2016 February 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, February 19, 2016 at 9:00 A.M.

· CALL MEETING TO ORDER AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

· 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. 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:

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

a. Development of Horizon 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) Update and the 2017-2020 Transportation Improvement

Program (TIP).

b. Training Hours of Members.

DISCUSSION AND ACTION:

2. Approve the minutes for the January 22, 2016 Transportation.................................................... Chairperson

Policy Board (TPB).

3. Approve the recommendation from the Transportation Project Advisory.......................... TPAC Chairperson

Committee (TPAC) to amend the Horizon 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) and the Horizon 2015-2018 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) to:

a. Program the NM 273 Drainage and Guardrail Project, MPO ID# M640X/CN E100210.............. NMDOT

using $350,000 Surface Transportation Program (STP-Flex) funds in Fiscal Year (FY) 2017.

b. Program the Airport Road Improvements project, MPO ID# M639X/CN E100220...... Doña Ana County

using $294,931 of New Mexico Local Government Road Funding (LGRF), $8,432,000 of New Mexico Capital Outlay funds and

$100,000 of Doña Ana County Local Contribution for a total project cost of $8,826,931 in FY 2017.

4. Approve the recommendation from the Transportation Project Advisory.......................... TPAC Chairperson

Committee (TPAC) to amend the Horizon 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) and the Horizon 2015-2018 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) to:

a. Reprogram the Central Business District (CBD) 4 project from FY 2018 to FY 2020…………………………………...City of El Paso

in the amount of $12,016,000 using Surface Transportation Program - Metro Mobility (STP-MM) funds.

b. Reprogram in FY 2017, Zaragoza Port of Entry (POE) Pan American Drive & Winn …………………………..………City of El Paso

Road, Build Improvements Phase 1 project MPO ID# A524X-CAP/CSJ 0924-06-418, to reflect $600,000 of Preliminary

Engineering only.

c. Deprogram Zaragoza POE, Pan American Drive & Winn Road, Build Improvements ……………………….…………City of El Paso

Phase 2 project MPO ID# A524B-CAP/CSJ 0924-06-470 in the amount of $5,486,000 in FY 2019.

d. Program the Zaragoza POE, Pan American Drive & Winn Road, Build Improvements ………………………..….…...City of El Paso

(Construction) project MPO ID# A524X-CAP-2/CSJ 0924-06-418 for 4-lane divided from the Zaragoza POE Campus to Loop 375

at Pan American Drive in FY 2018 using Surfaced Transportation Program-Metro Mobility (STP-MM) in the amount of

$12,142,619.

5. Rescind $1M Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) funds......................................... .City of El Paso

that were set aside at the September 18, 2015 TPB meeting for the Cadwallader Drive Pedestrian Bridge at Railroad Crossing Project

MPO ID# B503X/CSJ 0924-06-473.

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

DISCUSSION:

7. On the Texas Transportation Commission (TTC) action on the 2016............................................................ County of El Paso

Unified Transportation Program (UTP) Update.

8. On Regional Toll Projects …………………………………………………………………………………………………………County of El Paso

REPORTS:

 

9. Status report on New Mexico Department of Transportation’s (NMDOT)… ……………............................................................... NMDOT

Santa Teresa Border Area Transportation Needs Assessment and Strategic Plan.

10. Status report on the efforts at the International Ports of Entry................................................. City of El Paso

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

*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

Next Meeting: The next meeting of the TPB is scheduled at 9:00 a.m. on the 19th day of February 2016 at the El Paso MPO

Office located at 211 N. Florence, Boardroom Ste. 103 (1st Floor), El Paso, TX 79901

ADJOURN

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 11th day of February 2016 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

Mayela Granados, Recording Secretary of the

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