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Transportation Planning Organization(TPO) City Council Workshop November 12, 2013. BACKGROUND. Every 10 years the U. S. Bureau of the Census issues a list of urbanized areas

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BACKGROUND

  • Every 10 years the U. S. Bureau of the Census issues a list of urbanized areas
  • Most recent list includes the Palm Coast-Daytona Beach-Port Orange Urbanized Area (formerly Daytona Beach-Port Orange-Ormond Beach Urbanized Area)
  • By Federal law, urbanized areas of more than 50,000 must be part of a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) or Transportation Planning Organization (TPO)
  • Expansion of Urbanized area requires expansion of TPO planning area and the reapportionment of voting membership
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CURRENT BOUNDARIES

  • Current Volusia TPO covers all of Volusia County and the Cities of Flagler Beach and Beverly Beach in Flagler County
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PROPOSED BOUNDARIES

  • Include portions of Palm Coast, Bunnell, unincorporated Flagler County east of US-1.
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PROPOSED BOUNDARIES

  • Include portions of Palm Coast, Bunnell, unincorporated Flagler County east of US-1.
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WHAT IS A TPO ?

  • TPO is responsible for preparation, approval, and implementation of the urban transportation planning and programming process for the Transportation Planning Area served by the TPO
    • Maintain and approve planning documents like Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), Project Priority List, Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), distribute set-aside funding (XU funds), other duties in by-laws
  • TPO Board Composed of 19 elected officials from member jurisdictions (maximum seats established by state law)
  • 1/3 must be County representatives
  • Expansion of planning area requires reapportionment of voting seats
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PROPOSED REAPPORTIONMENT OF TPO BOARD

VOTING MEMBERSHIP

  • Palm Coast, Flagler County receives a full seat
  • Bunnellbecomes part of an alliance which includes Flagler Beach, Beverly Beach, and other smaller cities in Volusia County
  • Seats are weighted based on population
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WHAT IS A TPO ?

  • TPO Board has advisory boards:
    • Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC) – Staff member
    • Bicycle-Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) – Appointed by Board Member
    • Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC)- Appointed by Board Member
  • Subcommittees
    • Airports, Highways, Mass Transit, Transportation needs of "transportation disadvantaged" groups, Reapportionment, Bylaws, Nominating Committee, Legislative Issues, Budget
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AS A TPO MEMBER

  • Currently, City annually submits a priority list to Flagler County
  • City will submit priority list to TPO
  • Update on Status of City Priority List
    • Priority #1- Old Kings Road Extension (Forest Grove Dr. to Matanzas Woods Pkwy.) – Full-funding $5.7 million for FY 2014/15
      • Same timeline as Matanzas Woods Pkwy/I-95 Interchange Project
    • Priority #2- State Road 100 & I-95 Turn lanes - Design in FY 2014/15, Construction in FY 2016/17
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AS A TPO MEMBER

    • Priority #3 – Old Kings Road 4-laning (PC Pkwy. to Forest Grove Dr.) – Potential funding for segment in FY 2018/19
      • TPO has policy to protect partially funded project’s priority until completion
  • Proposed funding meets objectives of having City’s 5-year priorities in the FDOT Work Program
  • Other projects not funded will be placed on TPO priority list
  • Availability of Other Funding Programs
    • XU funding – Annual allocation of funds for projects within the TPO boundaries.
            • Annual application cycle
            • Competitive grants
            • Requires match
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AS A TPO MEMBER

    • Approximately $4.8 million
      • Approximately $1.8 million for Traffic Operations/Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)/Safety Projects,
      • $1.4 million for Bicycle/Pedestrian Projects, and
      • $1.4 million for transit projects
  • Other funding sources- Transportation Alternatives (Enhancement Funds)
      • Approximately $475,000 annually
      • Eligible projects include bicycle/pedestrian facilities, recreational trails, safe routes to schools projects (infrastructure or education programs)
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RECENT TPO ACTIONS

  • In preparation for the expansion of the TPO, by-laws were amended (with coordinationfrom new members)
    • Change in name from Volusia TPO to River to Sea TPO (change effective after formation of new TPO)
    • Change of regular Board meeting date to 4th Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. (previous date and time was in conflict with City Council workshop)
    • More inclusive of membership on sub-committees
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REQUESTED CITY COUNCIL ACTIONS

  • Resolution to Approve Recommended Planning Area and Seat Reapportionment
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NEXT STEPS

  • Expanded planning area and seat reapportionment plan will be forwarded to Governor’s Office for approval.
  • City Council Action After Governor’s Approval:
      • Interlocal Agreement which Creates the new TPO (all TPO members)
      • Appointment of City Council member to TPO Board
      • Appointment of City representatives to TPO Advisory Boards
        • Bicycle-Pedestrian Advisory Committee
        • Citizens Advisory Committee
        • Technical Coordinating Committee – Planning Staff, will provide assistance to City TPO Board member and Advisory committee members
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NEXT STEPS

  • TPO ActionAfter Governor’s Approval (Seated TPO Board includes new members)
    • Update of 2035 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)
      • Short term update to include projects on priority list
      • Creation of 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan begins in 2014
    • Update of 5-Year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
      • Include new members’ projects
    • Update of TPO Priority List
    • Approval of Other Planning and Coordination Agreements