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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. Also, on the consulting firm's website, there are some interesting bike lane sharing plans for NCSU that are pretty cool to check out.

Primer on Transit Referendum and Associated Transit Plan

It turns out that many people are uninformed or misinformed about the specifics of the transit tax and the plan.  Foks don't even realize that there's a plan behind the tax referendum, and that a vote for the tax endorses it.    If the tax passes, the BoCC and TTA have the authority to levy the tax and proceed with the plan. .
Without debating the pros and cons of transit , I hope that readers take a few minutes to understand the plan. We sent the primer below to our mailing list. It includes links to the plan and the financial information.

Primer on Transit Plan, Taxes and Fees

Voters will decide a 1/2 cent tax increase for transit. Please take a few minutes to learn about this tax and the underlying plan before you vote.

DCHC MPO Transit Alternatives Analysis Public Workshop - Hillsborough

What is this program?

The DCHC MPO programs state and federal transportation projects in our region.  The MPO is reviewing different alternatives for meeting future transportation needs and inviting citizens to participate.  The public comment period will be from Friday, August 17, 2012 through Wednesday, October 10, 2012.

 

How can I participate?

There are several options for participating, including:

 

www.dchcmpo.org -- Web site provides:

§  A description and presentation (tables and maps) of the alternatives – See “Alternatives Analysis” or use this link:

                       http://www.dchcmpo.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=92&Itemid=35

§  An email link for making comments; and,

§  List of opportunities to provide your comments at the local government level (see list in Introduction document).

 

Public Hearing – Citizens can provide feedback to local elected officials (Transportation Advisory Committee); Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at 9:00AM in the Committee Room (2nd Floor of Durham City Hall, 101 City Hall Plaza).  Persons with disabilities will be accommodated -- provisions must be requested at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

 

Public Workshops

·       Hillsborough -- 9/13, “The Town Barn,” 4-7 PM;

·       Durham -- 9/18, Durham Station Transportation Center, 4-7PM; and,

·       Chapel Hill -- 9/20, Chapel Hill Town Hall, 4-7PM.

 

Who can I contact?

Comments and questions should be directed to:

               Andy Henry, City of Durham, Transportation Department

               101 City Hall Plaza

               Durham, NC  27701

               E-mail:  andrew.henry@durhamnc.gov    Phone:  (919) 560-4366, ext. 36419

Date: 

Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Town Barn, Hillsborough

DCHC MPO Transit Alternatives Analysis Public Workshop - Chapel Hill

What is this program?

The DCHC MPO programs state and federal transportation projects in our region.  The MPO is reviewing different alternatives for meeting future transportation needs and inviting citizens to participate.  The public comment period will be from Friday, August 17, 2012 through Wednesday, October 10, 2012.

 

How can I participate?

There are several options for participating, including:

 

www.dchcmpo.org -- Web site provides:

§  A description and presentation (tables and maps) of the alternatives – See “Alternatives Analysis” or use this link:

                       http://www.dchcmpo.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=92&Itemid=35

§  An email link for making comments; and,

§  List of opportunities to provide your comments at the local government level (see list in Introduction document).

 

Public Hearing – Citizens can provide feedback to local elected officials (Transportation Advisory Committee); Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at 9:00AM in the Committee Room (2nd Floor of Durham City Hall, 101 City Hall Plaza).  Persons with disabilities will be accommodated -- provisions must be requested at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

 

Public Workshops

·       Hillsborough -- 9/13, “The Town Barn,” 4-7 PM;

·       Durham -- 9/18, Durham Station Transportation Center, 4-7PM; and,

·       Chapel Hill -- 9/20, Chapel Hill Town Hall, 4-7PM.

 

Who can I contact?

Comments and questions should be directed to:

               Andy Henry, City of Durham, Transportation Department

               101 City Hall Plaza

               Durham, NC  27701

               E-mail:  andrew.henry@durhamnc.gov    Phone:  (919) 560-4366, ext. 36419

Date: 

Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Chapel Hill Town Hall

Half-Cent Sales Tax for Transit on November Ballot

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