As I mentioned before, what we will be doing is looking at the status of the recommendations, updating costs and taking a look at one specific technical issue – the feasibility of widening 1-10 or the upgrading of US 190.
Statewide plan presentation for cpex connect policy forum june 2012
U p d ate of th e Lou is iana S tate wid eTrans p ortation P lan Overview of Scope and Process June 2012
U p d ate of th e Lou is iana S tate wid eTrans p ortation P lan Louisiana’s current statewide, multimodal transportation plan was adopted in 2003 A Review and Status Report completed in 2008 Update began in January 2012 Expected completion = early 2014 Horizon year = 2044 Economic growth for the state is a major focus
U p d ate of th e Lou is iana S tate wid eTrans p ortation P lan Addresses both freight and passenger transport Includes all modes of transportation: - aviation - bicycle & pedestrian - highways - ports & waterways - railroads - public transportation - trucking - intermodal
M aj E le m e nts of P lan U p d ate orGeneral Specific Elements• Visioning, Goals, • Travel Demand • Rail Plan Objectives Model and Forecasts • Aviation Plan• Stakeholder/Public • Freight Forecasts and • Policy, Program, Involvement Analysis Project Identification• Forecasting/Needs • Needs Assessment and Prioritization Assessment • Advisory Councils • Financial Forecasts• Transportation • Polling • Plan Formulation Improvement & Funding Scenarios • Website, Conference, • Economic Analysis & Public Hearings
U p d ate of th e Lou is iana S tate wid eTrans p ortation P lan Includes extensive outreach: - 8 Advisory Councils - Public Polling, Legislative Questionnaire - Website - DOTD Public Hearings - Statewide Plan Conference (present draft plan) - Outreach to other initiatives (e.g., LITI) - Review & comment period on the draft plan
U p d ate of th e Lou is iana S tate wid eTrans p ortation P lan Advisory Councils 3. Aviation 4. Community Development & Enhancement 5. Freight Railroad 6. Ports & Waterways 7. Regional Planning Officials 8. State Highway Operations and Maintenance 9. Trucking 10. Executive Advisory Council
U p d ate of th e Lou is iana S tate wid eTrans p ortation P lan Transportation Policy Committee – 12 Members Governor President of the Senate Speaker of the House Senate Transportation Committee Chair House Transportation Committee Chair Senate Commerce Committee Chair House Commerce Committee Chair Commissioner of Administration LED Secretary DOTD Secretary – Committee Chair 2 Business Representatives appointed by Governor
U p d ate of th e Lou is iana S tate wid eTrans p ortation P lan Policy Committee Functions: Serve as final decision-making body for the update of the Statewide Transportation Plan Establish priorities among transportation-related, economic development projects and/or services Advise elected officials, business & industry, general public, etc. on issues pertaining to transportation policies, programs, projects, and funding.
Transportation Policy Committee Executive Advisory Council (DOTD Executives, Advisory Council Chairs) Community Regional StateAviation Development Freight Ports & Planning Highway Trucking and Rail Waterways Officials Operations Enhancement and Maint.
C om m u nity D e ve lop m e nt and E nh ance m e nt Ad vis ory C ou ncil Authority and responsibility is devolving to the local level Policies that are in place/under development include: Right-Sizing the State Highway System Development of Minimum State Standards for Growth Management One of the key issues for the Community Development and Enhancement Advisory Council to consider is developing a template for a local comprehensive plan - Vision/Goals - Land Use - Infrastructure (all types) - Complete Streets - Landscaping/Streetscaping Standards - Sign Ordinances - Architectural Themes/Standards Communities will have to decide what they want, what they are willing to regulate, and what they are willing to pay for
Wh at’ s at s take ?The policies, programs, and projects in the Louisiana Statewide Transportation Plan are intended to: Support the wealth-building industries and employment that we already have; Strengthen our foundation for economic growth; Take advantage of opportunities in international trade; Enhance the quality of life for Louisiana citizens; and Send the message that our state is progressive.