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Transportation Planning in the Greater Charlotte Bi-State Region

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During the 2019 National Regional Transportation Conference, Robby Moody shared how the Catawga Regional Council of Governments has planned for ITS in he greater Charlotte, NC.

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Transportation Planning in the Greater Charlotte Bi-State Region

  1. 1. Transportation Planning in the Greater Charlotte Bi-state Region Robby Moody, AICP Senior Planner Rob Jackson GIS Analyst/Drone Pilot
  2. 2. The Catawba Region 2
  3. 3. • Population: 429,159 • Employment: 181,000 workers, 3.5% unemployed • Housing units: 177,668 • Transportation investment: >$1,000,000,000 • COG transportation staff budget: ~$100,000 Catawba Region 2018 Fast Facts 3
  4. 4. 4  States (2)  Counties (14)  Cities & Towns (120)  Geography (+/- 7,100 sq. mi.)  MPOs (4)  RPO (1)  COGs (2) Greater Charlotte Bi-state Region
  5. 5. Charlotte Regional Alliance for Transportation (CRAFT) • Communication – Bimonthly meetings of technical staff – Follow up calls, emails • Awareness & Education – ArcGIS online mapping platform – Regular briefings to policy boards • Collaboration – Work program annual planning meeting – Support for joint projects
  6. 6. CRAFT Initiatives & Projects • Metrolina Regional Travel Demand Model – Transportation Conformity/Air Quality – CommunityViz for allocation of SE data • Greater Charlotte Bi-State Region Plans – Regional Freight Mobility Plan – Transit Engagement Series & Regional Transit Plan – TSMO/ITS Strategic Deployment Plan
  7. 7. TSMO/ITS Process Map 7
  8. 8. CRAFT 2020? SCDOT 2015 NCDOT 2001 FHWA FTA TSMO/ITS Strategic Deployment Plan 8
  9. 9. • Time – staff and budget resources • Funding – no dedicated source • Politics – shifting priorities Challenges 9
  10. 10. • Maximize infrastructure investments • Enhanced system safety and reliability • Improved deployment of projects Opportunities 10
  11. 11. • Start early • Think BIG • Be persistent Lessons Learned 11
  12. 12. Robby Moody, AICP Senior Planner rmoody@catawbacog.org Rob Jackson GIS Analyst/Drone Pilot rjackson@catawbacog.org

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