Agenda, meeting packet released for June 12 TPO Board Meeting

The TPO Board will meet at 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 12 at the Neil Combee Administration Building, located at 330 W. Church St. in Bartow, for its bi-monthly meeting.

You can now download the agenda and the meeting packet (which includes the agenda) by clicking on the links. 

The agenda for that meeting is currently as follows:

1. CALL TO ORDER

2. CHAIRMAN’S ANNOUNCEMENTS – Chairman Lindsey

3. CONFIRMATION OF QUORUM – Ms. Simmons

4. AGENDA REVIEW – Mr. Deardorff

5. OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

6. CONSENT AGENDA

A. Approval of Minutes – April 10, 2014

B. Review/Approval of Draft TPO Resolution 2014-04 Authorizing the Chairman to File a Transportation Disadvantaged Trust Fund Planning-Related Grant Application

Staff will request the Board to review and approve Draft TPO Resolution
2014-04 authorizing the Chairman to file a planning grant application with the Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged. The scope of work for this grant is outlined in the FY 2014/15 Unified Planning Work Program. The planning grant includes $32,088.00 in state funding. There is not a required local
match.

C. Review/Approval of Consultant Services Authorization (CSA) for Evaluation SunRail Extension into Polk County as Part of the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan Update

Staff requests approval of a consultant services authorization for Renaissance Planning Group to evaluate the potential extension of SunRail commuter rail service into Polk County to include the evaluation of staging alternatives and feeder bus service. The total cost of this project, not to exceed $89,401.00, is funded in the FY 2014/15 Unified Planning Work Program. The TAC recommends
approval.

D. Review/Approval of Consultant Services Authorization (CSA) to Conduct Neighborhood Mobility Audits as Part of the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan Update

Staff requests approval of a consultant services authorization for URS Corporation to conduct neighborhood mobility audits. The total cost of this project, not to exceed $99,978.00 is funded in the FY 2014/15 Unified Planning Work Program. A draft copy of a sample or prototype audit is attached with the proposed CSA. The TAC recommends approval.

7. OTHER ACTION ITEMS

A. Public Hearing on Draft Amendments to the FY 2013/14 – 2017/18 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) (ROLL CALL REQUIRED)

The Board will hold a public hearing to consider amendments to the current TIP. These amendments are needed to reflect newly funded transit projects and a new project for the I-4 at SR 557 interchange. The TAC recommends approval.

B. Public Hearing on Draft Fiscal Years 2014/15 – 2018/19 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) (ROLL CALL REQUIRED)

The Board will hold a public hearing to consider adoption of the Draft Fiscal Years 2014/15 – 2018/19 TIP. This item will include a staff presentation, public comments and Board action. The TAC recommends approval. The full TIP document can be viewed or downloaded at: http://polk.dtstiptool.com/

C. Review/Approval of Draft 2014 Draft Priority Transportation Projects

Staff will request the Board to approve the draft priority projects to provide direction to the Florida Department of Transportation in the development of its FY 2015/16 – 2019/20 Work Program. The TAC recommends approval.

8. PRESENTATIONS

A. Draft Limited English Proficiency Plan (Tab 5)

Staff will provide an overview of the draft plan. The intent of the plan is to ensure that  individuals with limited English language skills have access to the TPO planning process. This item  is being presented for information purposes only.

9. AGENCY REPORTS

A. Florida Department of Transportation

B. Polk Transit

10. COMMUNICATIONS AND REPORTS

• Correspondence from Secretary Hattaway dated May 19. 2014 on the
Central Polk Parkway

• Correspondence from Secretary Hattaway dated May 19. 2014 on Bus
Rapid Transit Design Features in the US 98 Corridor

11. OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC COMMENT

12. BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS

13. ADJOURNMENT

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