GENESEE TRANSPORTATION COUNCIL
QUARTERLY BOARD MEETING
September 11, 2014
GTC BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT
Jeffrey Adair, Monroe County and G/FLRPC (Vice Chairperson)
Allen G. Casey, City of Rochester At-Large
James Hoffman, Wayne County (Chairperson)
Daniel Hogan, Monroe County At-Large
Tony LaFountain, Monroe County Supervisors Association
John F. Marren, Ontario County
ALTERNATE REPRESENTATIVES PRESENT
Bill Bordeau, Seneca County, representing Robert Hayssen
David Cook, Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority (RGRTA), representing James Redmond
Jerry Davis, Wyoming County, representing A. Douglas Berwanger
Angela Ellis, Livingston County, representing Eric Gott
Tom Goodwin, Monroe County Planning Board, representing Linda A. Faubel
Gerald Gray, Orleans County, representing David B. Callard
Andrea Guzzetta, Rochester City Council, representing Loretta Scott
Daniel Hallowell, New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT), representing Joan McDonald
Donald House, Yates County, representing Dr. Timothy Dennis
Norman Jones, City of Rochester, representing Lovely Warren
Scott Leathersich, Monroe County At-Large, representing Daniel M. DeLaus, Jr.
Edward G. Muszynski, Empire State Development Corporation, representing Kenneth Adams
Tom Pericak, New York State Thruway Authority, representing Thomas J. Madison, Jr
Terrence J. Rice, Monroe County, representing Maggie Brooks
GTC BOARD MEMBERS ABSENT AND UNREPRESENTED
Raymond Cianfrini, Genesee County
Joe Martens, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Jonathan McDade, Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
Marilyn Shazor, Federal Transit Administration (FTA)
Steven Urlass, Federal Aviation Administration
David L. Watson, Rochester City Planning Commission
OTHERS IN ATTENDANCE
Joel Kleinberg, NYSDOT-Region 4
Ken Miller, Wayne County
Richard Perrin, GTC staff
Christopher Reeve, NYSDOT-Region 4
James Stack, GTC staff
Chris Tortora, GTC staff
Robert Torzynski, GTC staff
David Zorn, G/FLRPC
1. Call to Order and Roll Call
Chairperson James Hoffman called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m.
James Stack, GTC staff, called the roll; a quorum was present.
Chairperson Hoffman opened the meeting with a moment of silence in memory of the victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
2. Public Forum
No one from the public spoke during the Public Forum.
3. Approval of Minutes
Terrence Rice moved to approve the minutes from the June 19, 2014 Quarterly Meeting as presented; Daniel Hogan seconded the motion. The motion passed unopposed.
4. Communications and Announcements
Richard Perrin provided the following communications and announcements:
Joe Bovenzi, GTC Program Manager for System Management and Operations, has been accepted to, received a full scholarship for, and will be attending the I-95 Corridor Coalition Operations Academy Senior Management Program in Baltimore in October. Richard thanked FHWA-NY Division for nominating Joe and NYSDOT for providing a letter of support. Jody Binnix, GTC Assistant Program Manager for Long Range Planning and Performance Measurement, received a full scholarship for the I-95 Corridor Coalition Freight Academy and completed that program in early-May.
Richard has been nominated for and accepted the nomination to serve a second one-year term as the President of the national Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (AMPO). If elected, the term will begin on January 1, 2015.
Don Higgins, the Livingston County Highway Superintendent, was in a motorcycle crash on Sunday. He is at Strong Memorial Hospital in the ICU with several cracked ribs and a punctured lung. Richard reported that he visited Don on Monday with Kevin Rooney, Jim Brady, and Terry Rice. Richard reported that Don is in good spirits and they are continuing to run tests to determine any other injuries. Following Richards report on this item, Terrence Rice offered an additional update on Don Higgins progress.
5. Reports and Action on Old Business
a. Planning Committee Report Angela Ellis, Vice Chairperson
The Planning Committee met August 14th and recommends that the GTC Board:
Accept reports as evidence of completion of five Unified Planning Work Program tasks;
Endorse the Regional Project Priorities List for the 2014 Transportation Alternatives Program Solicitation;
Support the NYSDOT-requested Functional Classification System reclassifications within the Rochester Metropolitan Planning Area;
Certify that the Genesee Transportation Council complies with the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act requirements for representation by providers of public transportation; and
Amend the 2014-2017 Transportation Improvement Program as requested by the Town of Batavia, the Town of Brighton, Livingston County, Monroe County, Ontario County, the City of Rochester, and NYSDOT.
Additionally, the Planning Committee took the following action:
Approved Scopes of Work for two new Unified Planning Work Program tasks; and
Approved fifteen administrative modifications to the 2014-2017 Transportation Improvement Program as requested by Monroe County, Ontario County, and the City of Rochester.
b. GTC Staff Report Richard Perrin, Executive Director
Richard Perrin provided the following report:
1. Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council Infrastructure and Transportation Workgroup Project Solicitation
RGRTA CEO Bill Carpenter, the Chairman of the Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Councils Infrastructure and Transportation Workgroup, presented the results of the workgroups evaluations of proposed projects to the Council on June 25. On August 6, the Council adopted the 2014 priority projects and progress report. The NYS Route 390/I-490 Interchange/Lyell Ave Interchange project is now the Highest Priority Transformational infrastructure and transportation project in the region. The Council will present its priority projects to the Strategic Implementation Assessment Team on Monday, September 15 and awards will be announced in the fall.
Following Richards report on this item, Edward Muszynski noted that the Regional Economic Development Council presentations will be available to view on the Governors website.
2. Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) Customer Engagement
GTC staff has begun customer engagement for the LRTP 2040 with the on the road component. GTC staff identified venues where we would be able to engage the public to make them aware of the development of the LRTP 2040 and gather their input. To date, GTC staff has had a table at five farmers markets throughout the region and the Marketplace Mall, and will be at five other farmers markets and Eastview and Greece Ridge malls between now and October 4. We are using Twitter to publicize what venues we will be at and when.
Letters were sent to nearly 250 organizations in the region on July 30 offering to come to a location of their choice at a time of their choosing to discuss transportation opportunities, issues, and projects. Many of the organizations that received these letters serve individuals that have not traditionally been well-represented in the transportation planning process so that they are aware of GTC and can provide their views.
We have also reached out to the County planning directors (many of whom arent formally involved with GTC) to get their input on topics and ask for their assistance in spreading the word about the availability of the survey, Wikimap, and our willingness to meet with community organizations.
In the letters, at the venues, and on the dedicated webpage that has been created, we are asking people, businesses, and organizations to complete the online survey weve developed and provide ideas for projects or alert us to trouble spots on our Wikimap.
In addition, two public meetings will be held in Rochester City Council Chambers: one on the evening of Monday, October 27 and the other at lunchtime on Thursday, November 5.
3. FY 2015-2016 Unified Planning Work Program (FY 2015-2016 UPWP)
GTC staff has begun the development of FY 2015-2016 UPWP, which will cover the period of April 1, 2015 through March 31, 2016. The UPWP is the program of federally-funded transportation planning projects and is developed annually. A postcard announcing the availability of approximately $850,000 in federal highway and transit planning funds will be sent to all GTC Board Members and Alternates, Planning Committee Members and Alternates, county planners, and every city, town, and village in the region.
An applicant workshop will be held at the Henrietta Town Hall on September 24 at 10 a.m., where GTC staff will provide a brief presentation on the UPWP, answer questions about the process, and be available to discuss potential proposals with interested parties. Completed applications are due October 17.
The UPWP Development Committee will develop an initial version of the FY 2015-2016 UPWP beginning in mid-November. The Planning Committee will review and consider that version, making a draft FY 2015-2016 UPWP available for public review on January 8, 2015. Public comments on the draft FY 2015-2016 UPWP will be accepted from January 9 through February 9, 2015. The Planning Committee will consider any public comments received and provide a recommended draft FY 2015-2016 UPWP for GTC Board consideration at its March 12, 2015 meeting.
4. Federal Authorization and Funding Update
On August 8, the President signed an eight-month extension of the current federal surface transportation authorizing legislation, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21). The extension includes a transfer of $10.8 billion into the Highway Trust Fund (HTF). Since September 2008, $65 billion has been transferred to the HTF to keep it solvent. The funding level in the extension is the same as those for FFY 2013 and FFY 2014 in MAP-21 at a prorated level. This should allow us to proceed as planned with projects in the TIP for the first two-thirds of FFY 2015 (i.e., through May 31, 2015). Most likely, there will be additional extensions of MAP-21 as Congress and the President delay taking action to stabilize revenues for transportation over the long term.
In addition, we expect to receive Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ) funds next year, which we did not program past this year due to uncertainty about their status and this regions ability to receive them as an attainment area for the most recently promulgated National Ambient Air Quality Standard for ground-level ozone. Based on the language in the extension and our FFY 2014 allocation, we should expect to receive approximately $4 million in CMAQ funds. Once this is validated by NYSDOT-Main Office, GTC staff will explore options with the TIP Development Committee.
As background, there was significant back and forth between the House and the Senate on the extension immediately prior to the August Congressional recess. Senate Democrats wanted a shorter term extension that would have only been through the end of the calendar year to allow for a new multi-year authorization to be considered in the lame duck session. Transportation Secretary Foxx is still pushing for this to occur, specifically consideration of the Administrations GROW AMERICA Act.
The House of Representatives is scheduled to begin discussion of a Continuing Resolution today, which would take effect at the beginning of FFY 2015 on October 1 and fund the federal government for 10 weeks through December 11.
The notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for Statewide and Metropolitan Planning was issued on June 2 with comments originally due September 2 but the deadline has since been extended to October 2. GTC staff worked with the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (AMPO), New York State AMPO (NYSAMPO), and NYSDOT on the review of the NPRM and development of comments to ensure that our concerns were addressed and have provided input on the AMPO and NYSAMPO comments. GTC discussed the implementation of the MAP-21 performance management requirements with the Government Accounting Office on August 18.
c. Old Business
(1) Update on the Genesee-Finger Lakes Regional Bridge Network Needs Assessment and Investment Strategy
At the June 19 meeting, GTC staff presented on the Regional Bridge Network Needs Assessment and Investment Strategy that would be undertaken in response to the impacts of postings and closures of bridges throughout the region; most notably, the closure of the NYS Route 33A bridge over the Erie Canal between Rochester and Gates on May 6.
GTC advertised a Request for Proposals for professional services to conduct the work on May 23 and three proposals were received by the June 16 deadline. A consultant selection committee comprised of Monroe County, Wyoming County, NYSDOT-Region 4, and GTC staff evaluated the proposals. Authorization to enter into a contract with the preferred consultant, Cambridge Systematics, was received on July 10 and the contract was executed on July 21.
The initial project management meeting between GTC staff and the consultant was held on July 25 and these meetings continue to be held weekly. Three meetings of the Steering Committee have been scheduled, and the first was held September 9.
At this time, the bulk of the necessary data has been assembled, initial analysis has begun, and performance measures have been selected. Completion of all technical work and deliverables is still expected by the end of the calendar year, per the original timeline, and GTC staff expects to present the final findings to the GTC Board at its December 11 meeting.
6. Action Items
a. Accepting reports as evidence of completion of various Unified Planning Work Program Tasks
James Hoffman suggested grouping items 1 through 5 under a single action and no Member or Alternate objected.
Jeffery Adair moved to approve proposed Resolutions 14-73 through 14-77; Tony LaFountain seconded the motion.
Richard Perrin reported on the following tasks:
(1) Accepting the Land Use Report for Monroe County, New York Major Projects Proposed, Approved, and Constructed in 2013 as evidence of completion of UPWP Task 4210 / Proposed Resolution 14-73
(2) Accepting the 2013 Regional Land Use Monitoring Report as evidence of completion of UPWP Task 4220 / Proposed Resolution 14-74
The land use reports produced by Monroe County and the Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council are annual products that provide information and analysis on changes in proposed development that will impact the transportation system. Consistent with past years, the majority of development continues to occur in Monroe County and the surrounding areas in Livingston, Ontario, and Wayne Counties, which encompass the Rochester Metropolitan Planning Area.
(3) Accepting the Inventory and Mapping of Regional Land Use Regulations as evidence of completion of UPWP Task 4230 / Proposed Resolution 14-75
The Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council surveyed municipalities in the region to develop an inventory and library of land use regulations (e.g., zoning codes, subdivision regulations, etc.) along with an associated Geographic Information System coverage that can be used for transportation, environmental, and comprehensive planning purposes.
(4) Accepting the Village of East Rochester Transportation Improvement Study as evidence of completion of UPWP Task 6808 / Proposed Resolution 14-76
East Rochester developed a multi-modal plan to ensure safe and efficient circulation, improved accessibility, and adequate parking for all users of the West Commercial Street corridor, which provides both access to and from the larger area via I-490 and serves as the communitys main thoroughfare. The plan identifies recommended transportation and regulatory projects and initiatives, including a gateway treatment on the western end of the corridor at I-490, access management, bicycle, and pedestrian improvements, and potential changes to the current zoning code.
(5) Accepting the Town of Greece Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan as evidence of completion of UPWP Task 8770 / Proposed Resolution 14-77
The Town of Greece has completed a town-wide plan to improve walking and bicycling. This included an inventory and assessment of bicycling and walking infrastructure and conditions that allowed for the identification of specific projects to close gaps in the sidewalk network, improve bicycling on the road network, and add multi-use trails that connect to the regional system. In addition, design guidance for the recommended projects, potential modifications to zoning and development regulations, and outreach and education programs to promote safer behavior by bicyclists, pedestrians, and drivers are provided.
The five tasks were reviewed and recommended for approval by the Planning Committee at its August 14th meeting.
The motion passed unopposed.
b. Endorsing the Regional Project Priorities List for the 2014 Transportation Alternatives Program Solicitation / Proposed Resolution 14-78
Terrence Rice moved to approve proposed Resolution 14-78; John Marren seconded the motion.
Richard Perrin provided an overview of the 2014 Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) solicitation and the draft 2014 TAP Regional Project Priorities List. Richard noted that TAP provides funding for communities to expand transportation choices by providing facilities for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other non-motorized forms of transportation.
Richard discussed the TAP timeline which began on February 19, 2014 with NYSDOTs distribution of the call for projects, and included workshops held in the cities of Batavia, Canandaigua, and Rochester as well as an opportunity for potential applicants to submit their draft proposals for review and comment by the evaluation team.
Richard stated that project evaluations were conducted by GTC, NYSDOT, and Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency staffs, and that the draft Regional Project Priorities List was also reviewed by the GTC TIP Development Committee (TDC) and Planning Committee prior to submission to the GTC Board. Richard noted that the 17 submitted applications requested approximately $10.6 million while its anticipated that $3.6 million will be available this funding round. Richard indicated that it is expected that announcement of funding awards will be made by the Governors office in December.
The motion passed unopposed.
c. Supporting NYSDOT-requested Functional Classification System reclassifications within the Rochester Metropolitan Planning Area / Proposed Resolution 14-79
Scott Leathersich moved to approve proposed Resolution 14-79; Daniel Hallowell seconded the motion
Richard Perrin explained that MAP-21 expanded the National Highway System (NHS) to include all Principal Arterials as of October 1, 2012 and that improvements to these facilities became eligible to receive funding through the new National Highway Performance Program (NHPP). Richard also explained that prior to the expansion, FHWA offered states the opportunity to identify proposed roadways to be reclassified as Principal Arterials. NYSDOT submitted numerous proposed reclassifications including some that were not accepted by FHWA. Richard stated that NYSDOT-Region 4 staff has informed GTC staff that they wish to resubmit a limited number of these proposed reclassifications, and that some newly-classified Principal Arterials may be considered as additions to the NHS by FHWA at a later date.
The motion passed unopposed.
d. Certifying that the Genesee Transportation Council complies with the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act requirements for representation by providers of public transportation / Proposed Resolution 14-80
Daniel Hogan moved to approve proposed Resolution 14-80; Jerry Davis seconded the motion.
Richard Perrin explained that MAP-21 includes provisions that require representation by providers of public transportation in each Metropolitan Planning Organization, such as GTC, that serves a Transportation Management Area. He discussed the requirement that the representatives cant wear two hats and explained that GTC meets this requirement because the Chairman of RGRTA and his designated alternate, the RGRTA CEO each have equal decision making rights and authorities as the other members that are on the policy board and do not also represent other entities on the MPO such as a local government.
The motion passed unopposed.
e. Amending the 2014-2017 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
James Hoffman suggested grouping items 1 through 25 under a single action and no Member or Alternate objected. Richard Perrin described each of the Resolutions including the source of funding offsets, if any.
John Marren moved to approve proposed Resolutions 14-81 through 14-105; Terrence Rice seconded the motion.
(1) Amending the 2014-2017 TIP by deferring phases of the Highland Crossing Trail project / Proposed Resolution 14-81
Richard Perrin explained that this amendment has been requested by the Town of Brighton. The project was selected to receive Transportation Enhancements Program funding earlier this year. These funds are dedicated to this project and being deferred from FFY 2014 to FFY 2015 due to delays in right-of-way acquisition. There is no impact to any other project or on the program as a whole.
(2) Amending the 2014-2017 TIP by increasing the cost of the Route 531 Interchange at Rt. 31 and Rt. 36 - Reconstruction project / Proposed Resolution 14-82
Richard Perrin stated that NYSDOT-Region 4 received an additional $7.6 million dollars of Highway Safety Improvement Program funds as part of a competitive statewide solicitation for projects that were able to demonstrate that they will result in safety improvements.
(3) Amending the 2014-2017 TIP by deferring a phase of the Route 390 @ I-490 Interchange Improvements Stage 1 (Lyell Bridge) project / Proposed Resolution 14-83
Richard reported that NYSDOT-Region 4 is proposing to defer funds for right-of-way acquisition to 2015 as they will not receive approval from FHWA to proceed with acquisition by the end of this month.
(4) Amending the 2014-2017 TIP by reprogramming select phases of the I-390 Interchange Improvements @ Exit 16 project / Proposed Resolution 14-84
Richard indicated that NYSDOT-Region 4 has received authorization from NYSDOT-Main Office to accelerate a portion of the funding to allow for the remaining two phases of the project to be conducted simultaneously using a design-build contract.
(5) Amending the 2014-2017 TIP by decreasing the cost of the NHPP Block Program project / Proposed Resolution 14-85
Richard explained that this action provides unprogrammed National Highway Performance Program (NHPP) funds to increase the federal share to the maximum allowable amount for the I-590 (I-390 to Highland Ave.) Preventive Maintenance project with no change in the total cost (Proposed Resolution 14-86) and provides a portion of the offset for the cost increase on the Inner Loop Bridge over Brown's Raceway project (Proposed Resolution 14-96).
(6) Amending the 2014-2017 TIP by increasing the federal share of and reprogramming select phases of the I-590 (I-390 to Highland Ave.) Preventive Maintenance project / Proposed Resolution 14-86
(7) Amending the 2014-2017 TIP by decreasing the cost of the I-390 Interchange Improvements @ Rt. 15 (Exit 16 Part 2) project / Proposed Resolution 14-87
Richard Perrin reported that due to lower than estimated bids on the project, NYSDOT-Region 4 was able to construct the project with funds programmed in 2013. This makes $2.0 million of FFY 2014 Highway Safety Improvement Program funds available to projects that can be accelerated into the current FFY or have cost increases. These include:
An increase in the total cost of the Pratt Rd. & Powers Rd. Intersection Improvement project (Proposed Resolution 14-88)
Acceleration of the Rt. 33 (Buffalo Rd) Improvements from I-490 to Marway Circle project (Proposed Resolution 14-89)
Acceleration of the Monroe County Horizontal Curve Sign Upgrade project (Proposed Resolution 14-90)
An increase in federal funds for the Rt. 404 Intersection Improvements @ Five Mile Line Rd. & Hard Rd. project (Proposed Resolution 14-91)
An increase in federal funds for the Rt. 104 Intersection Improvements at Rt 104A and Rt 414 project (Proposed Resolution 14-92)
Richard further stated that FFY 2015 funds from the Rt. 33 (Buffalo Rd) Improvements from I-490 to Marway Circle project (Proposed Resolution 14-89) and the Monroe County Horizontal Curve Sign Upgrade project (Proposed Resolution 14-90) that were replaced with FFY 2014 funds, as well as the balance of funds from decreasing the cost of the I-390 Interchange Improvements @ Rt. 15 (Exit 16 Part 2) project (Proposed Resolution 14-87), would be placed into the HSIP Block Program project (Proposed Resolution 14-93) and would be available for reprogramming at a later date.
(8) Amending the 2014-2017 TIP by increasing the cost of the Pratt Rd. & Powers Rd. Intersection Improvement project / Proposed Resolution 14-88
(9) Amending the 2014-2017 TIP by decreasing the cost of the Rt. 33 (Buffalo Rd) Improvements from I-490 to Marway Circle project / Proposed Resolution 14-89
(10) Amending the 2014-2017 TIP by reprogramming a phase of the Monroe County Horizontal Curve Sign Upgrade project / Proposed Resolution 14-90
(11) Amending the 2014-2017 TIP by increasing the cost of the Rt. 404 Intersection Improvements @ Five Mile Line Rd. & Hard Rd. project / Proposed Resolution 14-91
(12) Amending the 2014-2017 TIP by increasing the cost of the Rt. 104 Intersection Improvements at Rt 104A and Rt 414 project / Proposed Resolution 14-92
(13) Amending the 2014-2017 TIP by increasing the cost of the HSIP Block Program project / Proposed Resolution 14-93
(14) Amending the 2014-2017 TIP deleting the Interstate System Preventive Maintenance (2014) project / Proposed Resolution 14-94
Richard noted that this action provides a portion of the offset for the cost increase on the Inner Loop Bridge over Brown's Raceway project (Proposed Resolution 14-96).
(15) Amending the 2014-2017 TIP by decreasing the cost of the Interstate 490 Bridge Painting - City of Rochester (FFY 2017) project / Proposed Resolution
Richard indicated that this action provides a portion of the offset for the cost increase on the Inner Loop Bridge over Brown's Raceway project (Proposed Resolution 14-96) by reducing the number and location of specific bridges to be included in the project. GTC staff scored the proposed bridges to see how they would have ranked if they had been proposed during the development of the TIP, and they ranked in the same tier as the bridges they are replacing.
(16) Amending the 2014-2017 TIP by increasing the cost of the Inner Loop Bridge over Brown's Raceway project / Proposed Resolution 14-96
As discussed previously, Richard indicated that the offsets for the cost increase are being provided by I-590 (I-390 to Highland Ave.) Preventive Maintenance (Proposed Resolution 14-86), Interstate System Preventive Maintenance (2014) (Proposed Resolution 14-94) and Interstate 490 Bridge Painting - City of Rochester (FFY 2017) (Proposed Resolution 14-95) projects.
(17) Amending the 2014-2017 TIP by reprogramming the Route 441 Prev. Maint. &
I-490 Bridges Prev. Maint. project / Proposed Resolution 14-97
Richard reported that there is no change in the cost of the project and the scope is being revised to include the portions of pavement on NYS Route 441 that are concrete and address pavements rather than bridges on I-490.
(18) Amending the 2014-2017 TIP by STP-Flex Block Program project / Proposed Resolution 14-98
Richard indicated that this action reprograms the funds that were made available as a result of Proposed Resolution 14-71 which was passed at the June 19 meeting to decrease the cost of the Clarendon Street Bridge over Falls Road Railroad project consistent with the Village of Albions intent to decommission the bridge. That decision was formalized via a vote of the Village Board after the June 19 meeting. Richard noted that this action provides federal funds for the Detailed Design phase of the Everman Road Bridge Replacement (Proposed Resolution 14-99) project and allows for the addition of the Upgrade of the Rochester/Monroe County ITS project (Proposed Resolution 14-100) project.
(19) Amending the 2014-2017 TIP by increasing the federal share of, deferring a phase of, and renaming the Everman Road Bridge Replacement project / Proposed Resolution 14-99
(20) Amending the 2014-2017 TIP by adding the Upgrade of the Rochester/Monroe County ITS project / Proposed Resolution 14-100
(21) Amending the 2014-2017 TIP by decreasing the cost of the STP-Urban Block Program project / Proposed Resolution 14-101
Richard stated that this action provides unprogrammed STP-Urban funds to allow for the addition of the East Henrietta Road Improvements (Rochester City Line to Stan Yale Drive) (Proposed Resolution 14-102) project and offset a cost increase on the Rochester/Monroe County Traffic Control Center project (Proposed Resolution 14-104).
(22) Amending the 2014-2017 TIP by adding the East Henrietta Road Improvements (Rochester City Line to Stan Yale Drive) project / Proposed Resolution 14-102
Richard indicated that, as part of the build-out of the CityGate development, the developer is responsible for modifying the lane configuration of a portion of East Henrietta Road in the City of Rochester. NYSDOT-Region 4, as part of the I-390 Interchange Improvements @ Exit 16 project, is modifying the lane configuration of another portion of East Henrietta Road in the Town of Brighton. There is a segment of East Henrietta Road in the City of Rochester between the improvements being made for CityGate and those being advanced by NYSDOT. This project would add the necessary funding for the City of Rochester to undertake additional work to ensure that the lane configurations will be consistent from the CityGate project to I-390. This is work that would not be required of the developer to mitigate impacts related to CityGate.
(23) Amending the 2014-2017 TIP by reprogramming select phases of the Broad Street Tunnel - East Approach/Aqueduct project / Proposed Resolution 14-103
Richard explained that this proposed change ensures that FFY 2014 funds that will not be available next year are obligated by reprogramming them to the Preliminary Engineering phase with earmark funds, which will still be available in FFY 2015, reprogrammed to the Detailed Design phase.
(24) Amending the 2014-2017 TIP by increasing the cost and changing the schedule of the Rochester/Monroe County Traffic Control Center project / Proposed Resolution 14-104
(25) Amending the 2014-2017 TIP by reinstating Five Safe Routes to School Program projects / Proposed Resolution 14-105
Richard indicated that this amendment has been requested by NYSDOT on behalf of the Villages of Arcade, Clyde, and LeRoy and the Towns of Victor and Williamson. These project were selected to receive Safe Routes to School Program funding in 2013. The funds are dedicated to these specific projects and are being added to the current TIP to allow for their advancement this year and next.
John Thomas noted that some type of graphic, perhaps a matrix, would be helpful in understanding the offsets involved in the TIP amendments. Richard Perrin indicated that GTC staff can look to making that information available to the Board, as its already used during the analysis of the amendments to ensure fiscal constraint is maintained.
The motion passed unopposed.
8. New Business
There was no new business.
9. Next Meeting
The next GTC Board meeting will be held on December 11, 2014 at the Radisson Hotel, 175 Jefferson Road in Henrietta.
The meeting adjourned at 9:51 a.m.