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1 Walter Brooks Executive Director Regional Planning Commission November 2, 2012

2 (October 1, 2012 thru December 31, 2014)

3 PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT APPROACH Identifies National Goals (23 USC 150 (b)) 1. Safety 2. Infrastructure Conditions 3. Congestion Reduction 4. System Reliability 5. Freight Movement and Economic Vitality 6. Environmental Sustainability 7. Reduced Project Delivery Delays

4 Shall include identification of transportation facilities (including major roadways, transit, multimodal and intermodal facilities, nonmotorized transportation facilities, and intermodal connectors) that should function as an integrated metropolitan transportation system, giving emphasis to those facilities that serve important national and regional transportation functions.

5 Performance – Based Federal Program Emphasis on Multimodal Investments (Retain Flexing Provision) Corridor Planning with Environmental Linkages

6 US DOT Establishes Performance Standards and Measures (13 hwy. and 2 transit areas) State DOTs and MPOs set Measurable Targets for each Performance Measure Conduct Sound Multimodal Planning Process Develop Plans and Programs and Select Projects to Demonstrate Target Acheivement US DOT to Track State and MPO Progress in Achieving Performance Targets (7/6/17)

7 Long Range Transportation Plan (MTP) Short Range Transportation Pan (TIP)

8 Average Annual Investments 1999 – Current $239M/year 2040 Plan System Preservation42% Safety & Operations27% Bike/Ped10% New Capacity21% Transit Discretionary $Competitive Pot New Starts50% Local Share Operating CostTMAs 100% Local Small Urbans 50/50% Inter-City RailFRA (not FTA)


10 Total Investments $203M - 87 Projects


12 250+ Engineers and Planners 40+ Police in 8 Jurisdictions

13 Bicycle fatalities are 27% Pedestrian fatalities 15%








21 Harrison Avenue

22 Road overlay & ADA access improvements through Submerged Roads Program String of commercial enterprises reopened, led by banks and followed by restaurants including Reginelli's, Lakeview Deli, the Steak Knife, Lakeview Harbor and Mondo (Susan Spicer)

23 Enhancement of existing development patterns Vibrant, mixed-use neighborhood with a stable residential base Pedestrian-oriented core centered on 18 th Street Compatible transitions between the mixed-use core, residential areas, and heavier commercial areas at the periphery Fat City: Strategic Plan Vision

24 Walkable mixed-use 18 th Street as Main Street of Fat City Upper floor: mix of office, lodging, and residences Street level: restaurants, specialty retail, and entertainment uses 65 height max





29 Under construction Overlay 8 streets Installation of ADA compliant ramps Sidewalk replacement- in-kind where needed Improved signage and striping for pedestrians and bicyclists Construction cost: $13.5M Work complete before Super Bowl

30 5000+ ADA ramps installed through Submerged Roads New Orleans CBD improvements on high volume ped/transit routes Jefferson Parish ADA Transition Plan to identify barriers to accessibility and create a schedule for making improvements

31 Awarded Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community by League of American Bicyclists Lane striping coordinated with Bike Master Plan Bike-on-bus Coordination Complete Streets policy Training Workshops

32 150+ yrs old & pedestrian only Address civil & structural needs in addition to architectural rehabilitation Aligns with CNO priorities of public safety, sustainable communities, and promoting family recreation areas $1.1M cost

33 RPC initiated a market analysis and feasibility study based on community vision Army Corps of Engineers announced its intentions to locate a permanent pump station in the West End vicinity 1 st Public Meeting held Jan 2012, 2 nd Public Meeting held July


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