DATE: April 26, 2018
TO: Mr. Bryant Paulk, AICP, FDOT Urban Liaison
Ms. Christy Johnson, AICP, FDOT Urban Liaison
Mr. Vincent Beebe, P.E., ALDOT
COPIES TO: TPO, TCC, and CAC Members
FROM: Tiffany Bates, Transportation Program Coordinator
RE: TPO Actions Report – April 2018
The following items were discussed and acted upon by the Florida-Alabama Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) at the April 11, 2018 meeting. The TPO requests the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) to share this report with the appropriate department directors and to take action if requested by the TPO. Copies are sent to local government representatives for coordination with local plans.
LONG RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN
The TPO was presented Resolution FL-AL 18-04 to amend the Florida-Alabama 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan for four projects: (1) Gulf Coast Intracoastal Waterway Bridge from SR 180 (Canal Road) to Foley Beach Express; (2) Wolf Bay Bridge and Connecting Roads from SR 180 (Canal Road) to CR 20; (3) I-10 from US 29 to Alabama State Line; and (4) Nine Mile Road from the vicinity of Beulah Road to East of I-10. This action was recommended to expedite funding for the four referenced projects. The TPO tabled the two Alabama projects and after a public hearing, approved the two Florida projects unanimously by roll call vote.
TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
The TPO unanimously approved by roll call vote Resolution FL-AL 18-07 amending the FY 2018-2022 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) to add the Preliminary Engineering (PE) phase for SR 8 (I-10) at CR 99 (Beulah Road) as Financial Project Identification (FPID) Number 4331131 in FY 2017/2018 in the amount of $2,750,000. This action was recommended to ensure FDOT can authorize funding for this project.
TRANSPORTATION ALTERNATIVES SET ASIDE RANKED PROJECTS
The TPO approved Resolution FL-AL 18-09 adopting the 2019 Transportation Alternatives (TA) Set-Aside ranked projects. This action was recommended because all requirements of the competitive process were met and projects were ranked according to the TPO’s accepted criteria. The final approved project rankings were 1) Chemstrand #2, 2) Perdido Key, 3) Olive Road #1 and #2, 4) Chemstrand #1, 5) Panhandle Trail, 6) Dogtrack Road, 7) 9.5 Mile Road.
Staff to TPO “…planning for the future transportation needs of the Pensacola FL-AL Urbanized Area…”
UNIFIED PLANNING WORK PROGRAM
The TPO approved Resolution FL-AL 18-10 adopting the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 – FY 2020 Florida-Alabama Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) clarifying corridor management funding and adding an ADA transit stop feasibility study for Escambia County Area Transit to the final document. This action was recommended to ensure the work is in place with a supporting budget.
The TPO approved Resolution FL-AL 18-08 adopting the Detroit Boulevard/Johnson Avenue Corridor Management Plan (CMP) from U.S. 29 to Cody Lane and endorsing implementation of transportation strategies and projects identified in the plan. This action was recommended in order to finalize the project.
The TPO voted to authorize the chairman to sign a letter asking the Florida Department of Transportation to conduct a bicycle/pedestrian safety analysis study on the Theo Baars Bridge in Escambia County, Florida.
The TPO voted to consider Escambia County Commissioner Jeff Bergosh as the FY 2019 FL-AL TPO Chairman and Santa Rosa County Commissioner Sam Parker as the Vice Chairman. The TCC and CAC voted to have a nominating committee that will meet 15 minutes prior to the June meetings to select candidates for their respective boards.
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