PACTS Policy Board
January 26, 2023
11:00 am–1:00 pm
Greater Portland Council of Governments
970 Baxter Boulevard, Room 201
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This meeting is being recorded and will be made available at gpcog.org/AgendaCenter.
2. Public Comment—5 minutes
Members of the public are welcome to provide up to three minutes of public comment on items not on this agenda. For items on this agenda, additional opportunity for public comment will be provided after the item's staff report.
3. Approval of the December 15, 2022 Meeting Minutes—5 minutes
4. Chair's Report—5 minutes
5. Regional Transportation Advisory Committee (RTAC) Report—5 minutes
6. Staff Report—5 minutes
7. Approval of 2023 MPI Crack Sealing Projects—5 minutes
PACTS' MPI policy includes a pavement crack sealing set-aside of $50,000 maximum per year; the Collector Paving Working Group approved a list of road segments prioritized for crack sealing. The board will review and vote to approve a list of roadway segments to receive treatment in 2022 funded with PACTS' MPI funds.
8. Adoption of a Regional Complete Streets Policy and Complete Streets Subcommittee Recommendations—20 minutes
The development of a Regional Complete Streets Policy was included in the 2020–2021 and 2022–?2023 Unified Planning Work Programs (UPWP). The board will review and vote to adopt a Regional Complete Streets Policy and associated revisions to the MPI and Collector Paving Program policies as recommended by the Complete Streets Policy Subcommittee.
9. Adoption of Transit Together Final Recommendations—20 minutes
In support of Transit Tomorrow—the region's long-range transit plan—PACTS undertook Transit Together, a study to identify opportunities for developing a more seamless and integrated regional transit system. The board will review and vote to adopt the Transit Together final report and recommendations.
10. Additional UPWP Funding (2022-2023)—40 minutes
Staff expect a significant increase in funding for the 2022–2023 UPWP, a federally required document that identifies the MPO's transportation planning priorities. Given that we are halfway through the two-year UPWP cycle, PACTS needs to expeditiously determine the highest and best use of this funding for 2023. Staff will review recommendations for the UPWP funding that align with federal guidance and requirements and advance regional goals and priorities. The Board will be asked for input and approval.
11. Project Update: Gorham-Westbrook-Portland Rapid Transit Study—10 minutes
The Gorham-Westbrook-Portland corridor is the first of fours corridors identified in Transit Tomorrow to be evaluated for rapid transit investment. Staff will provide an update on the study's progress and seek feedback regarding upcoming public engagement activities.
- Regional Transportation Advisory Committee—February 7, 9:00–11:00 am
- Executive Board—February 28—9:00–10:30 am
- Regional Transportation Advisory Committee—March 7, 9:00–11:00 am
- Policy Board—March 23—11:00 am–1:30 pm
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