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  1. Transportation Planning and Research Standing Committee:Report to Urban Transportation Council TAC Spring Technical Meetings April 13th, 2014

  2. TPRSC Roster • 16 members • 30 friends • New Executive • David Duncan (Chair) • Sabbir Saiyed (Vice Chair) • Timothy Spurr (Secretary) • Meetings • Spring/Fall Technical Meetings • Monthly Conference Calls

  3. TPRSC Terms-of-Reference • TPRSC is proposing changes to membership guidelines: • Meetings are well attended and active friends are seeking to be added as members. • Membership is currently capped at 15 • Highlights of proposed changes: • Increase membership between 20 to 25 • Annual review of members (by TPRSC Executive) • Encourage active friends to seek membership

  4. TPRSC: Completed Projects • Best Practices for Transportation Planning Studies Workshop Materials • Potential for Truck Lanes in Urban Areas • Changing Practices in Data Collection on the Movement of People

  5. TPRSC: Projects in Progress • Urban Transportation Indicators 5th Survey • David Kriger Consultants • Project Budget: $195K • Status: • Phase A, Develop Indicators: Draft report has been submitted to PSC • Phase B, Survey: Anticipate survey launch by early summer 2014 • Anticipated deliverables (spring 2015): Survey Database, Reports (profile and comparison with previous UTI Surveys)

  6. TPRSC: Projects in Progress • Design and Implementation of Transit Services: Guidelines for Small Communities • Steer, Davies, Gleave Consultants • Project Budget: $80,000 • Status: • First Project Steering Committee meeting with consultant was held April 12th, 2014 • Anticipated deliverables (spring 2015): Primer and Guidelines

  7. TPRSC: Project Seeking Funding • Best Practices in Transportation Impact Assessment • Project approved by UTC in April, 2013 • Project Budget: $140,000 • Project purpose / objectives • To capture how new transportation requirements are being addressed in impact assessment • Review Best Practices in Canada, US, Europe and Australia • Synthesize Best Practices according to jurisdictional and development contexts

  8. TPRSC: Project Proposal • Defining and Measuring Congestion • Urban authorities have identified a need to develop practical guidelines and standards for measuring and monitoring congestion. • Proposal is to develop: • State of Practice • Guidelines • Estimated cost: $100,000 (consultants fee only)

  9. TPRSC: Annual Conference Events • Best Practices in Transportation Planning - Paper and Poster Sessions • Goods Movement – Past, Present and Future - Paper and Poster Session • A Century of Urban Transportation Planning - Panel Discussion • Innovations in Data Collection on the Movement of People – Panel Session • Measuring Congestion – Paper and Presentation Session