Feb. 14, 2012 Meeting minutes: Southeast Michigan Regional Transp. Operations Planning Subcommittee
SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION OPERATIONS
Date: February 14, 2012 HRC Job No. 20060304.22
Time: 2:00 PM
Meeting Held: AAA Michigan Headquarters, Dearborn, Michigan
Present: Representing Phone No. E-Mail
Oladayo Akinyemi MDOT MITSC (313) 256-9800 AkinyemiO@michigan.gov
Brandon Boatman MDOT (517) 373-6898 BoatmanB@michigan.gov
Marcia Wright AAA Michigan (313) 336-1609 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jody Kovich AAA Michigan (313) 336-1620 email@example.com
Tom Bruff SEMCOG (313) 324-3340 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sgt. Craig Shackelford Bl. Twp. PD (248) 433-7749 email@example.com
Morrie Hoevel FHWA (517) 702-1834 Morris.Hoevel@dot.gov
Richard Beaubien HRC (248) 454-6381 firstname.lastname@example.org
Review of Meeting Agenda for the Southeast Michigan Regional Transportation Operations Coordinating Committee Meeting
The draft agenda for the April 13, 2012 Regional Transportation Operations Coordinating Committee meeting was reviewed. This meeting will be held at the Michigan Intelligent Transportation Systems Center (MITSC), 1050 Sixth Street, Detroit, Michigan 48226. It will include an explanation of how first responder safety and response time can be improved from Terry Martin of Global Traffic Technologies. It will also include a review of freeway operations issues and report of the regional traffic signal operations. Federal Highway Administration computer program attended by Tom Bruff of SEMCOG and Danielle Deneau of the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC). The findings of the 2012 Traffic Incident Management Partnering workshop will be reviewed.
Program for Partnering Workshop-March 15, 2012
So far, there are 50 listed registrants plus the 7 presenters for the workshop. The final response to the invitation should be received by SEMCOG and transmitted to AAA Michigan by March 5, 2012. Tom Bruff from SEMCOG and Sarah Gill from MDOT will be issuing final invitations next week. Sarah Gill is checking on potential sports giveaways from professional Detroit teams for the attendees.
AAA Michigan staff will arrange for the catering for the continental breakfast and box lunch as part of the workshop. The meeting will require a registration table outside the auditorium. Signs directing attendees to the auditorium will be provided at the AAA Michigan headquarters. Tom Bruff will send parking instructions supplied by AAA to the conference attendees in advance of the conference. Mr. Bruff will also provide a camera to take pictures of the event.
The attendees will be divided into assigned tables as part of the workshop and the table numbers will be assigned before the attendees arrive. Assigning attendees to tables will ensure that there is a mixture of disciplines at each table.
Tom Bruff will supply index cards, or equivalent, to collect questions at the end of each presentation. Questions will be answered immediately after the presentation and as part of the panel discussion at the end, which will be led by Angie Kremmer from MDOT.
Arterial Traffic Management Committee
Tom Bruff noted that it was hard to keep the Arterial Traffic Management Committee interested in the regional transportation operations program. The committee has collected data on traffic signal equipment and identified priority corridors for improvements. One of the tasks to be undertaken in the future is the development of alternative routes in case of traffic incidents on freeways. These alternative routes, of course, would require coordinated traffic signal operation to be most effective.
The committee may want to center some of their discussions around MDOT standards and processes as they affect arterial operations. The committee will need some specific items of interest to get their attention. Tom Bruff will put together a presentation on the regional transportation operations peer exchange prepared by FHWA to get some insights on traffic signal operations. This presentation will be available at the April 13 Coordinating Committee meeting.
Hold Harmless Legislation
The committee has expressed interest in pursuing Hold Harmless legislation through the Michigan State Legislature and the status of this legislation is unknown. Brandon Boatman from MDOT will investigate what MDOT knows about this potential legislation.
Next Planning Subcommittee Meeting
The next meeting for the Planning Subcommittee will be held at 9:00 AM on March 27, 2012.
These minutes are intended to be a summary of those items discussed. Any corrections and/or comments should be noted to the writer as soon as possible.
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Richard F. Beaubien, P.E., PTOE
Chair-Southeast Michigan Regional Transportation Operations Coordinating Committee