The Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) is the
policy body within the DCHC-MPO which coordinates and makes decisions on transportation
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.
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
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Committee Room, 2nd Floor, Durham City Hall, Durham NC
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.
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.
Chapel Hill Special Topics: "Planning Models and the Future Townscape"
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.)
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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