2014 February Agendas

TRANSPORTATION POLICY BOARD

FOR THE

EL PASO METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION (MPO)

(To be held at:)

El Paso MPO Office

10767 Gateway Blvd. West, Suite 605

El Paso, Texas 79935

PROPOSED AGENDA  FRIDAY, February 7, 2014 at 9:00 A.M.

Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance.......................................................................................................................................................... Chair

OPEN COMMENT PERIOD

The Transportation Policy Board (TPB) will allow speakers from the audience to comment on any transportation related issue that is not on the agenda. During the course of the meeting, audience members will be given an opportunity to discuss each item in the order in which it appears on the agenda, after the Board has discussed the item. The TPB retains the option to set reasonable limits on the number, frequency, and length of presentations. For more information, please contact Mayela Granados, (915) 591-9735, Ext. 11 at the MPO Office.

REPORT

1. Executive Director’s Report........................................................................................................................................................ ……….MPO

DISCUSSION AND ACTION:

2. Approve the minutes for the January 10, 2014 Transportation Policy.................................................................................................. Chair

Board (TPB) meeting.

DISCUSSION AND ACTION TO APPROVE RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE TRANSPORTATION PROJECT ADVISORY COMMITTEE

(TPAC) TO:

3. Develop a resolution to adopt the 2013 El Paso County Comprehensive................................................................................. ..TPAC Chair

Mobility Plan.

4. Amend the 2035 Mission Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), the .................................................................................... TPAC Chair

Mission 2013-2016 Mission Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), the Horizon 2040 MTP, and the Horizon 2013-2016

TIP to program projects with Texas Transportation Commission (TTC) discretionary funds (approximately $10 million) that have been

made available to the El Paso Region as follows:

a. Pedestrian Overpasses project in FY 2014 using $2.7 million of Category 5/Surface Transportation Program (STP Flex) funds;

b. Downtown Pedestrian Wayfinding project in FY 2015 using $800,000 of Category 9/STP Flex funds;

c. Improvements to Santa Fe Street and West Franklin Ave project in FY 2015 using $1 million of Category 9/STP Flex funds;

d. Street Median and Parkway Landscaping project in FY 2015 using $5,500,000 of Category 9/STP Flex funds.

DISCUSSION AND ACTION:

5. Proposed amendments for Fiscal Year (FY) 2014-2015 Unified Planning ........................................................................................... MPO

Work Program (UPWP) to program additional $ 50,759 of New Mexico funds and to transfer $20,000 of Texas funds from Subtask 4.2 Regional Transportation Modeling to Subtask 5.1 Innovative Transportation Funding Analysis.

6. Direction on development of a project selection process/methodology ……………………………………………………………………MPO

7. Approve request(s) to excuse absent TPB Member(s) from the meeting ………...…………………………….………………………...Chair

REPORTS:

8. Status of the 2008 Comprehensive Mobility Plan (’08 CMP)………………………………………………………..……………………TXDOT

9. Monthly Report ………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………….………Chair

10. Next Meeting: The next meeting of the Transportation Policy Board is scheduled at 9:00 a.m. on the 7th day of March 2014 at the El Paso MPO Office.

11. Adjournment.

Sign Language and foreign interpreters (provided that one is available) and copies of the Agenda will be provided in Braille, large print, other languages or audiotape upon request made at a minimum of 48 hours prior to the date and time of the meeting.

Lenguaje de señas, intérpretes al Español (a condición de que uno esté disponible) y copias de la agenda se proveerán en Braille, copias ampliadas, otros lenguajes o la cinta magnética para audio con petición de un mínimo de 48 horas antes de la fecha y de la hora de la reunión.

POSTED THIS 31st day of January 2014 at the County Court House, First Floor, 500 E. San Antonio Street, El Paso, Texas, New Mexico Public Regulation Commission (NMPRC) website: www.nmprc.state.nm.us

*EXECUTIVE SESSION

The Transportation Policy Board may retire into EXECUTIVE SESSION pursuant to the Texas Government Code, Chapter 551, Subchapter D, to discuss any of the following: (The items listed below are matters of the sort routinely discussed in Executive Session, but the Transportation Policy Board may move to Executive Session any of the items on this agenda, consistent with the terms of the Open Meetings Act.) The Transportation Policy Board will return to open session to take any final action and may also, at any time during the meeting, bring forward any of the following items for public discussion, as appropriate.

Section 551.071 CONSULTATION WITH ATTORNEY

Section 551.072 DELIBERATION REGARDING REAL PROPERTY

Section 551.073 DELIBERATION REGARDING PROSPECTIVE GIFTS

Section 551.074 PERSONNEL MATTERS

Section 551.076 DELIBERATION REGARDING SECURITY DEVICES

Section 551.087 DELIBERATION REGARDING ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT NEGOTIATIONS

Mayela Granados, Recording Secretary of the Transportation Policy Board

for the El Paso MPO Study Area

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