Presentation on theme: "2030 Long-Range Transportation Plan Ithaca-Tompkins County Transportation Council Public MeetingFernando de Aragón TCPL October 15, 2008Staff Director."— Presentation transcript:
2030 Long-Range Transportation Plan Ithaca-Tompkins County Transportation Council Public MeetingFernando de Aragón TCPL October 15, 2008Staff Director
Ithaca-Tompkins County Transportation Council MPO for Ithaca Urbanized Area – supervises expenditure of Federal transportation funds provides technical assistance and planning
STAFF ITCTC Structure Final Decision-making Authority PLANNING COMMITTEE STAFF Technical Review & Recommendation Technical Analysis And Support POLICY COMMITTEE
Long Range Transportation Plan TIP UPWP operations studies technical assistance transit safety/mobility highway/bridge ITCTC Transportation Planning
Focus on broad (macro) planning concepts Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) 20-year LRTP – updated every 5 years Current 2025 LRTP from 2005-2025 Updated 2030 LRTP from 2010-2030 Update due for completion – Dec. 2009
LRTP Structure Energy and Climate Change Position Statement (Draft) Background and Overview – transportation inventory and County description Vision Statement – Goals and Objectives (Draft) Component Plan – technical analysis on specific transportation issues Scenario Analysis Recommended or proposed transportation projects Federal Requirements Narrative
LRTP Goals and Objectives G&Os provide vision and direction for ITCTC policies and guide expenditure of Federal transportation funds. Important guiding component of LRTP 2030 LRTP G&Os currently in draft form
2025 LRTP Goals and Objectives Seven Issue Areas 1. Bicycle 2. Environmental 3. Infrastructure 4. Mobility 5. Pedestrian 6. Public Transportation 7. Community Issues and Transportation
NEW Structure 2030 LRTP Goals and Objectives Sustainable Accessibility Proximity Connectivity Mobility Environment Quality of Life Integration
Proximity Land Use Development Patterns Contain sprawl Mixed land-use Density Issues Nodal development - TOD Relationship to Municipal and County Plans Rural centers – hamlets, villages Corridor planning Protect functionality – access mgt. Nodal development – TOD Transit, park & ride, etc.
Connectivity Networks - Infrastructure Road & Bridges – highway, traffic lights Transit – operations facility, stops, stations, park & ride, paratransit, vanpool, car share Bike – bike boulevards, bike lanes, parking Pedestrian – sidewalks, crossings, street amenities Trails – countywide system Rail Air Communications Networks Wireless, Web, Financial Systems
Mobility Travel Modes PedestrianBikeAutomobile RideshareCar ShareVanpool Bus – local, intercity, charter Paratransit – Gadabout, taxi, limousine Freight – Rail, Truck Substitutes to Travel Communications – web based, wireless Potential – Water Freight, PRT, Passenger Rail, Point to Point transit, others???
Quality of Life Street, Neighborhood, City, Regional Maximize Transportation Benefits Mobility Connectivity Design and Form Minimize Transportation Negatives Noise Air quality Water Quality Safety (Accidents-death and injury)
Environment Minimize Transportation Impacts Noise Air quality Water Quality Energy intensity Adaptability – new technologies, macro-changes (climate, energy availability) Others
Providing Your Input After public meeting – contact the ITCTC Telephone E-mail Write Visit Web site Monthly ITCTC meetings Future public meetings At this public meeting Talk to staff Write your comments
Looking Ahead – LRTP Timeline October ’08 Public Mtg.#1 1 st Quarter ’04 Full LRTP Draft Public Mtg.#2 Spring-Summer ’09 Outreach Incorporate comments Fine tuning of analysis Aug. ’09 Near Final Draft Public Mtg.#3 Sept.-Dec.’09 ITCTC Committee Review Process (open to public) Dec.’09 Final LRTP Approval PUBLIC COMMENTS AND OUTREACH IMPLEMENTATION PUBLIC COMMENTS
--“Planning is Visionary: Debate and Decide not Predict and Provide” --Jeff Kenworthy--
Go forth and comment……. Thank you for attending this public meeting.
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