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


January 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 December 21, 2011. *

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.      TAB Chair Report.

a. Information Welcome New TAB Members
Gerry Butcher – Citizen Member (District A, Maple Grove)
Jennifer Janovy – Citizen Member (District C, Edina)
Aaron Isaacs – Transit Representative
Ethan Fawley – Non-motorized Representative
b. 2012-02 Approval of TAB Subcommittee Assignments *
Approval of TAB subcommittee assignments proposed by Chair Hargis following the appointment of new members.
VI.     Committee Reports.  (Scheduled times for each agenda item are approximate, not time certain)
A.   Technical Advisory Committee – Pat Bursaw, TAC Chair.
1:40-1:45 Report on the January 4, 2012 TAC meeting.
B.   Policy Committee – Russ Stark and Randy Maluchnik, Co-Chairs.
  Policy Committee Consent List Items
    January 12 TAB Policy Committee meeting was canceled.
C.   Programming Committee Jim Hovland and Robert Lilligren, Co-Chairs.
1:45-2:00 Programming Committee Consent List Items.
a. Information and Discussion Update on the 2011 regional solicitation #
·         Kevin Roggenbuck, TAB Coordinator
b. 2012-01 Sunset Date Extension Request: Dakota County  #
Recommendation to extend the sunset date for the federal Enhancement funds awarded to SP#91-090-59, Mississippi River Regional Trail Rosemount Segment.
c. Information and Discussion (2011-60 pending) MPCA Request for CMAQ Funds for Electric Vehicle Recharging Infrastructure #
Presentation on the proposed project and responses to previous questions from the TAB.
·         Fran Crotty, MN Pollution Control Agency
·         Kevin McDonald, MN Pollution Control Agency
d. Information and Discussion Conditions for making exceptions to federal funds re-allocation policy #
Recap of discussion at the December meeting; discussion of current policy and examples of policy exceptions.

VII.    Special Agenda.

2:00:-2:45 Twin Cities Transit Basics
Presentation on the metro region’s transit systems and transit planning process.
·         Cole Hiniker, Metropolitan Council
·         John Levin, Metro Transit
2:45-3:15 Governance of Transit in the Twin Cities Region
Presentation on the Transit Governance report prepared by the Office of the Legislative Auditor, January 2011.
·         Judy Randall, Office of the Legislative Auditor
VIII.   Items of TAB Members.
IX.     Agency Reports.
X.      Other Business.
XI.     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.