2015 August Agendas

TRANSPORTATION POLICY BOARD

FOR THE

EL PASO METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION (EPMPO)

(To be held at:)

El Paso MPO Office

211 N. Florence Street, (Boardroom )Suite 103

El Paso, Texas 79901

PROPOSED AGENDA --------------------- Friday, August 21, 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. Speakers will be allowed three (3) minutes for their comments. For more information, please contact Mayela Granados, (915) 212-0258 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 Report ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..…MPO

a. New Mexico Call for Projects

b. Project List Letters

c. Coordination for the development of 2017-2020 Horizon Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

d. Potential Horizon 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) Update

DISCUSSION AND ACTION:

4. Approve the minutes for the July 17, 2015 Transportation........................................................... Chairperson

Policy Board (TPB) meeting.

5. *Defer Executive Director’s Contract to the Executive Committee………………………………………………………………….Chairperson

for recommendations to the TPB (TPB may elect to retire into *Executive Session for this item).

6. Approve the Federal Fiscal Years (FFYs) 2016-2017 Unified ……………………………………………………………………………….MPO

Planning Work Program (UPWP) and close public involvement.

7. Allow the TPB Chairperson to execute a Resolution in support of …………………………………………………….…TPAC Chair/TXDOT

The Border Highway East (BHE) Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) Study.

8. Request Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) to convert........................................................ MPO

remaining FYs 2015 and 2016 Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Program funds to Surface Transportation

Program (STP) funds.

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

REPORTS:

10. Update on the El Paso Teens in Driver Seat Program ………………………………………………………………………………………TTI

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

12. Next Meeting: The next meeting of the TPB is scheduled at 9:00 a.m. on the 18th day of September 2015 at the El Paso MPO Office located at 211 N. Florence, Boardroom Ste. 103 (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 14th day of August 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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