DCHC-MPO Transportation Advisory Committee, September 2013

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.



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


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

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

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.

Explore downtown Chapel Hill with CHDP's "Dream Up Downtown Walks" - moving conversations about OUR town, 6pm 10/4, 11/1, 12/6

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


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

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 For more information, contact or 919-969-5061.


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


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

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

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. 



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This Week in Orange Politics

It'll be a busy week across Orange County this week. The Carrboro Alderfolks will discuss bicycle-friendliness and the Lloyd Farm propery mediation process, while the Chapel Hill Town Council will get an update on UNC-related development. Both school boards will review the student performance data recently released by the state, while the Hillsborough Town Board will get an update on the Colonial Inn. The county commmissioners will meet with the Mebane City Council on public transportation and the Buckhorn EDD, and will get an update on Southern Branch Library in a serperate meeting.

CHALT and the Sierra Club/Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce/WCHL will hold candidate forums for Chapel Hill candidates.

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