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


May 16, 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 April 18, 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.      TAB Chair Report.

a. Information TAB Executive Committee
Report on the TAB Executive Committee meeting of May 10. (will be emailed)
Summary of comments from TAB member meetings.  *
VI.     Committee Reports.  (Scheduled times for each agenda item are approximate, not time certain)
Technical Advisory Committee – Pat Bursaw, TAC Chair.
1:50-2:00 Report on the May 2, 2012 TAC meeting.
Information and Discussion TAC Bylaws Revision. *
Policy Committee – Russ Stark and Randy Maluchnik, Co-Chairs.
2:00-2:20 Policy Committee Consent List Items
a. 2012-25 Transportation Planning and Programming Guide for the Twin Cities. w
Recommendation to approve the Transportation Planning and Programming Guide.
b. Information and Discussion Guideway Status Report w
Presentation on a biennial report on transitways in Minnesota that operate on exclusive or controlled right-of-way. 
c. Information and Discussion Metropolitan Council Preliminary 2040 Forecasts.
Presentation on the preliminary forecasts of population, employment and households in the seven-county region for 2040.
Programming Committee Jim Hovland and Robert Lilligren, Co-Chairs.
2:20-2:40 Programming Committee Consent List Items.
a. 2012-20 2011 regional solicitation: Final Scores
Recommendation to accept the final scores and consider allocation of federal funds for 2015 and 2016; forward list of pros and cons for allocating federal funds.
b. 2012-21 2012-2015 Transportation Improvement Program Amendment: MnDOT #
Recommendation to amend the 2012-2015 TIP to include design and plan review of the St. Croix River Crossing. 
c. 2012-22 2012-2015 Transportation Improvement Program Amendment: MnDOT #
Recommendation to include Section 5310 vehicle purchases for elderly and handicapped individuals.
d. 2012-23 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Program: TAC
Recommendation to adopt the draft 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Program for the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area and schedule public hearing.

VII.    Special Agenda.

2:40-3:00 Roadmap 2040.
Presentation on the Transportation Alliance vision for transportation.
·         Margaret Donahoe, MN Transportation Alliance
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.