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Meetings

The Transportation Committee will meet as needed on 2015 Meetings Dates. Meetings will be cancelled if there is not a quorum expected, or if there are no agenda items. Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m., in the City Hall Annex, 25 West 4th Street, 13th floor conference room. The Transportation Committee is staffed by Hilary Holmes. If you would like to receive meeting agendas via email, please email

Date Materials
January 12, 2015 01-12-15 Packet
February 9, 2015 02-09-15 Packet
March 2, 2015 Revised Agenda 03-02-15
03-02-15 Packet Part 1
03-02-15 Packet Part 2
March 16, 2015  TC Packet 03-16-15 
March 30, 2015 TC Packet 03-30-15 
April 13, 2015 TC Packet 04-13-15 
April 27, 2015 TC Packet 04-27-15
May 11, 2015 TC Packet 05-11-15
County Mill & Overlay Bike Facility presentation
May 25, 2015 Memorial Day - no meeting
June 8, 2015  TC Packet 06-08-15
June 22, 2015   Cancelled - no meeting
July 13, 2015  
July 27, 2015  
August 10, 2015   
August 24, 2015   
September 21, 2015  
October 5, 2015  
November 2, 2015  
November 16, 2015  
 December 7, 2015  



Staff Resources
If you are a staff person looking to bring an item to the committee, please reference the following resources.

Transportation Programs public process



Background
At the direction of the Mayor and City Council, the Planning Commission established a Transportation Committee in 2010. The Transportation Committee advises the Planning Commission on transportation-related plans, policies, and projects.




Charge

The Transportation Committee advises the Planning Commission on transportation planning and project decisions, and creates a transparent public forum for such discussions. The committee’s work helps the Planning Commission better integrate land use and transportation decisions as they relate to zoning, neighborhood and comprehensive planning, and infrastructure investments. The Committee has been asked to:
  • Implement policies and projects from the recently updated Transportation Chapter of the Comprehensive Plan. Review transportation-related zoning amendments/studies, guide new modal plans, and oversee the work of any transportation issue task forces that may be convened.
  • Review proposals on large or complex Public Works projects.
  • Assist in the review of land use recommendations in neighborhood and small area plans to ensure they are consistent with goals to expand multi-modal transportation options, and that any transportation recommendations are consistent with citywide plans and existing systems.
  • Advise, where needed, on site plans or development concepts to ensure true transportation options.
  • Review planning or design documents for consistency with “Complete Streets” approach and Universal Design guidelines.
  • Engage in regional/interagency projects. Coordinate with the regional and federal governments in transportation planning, and provide guidance for priorities on funding opportunities.

Members
The Transportation Committee consists of four Planning Commissioners, and up to eight additional community members, including people who represent the following areas of interest, or multiple interests:

  • Transit, including bus and passenger rail
  • Pedestrian/walkability issues
  • Bicyclists
  • Freight and logistics industry, including trucking, rail operations, and airports
  • Accessibility representatives or persons with disabilities
  • Representatives of commercial corridors (i.e., small business owners)
  • Downtown or business representatives.

The non-Planning Commission members are appointed by the chair of the Planning Commission. Committee members must live or work in Saint Paul and will be appointed for a term of 3 years. The Transportation Committee currently includes the following members:
  • Jim Barton
  • Daniel Dunn
  • Thomas Heinl
  • Ian Houmas        
  • Bill Lindeke*
  • Chris Ochs*
  • John Tompkins
  • Jessica Treat
  • Wendy Underwood*
  • Jun-Li Wang*
  • Anne White

*Planning Commissioner

Read biographies for the current Transportation Committee members.




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