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DCHC-MPO Transportation Advisory Committee, September 2013

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The Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) is the policy body within the DCHC-MPO which coordinates and makes decisions on transportation planning issues.


The Transportation Advisory Committee is comprised of elected and appointed officials from the City of Durham, the Town of Chapel Hill, the Town of Carrboro, the Town of Hillsborough, Durham County, Orange County, Chatham County, and the North Carolina Department of Transportation.  The TAC also has advisory (non-voting) members from Triangle Transit, the Federal Highway Administration, and the Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina.

The Transportation Advisory Committee is governed by a set of Bylaws (25 KB), revised November 9, 2005.

The TAC normally meets the second Wednesday of each month in the Durham City Council Committee Room at 9 a.m.  There is typically no meeting in July.  Some meetings may take place in the evening to facilitate participation in public hearings.  Check the calendar for upcoming meeting dates.

 

Date: 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 9:00am to 11:00am

Location: 

Committee Room, 2nd Floor, Durham City Hall, Durham NC

Special Topic: "Making Transportation Decisions at a Local Level"

Jared Simmons's picture

I attended the "Special Topic: Making Transportation Decisions at a Local Level" presentation a smaller section of the larger "Sketching Chapel Hill" Series, and I thought that I'd share some details that were discussed by Martin/Alexiou/Bryson Consulting.  The firm presented a 50 minute PowerPoint concerning both the CTP for the greater area, the Long Range Plan and the shorter 7 Year Transportation Plans for the area, followed by Q&A.

"Dream Up Downtown" with the Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership

The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership is ramping up YOUR involvement in the Chapel Hill downtown with the "Dream Up Downtown Walks." These walks are moving conversations to explore and engage in our downtown. The walks are on the first Thursday of September, October, November and December, beginning at 6 pm at the University Baptist Church Memorial Garden at the corner of Franklin Street and Columbia Street.

Planning Models and the Future Townscape - Chapel Hill Special Topics presentation

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Details:

Chapel Hill Special Topics: "Planning Models and the Future Townscape"
Posted Date: 7/10/2012

The Town of Chapel Hill Special Topics sessions return to the community with "Planning Models and the Future Townscape" to be presented at noon Wednesday, July 18, in the Council Chamber of Town Hall, 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

The Special Topics series began during the Chapel Hill 2020 comprehensive planning process as a way to share information with interested residents who want to know more about issues, trends and studies that affect the future. For past topics, see http://bit.ly/zi4gLo.

Garrett Davis, a long range planner for the Town of Chapel Hill, will provide an overview of the various types of planning models the Town uses to analyze and understand data related to future population and employment growth and related transportation and land use impacts. Models help planners gather and analyze information and predict possible future outcomes, based on a set of assumptions. The presentation, which will provide an overview of the current use of planning modes in the Triangle region and focus on the use of CommunityViz, an interactive software platform that integrates land use mapping and statistical analysis used by the Town during the development of the 2020 Comprehensive Plan. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session.

Garrett develops analysis, Geographic Information System (GIS), and graphic design projects to aid the Town's planning initiatives. He also provides professional support to other Town departments and partner agencies.

The public event will be aired live on Chapel Hill Government TV-18 and streamed on the Town of Chapel Hill website at www.townofchapelhill.org/index.aspx?page=1850. For more information, contact gdavis2@townofchapelhill.org or 919-969-5061.

Date: 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Location: 

Chapel Hill Town Hall Council Chambers (405 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.)

Planning for the Carolina North "Apron" -- Carts and Horses

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Does anyone remember how all those charts and graphs of Carolina North never showed much about what lies outside the campus -- i.e., the rest of the town and county?  I remember thinking, "hey, the world doesn't end along the MLK/Airport Rd. median strip!"    Town planners seemed much exercised about the general town-wide impact of CN, but there seemed to be a general shrug about the impact on proximate neighborhoods except from the point of view of bus and bicycle lanes. 

Get The Buzz On Chapel Hill 2020

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Don't like what I'm writing on Chapel Hill 2020? Well there's good news. The town recently launched a new blog, 2020 Buzz, which will keep you abreast on all the changes in the process if you don't find my reporting sufficient :) Here's the good news on the blog: it provides another avenue to have your voice be heard. You can comment on virtually anything once you navigate away from the main page and you don't have to been a fancy Wordpress whiz to figure out how to do it. I think it can also be harnessed to be a wonderful tool for disseminating information. I would encourage the town to use a lot of multimedia if possible. People respond to images and videos in ways that they don’t respond to text, and I know a lot of people out there learn better through pictures and graphics than they do through words (myself included).

What You Can Do, As Advertised

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As many of you know, the Chapel Hill 2020  planning process is getting underway. This new Comprehensive Plan for Chapel Hill will affect you—the roads you drive on, the places you work, the parks you visit, etc. so it’s important that you share your perspective to help the town craft the best vision possible. The more perspectives included in the plan, the more accurately the plan will reflect our community’s diversity, so be sure to contribute!

The town has already publicized seven different ways to get involved. You shouldn’t feel limited by this list, but it serves as a great jumping off point:

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