Explain the TPO, geographic representation, and process
The purpose of a plan is multifaceted and should consider all of these elements and more.
Lots goes into the development of the plan’s themes, goals, and strategies. From this we begin to prepare the revenue forecasting, assess scenario planning outcomes, and begin project evaluation. Before the plan can be drafted projects must be prioritized to ensure what the feds refer to as a “financially feasible” plan. A draft is presented for review, the plan is revised and submitted to the public for comment and time for response/re-evaluation of project selection, and then a final document submitted for federal air quality conformity approval which is due in March of 2014.
Need an approach that addresses the varying perspectives not just those that attend workshops and charrettes
TracyAfter four years and 9 extensions, new transportation authorization bill finally signed into law. Overview of MAP-21.27 month extension as opposed to 6-year funding bill.Not a major overhaul, but several noteworthy items..
PeterAs Melissa noted early on, we have initiated our next major transportation plan update..We have asked you here today, to be a part of that process…to help us navigate and develop our next transportation plan.This is all part of our continuing cycle to address our region’s needs…
Peter..and those needs are many.Start to bring in Chattanooga specifics, outlining the many needs of the region in the context of dwindling resources.
PeterMake sure to do quick overview of federal funding programs…Overview of funding issues at national level through HTF. Should also hit on funding decline at state and local level as well.Note that historically 80% of project funding from the feds…this trend is obviously changing…shift towards non-federal sources of funds, etc
PeterHowever, significant challenges continue….growing needs (e.g., aging population, system preservation needs) and even more limited revenue in the future..Reason we are stressing needs versus funding is strategic project prioritization will really be critical in moving this plan forward…finding right balance within limited funds…
TracyWe’ve hit on the multiple challenges that must be addressed as part of plan development, and some of the more innovative ways this region will be tackling its transportation issues. As we proceed into plan development, we need a structured way to link the investments that we make through the plan, back to our regional needs. We have committed to a performance-based plan approach to help us do this.
Public Policy Research Institute and Lincoln Institute Joint Venture Cumberland Region Tomorrow: “Theory of Change Map”
TPO StructureChattanooga-Hamilton County/North GeorgiaTransportation Planning Organization - 29 member regional policy board - staffed by the Regional Planning Agency - a mandated mid to long-range plan produced every four years with a 20-year horizon - federally funded planning enabling federally funded transportation projects - legislative requirements including air quality standards
Purpose of the PlanSAFETY ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY AFFORDABILITY FUNDING LIVABILITY ACCESSIBILITY EFFICIENCY
Process & Schedule PLAN DUE PUBLIC INPUT PUBLIC INPUT SYMPOSIUM SYMPOSIUM TPO POLICY MAR 2014CAC/CTT CAC/CTT BOARDS REVENUE FORECASTS DRAFT FINAL SCENARIO PLAN PLANTHEMES, GOALS, & PLANNING PRIORITIZATION FOR FOR TPOSTRATEGIES OUTCOMES REVIEW ADOPTION REQUIREMENTSDATA ANALYSIS SYSTEM NEEDS PROJECTIONS CONGESTION POPULATION PROJECT MODELING EVALUATION JUNE DEC JULY – OCT 2012 NOV 2012 – MAY 2013 2013 2013
Core Technical Team & Community Advisory CommitteeWHY ARE YOU HERE?
Chambers of Commerce Commuters Bicyclists & FHWA Pedestrians Local Leaders Hospitals GDOTWe need a strategy for balancing Competing Interests! NewDevelopers Visitors Residents Economic Development Environmentalists Business TDOT Owners
But now communities understand it is about“lead or be led”... “…In the absence of a plan, someone else will make the decision for you”
Public Outreach Activities Targeted and Effective• Community Advisory Committee (CAC)• Core Technical Team (CTT)• Public Input Questionnaire• Key Stakeholder Interviews• Project Workshops• Leadership Symposiums• Plan Publications
MAP-21• Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act• 27-month transportation funding authorization – Heavy emphasis on performance-based plan development – Defines national goals areas for which plans must demonstrate progress Safety Infrastructure condition Congestion reduction System reliability Freight movement and economic vitality Environmental sustainability Reduced project delivery delays
Developing the 2040 Regional Transportation PlanCHALLENGES & TRENDS
Many Challenges to AddressOur regional transportation plan mustaddress many needs: – Mobility and access – Economic competitiveness – Safety and security – Environmental impacts and quality of life – Maintenance and operations of existing network…all in a climate of declining resources!
Transportation Mobility “…best achieved by blending connectivity and access with the preservation of natural features and unique community character”
(Tl, Lt)Establish a Framework for Planning How will you consider Land use and Transportation?
What do thesestreets have incommon? They’re exceeding V/C and “need” to be widened…
What’s it really all about? “Connecting people with places through quality choices”
Discussion Questionsa) What land development patterns are most challenging for our communities?b) Is their an appetite for managing access along critical corridors? How?c) How should we prioritize multimodal investments in Rural, Suburban, and Urban locations?
Housing Units Per Square Kilometer, 1960 Source: USDA Forest Service; Volker Radeloff (University of Wisconsin) and Ann Ingerson (The Wilderness Society). More info available Source: USDA Forest Service; Volker Radeloff (University of Wisconsin) and Ann Ingerson (The Wilderness Society). More info at the Catawbathe Catawba Lands Conservancy website, www.catawbalands.org) available at Lands Conservancy website, www.catawbalands.org)
Housing Units Per Square Kilometer, 2010 Source: USDA Forest Service; Volker Radeloff (University of Wisconsin) and Ann Ingerson (The Wilderness Society). More info available at the Catawba Lands Conservancy website, www.catawbalands.org)
What is Green Infrastructure?• An interconnected network of green space that conserves natural ecosystem values and functions, and provides associated benefits to human populations. It consists of: – Creeks, streams, rivers & lakes – Forested lands – Ridge lines – Wetlands – Habitats for native plants and animals• The natural systems and ecological processes that sustain all life on our planet
Questions for Considerationa) What green spaces or environments are the greatest value in the region; what is needed to protect them?b) Is there a Regional Vision for greenspace? Do we need one? Who should lead it?c) Transportation funding is tied to air quality conformity. What is your community willing to do to support improved air quality?
Population• Total MSA population of Comparison of Population Trends, 1990-2010 528,143 in 2010 600,000• Chattanooga MSA grew by City of Chattanooga Chattanooga MSA 500,000 10.8% between 2000 and 400,000 2010, faster than Hamilton Population County (9.3%) or the City of 300,000 Chattanooga (7.2%) 200,000• Approximately 63.7% of the 100,000 MSA residents live in 0 1990 2000 2010 Hamilton County• City of Chattanooga captured 21.8% of the 2000-2010 MSA growth
Jobs, Jobs, Jobs… “Unemployment has the biggest impact on the economic health of the region.”
What Are They Looking For?• Work Force• Land• Access• Business Climate• Utilities• Schools• Quality of Life
Questions for Considerationa) What are the greatest transportation priorities that will ensure that the region is well positioned to be competitive coming out of the recession?b) What role should transportation play is contributing to the vitality of the region?c) What transportation policy needs to change in order for our area to be successful.
Laying the Foundation• I have to admit that as a municipal official, I never thought I would be in support of regional property tax sharing.• However, we at the local level have to change our mindset about the ways we look at economic development.• As local officials we can no longer be constrained by development strategies limited to our towns’ borders.• We can no longer operate as islands onto ourselves. To do so will continue a formula for failure that we cannot afford. Bob Vein, Mayor, Town of Putnam, CT & Chairman of NEC COG
Opportunities for Collaboration• Economic Development• Environmental Stewardship• Growth & Development• Water & Sewer Infrastructure• Transportation• Education & Workforce Development
Opportunities for Collaboration Theory of Change Map / CRT -Public Policy Research Institute and Lincoln Institute Joint Venture
Working Across BoundariesA Continuum of Responses
Group Discussiona) How well is the region performing on the collaboration of regional issues?b) What big issues would the region benefit from greater collaboration?c) What is the legacy of this project for regional collaboration?
Establishing a Foundation for SuccessMOBILITY MAPPING EXERCISE
What’s in a Chip?Chip Elements Chip Types Future NetworkDesign FeaturesInfrastructureTechnologyOperations
Your Budget…Transportation Investment Cost per Mile # of Chips Value per Chip Value ($ Millions) ($ Millions) ($ Millions)Road Widening 2 15 4 60Roadway New Location 4 10 8 80Multimodal Street Improvement 1 10 2 20Rapid Transit 20 10 40 400Bus Transit 0.5 15 1 15Multi-Use Path/Greenway 0.5 10 1 10Interchange Improvement 10 5 10 50 TOTAL 75 66 635 • Each Chip Equals 2 Miles of Improvements • Over 140 Miles Worth of Investment plus 5 Interchange Improvements • Total Budget: $635 Million
Process in a NutshellBuild a transportation scenario Interchange Improvementfor the RTP study areaThe process (in a nutshell):1. What is your vision?2. Dump out the Chips3. Decide what projects- ideas are important4. Arrange chips on map5. Trade: Add or Remove Chips6. Stick down chips7. Present Map to Group
Workshop Exercise - InstructionsEach group will be ledby a facilitatorIn the first 10 minutes you should:• Introduce yourselves!•Discuss your transportation vision.• Make sure you have all the materials(pens, chipsets, and chipset guides)• Familiarize yourself with theworkshop map and its legend, colors,and symbols
InstructionsNext, your facilitator willintroduce and explain thechip materials:•Chipset Instructions•Chip Trading GuideBy 11:30 or so, your groupshould be wrapping uparranging chips on the mapand be ready to present!
InstructionsNext, your group should• Create a name for the map• Record your Table #• Select someone to present it to all of the workshop participants
Establishing a Foundation for SuccessMOBILITY CHIP EXERCISE &PRESENTATIONS
“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” -Thomas A. Edison