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


March 21, 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 February 15, 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)
A.   Technical Advisory Committee – Pat Bursaw, TAC Chair.
1:35-1:40 Report on the March 7, 2012 TAC meeting.
B.   Policy Committee – Russ Stark and Randy Maluchnik, Co-Chairs.
1:40-1:50 Policy Committee Consent List Items
a. Information and Discussion St. Croix River Bridge
Status report on the project funding and exemption from the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.
b. Information and Discussion Coordinated Action Plan.
Information about a coordinated plan to establish goals, criteria and strategies for delivering transportation services to elderly, underemployed or otherwise financially disadvantages persons, or persons with disabilities.
c. Information and Discussion Transportation Planning and Programming Guide. w
Update on the development of the Guide and response to TAC and TAB comments.
C.   Programming Committee Jim Hovland and Robert Lilligren, Co-Chairs.
1:50-2:00 Programming Committee Consent List Items.
a. Information and Discussion Update on the 2011 Regional Solicitation and Presentation on the Regional Solicitation Scoring Process
b. Information and Discussion Moving Toward a Performance-Based Transportation Policy Plan (TPP) and Transportation System Performance Assessment (TSPA)
Information about how the Metropolitan Council will incorporate performance based measures into the TPP and TSPA.
c. 2012-11 Scope Change, TIP Amendment and Sunset Date Extension Request: Edina #
Recommendation to deny a scope change, TIP amendment and sunset date extension for SP# 120-020-037; France Avenue/72nd Street Pedestrian Bridge.
d. 2012-12 Scope Change and 2012-2015 Transportation Improvement Program Amendment Request: Lakeville #
Recommendation to approve a project scope change and TIP amendment for SP# 188-118-004; Lake Marion Trail Extension and Right of Way Acquisition.
e. 2012-13 2012-2015 Transportation Improvement Program Amendment: Hennepin County #
Recommendation to adopt an amendment to include Section 5309 funding from TIGER III for construction of the Transportation Interchange Facility.
f. 2012-14 2012-2015 Transportation Improvement Program Amendment: MnDOT #
Recommendation to adopt an amendment to include SP# 164-070-025; Nice Ride Expansion at the St. Paul Capitol Complex and State offices.

VI.     Special Agenda.

2:00-2:30 The 2040 Regional Development Framework
Presentation on the Regional Development Framework and information about what will go into the next update.
·         Libby Starling, Metropolitan Council
2:30-3:00 Minnesota GO! and Statewide Multimodal Plan
Wrap-up of the MinnesotaGO! visioning and presentation on the development of the Statewide Multimodal Transportation Plan.
·         Kirby Becker and Nark Nelson, MnDOT Statewide Planning
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.