Livingston County
James Fletcher, Monroe County At Large
Erik Frisch, City of Rochester At Large
Todd Gadd, Wyoming County
Tom Goodwin, Monroe County Planning Board
Daniel Hallowell, New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) Region 4
Timothy Hens, Genesee County
Kristen Mark Hughes, Ontario County (Chairperson)
Scott Leathersich, Monroe County At Large (Vice Chairperson)
Terrence J. Rice, Monroe County
Kevin Rooney, Wayne County
Douglas Tokarczyk, New York State Thruway Authority (NYSTA)
David Zorn, Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council (G/FLRPC)
ALTERNATE REPRESENTATIVES PRESENT
David Cook, Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority (RGRTA), representing Mark Aesch
James McIntosh, City of Rochester, representing Paul Holahan
PLANNING COMMITTEE MEMBERS ABSENT AND UNREPRESENTED
Robert Colby, Monroe County
Peter McCann, Monroe County Supervisors Association
Robert Griffith, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Henry Smith, Jr., Orleans County
Edward Muszynski, Empire State Development Corporation
C. Mitchell Rowe, Seneca County
Chuck Thomas, Rochester City Planning Commission
(Vacant), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
(Vacant), Federal Transportation Administration (FTA)
(Vacant), NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC)
(Vacant), Rochester City Council
(Vacant), Yates County
OTHERS IN ATTENDANCE
Greg Emerson, Village of Honeoye Falls
Don Higgins, Livingston County
Tim Keef, Town of Brighton
Thomas Kicior, G/FLRPC
Richard Perrin, GTC staff
John Polimeni, NYSDOT Region 4
James Stack, GTC staff
Robert Torzynski, GTC staff
Jim Watson, Glenwood Lake Commission
Lindsey Withrow, Ontario County
1. Call to Order & Introductions
The meeting was called to order at 10:04 a.m. Kris Hughes welcomed everyone and Members, Alternates, and others present introduced themselves. Richard Perrin noted corrections to the Agenda.
2. Public Forum
No one from the public spoke during the Public Forum.
3. Approval of Minutes
Terry Rice clarified his comments on Page 9 of the Minutes from the January 7, 2010 Planning Committee meeting. Richard Perrin proposed that the Minutes be clarified to read, projects remaining from the Illustrative list should be considered along with soliciting new projects.
Dan Hallowell moved for approval of the minutes from the January 7, 2010 Planning Committee meeting; Jim Fletcher seconded the motion. The minutes were approved incorporating the clarification.
4. Reports and Action on Old Business
a. Reports on UPWP Projects and Other Activities
Richard Perrin reported:
Regarding the Supplemental Professional Services Database Programming project, the initial test (or beta) version of the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) database has been developed and arrangements for testing by GTC staff are underway to finalize the interface.
As part of GTC Strategic Planning, GTC staff reviewed and provided comments on the House Livability Bill and proposed changes to the FTA New Starts selection criteria. Staff also developed a revised job posting for the vacant Community Transportation Planning position and developed a job posting for the other vacant position which will emphasize Transportation System Management and Operations. Both are anticipated to be posted next week.
As part of Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) Update/Implementation, GTC staff is continuing to draft components of the Existing Inventory portion of the LRTP. Staff will look to schedule an LRTP Development Committee meeting in March to Review and obtain feedback on project conditions for two future scenarios, as well as discuss public meeting materials, principal themes, and preliminary alternatives.
With regard to the Air Quality Planning and Outreach task, GTC staff submitted the TIP Amendments to be considered today to the Interagency Consultation Group for review and concurrence that a new Conformity Determination will not be required. GTC staff is serving on a Joint AASHTO/AMPO Working Group on the recently proposed ground-level ozone standard.
The GTC Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program and SRTS Site Assessments were accepted by the GTC Board at its September 10, 2009 meeting.
The consultant has finalized areas for future Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) deployment, but the draft report for the ITS Strategic Plan, expected by the end of January, has not yet been received.
There is no progress to report for the Diversion Route Planning Initiative.
The 2007-2008 Priority Trails Advancement Program consists of three projects. The I-590 Bicycle Pedestrian Bypass, the Lehigh Valley (Honeoye Falls), and the Erie Canal Glenwood Lake Connector trail projects. All three projects will be presented as Agenda Item 5.b.5 later in the meeting.
The 2008-2009 Priority Trails Advancement Program consists of two projects. With regard to the Route 104 Ontario to Sodus Trail, a Request for Proposals (RFP) was advertised on November 23, nine proposals were received by the January 8 deadline, and the consultant selection team is meeting this afternoon to select the preferred consultant. There is no progress to report with regard to the Pultneyville to Marion Trail.
The 2007 Circulation, Accessibility, and Parking (CAP) Program consists of four projects. The Village of Perry, Village of Hilton, and Village of Macedon projects are complete. There is no progress to report on the Browns Square Neighborhood project.
The 2008 CAP Program consists of one project. The draft report for the Village of Fairport Central Business District Study was received yesterday with steering committee comments due February 26th.
With regard to the Congestion Management Process (CMP), GTC staff has refined the LRTP performance measures and are beginning to collect and compile incident clearance time data.
Regarding the Greater Rochester Regional Commuter Choice Program, the draft RFP is under internal review.
The consultant for the Travel Time Data Collection Program is preparing the proposed survey design for steering committee review.
The consultant selection team is reviewing proposals for the Regional Goods Movement Strategy with Evaluation Forms due tomorrow. These will be used to create a short list and consultant interviews will be held in March.
Tom Kicior reported:
G/FLRPC staff completed the work for the Local Update of Census Addresses Appeals project which will be presented later in the meeting.
G/FLRPC staff is conducting additional research for the 2010 Census TAZ Analysis and Revisions project.
The survey for the 2009 Regional Land Use Monitoring Report has been distributed.
The Historic Transportation Gateway Inventory and Assessment project was accepted by the GTC Board at its September 10, 2009 meeting.
Tom Goodwin reported:
Municipal surveys for the 2009 Monroe County Land Use Monitoring Report have been distributed and responses have been received from approximately one-third of the municipalities. The project is on schedule.
Terry Rice reported:
A public meeting and a steering committee meeting for the Monroe County Audible/Tactile Pedestrian Signal Device Study were held in January and the project is advancing with the identification and prioritization of candidate locations.
The Monroe County Overhead Traffic Sign Visibility Upgrade Study is complete and a presentation will be provided later in the meeting.
Locations identified in the Monroe County Vertical Curve Safety Study are being evaluated.
A consultant has been selected for the Monroe County Sign Inventory Location Upgrade and fee negotiation is underway.
A follow-up to a completed study was conducted for the Monroe County High Accident Location Program and the list for the next set of Priority Investigation Locations to be analyzed is being finalized.
Kris Hughes reported:
The State Routes 96/318 Rural Corridor Study was accepted by the GTC Board at its September 10, 2009 meeting.
The CATS Route Analysis and Service Improvement Plan is complete and will be presented later in the meeting.
City of Rochester
Erik Frisch reported:
The Port of Rochester Transportation Evaluation and Support Study is finalized and will be presented later in the meeting.
The Neighborhood Traffic Calming Concept Design and Implementation Study is complete.
A second draft of the RFP for the Center City Tourist/Visitor Circulation and Pedestrian Wayfinding Study is under internal review.
A Project Advisory Committee (PAC) meeting for the Center City Circulator Study was held January 21 to review the draft survey. The on-line survey is being finalized for testing before its launch which is anticipated in March.
There are no changes to report for the Susan B. Anthony Neighborhood Parking and Circulation Study.
Jim Fletcher asked for clarification about the distribution of the Neighborhood Traffic Calming Concept Design and Implementation Study. Terry Rice commented that the Study was available online at the GTC web site.
Scott Leathersich asked if Monroe County was reached out to in the Susan B. Anthony Neighborhood Parking and Circulation Study. Erik Frisch responded that no additional meetings have been held and that Monroe County will be included in any steering committee meetings or review of draft deliverables.
David Cook reported:
The Market Research for RGRTA Regional Services project has been withdrawn.
The RGRTA Suburban Transportation Service Study is complete.
The draft final report for the RTS Signal Prioritization Study is under review.
The Information Technology Assessment Study is complete.
The consultant for the RGRTA Energy Study met with staff on January 29 to discuss the final draft report. The project is expected to be complete by the end of the month.
There is no progress to report for the RGRTA Transit-Supportive Development Guidelines task.
The RGRTA Route Analysis project is ongoing.
Rich Perrin reported:
The Executive Summary for the NYS Routes 5 & 20/414 Corridor Study is in the Planning Committee package; however, at the request of Seneca County the presentation will be deferred until April.
Kevin Rooney reported:
There is no progress to report for the Cluster Development Enhancement Project Feasibility Study.
Todd Gadd reported:
The Wyoming County Safe Passing Zone Survey project was presented at the last Planning Committee meeting.
Richard Perrin reported:
The Regional Traffic Count Collection Program will be presented later in the meeting as Agenda Item 5.b.2.
Draft recommendations are being developed for the Village of Arcade Main Street Study.
The Village of Geneseo Circulation and Parking Study was recommended for acceptance at the January 7 meeting.
The draft report for the Dewey Avenue Corridor Traffic Calming Study has been provided for steering committee review with a steering committee meeting to be scheduled in February and a second Public Meeting to be held in March.
The Spencerport Eastern Village Corridor Concept Study was accepted by the GTC Board at its December 10, 2009 meeting.
The Steering Committee for the Town of Macedon NYS Route 31 Corridor Study met on January 19 to discuss the build-out analysis and draft recommendations and the next steering committee meeting is scheduled for February 24. Additional draft recommendations are being developed.
An inventory of projected conditions is being developed and a travel demand model is being created for the Genesee County Central Corridor Plan.
An inventory of existing conditions is underway for the City of Geneva Lakefront/Downtown Connectivity Study.
Kris Hughes reported:
The steering committee for the Victor Transportation Systems Plan met on February 2 to review the transportation inventory conditions and proposed alternatives, and socioeconomic model outputs were provided February 4.
Richard Perrin reported:
The Town of Penfield Bicycle Facilities Plan is complete.
b. Any Other Old Business or Announcements
1. Update on the status of projects funded via The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA)
Dan Hallowell discussed the status of projects funded through ARRA. Dan stated that 100 percent of the ARRA funds allocated to the region have been obligated. Dan stated that seven projects on the Illustrative list are awaiting certification, but indications are that no new certifications will be provided. Beginning next week, Dan stated, NYSDOT will reprogram bid savings to overages on other ARRA projects.
Richard Perrin noted that this approach is contrary to the regional principle to put bid savings on Illustrative projects and that this will affect local member agencies that put considerable effort into meeting ARRA deadlines six weeks ago.
Jim Fletcher asked if this decision was made by the Governors Office, and Richard Perrin responded that it was a state, and not a regional, decision. Jim Fletcher asked if the overages that are being funded are for projects in this region and Dan Hallowell responded affirmatively.
Dan Hallowell described three scenarios that he developed to utilize the bid savings. Richard Perrin asked if the preference would be to use the bid savings on State projects and Dan Hallowell responded that may be the case.
Terry Rice expressed frustration that project sponsors worked hard to get the Plans, Specifications, and Estimates packages prepared for Illustrative projects under a short timeline, and a lot of effort was put forth by sponsors as well as NYSDOT Region 4 staff. Terry Rice stated that the locals might wish to prepare a joint letter to the Governor and regional legislators expressing disappointment that no additional certifications will be made. Jim Fletcher asked if there was an effort to move the bid savings to another region, and Dan Hallowell described efforts to get the funds obligated within the region.
Dan Hallowell noted that there were awards under ARRA to the High Speed Rail (HSR) initiative and requested that the corresponding TIP amendments be added to the agenda. He described the amendments, which included improvements to the Rochester Amtrak station and the third-track initiative from Churchville to Bergen. He distributed the associated request letters to members of the Committee. The Committee agreed to add the items to the agenda as Proposed Council Resolutions through Action Items 5.d.25 and 5.d.26.
2. Update on the development of the 2011-2014 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
Richard Perrin reported that the TIP Development Committee has met several times since the January Planning Committee Meeting, (including this morning) and will meet tomorrow to finalize a draft program for Planning Committee consideration and recommendation for public review on February 23 at the Ebenezer Watts Conference Center. Richard stated that referring to this program as an update really is a misnomer and is inaccurate because this is the development of an entirely new TIP with significantly less revenues than GTC expected to receive just three months ago.
Richard noted that the greatest reduction is in the current Federal Fiscal Year (FFY 2010) where FHWA revenues have been reduced nearly $37 million or approximately 40 percent from the allocation we were provided in September 2008. Richard stated that this reduced allocation in the current year has significant repercussions for the next four years as projects in 2010 must be deferred to 2011 or 2012, 2011 projects must be deferred to 2012 or 2013, and so on, with some existing projects needing to be committed to programming in 2015 outside of the next TIP. Richard noted that there is still uncertainty at this time in the Authorization.
Terry Rice stated that he has had questions regarding phase authorization from his legislators; specifically, did our region exceed its local federal-aid allocation. Dan Hallowell responded that these amounts arent capped at the regional level, but forecasts programmed in the State Finance Plan at the statewide level were exceeded. Terry asked if upstate is being penalized for downstate exceeding its allocations and Dan Hallowell responded that there is an MOU intended to ensure that this does not happen. Richard Perrin suggested that cash flow issues at the state level may be driving these decisions.
Terry Rice suggested that the Planning Committee reach out to NYSDOT to request that NYSDOT send a representative to the March Board meeting to provide GTC Board members with an overview and update on the phase authorization process and current issues. Kris Hughes asked Dan Hallowell on behalf of the Planning Committee if this could be done, and Dan agreed. Richard Perrin stated that the item will be added to the March Agenda.
3. Update and discussion on proposed federal legislation
Richard Perrin discussed the Jobs for Main Street Act of 2010, which passed the House on December 16, 2009, and the Jobs Agenda that the Senate is currently developing.
Richard reported that the Jobs for Main Street Act of 2010 proposes to use unspent Troubled Asset Relief Program funds for a number of initiatives, including transportation capital spending. The highway portion would be identical in amount ($27.5 billion)and eligibility to ARRA and the public transportation portion would be identical in amount ($8.4 billion) with some variations in apportionment among eligible uses. No funds are currently included for high-speed rail. In addition, the Act restores approximately $20 billion to the Highway Trust Fund.
Richard noted that the Senate is working on a Jobs Agenda, with the Senate Majority Leader saying on Tuesday that he would like to push for a vote by this weekend but this is unlikely. The amounts of funding for transportation capital funding vary but all indications are that they would be less than the House Proposal, with one report suggesting $14 billion for highways, $7.5 billion for public transportation, and potentially a portion of $2.5 billion for high-speed rail.
Richard stated that both proposals extend SAFETEA-LU the House bill through the current FFY (2010) and the Senate through the calendar year at pre-rescission levels. It is likely that this part of the bills will be enacted and a bill will pass before February 28 when the current continuing resolution expires. However, capital funding may or may not be included at that time given that the Senate is not as far along as the House in developing its bill. Richard noted that Congressional Recess is scheduled for next week.
Richard Perrin reported that GTC has had its draft list of candidate projects available for public review Since January 20, with comments and additional projects for consideration due by February 18. Richard reported that a public meeting on the candidate projects was held Monday night with approximately 10 attendees, and noted that if member agencies or, in the case of counties specifically, municipalities have projects that would be ready to go to construction in the Spring or Summer they need to submit them for consideration by February 18. This includes projects submitted for ARRA including those on the Illustrative list.
Richard Perrin reported that Monroe County Supervisors Association President David Dunning (Chili Town Supervisor) has designated appointed Peter McCann (Parma Town Supervisor) as the Associations Planning Committee member.
Richard reported that Orleans County Legislature Chairman David Callard has designated Legislator Henry Smith, Jr. as the Countys Planning Committee member, re-appointed Ed Houseknecht as his alternate to the Board, and re-designated Wayne Hale as the Orleans County Planning Committee alternate.
Richard reported that Livingston County Board of Supervisors Chairman James Merrick has re-appointed Angela Ellis as his alternate to the Board and re-designated her as the Countys Planning Committee member with Don Higgins and Heather Ferrero re-designated as Angelas alternates to this Committee.
5. Action Items
a. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning adopting the FY 2010-2011 Unified Planning Work Program / Proposed Council Resolution 10-3
Richard Perrin discussed the Unified Planning Work Program, indicating that this is the same program as what was put out to the public for review and comment. Richard discussed the two comments that were received, including those from the Center for Disability Rights (CDR) stating that CDR wanted to ensure that persons with disabilities are fully incorporated into GTC and GTC-funded planning activities. Richard stated that GTC staff will provide the project-specific comments that were received to those project sponsors the City of Rochester and RGRTA and will respond to both project-specific commenters. Richard indicated that GTC staff will be meeting with CDR staff on February 17.
In addition GTC staff requested comments from FHWA, FTA, and NYSDOT-Main Office. Responses were received from FHWA and NYSDOT-Main Office and will be incorporated into the document. Richard indicated that GTC staff will conduct an additional editorial review and incorporate additional NYSDOT-led studies that are pertinent to the region prior to providing the draft UPWP to the GTC Board for their consideration in March.
Terry Rice moved to recommend approval of Proposed Council Resolution 10-3; Erik Frisch seconded the motion. The motion passed unopposed.
b. Recommendations to the GTC Board concerning accepting submission of reports and executive summaries as evidence of completion of various UPWP Tasks
1. Accepting the executive summary, Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA) Appeals, as evidence of completion of UPWP Task 4102 / Proposed Council Resolution 10-4
2. Action concerning accepting the executive summary, Regional Traffic Count Collection, as evidence of completion of UPWP Task 4370 / Proposed Council Resolution 10-5
3. Action concerning accepting the report, Port of Rochester Transportation Evaluation and Support Study, as evidence of completion of UPWP Task 4800 / Proposed Council Resolution 10-6
4. Action concerning accepting the executive summary, Overhead Traffic Sign Visibility Upgrade Project, as evidence of completion of UPWP Task 6201 / Proposed Council Resolution 10-7
5. Action concerning accepting the reports, Erie Canal - Glenwood Lake Connector Trail Feasibility Study, I-590 Bicycle/Pedestrian Bypass Feasibility Study, and Lehigh Valley Corridor Acquisition and Rail-to-Trail Conversion Feasibility Study, as evidence of completion of UPWP Task 6510 / Proposed Council Resolution 10-8
6. Action concerning accepting the report, Seneca County Routes 5&20 / 414 Corridors Management Plan, as evidence of completion of UPWP Task 7573 / Proposed Council Resolution 10-9
7. Action concerning accepting the report, Ontario County Fixed Route Evaluation, as evidence of completion of UPWP Task 8536 / Proposed Council Resolution 10-10
Kris Hughes asked the Committee if it would be acceptable to re-order the presentations in order to accommodate several guest presenters and consider the various Proposed Council Resolutions under a single motion. The Committee concurred. Richard Perrin reiterated that Seneca County has requested that consideration of Action Item 5.b.6. be postponed to the April Planning Committee meeting.
Jim Watson discussed the Erie Canal Glenwood Lake Connector Trail Feasibility study, describing the makeup of the steering committee, public involvement process, issues considered in the feasibility study, the preferred alignment, and proposed trail features and costs. Kris Hughes asked how many residents were located within the immediate project neighborhood. Jim responded that approximately 200 to 250 residents were located in the immediate vicinity of the trail.
Tim Keef discussed the I-590 Bicycle/Pedestrian Bypass Feasibility Study, describing the membership of the steering committee, the Towns public involvement process, major issues considered in the feasibility study, recommend trail alignment and major features including the pedestrian bridge over I-590, and estimated costs. Dan Hallowell asked if there were any phases that the trail could be divided into to facilitate its development. Tim responded that the pedestrian bridge would be the most likely point to break the project into phases, but the northern section of the trail could also be broken into phases. Dan also asked what type of sweat equity could be provided for the project, and Tim responded that he expected the Town residents would be significantly involved in many aspects of trail development given the enthusiasm over the project during the development of the feasibility study.
Greg Emerson discussed the Lehigh Valley Corridor Acquisition and Rail-to-Trail Conversion Feasibility Study, including the various alternatives that were developed, the preferred alternative, and the projects proposed phased implementation.
David Zorn introduced Thomas Kicior to present the Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA) Appeals. Tom discussed the importance of the Master Address Files and the steps taken to develop the census address appeals. Kris Hughes expressed appreciation to Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council staff for their efforts in the LUCA appeals process and stated that this information benefits and is important to the region.
Richard Perrin discussed the Regional Traffic Count Collection program including how the data was collected, stored, and disseminated. Jim Fletcher asked if there is a place to go to get information on where the counts were taken. Richard responded that GTC can develop a map of the locations once all the locations are geo-coded and make that available on the GTC website.
Erik Frisch discussed the Port of Rochester Transportation Evaluation and Support Study, including the study timeline and efforts before and after the Fast Ferry service was halted. Erik noted that the Monroe County Department of Transportation is currently reviewing the latest draft and the City is confident that the Countys previous comments are adequately addressed. Scott Leathersich noted that the County just received the latest draft this week and has not completed its review.
Kris Hughes asked if this item is ready for the Planning Committee to recommend to the Board at this time. Erik responded that the City would withdraw Proposed Council Resolution 10-6 at this time and requested that it be considered at the February 23 Planning Committee meeting. Scott Leathersich indicated that this would give the County enough time to complete its review.
Lindsey Withrow discussed the Ontario County Fixed Route Evaluation study, giving an overview of the study process, public involvement (including the use of Facebook), and the resulting recommendations. She discussed opportunities to increase service and improve customer service, such as proposed hybrid routes. Richard Perrin asked if the hybrid routes discussed in the report are similar to vanpools used in some areas. Lindsey replied that they are similar, but the hybrids could add additional vehicles if needed so in that way they are somewhat more flexible than a vanpool, which typically only has a fixed number of vehicles scheduled at a given time. Richard Perrin asked if there were any lessons learned from using Facebook. Lindsey replied that there are limitations to Facebook, such as being open only to members, but that it can add to existing outreach efforts even though it is not robust enough to stand alone.
Terry Rice discussed the Overhead Traffic Sign Visibility Upgrade Project, including the study process and scope.
David Cook moved to recommend approval of Proposed Council Resolutions 10-4, 10-5, 10-7, 10-8, and 10-10; Jim Fletcher seconded the motion. The motion passed unopposed.
c. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2007-2012 TIP by changing the FFY 2010 phase costs and schedules of select TIP Projects / Proposed Council Resolution 10-11
Richard Perrin discussed the proposed resolution, also referred to as the FFY 2010 omnibus amendment, as a continuation of GTCs efforts to right the ship in light of receiving new allocations much lower than those previously received. Richard noted that this amendment will replace the September 2009 omnibus amendment and all TIP amendments to FFY 2010 project phases made to date.
Richard noted that several projects are proposed for amendment later in the meeting that affect FFY 2010, but do not affect fiscal constraint. Richard stated that he felt it was important for the Committee to consider each of these amendments separately but that they could be included in the omnibus amendment for consideration by the GTC Board at its March meeting. Richard identified the amendments that should be integrated into the omnibus to include Proposed Council Resolutions 10-15, 10-16, 10-17, 10-18, 10-24, 10-25, 10-27, 10-28, and 10-31.
Kris Hughes asked if the Committee had any objections to including the Proposed Council Resolutions in the omnibus amendment, if recommended by the Committee. There were no objections.
Terry Rice moved to recommend approval of Proposed Council Resolution 10-11 with consideration to including Proposed Council Resolutions 10-15, 10-16, 10-17, 10-18, 10-24, 10-25, 10-27, 10-28, and 10-31 if recommended by the Committee; Jim Fletcher seconded the motion. The motion passed unopposed.
d. Action and Recommendations to the GTC Board concerning amendments to the 2007-2012 TIP
1. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2007-2012 TIP by modifying the project limits, reducing the project cost, and modifying the costs and schedule of phases of the Erie Station Road Reconstruction project / Proposed Council Resolution 10-12
2. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2007-2012 TIP by reducing the project cost and modifying the costs and schedules of phases of the Portland Avenue Reconstruction project / Proposed Council Resolution 10-13
3. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2007-2012 TIP by increasing the funding to the FTA Section 5310 project / Proposed Council Resolution 10-14
4. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2007-2012 TIP by increasing the cost of the Quaker Road Railroad Crossing project / Proposed Council Resolution 10-15
5. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2007-2012 TIP by increasing the cost of the Dublin Road Railroad Crossing project / Proposed Council Resolution 10-16
6. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2007-2012 TIP by increasing the cost of the Beaver Meadow Road Railroad Crossing project / Proposed Council Resolution 10-17
7. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2007-2012 TIP by increasing the cost of the Main Street Railroad Crossing project / Proposed Council Resolution 10-18
8. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2007-2012 TIP by adding the Ivson Road Railroad Crossing project / Proposed Council Resolution 10-19
9. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2007-2012 TIP by adding the Caswell Road Railroad Crossing project / Proposed Council Resolution 10-20
10. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2007-2012 TIP by adding the OConnor Road Railroad Crossing project / Proposed Council Resolution 10-21
11. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2007-2012 TIP by adding the Canandaigua Road Railroad Crossing project / Proposed Council Resolution 10-22
12. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2007-2012 TIP by adding the Empire Corridor Planning project / Proposed Council Resolution 10-23
13. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2007-2012 TIP by increasing the Federal share of the Midtown Redevelopment Transportation Infrastructure Improvements project / Proposed Council Resolution 10-24
14. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2007-2012 TIP by decreasing the scope and cost of the Mount Hope Avenue & East Henrietta Road Reconstruction Phase 1 project / Proposed Council Resolution 10-25
15. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2007-2012 TIP by increasing the scope and cost of the East Henrietta Road (Mt. Hope Avenue to South Avenue) Reconstruction project / Proposed Council Resolution 10-26
16. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2007-2012 TIP by decreasing the cost of the Replace 21 RTS Transit Buses (FFY 2009) project / Proposed Council Resolution 10-27
17. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2007-2012 TIP by increasing the cost of the Preventive Maintenance project / Proposed Council Resolution 10-28
18. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2007-2012 TIP by reducing the cost of the Renaissance Square project / Proposed Council Resolution 10-29
19. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2007-2012 TIP by increasing the cost of the RGRTA Site and Facility Improvements project / Proposed Council Resolution 10-30
20. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2007-2012 TIP by decreasing the cost of the Transit Enhancements project / Proposed Council Resolution 10-31
21. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2007-2012 TIP by adding the Articulated Bus Maintenance Lifts project / Proposed Council Resolution 10-32
22. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2007-2012 TIP by adding the RTS Runcutting Software project / Proposed Council Resolution 10-33
23. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2007-2012 TIP by adding the Mt. Hope Station project / Proposed Council Resolution 10-34
24. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2007-2012 TIP by adding the CAD/AVL Bus Communications System for LATS project / Proposed Council Resolution 10-35
Dan Hallowell discussed Proposed Council Resolutions 10-15, 10-16, 10-17, 10-18. Erik Frisch discussed Proposed Council Resolutions 10-24, 10-25. David Cook discussed Proposed Council Resolutions 10-27, 10-28, and 10-31.
Kris Hughes sought a motion to include the Proposed Council Resolutions recommended for inclusion in Council Resolution 10-11 and discussed under Action Item 5.c. into said resolution.
Jim Fletcher moved to recommend inclusion of Proposed Council Resolutions 10-15, 10-16, 10-17, 10-18, 10-24, 10-25, 10-27, 10-28, and 10-31 into Proposed Council Resolution 10-11; Scott Leathersich seconded the motion. The motion passed unopposed.
Terry Rice, Dan Hallowell, Erik Frisch and David Cook discussed the proposals remaining under Action Item 5.d. that were not integrated into proposed Council Resolution 10-11. Terry discussed Proposed Council Resolutions 10-12 and 10-13; Dan discussed Proposed Council Resolutions 10-14, 10-19, 10-20, 10-21, 10-22, and 10-23; Erik discussed Proposed Council Resolution 10-26; and David Cook discussed Proposed Council Resolutions 10-29, 10-30, 10-32, 10-33, 10-34, 10-35. Dan also discussed the Proposed Council Resolutions requested as Action Items 5.d.25 and 5.d.26. under item 4.b.1. (ARRA High Speed Rail initiative awards).
Erik Frisch moved to recommend approval of Proposed Council Resolutions 10-12, 10-13, 10-14, 10-19, 10-20, 10-21, 10-22, 10-23, 10-26, 10-29, 10-30, 10-32, 10-33, 10-34, 10-35, and the Proposed Council Resolutions requested as Action Items 5.d.25 and 5.d.26 (ARRA High Speed Rail initiative awards) discussed under item 4.b.1.; Dan Hallowell seconded the motion. The motion passed unopposed.
6. New Business
a. Mohawk-Erie Multimodal Transportation Corridor Study
Richard Perrin informed the Planning Committee of a statewide, multimodal study of the Mohawk-Erie Corridor and indicated that the consultant is reaching out to MPOs to identify issues. Richard informed the Committee that any members of the Planning Committee that have comments on the study should forward them to his attention and he will provide them to the consultant.
7. Public Forum
No one from the public spoke during the public forum.
8. Next Meeting
February 23, 2010 at the Ebenezer Watts Conference Center
The meeting adjourned at 12:19 p.m.