GENESEE TRANSPORTATION COUNCIL
PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING
Livingston County Highway Department
4389 Gypsy Lane, Groveland
February 12, 2015
PLANNING COMMITTEE MEMBERS PRESENT
Angela Ellis, Livingston County (Vice Chairperson)
Erik Frisch, City of Rochester At Large
Todd Gadd, Wyoming County
Andrea Guzzetta, Rochester City Council
Daniel Hallowell, New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT)-Region 4
David Hartman, Yates County
Scott Leathersich, Monroe County At-Large (Chairperson)
Terrence Rice, Monroe County
Kevin Rooney, Wayne County
C. Mitchell Rowe, Rochester City Planning Commission
Bill Wright, Ontario County
David Zorn, Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council (G/FLRPC)
ALTERNATE REPRESENTATIVES PRESENT
Rochelle Bell, Monroe County Planning Board, representing Thomas Goodwin
David Cook, Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority (RGRTA), representing Bill Carpenter
PLANNING COMMITTEE MEMBERS ABSENT AND UNREPRESENTED
Mark Assini, Monroe County Supervisors Association
Robert J. Colby, Monroe County
William Eick, Orleans County
James Fletcher, Monroe County At-Large
Roy Gates, Seneca County
Timothy Hens, Genesee County
Norman Jones, City of Rochester
Edward Muszynski, Empire State Development Corporation
Douglas J. Tokarczyk, NYS Thruway Authority
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
Don Higgins, Livingston County
Joel Kleinberg, NYSDOT-Region 4
Daniel Moore, Livingston County
Richard Perrin, GTC staff
Christopher Reeve, NYSDOT-Region 4
Roseann Schmid, Fisher Associates
James Stack, GTC staff
Chris Tortora, GTC staff
Robert Torzynski, GTC staff
Scott Leathersich, Planning Committee Chairperson, called the meeting to order at 10:11 a.m. Members, Alternates, and others present introduced themselves.
2. Public Forum
No one from the public spoke during the Public Forum.
3. Approval of Minutes
Bill Wright moved for approval of the minutes from the January 8, 2015 Planning Committee meeting; Erik Frisch seconded the motion. The minutes were approved as presented.
4. Reports and Action on Old Business
a. Reports of UPWP Projects and Other Activities
Richard Perrin reported:
GTC Strategic Planning: The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for the National Performance Management Measures for pavements and bridges was published January 5 with comments due April 6. A meeting of the MAP-21 Working Group of the NYS Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (AMPO) was held February 11 to discuss this NPRM. Both the national AMPO and American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) have requested a five-week extension for submitting comments given the complexity of the proposed rule. GTC staff have reviewed and commented on various proposals including one requested by associations serving local interests from Representative Rodney Davis of Illinois (13th District), entitled the "Empowering Local Government Act of 2015", which would amend the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) by apportioning more funds to the Surface Transportation Program (STP) and then distributing a greater portion of STP funds based on population.
Regional Traffic Count Collection: Counts on hold until spring 2015.
LRTP Update/Implementation: GTC staff is continuing the development of the Long Range Transportation Plan for the Genesee-Finger Lakes Region 2040 (LRTP 2040) with multiple sections of the draft document being produced. The second survey for the general public was distributed beginning January 9. A freight-specific survey was posted January 16 and distributed by G/FLRPC, the Rochester Business Alliance, and the Industrial Development Agencies from Genesee and Orleans counties during the weeks of January 19 and 26. Work on the GTC Travel Demand Model to fully incorporate what will be the expanded Rochester Metropolitan Planning Area is continuing with delivery of the final model expected by early-March.
Genesee-Finger Lakes Regional Critical Transportation Infrastructure Vulnerability Assessment: The draft technical memoranda presenting and discussing the inventory of existing conditions and hazard extents were distributed to the Steering Committee on February 6 with comments due February 23.
Diversion Route Planning Initiative: GTC staff are continuing production of the maps of the draft preferred diversion routes for all Principal Arterials in the region. An initial version of the document has been drafted and is under revision.
Congestion Management Process (CMP): GTC staff is continuing the review and assessment of potential travel time reliability performance measures for incorporation in the LRTP 2040. 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.
Greater Rochester Regional Commuter Choice Program: GTC staff discussed the draft version of the awareness campaign document that identifies likely customers and potential outreach and marketing strategies with RGRTA on February 3. RGRTA will work with GTC on implementing a social media campaign and reaching out to large employers, as well as considering print materials and associated distribution.
Travel Time Data Collection Program: GTC staff are discussing the lack of data for certain roadways with the vendor; specifically, those roadways that do not have a traditional morning and evening peak period component.
Regional Mobility Management Business Planning: No progress to report.
Genesee-Finger Lakes Regional Trails Initiative Update: The inventory of existing conditions and gap analysis has been finalized with distribution to the Steering Committee to occur in late-February along with draft alternatives.
Regional Walkability Improvement Program: The windshield surveys and walkability audits have been completed for the Villages of Avon and Bergen and the Cities of Canandaigua and Geneva. Work is continuing on the draft reports for each community for review by the local Steering Committees.
Rochester Area Bike Sharing Program Study: The second public meeting was held on January 28. The project is provided for consideration and potential recommendation to the GTC Board as agenda item 5.d.
Terry Rice asked for clarification on the Empowering Local Government Act of 2015 and how this fits with how New York State and AASHTO are approaching the issue. Richard responded that NYSDOT supports the ability to use National Highway Performance Program (NHPP) funds on bridges regardless of whether or not theyre located on the National Highway System. AMPO and the other organizations representing local governments would prefer a larger amount in STP and a greater portion of STP apportioned based on population.
David Zorn reported:
Regional Land Use Monitoring Report: The contact list has been updated, surveys have been distributed to assess 2014 activity, and responses are being processed.
Inventory and Mapping of Regional Land Use Regulations: The report is complete and was accepted by the GTC Board at its September 11, 2014 meeting.
Regional Rights-of-Way Study: Preliminary analysis of the data is underway including draft corridor identification.
Regional Viewshed Inventory and Analysis: Four counties have identified sites. Staff is working on site identification for two additional counties including conducting a windshield survey, mapping, and GIS layer development.
Regional Atlas: The Atlas is complete and was accepted by the GTC Board at its June 19, 2014 meeting.
Angela Ellis reported:
Dansville Transportation and Commercial & Industrial Access Study: The consultant is revising the draft final report in response to Steering Committee comments. A final revised draft is anticipated next week.
Rochelle Bell reported:
Monroe County Land Use Monitoring: Surveys have been distributed to assess 2014 activity and initial survey results are being received.
Terry Rice reported:
Monroe County High Accident Location Program: No progress to report.
Richard Perrin reported:
Ontario County Freight Corridor Development Plan: The Consultant Selection Committee met January 27 and has decided to interview three consultant teams with the interviews scheduled for February 18.
City of Rochester
Erik Frisch reported:
JOSANA Trail Feasibility Study: The final public meeting was held on January 27 and a Steering Committee meeting to discuss the comments received and draft final recommendations is scheduled for February 24.
Rochester East Main Arts & Market District Plan: Focus Groups were held January 27 and January 28, and data collection is underway. A parking survey is being developed and will be administered when events are held at the same time at the Main Street Armory and the Auditorium Theatre to gauge impacts during periods of high demand.
Mt. Read Boulevard Corridor Study: The study is complete and was accepted by the GTC Board at its December 11, 2014 Meeting.
Rochester Bicycle Boulevard Plan: The consultant is completing conceptual designs of the final recommendations for internal City staff review based on Steering Committee and stakeholder input.
David Cook reported:
RGRTA Regional Operational Service Audit: The RFP is ready to be advertised.
RTS Route Overhaul and Refinement Analysis: RTS Monroe is proposing to combine Routes 12 and 2 to form Route 25 Thurston/MCC and four public information meetings on this change have been scheduled between February 17 and February 19. RGRTA is also looking at a possible connection between Monroe and Livingston Counties, with the link being considered at a location in the Town of Rush.
Bus Stop Optimization Study: Discussions are underway between the City of Rochester, Monroe County, and RGRTA regarding the draft study recommendations.
Rochester Area Vanpool Feasibility Study: RGRTA is awaiting the return of the signed contract from the selected consultant and anticipates signature by the RGRTA CEO and issuance of a Notice to Proceed soon thereafter.
Richard Perrin reported:
Downtown Seneca Falls Parking and Improvement Study: The Consultant Selection Committee conducted interviews with two consultant teams January 29 and selected Parsons Brinckerhoff.
Hojack Trail Feasibility Study: The Consultant Selection Committee conducted interviews with two consultant teams and is continuing deliberations on the recommendation of a preferred consultant to the town board.
East Rochester Transportation Improvement Study: The project was accepted by the GTC Board at its September 11, 2014 meeting.
Village of Scottsville Zoning Code Update: The first Steering Committee meeting was held January 20 and a public zoning workshop is scheduled for February 12. The second Steering Committee meeting is scheduled for March 24 to discuss initial concepts inclusive of the public comments received.
NYS Route 250 Transit Supportive Mixed Use Development District: The draft design manual is continuing to be revised prior to being submitted to the Steering Committee for its review.
Town of Penfield Transit Supportive Mixed Use Development District: The RFP has been finalized and is expected to be advertised when the draft design manual from the NYS Route 250 Transit Supportive Mixed Use District is complete.
Terry Rice asked for clarification on this project, noting that at the January 8 Planning Committee Meeting it was suggested that the Town may no longer be interested in advancing this project. Richard Perrin responded that there has been no formal request to remove this task from the UPWP and if and when correspondence to that effect is received, appropriate action can be taken during June as part of the annual budget reconciliation.
Village of Brockport Active Transportation Plan: The inventory of existing conditions will be distributed to the Steering Committee for review by the end of February and the initial public meeting will be scheduled for April.
Town of Henrietta Bicycle and Pedestrian Trail Plan: The inventory of existing conditions will be distributed to the Steering Committee for review by the end of February and the initial public meeting is being scheduled for late-March.
Pittsford Active Transportation Plan: The preferred consultant was selected on January 20 and the contract is being drafted.
Town of Greece Active Transportation Plan: The project was accepted by the GTC Board at its September 11, 2014 meeting.
Town of Chili Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning Study: The Steering Committee met January 8 to review draft alternatives, which (incorporating Steering Committee comments) were presented at the second public meeting on February 5.
Town of Perinton Active Transportation Plan: The draft existing conditions, needs assessment, and summary of public comments documents have been distributed to the Steering Committee with comments due February 13.
b. Any Other Old Business or Announcements
Richard Perrin provided the following updates:
By his election as Chairman of the Seneca County Board of Supervisors, Seneca Falls Supervisor Don Earle is a Member of the GTC Board.
By his election as President of the Monroe County Town Supervisors Association, Brighton Supervisor William Moehle is a Member of the GTC Board. Supervisor Moehle has appointed Penfield Supervisor Tony LaFountain as his Alternate to the GTC Board.
1. Federal Legislative and Funding Update
The President released his Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2016 budget request on February 2. The President is seeking to increase both the defense and non-defense spending caps included in the Budget Control Act of 2011. A similar proposal was made last year and largely disregarded. That may change this year with Democrats supporting an increased level of spending.
The transportation component is based on a six-year, $478.3 billion version of the Generating Renewal, Opportunity, and Work with Accelerated Mobility, Efficiency, and Rebuilding of Infrastructure and Communities throughout America (GROW AMERICA) Act, which was a four-year $302.3 billion bill in last years budget request.
The bill would be paid for by extending existing fuel taxes and other taxes plus depositing an additional $40 billion per year from a one-time 14 percent repatriation tax on overseas corporate earnings into the Transportation Trust Fund. Its worth noting that this is still only a temporary fix to the funding shortfall as the Administration acknowledges that after the last year of the bill, revenues would revert to what would be raised through the existing fuel taxes and other taxes in FFY 2022, resulting in annual cash deficits of $29 billion.
The revenues would provide for an authorization that would increase FHWA obligation limits 25 percent from $41 billion to $51 billion and FTA revenues from $10.9 billion to $18.4 billion, an increase of 69 percent with $5.3 billion of the $7.5 billion increase going to formula grants. The Federal Railroad Administration budget would increase 209 percent with grants to Amtrak rising from $1.4 billion to $2.5 billion and a new $2.3 billion Passenger Rail Grant Program. In terms of revisions to the programmatic structure of MAP-21, Transportation Secretary Foxx said yesterday that the formulas would remain the same but there would be added flexibility as a result of the increased funding.
2. Genesee-Finger Lakes Regional Bridge Network Needs Assessment and Investment Strategy
As discussed previously, all of the technical work was completed by the end of Calendar Year 2014. A presentation on the initiative was made to the Planning Committee at the January 8 meeting. This presentation was refined and made again on January 20 at the New York State County Highway Superintendents Association winter conference. It was well-received and a number of attendees had questions on the methodology and suggestions for how something similar could be conducted in their area.
The briefing book was finalized and an initial set of copies has been produced by the consultant. A second set is being printed so that there will be enough for all Members and Alternates of the GTC Board and Planning Committee, as well as other interested stakeholders. GTC staff expects distribution to occur the week of February 16.
5. Action Items
a. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning adopting the FY 2015-2016 Unified Planning Work Program / Proposed Council Resolution 15-1
Richard Perrin reported that the draft FY 2015-2016 Unified Planning Work Program (FY 2015-2016 UPWP) project list was approved for public review at the January 8 Planning Committee meeting. It was made available for public review from January 9 through February 9 on the GTC website and at the GTC office, county planning offices, the NYSDOT-Region 4 office, and the central repository libraries in the Rochester Metropolitan Planning Area counties. One public comment was received in support of the Irondequoit Active Transportation plan.
As there was no significant support for a proposal not included in the draft list nor opposition to one that was, the draft UPWP document that has been provided to the Planning Committee represents the program provided for public review via the draft project list.
Richard noted minor edits that GTC staff have identified so far and stated that GTC staff will conduct a full editorial review and necessary edits will be made prior to mailing the Planning Committee-recommended final draft FY 2015-2016 UPWP document to the GTC Board.
Terry Rice asked how fourth quarter charges are treated. Richard Perrin replied that the UPWP will account for charges through the third quarter and that the fourth quarter charges will be accounted for in an omnibus resolution to amend the UPWP in June. Terry Rice indicated that he thought that the High Accident Location Program funds were spent down as of the end of the third quarter; Richard responded that the staff would look into it to make sure the figures are accurate before mailing the final draft to the GTC Board.
Bill Wright moved to recommend that the GTC Board adopt Proposed Council Resolution 15-1; Terry Rice seconded the motion. The motion passed unopposed.
b. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning expanding the Rochester Metropolitan Planning Area to encompass the 2010 Census-defined Rochester Urbanized Area / Proposed Council Resolution 15-2
Richard Perrin explained that following each decennial Census, the U.S. Census Bureau reviews and updates Urban Area Boundaries across the nation and that Urban Areas with a population of 50,000 or more are classified as Urbanized Areas (e.g., the Rochester Urbanized Area). Richard noted that the Metropolitan Planning Area (MPA) for each MPO must encompass the entire Urbanized Area plus contiguous areas expected to become urbanized within a 20-year forecast period.
Since the changes in population and land use in the Genesee-Finger Lakes Region reflected in the U.S. Census Bureaus update resulted in an expansion of the Rochester Urbanized Area beyond the current MPA, the MPA needs to be expanded to encompass the expanded Rochester Urbanized Area. Richard noted that, as required, the proposed expanded MPA has been discussed and agreed upon by the GTC and NYSDOT, acting on behalf of the Governor of New York State.
Bill Wright moved to recommend that the GTC Board adopt Proposed Council Resolution 15-2; Kevin Rooney seconded the motion. The motion passed unopposed.
c. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning updating the Functional Classification of Roadways within the Rochester Metropolitan Planning Area / Proposed Council Resolution 15-3
Richard Perrin explained the purpose of functional classification and the need, within three years of the FHWAs approval of Adjusted Urban Area Boundaries (which occurred on March 6, 2014), to update functional classifications in the GTC Transportation Improvement Program Area. Richard then introduced Chris Tortora to discuss the effort.
Chris provided an explanation of the methodology utilized to update the functional classifications, which was primarily based on the standard deviation in Annual Average Daily Traffic (AADT) for candidate roads from the mean for each functional classification roadways with AADTs greater than two standard deviations from the mean were reviewed for potential classification changes as well as the consideration of roadway attributes, classification spacing and overall system continuity/connectivity. Chris also explained that GTC staff requested any proposed changes from member agencies in the TIP Area and that these proposed changes, as well as the GTC staff-initiated changes, are included within the set of proposed changes.
Erik Frisch asked what would be the effect of this action on the Villages of Rushville and Clifton Springs. Richard Perrin replied that it would have an impact on Rushville if the functional classification of any of the roads in the Ontario County portion of the village were to change.
Terry Rice moved to recommend that the GTC Board adopt Proposed Council Resolution 15-3; Kevin Rooney seconded the motion. The motion passed unopposed.
d. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning accepting the Rochester Area Bike Sharing Program Study as evidence of completion of UPWP Task 8780 / Proposed Council Resolution 15-4
Richard Perrin provided an introduction, emphasizing the importance of public, private, and not-for-profit partnerships in advancing any prospective bike share system, in keeping with recent press coverage as well as the study recommendations.
Robert Torzynski provided an overview of the project background, the process followed, and the recommendations.
David Cook asked if the project costs are net of revenue. Robert replied in the affirmative. David Cook asked if there are systems in similar sized cities. Robert replied that there are, as well as a wide range from very small systems to very large ones such as Citi Bike in New York City, and that Rochester is generally in the middle of the range.
Richard Perrin noted that a bike share system would be complementary to other transportation improvements supporting bicycling and that providing safe facilities will help to drive the success of the bike share system.
Erik Frisch asked who will take the lead on moving this forward. He reported that several locally prominent developers recognize the benefits of bike sharing and may be willing to financially support the location of a docking station at their sites. Richard Perrin replied that GTC will take the lead on identifying prospective public, private, and not-for-profit partners to begin a community discussion on sponsorship and management.
David Cook moved to recommend that the GTC Board adopt Proposed Council Resolution 15-4; Erik Frisch seconded the motion. The motion passed unopposed.
e. Action and recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2014-2017 Transportation Improvement Program / Proposed Planning Committee Resolutions 15-1 through 15-4 and Proposed Council Resolutions 15-5 through 15-25
Richard Perrin noted that the proposed actions have been grouped based on the provision of offsets between them, and not by requesting agency as has been past practice. Richard also noted that a matrix showing the funding offsets between proposed actions, including abbreviated names as suggested by Terry Rice will be made available via the GTC website. This will allow anyone to more easily see the relationships between the separate amendments, as well as the overall package of recommended changes.
Scott Leathersich suggested that the first four items, all proposed Planning Committee Resolutions, be grouped for consideration under a single action. No member or alternate objected.
1. Action concerning modifying the 2014-2017 TIP by modifying the project Notes of the City of Rochester Highway Preventive Maintenance Group # 4 project / Proposed Planning Committee Resolution 15-1 (City of Rochester)
Erik Frisch discussed the purpose of and need to clarify the project notes and noted this action has no effect on project costs.
2. Action concerning modifying the 2014-2017 TIP by 2014-2017 TIP by modifying the costs of select phases of the Monroe Co. Camera Deployment & ITS Integration Stage 5 project Monroe County Highway Preventive Maintenance #2 project / Proposed Planning Committee Resolution 15-2 (Monroe County)
Terry Rice described the purpose of and need for the change. He noted the change is funded via an earmark and does not affect any other project.
3. Action concerning modifying the 2014-2017 TIP by 2014-2017 TIP by modifying the costs of select phases of the Erie Canalway Trail West of NYS Route 414 project / Proposed Planning Committee Resolution 15-3 (NYSDOT on behalf of the Village of Clyde)
4. Action concerning modifying the 2014-2017 TIP by 2014-2017 TIP by modifying the costs of select phases of the Applinville Road Bridge Replacement project / Proposed Planning Committee Resolution 15-4 (NYSDOT on behalf of Livingston County)
Dan Hallowell discussed Resolutions 15-3 and 15-4, explaining that each consists of moving funds within the project between phases with no change to the overall cost or fund source. No offset is required.
Bill Wright moved to adopt Proposed Planning Committee Resolutions 15-1 through 15-4; Dave Hartman seconded the motion. The motion passed unopposed.
Bill Wright moved to recommend that the GTC Board adopt Proposed Council Resolutions 15-5 through 15-25; Dan Hallowell seconded the motion.
Following the motion, the Planning Committee determined that the Resolutions would be briefly discussed, followed by questions, if any, and a vote.
5. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2014-2017 TIP by decreasing the cost of the HSIP Block Program project / Proposed Council Resolution 15-5 (NYSDOT and Monroe County)
6. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2014-2017 TIP by increasing the cost of the Monroe County Horizontal Curve Sign Upgrade project / Proposed Council Resolution 15-6 (Monroe County)
7. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2014-2017 TIP by adding the Route 252 at John St./BHTL Intersection Safety Improvements project / Proposed Council Resolution 15-7 (NYSDOT)
8. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2014-2017 TIP by deleting the CSX Westshore Line Railroad Crossings in Monroe County project / Proposed Council Resolution 15-8 (NYSDOT)
9. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2014-2017 TIP by increasing the cost of and changing the name of the CSX Main Line Railroad Crossings in Monroe County project / Proposed Council Resolution 15-9 (NYSDOT)
10. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2014-2017 TIP by reprogramming select phases of the CSX Main Line Railroad Crossings in Genesee County project / Proposed Council Resolution
Richard Perrin discussed Proposed Council Resolutions 15-5 through 15-10, including the purpose of each and any applicable offsets.
11. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2014-2017 TIP by advancing portions of phases of the Canandaigua Road Bridge over the Erie Canal project / Proposed Council Resolution 15-11 (NYSDOT)
12. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2014-2017 TIP by deleting the NYSDOT Principal Arterial or Higher Preventive Maintenance @ 6 Locations (2016) project / Proposed Council Resolution 15-12 (NYSDOT)
13. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2014-2017 TIP by decreasing the cost of the NYSDOT Principal Arterial or Higher Preventive Maintenance @ 7 Locations (2017) project / Proposed Council Resolution 15-13 (NYSDOT)
14. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2014-2017 TIP by deferring a phase of the Route 441 and I-490 Concrete Repairs project / Proposed Council Resolution 15-14 (NYSDOT)
15. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2014-2017 TIP by adding the Lake Ontario State Parkway Preventive Maintenance (Rt. 390 to ORorke Bridge) project / Proposed Council Resolution 15-15 (NYSDOT)
16. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2014-2017 TIP by adding the Route 104 Preventive Maintenance (Rt. 390 to Kodak Park Bridge) project / Proposed Council Resolution 15-16 (NYSDOT)
Daniel Hallowell discussed Proposed Council Resolutions 15-11 through
15-16, including the purpose of each and any applicable offsets.
17. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2014-2017 TIP by decreasing the cost of the STP-Urban Block Program project / Proposed Council Resolution 15-17 (City of Rochester and Monroe County)
Richard Perrin discussed Proposed Council Resolution 15-17.
18. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2014-2017 TIP by reprogramming select phases of the Rochester/Monroe County Traffic Control Center project / Proposed Council Resolution
15-18 (Monroe County)
Terry Rice discussed Proposed Council Resolution 15-18, including the purpose of the Resolution and identified the offset.
19. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2014-2017 TIP by decreasing the cost of the City of Rochester Highway Preventive Maintenance Group # 2 project / Proposed Council Resolution 15-19 (City of Rochester)
20. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2014-2017 TIP by decreasing the cost of the Ridgeway Avenue Improvements project / Proposed Council Resolution 15-20 (City of Rochester) (See page 53)
21. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2014-2017 TIP by increasing the cost of the Downtown Two-Way Conversion Phase II project / Proposed Council Resolution 15-21 (City of Rochester)
Erik Frisch discussed Proposed Council Resolutions 15-19 through 15-21, including the purpose of each and any applicable offsets.
22. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2014-2017 TIP by increasing the Federal share of the Erie Station Road Reconstruction project / Proposed Council Resolution 15-22 (NYSDOT on behalf of Monroe County)
23. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2014-2017 TIP by deleting the Replace 6 Lift Line Buses FFY 2015 project / Proposed Council Resolution 15-23 (RGRTA)
24. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2014-2017 TIP by decreasing the cost of the Replace 30 Transit Buses FFY 2016 project / Proposed Council Resolution 15-24 (RGRTA)
25. Recommendation to the GTC Board concerning amending the 2014-2017 TIP by reinstating the RGRTA Data Warehouse & Business Intelligence System project / Proposed Council Resolution 15-25 (RGRTA)
Richard Perrin discussed Proposed Council Resolutions 15-22 through 15-25, including the purpose of each and any applicable offsets.
Dan Hallowell distributed an additional amendment request to reinstate the Rochester Intermodal Station to the TIP. Dan explained that, at the request of NYSDOT-Main Office, the project will be implemented under a Design-Build contract, with a total project cost of $29,525,000. Proposed Resolution 15-25 would establish a Federal Fiscal Year 2015 construction phase at $6,525,000 ($5,400,000 Federal).
The source of Federal funds is the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ). Dan indicated that the source of the CMAQ funds will be the Main Office set-aside of CMAQ funds and not regionally-designated CMAQ funds.
Richard Perrin asked Dan to clarify and confirm that the CMAQ funds used for this project are separate from those CMAQ funds formerly anticipated for FFY 2015 that are currently being withheld from the region by NYSDOT-Main Office. Dan confirmed this interpretation and explained that the CMAQ funds for this project have been planned to be programmed for the project since its inception and have been rolled over from year-to-year by NYSDOT-Main Office until such time that the project was ready to use them, which is now. Richard Perrin indicated that staff intended to continue seeking clarification on the fate of the formerly-anticipated CMAQ funds for FFY 2015 and the specific reason that they are being withheld.
Richard Perrin indicated this amendment would be presented as Proposed Resolution 15-26.
Bill Wright moved to recommend that the GTC Board adopt Proposed Council Resolutions 15-5 through 15-26; Dan Hallowell seconded the motion. The motion passed unopposed.
6. New Business
There was no new business to discuss.
7. Public Forum
No member of the public spoke during the Public Forum.
8. Next Meeting
April 9, 2015 at Ontario Safety Training Facility
2914 County Rd. 48
All materials for items to be considered at this meeting should be submitted to GTC staff no later than Friday, March 27, 2015.
The meeting adjourned at 11:58 a.m.