Mar
14
Thu
TAC Meeting @ Hartford Town Hall, Room 312
Mar 14 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

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Two Rivers-Ottauquechee RPC Transportation Advisory Committee Meeting

Thursday March 14, 2019 Hartford Town Hall, Rm 312, 171 Bridge St, WRJ, 9:30AM – 11:00AM

Agenda
1. Introductions.
2. Approval of November 8 minutes
3. FY2021 Project Prioritization / Pre-Candidate Bridges presentation/discussion and TAC final ranking – Rita
4. Review and Comment on draft Town Road and Bridge Standards 2019 (incorporated with MRGP standards) – Rita
5. Better Road awards / upcoming field season
6. Other business
Future meeting topics? Next meeting on Thursday May 9, 2019

May
9
Thu
TAC Meeting @ Bethel Town Hall
May 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Agenda

1. Introductions.

2. Approval of Mar. 14 minutes

3. Emerald Ash Borer: Impacts to Ash Trees and to Municipalities – Mike Parisio, Forest Health Specialist, Vermont Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation
Dead and dying ash trees along the public right-of-way and in public places, such as parks and schools, pose a significant risk to public safety. Municipalities will bear the responsibility and costs of removing and/or treating public ash trees, as well as any replanting efforts. Mike will present on signs & symptoms and information on how to identify these, municipal planning for EAB and some management options for municipalities, with some info on budgeting and infested wood disposal and some case studies of communities already working on or implementing response plans here in VT.

4. Emergency Relief Assistance Funds refresher/Federal Aid Secondary Roads – Rita

5. Other business
• Better Road awards (anticipate announcement early May hopefully)
• Municipal Roads Grants in Aid Year 3 & Equipment Grants
• VTrans Bike Ped Grant
• VTrans Municipal Highway & Stormwater Mitigation Grant

Future meeting topics? Next meeting on Thursday July 11, 2019
Municipal Bridge Maintenance & Management
o A town’s legal management responsibilities
o An explanation of the state’s inspection program, process and reports. vtculverts.org
o Safety related to bridge maintenance, working over water, dust, lead, and paint
o Routine maintenance practices, cleaning, deck and structure
o Weight limits, posting, enforcement, signage

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Jul
11
Thu
TAC Meeting @ Norwich Town Office, Tracy Hall
Jul 11 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

Agenda

1. Introductions.

2. Annual Chair / Vice Chair appointments

3. Review/adoption of TRORC TAC Bylaws

4. Approval of May. 9 minutes

5. Municipal Bridge Maintenance & Management – Pam Thurber, VTrans Structures
• A town’s legal management responsibilities
• An explanation of the state’s inspection program, process and reports. vtculverts.org
• Safety related to bridge maintenance, working over water, dust, lead, and paint
• Routine maintenance practices, cleaning, deck and structure

6. Other business
• EAB follow up on how Detroit/NY is doing
• Better Road awards summary
• VTrans Bike Ped Grant project application summary
o Barnard Village Scoping
o Bradford Goshen Road Scoping
o Hartland 3 Corners Pedestrian Construction
o Norwich Beaver Meadow Road Scoping
o Royalton Chelsea Street Block Construction
Future meeting topics? Next meeting on Thursday September 12, 2019

 

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View TAC Bylaws here

Jan
9
Thu
CANCELLED Transportation Advisory Group @ Bethel Town Hall
Jan 9 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

View the agenda here.

Mar
12
Thu
Transportation Advisory Committee @ Bethel Town Hall
Mar 12 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am
May
14
Thu
Transportation Advisory Committee
May 14 @ 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 me ([email protected] – (802) 281-2927) before the event to walk through a practice session.

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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.

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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

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

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