TRANSPORTATION ACTION TEAM MEETING MINUTES
December 1, 2011
Facilitator: Bruce Lyon
Wes Laubscher, Mary Lou Laubscher, Bruce Lyon, and Dave Pitman
Dave referred us to the Metropolitan Transportation Commission web site, under Services, Arterial Operations for information on The purpose of the Program for Arterial System Synchronization (PASS) is to provide technical and financial assistance to Bay Area agencies to help improve the safe and efficient operation of certain traffic signal systems and corridors. http://www.mtc.ca.gov/services/arterial_operations/
And the MUTCD, the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices
http://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/ for information on the MUTCD which defines the standards used by road managers nationwide to install and maintain traffic control devices on all public streets, highways, bikeways, and private roads open to public traffic.
Transform is promoting support of Senator Boxer’s bill to promote Complete Streets pedestrian and bicycle improvements into the Federal Budget.
Future meetings, One Bay Area Plan workshop to be announced with clearly defined scenarios for the regional plan to be held at the Richmond Convention Center.
Wes, advocating for seniors who live in the Monument area who need meeting space, there is a need for multiple group gathering places throughout the Monument located so that people with transportation limitations can walk to the meeting spaces.
Dave, reported on the Clipper Card, that by the end of this December that BART Discounts for Youth and Senior’s will only be available on Clipper Cards. Clipper Cards are available at California Check Cashing at Park and Shop on Willow Pass Rd. in Concord, and Walgreens on Clayton Road, Concord, CA.
- Check with Jeff Rogers, Associate Civil Engineer, about the status of the City obtaining a grant from California Parks to support the proposed Shared Use Trail improvements near the Iron Horse Trail. The linear park aspect of the proposed Shared Use Trail qualifies for a park grant.
- Check with County Connection on progress and timeline in adopting the Clipper Card.
- Work with Transportation Action Team (TAT) to create guidelines to support the incorporation of Transportation and Health into elements of the General Plan in an effort to help the City comply with the incorporation of Complete Streets into the City General Plan.
POSITIVES: Good meeting because Dave is organized with information in his note book.
THINGS TO CHANGE: Encourage more interested residents of the Monument to bring their transportations issues and participate in TAT meetings.