Jul
9
Thu
Transportation Advisory Committee
Jul 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

REMOTE MEETING: Under Act 92, this TAC is legally allowed to host electronic meetings due to the COVID-19 situation. This meeting will be conducted through the Zoom remote meeting on-line platform. See the connection information below. If you intend to join the Zoom meeting and have never used Zoom before, we recommend you begin the log-in process well in advance of the meeting to allow time for downloads and connections to occur. Or contact Rita Seto ([email protected] – (802) 281-2927) before the event to walk through a practice session.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/95702062501; Meeting ID: 957 0206 2501

CALL-IN: People without a computer or other device can call in from the number below and enter the meeting ID from the phone keypad. 1 (646) 518-9805 and enter Meeting ID: 957 0206 2501

Agenda
1. Introductions.
2. Additions to Agenda and Public Comments
3. Review/adoption of TRORC TAC Bylaws
4. Approval of May 14 minutes
5. Review TRORC Transportation Work Plan for FY’21 – Rita
6. Highlights on prior work plan tasks/town assistance: -traffic counts & bike ped counts -REI & culvert inventories – grant application assistance -what would your town like to see?
7. Other business (10 mins)
• VTrans E&D Summit – July 10 – https://vtrans.vermont.gov/public-transit/E-and-D
• Year 3 Grants in Aid update / Year 4

Future meeting topics? Next meeting on Thursday September 10, 2020

2020-2021 TRORC TAC Meeting Dates:
September 10 / November 12 / January 14 / March 11

Jul
30
Thu
Sustainable Preservation On-Line Workshop
Jul 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join Preservation Trust of Vermont on July 30, 2020 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. via ZOOM for a three-hour session with top state experts on how to reduce energy costs and carbon footprint of your non-profit or municipally-owned historic building. Learn the hows and whys of getting an energy audit, strategies and funding sources for efficiency upgrades, and basic and advanced techniques for weatherizing leaky windows, doors, attics, and cellars. This online ZOOM session will include a presentation of resources and plenty of opportunity to ask questions and discuss issues you currently face. For non-profits and municipalities. Presenters include the Preservation Trust of Vermont, Efficiency Vermont and NeighborWorks. 

This ZOOM meeting will be limited to 25 participants and encourages participation by all. Register here

If you have any questions, please be in touch with Alex Tolstoi at [email protected] or at 802-222-0930.

Sep
10
Thu
Transportation Advisory Committee
Sep 10 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Two Rivers-Ottauquechee RPC Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting Thursday September 10, 2020, 9:30AM – 11:00AM

REMOTE MEETING: Under Act 92, this TAC is legally allowed to host electronic meetings due to the COVID-19 situation. This meeting will be conducted through the Zoom remote meeting on-line platform. See the connection information below. If you intend to join the Zoom meeting and have never used Zoom before, we recommend you begin the log-in process well in advance of the meeting to allow time for downloads and connections to occur. Or contact Rita Seto ([email protected] – (802) 281-2927) before the event to walk through a practice session.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/9395784520; Meeting ID: 939 578 4520 CALL-IN: People without a computer or other device can call in from the number below and enter the meeting ID from the phone keypad. 1 (646) 518 9805 and enter Meeting ID: 939 578 4520

Agenda
1. Introductions.

2. Additions to Agenda and Public Comments

3. Annual Chair and Vice Chair election (pt. 2)

4. Approval of July 9 minutes

5. Update on VTrans Statewide Rail and Freight Plans – Dave Pelletier, VTrans
VTrans staff will provide an update on the Statewide Rail and Freight Plans. TAC members are invited to comment on data trends and provide initial ideas for how to improve multimodal freight movement and intercity passenger rail in Vermont.

6. Other business (10 mins)

  • VTrans Bike Ped grant applications – September 30, 2020 due.
    https://vtrans.vermont.gov/highway/local-projects/bike-ped
  • VTrans Municipal Highway and Stormwater Mitigation grant applications – Oct. 9, 2020 due.
    https://vtrans.vermont.gov/highway/Municipal-Highway-and-Stormwater-Mitigation-Program
    Future meeting topics? Next meeting on Thursday November 12, 2020
  • VTrans Project Prioritization and Selection Process methodology for this upcoming season

2020-2021 TRORC TAC Meeting Dates:
November 12 / January 14 / March 11

 

Attachments

Nov
12
Thu
Transportation Advisory Committee
Nov 12 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm

REMOTE MEETING: Under Act 92, this TAC is legally allowed to host electronic meetings due to the COVID-19 situation. This meeting will be conducted through the Zoom remote meeting on-line platform. See the connection information below. If you intend to join the Zoom meeting and have never used Zoom before, we recommend you begin the log-in process well in advance of the meeting to allow time for downloads and connections to occur. Or contact Rita Seto ([email protected] – (802) 281-2927) before the event to walk through a practice session.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/9395784520; Meeting ID: 939 578 4520

CALL-IN: People without a computer or other device can call in from the number below and enter the meeting ID from the phone keypad. 1 (646) 518 9805 and enter Meeting ID: 939 578 4520

Agenda
1. Introductions.
2. Additions to Agenda and Public Comments
3. Approval of September 10 minutes
4. VTrans Project Selection & Prioritization Processes (VPSP2) – Rita (45 mins)
Rita will present on the updated project prioritization methodology that all RPC TACs will implement this upcoming year.
5. COVID Strategies for Winter Maintenance – Tory (TRORC) (10 minutes)

Tory will recap strategies from a recent Vermont Local Roads seminar on winter maintenance during COVID times. 

6. Other business (10 mins)
• VTrans Better Roads FY21 deadline – December 16, 2020
• Grants in Aid Year 4
Future meeting topics? Next meeting on Thursday January 14, 2021

2020-2021 TRORC TAC Meeting Dates:
March 11 / May 13 / July 8 / Sept 9 / Nov 11

Nov
18
Wed
ButtonUp Vermont – TRORC Region
Nov 18 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

It’s Button Up season – time to start thinking about weatherization and the great incentives that Efficiency Vermont has to offer. Is your Energy Committee interested in participating in the 2020 Button Up Vermont Campaign? Sign up here and help spread the word about Button Up to your neighbors. The 2020 Button Up campaign has a lot to offer, including:

  • Weatherization Wednesdays: weekly webinars featuring trivia, Q&As, DIY-videos, and tips for weatherization.
  • Free Virtual Home Energy Visits: residents in participating communities can sign up for a virtual visit from a home energy expert at Efficiency Vermont, while appointments are available.
  • Regional Weatherization Trainings: TRORC and other Regional Planning Commissions are hosting custom webinars with special information for your communities. Register for TRORC’s training on November 18 at 12:00 PM.
  • Button Up Vermont Share the Warmth Campaign: working with the Vermont Community Foundation, the Button Up campaign has established a way to donate to weatherization projects for low income Vermonters. Invite your neighbors to support energy and financial security in Vermont.

For more information contact Geoff Martin at [email protected].

Dec
15
Tue
Zoning for Great Neighborhoods Virtual Training
Dec 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

While mid-century cars and clothing are cool, would you be surprised to know that the zoning in most communities is from the same era? Did you know that local solutions to housing affordability, community revitalization, climate change, and social justice are often stymied by policy decisions made in the 1970s? A lot has changed since then, from infrastructure spending, to household composition, to consumer preferences – but a lot of Vermont’s mid-century zoning bylaws aren’t keeping up with the times.

Many Vermonters are not getting the outcomes they urgently need because the cumbersome and costly process of overhauling a zoning bylaw is out of reach for most cities and towns. This training will help local leaders identify and select small-scale, incremental changes that can be made without having to overhaul all the zoning bylaws.

The training is built upon Enabling Better Places: Zoning for Great Neighborhoods, a how-to manual that promotes practical, small steps that Vermont’s cities, towns and villages can take to address widespread regulatory barriers that limit the choice of homes available to Vermont residents at prices people can afford. This guide stems from the Congress of the New Urbanism’s (CNU) Project for Code Reform, a strategic initiative to support cities and towns as they reform outdated zoning bylaws in favor of more walkable communities.

To register for this event, click here: https://accd.vermont.gov/sites/accdnew/files/documents/CD/CPR/201208_Zoning4Neighborhoods_Training.pdf

Jan
26
Tue
Zoning for Great Neighborhoods Virtual Training
Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

While mid-century cars and clothing are cool, would you be surprised to know that the zoning in most communities is from the same era? Did you know that local solutions to housing affordability, community revitalization, climate change, and social justice are often stymied by policy decisions made in the 1970s? A lot has changed since then, from infrastructure spending, to household composition, to consumer preferences – but a lot of Vermont’s mid-century zoning bylaws aren’t keeping up with the times.

Many Vermonters are not getting the outcomes they urgently need because the cumbersome and costly process of overhauling a zoning bylaw is out of reach for most cities and towns. This training will help local leaders identify and select small-scale, incremental changes that can be made without having to overhaul all the zoning bylaws.

The training is built upon Enabling Better Places: Zoning for Great Neighborhoods, a how-to manual that promotes practical, small steps that Vermont’s cities, towns and villages can take to address widespread regulatory barriers that limit the choice of homes available to Vermont residents at prices people can afford. This guide stems from the Congress of the New Urbanism’s (CNU) Project for Code Reform, a strategic initiative to support cities and towns as they reform outdated zoning bylaws in favor of more walkable communities.

To register for this event, click here: https://accd.vermont.gov/sites/accdnew/files/documents/CD/CPR/201208_Zoning4Neighborhoods_Training.pdf

Jan
28
Thu
Zoning for Great Neighborhoods Virtual Training
Jan 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

While mid-century cars and clothing are cool, would you be surprised to know that the zoning in most communities is from the same era? Did you know that local solutions to housing affordability, community revitalization, climate change, and social justice are often stymied by policy decisions made in the 1970s? A lot has changed since then, from infrastructure spending, to household composition, to consumer preferences – but a lot of Vermont’s mid-century zoning bylaws aren’t keeping up with the times.

Many Vermonters are not getting the outcomes they urgently need because the cumbersome and costly process of overhauling a zoning bylaw is out of reach for most cities and towns. This training will help local leaders identify and select small-scale, incremental changes that can be made without having to overhaul all the zoning bylaws.

The training is built upon Enabling Better Places: Zoning for Great Neighborhoods, a how-to manual that promotes practical, small steps that Vermont’s cities, towns and villages can take to address widespread regulatory barriers that limit the choice of homes available to Vermont residents at prices people can afford. This guide stems from the Congress of the New Urbanism’s (CNU) Project for Code Reform, a strategic initiative to support cities and towns as they reform outdated zoning bylaws in favor of more walkable communities.

To register for this event, click here: https://accd.vermont.gov/sites/accdnew/files/documents/CD/CPR/201208_Zoning4Neighborhoods_Training.pdf

Mar
11
Thu
Transportation Advisory Committee
Mar 11 @ 9:30 pm – 11:00 pm

REMOTE MEETING: Under Act 92, this TAC is legally allowed to host electronic meetings due to the
COVID-19 situation. This meeting will be conducted through the Zoom remote meeting on- line
platform. See the connection information below. If you intend to join the Zoom meeting and have
never used Zoom before, we recommend you begin the log-in process well in advance of the meeting to
allow time for downloads and connections to occur. Or contact Rita Seto ([email protected] – (802)
281-2927) before the event to walk through a practice session.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/9395784520; Meeting ID: 939 578 4520

CALL-IN: People without a computer or other device can call in from the number below and enter the
meeting ID from the phone keypad. 1 (646) 518 9805 and enter Meeting ID: 939 578 4520

Agenda

1. Introductions.

2. Additions to Agenda and Public Comments

3. Approval of January 14 minutes
4. Vermont Project Selection and Prioritization Process (VPSP2) walk through – Rita (45 mins)
VTrans and RPCs will be utilizing the new project selection and prioritization process this year.
Rita will walk through the initial process and look at the initial projects (Roadway, Traffic and
Safety and Paving projects only. Bridges will be next year).

5. Other business (10 mins)
• VTrans Draft Airport System Plan is available for review – the document is available
using the following link: https://vtrans.vermont.gov/aviation/vermont-airport-system-plan
Virtual public meeting on March 24, 2021 @ 6:00pm link available on the project website
https://vtrans.vermont.gov/aviation/vermont-airport-system-plan
• Grants in Aid Year 4 schedule overview

 

Future meeting topics? Next meeting on Thursday May 13, 2021
• Project Selection and Prioritization Review and Approval

2020-2021 TRORC TAC Meeting Dates:
July 8 / Sept 9 / Nov 11

Feb
3
Thu
Clean Heat Alternative: Advanced Wood Heat (AWH)
Feb 3 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Webinar Thursday February 3, 5:30pm

Mount Ascutney Regional Commission and Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission are teaming up to present to you a Clean Heat learning opportunity. How can one help to achieve the goals driven by the recent Comprehensive Energy Plan and Climate Action Plan? Options! For Upper Valley residents looking to update or upgrade their home heating system, advanced wood heat may be an effective option. We bring you two experts on the topic who will share how advanced wood heat compares to other non-fossil fuel heating options.

Speakers:

Emma Hanson, Wood Energy Coordinator, VT Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation

Bill Karis, Energy Consultant, Efficiency Vermont

Contacts: Alexander Taft, [email protected] Steven Bauer, [email protected]

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