Metropolitan Council Building, 390 No. Robert Street, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101
Notice of a meeting of the


April 18, 2012
1:30 PM
Council Chambers, Metropolitan Council building
390 Robert Street No., St. Paul


Informal Discussion Among Members
I.       Call to Order.
II.      Adoption of the Agenda.

III.     Approval of the Minutes from March 21, 2012. *

IV.     Public Forum.
         (Invitation to the public to address the Board about any issue not on the agenda.  Public comment on the agenda items has occurred at the respective TAB subcommittee meetings.)
V.      Committee Reports.  (Scheduled times for each agenda item are approximate, not time certain)
Technical Advisory Committee – Pat Bursaw, TAC Chair.
1:35-1:40 Report on the April 4, 2012 TAC meeting.
Policy Committee – Russ Stark and Randy Maluchnik, Co-Chairs.
1:40-2:00 Policy Committee Consent List Items
a. Information and Discussion Regional Governance at the State Legislature.
An update on bills and discussions at the State Legislature affecting regional governance.
b. Information and Discussion Extension and Reauthorization of SAFETEA-LU.
A report on the most recent extension of SAFETEA-LU and the prospects for continued extensions or reauthorization.
c. Information and Discussion MnDOT Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan.
Wrap-up on the MN GO! vision and introduction to the Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan.  w
·         Kirby Becker and Mark Nelson, MnDOT
Programming Committee Jim Hovland and Robert Lilligren, Co-Chairs.
2:00-2:20 Programming Committee Consent List Items.
a. Information and Discussion Update on the 2011 Regional Solicitation
·         Kevin Roggenbuck, TAB Coordinator
b. 2012-15 Scope Change and 2012-2015 Transportation Improvement Program Amendment Request: Eagan #
Recommendation to approve a project scope change and adopt an amendment to the 2012-2015 TIP for SP# 145-010-010; TH 149 reconstruction from TH 55 to I-494.
c. 2012-16 2012-2015 Transportation Improvement Program Amendment: MnDOT #
Recommendation to adopt an amendment to the 2012-2015 TIP to include five rail crossing safety projects.
d. 2012-17 2012-2015 Transportation Improvement Program Amendment: Maplewood #
Recommendation to adopt an amendment to the 2012-2015 TIP to include SP# 6211-90; Reconstruct MN 36; and increase the cost of SP# 138-010-018, TH 36 and English Street Interchange. 
e. 2012-18 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Program Adoption Schedule: TAC
Recommendation to adopt the development schedule for the 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Program for the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area.
f. 2012-19 Allocation of Additional FY 2012 Federal Funds: TAC.
Recommendation to approve the allocation of $5.6 million in additional federal funds from non-earmarks as directed by the TAB.
·         Greg Coughlin, MNDOT Metro State and Federal Aid.

VI.     Special Agenda.

2:20-3:00 Transit and Transitway Expansion Plans.
·         Cole Hiniker, Metropolitan Council and John Levin, Metro Transit
VII.    Items of TAB Members.
VIII.   Agency Reports.
IX.     Other Business.
X.      Adjourn.
* Information enclosed with the full TAB mailing. 
#    Information enclosed with the TAB Programming Committee mailing the previous week.
w    Information included in your TAB Policy Committee mailing.