2015 April Agendas

TRANSPORTATION POLICY BOARD

FOR THE

EL PASO METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION (EPMPO)

(To be held at:)

El Paso MPO Office

10767 Gateway Blvd. West, Suite 605

El Paso, Texas 79935

PROPOSED AGENDA Friday, April 17, 2015 at 9:00 A.M.

1. Call to Order and Pledge of Allegiance ….………………………………………………..…………………………………………..Chairperson

2. OPEN COMMENT PERIOD……………………………………………………………………………………………………………...Chairperson

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.

(The agenda and backup materials for the meeting packet are available on the MPO webpage:

http://elpaso-web.civica.granicuslabs.com/default.htm )

REPORTS:

3. Executive Director’s Report on: ................................................................................................... ……….MPO

a. New Mexico Planning Activities.

b. New MPO Office Location information.

DISCUSSION AND ACTION:

4. Approve the minutes for the March 20, 2015 TPB meeting.......................................................... Chairperson

5. Authorize the TPB Chairperson to execute the Planning Agreement....................................................... MPO

between New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) and the El Paso MPO.

6. Amend the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014-2015 Unified Planning Work:.............................................................. MPO

Program (UPWP) to add Subtask 5.2 Integrated Corridor Management (ICM) Deployment Planning Grants Program and program

$250,000 for the project.

7. Recommend to defer evaluating a permanent solution for videotaping of ...................... .…..EC Chairperson

TPB, Executive Committee (EC), and Transportation Project Advisory Committee (TPAC) meetings at the new MPO Boardroom

Facility for consideration in the next fiscal year.

8. Request of:............................................................................................................ City Representative Acosta

a. Videotaping of Transportation Project Advisory Committee (TPAC).

b. Have video of meetings available online.

c. Have minutes of meetings available prior to the next subsequent TPAC meeting.

9. Amend the Horizon 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP).............................................. TPAC Chair

and the Horizon 2015-2018 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP):

a. Deprogram the Bicycle Plan & Program 2015 project, MPO ID# M081B/CSJ 0924-06-461, from Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 (City of El

Paso)

b. Deprogram the Country Club Road Roundabout project, MPO ID# P133X/CSJ 0924-06-479, from FY 2015 (City of El Paso)

c. Deprogram the Zaragoza International Bridge Park-n-Ride project, MPO ID# T070X/CSJ 0924-06-435, from FY 2015 (City of El

Paso)

d. Deprogram the Bicycle Plan & Program 2016 project, MPO ID# M081C/CSJ 0924-06-46, from FY 2016 (City of El Paso)

e. Move the Colonel John O. Ensor and Carrol T Welch Safe Routes to School project, MPO ID# E403X/CSJ 0924-06-511, from FY

2015 to FY 2016 (Horizon City)

f. Move the Eastlake Safe Routes to School project, MPO ID# E402X/CSJ 0924-06-514, from 2015 to FY 2016 (Horizon City)

g. Move the Sparks Sidewalk Improvements project, MPO ID# E401X/CSJ 0924-06-512, from FY 2015 to FY 2016 (County of El

Paso)

h. Move the Westway Sidewalk Improvements project, MPO ID# E106X/CSJ 0924-06-513, from FY 2015 to FY 2016 (County of El

Paso)

i. Program the Metropia Synergy Solution (previously known as Smartrek) project in FY 2015 using $1,838,000 of Category 12/

Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (12-CMAQ) funds, and $100,000 of local contribution from Metropia, for a total of $1,938.000

(Metropia)

10. Approve request(s) to excuse absent TPB Member(s) from the meeting ………...…………………………….………………...Chairperson

REPORTS:

11. Monthly Report/ Announcements………………………………….………………………………………………………………..…Chairperson

12. Next Meeting: The next meeting of the TPB is scheduled at 9:00 a.m. on the 29th day of May 2015 at the New El Paso MPO Office located at 211 N. Florence, Boardroom (1st Floor), El Paso, TX 79901

13. 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 10th day of April 2015 at the County Court House, First Floor, 500 East 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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