2015 February 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, February 20, 2015 at 9:00 A.M.

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

1. 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:

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

DISCUSSION AND ACTION:

3. Approve the minutes for the December 5, 2014 TPB meeting.................................................... Chairperson

4. 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.

5. Transportation Alternative Program (TAP) for FY 2016................................................................ TPAC Chair

a. Present the recommendations from the TPAC on a clearer process for scoring FY 2016 TAP projects.

b. Amend the Horizon 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) and the Horizon 2015-2018 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and approve FY 2016 Texas TAP projects, Socorro Safe Routes to School Phase II, and the UTEP Hawthorn St. Pedestrian and Bike Enhancements for inclusion in the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).

6. Amend the Horizon 2040 MTP and the Horizon 2015-2018 TIP: ................................................. TPAC Chair

a. To move the Paso Del Norte (PDN) Port of Entry and Stanton Port of Entry Bluetooth Wait System Projects from FY 2014 to FY

2015 in the MTP, and include in FY 2015 in the TIP using Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) funds in the amount of

$120,000 (construction $48,652 and non-construction $71,348) for the PDN Port of Entry project; and $120,000 (construction

$55,641 and non-construction $64,359) for the Stanton Port of Entry Project, and to assure that the TIP, budget and scope for

construction and non-construction agreements are consistent.

b. To deprogram the PDN Port of Entry Ready Lane Project in FY 2015 using CMAQ funds in the amount of $100,000.

c. To amend Arterial 1 Project cost to increase to $5,520,000 of Vehicle Registration Fee (VRF) funding.

d. To move Greg Drive / Edgemere Project from FY 2016 to FY 2015.

e. Proposition1, FY 2015, projects:

1. Loop 375 (Joe Battle) Widening from US 62/180 (Montana Avenue) to Bob Hope Drive for $22,000,000.

2. I-10 Frontage Lanes Rehabilitation and Operational Improvements Phase II from Westway to Loop 375 (Transmountain) for

$15,590,000.

f. To revise the scope of work for the City of El Paso Bicycle Plan & Program FY 2015 and FY 2016 projects to be Bicycle Education

and Outreach FY 2015 and FY 2016 projects. Each at a cost of $100,000 using CMAQ funds.

g. Move the Alameda Avenue (State Highway 20) Intersection Improvement and Rehabilitation from Padres Street to Americas

Avenue (Loop 375) project from FY 2015 to FY 2016.

7. Include the Mesa Park Interchange and Frontage Roads project in............................................. TPAC Chair

Appendix D of the Horizon 2040 MTP.

8. 5310 Urbanized Area Grant.......................................................................................................... TPAC Chair

a. Approve modifications to 5310 Program Management Plan (PMP).

b. Approve criteria for FY 2014 Urbanized Area Grant.

9. Adopt the El Paso MPO Regional Thoroughfare Network............................................................. TPAC Chair

10. Authorize the TPB Chairperson to execute the Office Lease between ................................................... MPO

211 Florence, LP and the El Paso MPO.

11. Authorize the TPB Chairperson to execute the 5310 Transportation ………………………………………………………………………MPO

Development Credit (TDC) Agreement between the El Paso MPO and Texas Department of Transportaion.

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

REPORTS:

13. Annual Listing of Obligated Projects for FY 2014..................................................................................... MPO

14. Monthly Report ………………………………………………………….……………………………………………………………….………Chair

15. Next Meeting: The next meeting of the TPB is scheduled at 9:00 a.m. on the 20th day of March 2015 at the El Paso MPO Office.

16. 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 12th day of February 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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