Lebanon County Traffic Impact Study Highway Occupancy Permit Workshop April 22, 2009

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Lebanon County Traffic Impact Study Highway Occupancy Permit Workshop April 22, 2009

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Agenda Introductions Background Roles and Responsibilities Resources HOP/TIS Process Overview Traffic Impact Study Process Data Collection Requirements Existing Conditions Scenario Background Traffic Trip Generation Traffic Assignment Future Analysis LOS Requirements Mitigation Analysis Submission & Review Process My Two Cents HOP Design Considerations

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Goals Gain a comprehension of the general activity affect contemplate/roadway inhabitance allow handle Gain a comprehension of PennDOT's refreshed Policies and Procedures for Traffic Impact Studies Gain a comprehension of the County's movement affect prerequisites Identify shared characteristics and contrasts amongst PennDOT and County necessities

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Introductions Robert Taylor, P.E. Extend Manager Transportation Systems Operations Group P.O. Box 67100 Harrisburg, PA 17106-7100 rtaylor@gfnet.com telephone: 717-763-7212 x2309 fax: 717-763-8150 Supported Lebanon County in the advancement of the Congestion Management Processes (CMP) Carroll Township Planning Commission part Has inspected movement affect examines in the interest of PennDOT Has arranged activity affect thinks about for different designers

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Introductions Who are you? Who do you speak to? Movement issues and concerns?

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Background "An awkwardness between the development of individuals and merchandise and the limit of the current transportation framework which causes delays, expanded travel time, expanded cost, and driver disappointment and additionally risky driving practices." Tom Kotay

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Background 45 percent repeating 55 percent non-repeating Think past repeating clog FHWA Report, "Movement Congestion and Reliability: Linking Solutions to Problems", July 2004.

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State Congestion Strategies Signal System Management Specials Events Planning Shared Land Uses Access Management New Roadways Additional Lanes Traffic Impact Study Considerations

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Lebanon County Congestion Strategies Congestion Management Processes Process and methodology to quantify clog, distinguish required enhancements and measure achievement GOAL #1 – Identify Congested Corridors and Isolated (Problem) Intersections GOAL #2 – Identify Special Events and Other Causes on Non-Recurring Congestion GOAL #3 – Prioritize Projects, Programs as well as Services to Mitigate Congestion GOAL #4 – Measure the Effectiveness of Implemented Projects, Programs or potentially Services GOAL #5 - Contribute Strategies to Help Better Manage and Utilize the Existing Transportation System

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Roles and Responsibilities PennDOT The Department is the affirming organization for all grants to get to the state interstate framework or involve state-controlled parkway right-of-way. The Department will organize and duplicate the districts on all correspondence from the Department. The Department facilitates correspondences and audits with Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) if HOP applications include interstate roadway get to. FHWA has endorsement expert on HOP applications that include interstate parkway get to. Lebanon County Lebanon County has a part in giving data to the candidate and Department in regards to arranged tasks, visioning, and future development. Lebanon County has district wide TIS necessities (which shift from PennDOT's). Regions Municipalities control the land advancement endorsement and zoning process. Regions (alongside the County) may have their own particular TIS necessities.

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Roles and Responsibilities Applicant (and their architects) The candidate is in charge of setting up a HOP application and TIS or TIA reliable with PennDOT, County and metropolitan rules. The TIS or TIA must be directed under the supervision of a man who has a present Professional Engineer's (PE) permit issued by the Pennsylvania Department of State and ideally having a Professional Traffic Operations Engineer (PTOE). The TIS must be marked and fixed by a PE authorized in Pennsylvania. Candidates are asked for to outline their site arrange so effects are reliable with nearby and local transportation arranging endeavors, through sound land utilize and blockage administration rehearses. Candidates are in charge of informing the district, nearby travel specialists, and MPO or RPO of the status of the HOP application and also welcoming them to Department gatherings and guaranteeing they are duplicated on any correspondence to the Department. Different Stakeholders Transit organizations Emergency administrations Schools ?

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Go to: www.dot.state.pa.us More Links Highway Occupancy Permits Resources

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Resources County prerequisites ITE Trip Generation and Trip Generation Handbook Transportation Impact Analyses for Site Development: An ITE Proposed Recommended Practice

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Process Overview

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Process Overview - Phases

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Preliminary Meetings Agreeing on things early will spare a ton of irritation last mentioned, for everybody Developer/engineer: more work Municipalities/PennDOT: more audits/additional time

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Preliminary HOP Meeting Information required before a Preliminary Meeting: Preliminary Site Plan Preliminary Traffic Assessment Developer ought to contact the District Permit Manager to setup the Preliminary Meeting Information must be presented at least one week preceding the asked for meeting date Invitees ought to include: Traffic Unit, Permit Unit, Consultant Reviewer (if material), Developer and their Engineer, and Municipal Representative Conclusions of Preliminary Meeting: Scope of Traffic Impact Study (if essential) Identify known predictable issues

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PennDOT HOP Review and Approval Process Applicant/Applicant's Engineer Some Districts oblige accommodation to the County office for the underlying accommodation. Check with the individual PennDOT District. Region Supervisor Returned For Correction or District Permits Unit or Recommend Approval or Request Correction Traffic Unit/Other Affected Units Application Acceptable Department's Review Consultant Some Districts have enlisted experts to help with the audit of Highway Occupancy Permits Permit Issued

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HOP Submission Package Additional Copies of the Approved Traffic Impact Study (if required) Sets of arrangements no bigger than 22" x 34" Copies of the waste/storm water administration report Proof of proprietorship (i.e. duplicate of deed or rent assention) An understanding of offer will require shape M950-RFO Release of Fee Owner or Form M950-RT Release of Tenant Property proprietor warnings or endorsements (as material) This is an incomplete rundown of required reports. Extend size and extension will require extra/particular documentation.

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Municipal Review and Approval Process Engineer audit and remark Planning commission survey and remark Board of managers audit and endorsement

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Technical Review Issues Traffic Impact Signal Improvements Sight Distances Roadway Improvements Drainage Review Structural Review (if important) Signing and Pavement Marking Maintenance & Protection of Traffic Review Right-of-Way Review Waivers and Condition Statements (if fundamental) Administrative Issues Permit Recording Financial Security Property Owner Notification Municipal Agreement Review and Approval Process

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Municipal Coordination The Department requires composed proof, before the ISSUANCE of an allow, that the district knows about the venture and has had the chance to remark. Arrive Use Questionnaires (Form M950-MPC) must be submitted alongside Highway Occupancy Permit applications. Simultaneous Municipal and Department survey are unequivocally urged to speed up the audit. A Copy of the Municipal Land Development Plan pending before or endorsed by the district in which the improvement is found ought to be provided with the HOP application.

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Traffic Impact Study Steps

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Step 1: Scoping (TIS) Meeting See Appendix B of PennDOT's Policies and Procedures for Traffic Impact Studies for a model meeting motivation and meeting application.

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Preliminary TIS Meeting Schedule and arranging Trip era approach/preparatory gauge ITE or different rates Individual land utilizes and assessed every day and pinnacle hour trips Estimated trips every day Is a TIS required? What is the TIS examine region?

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Preliminary TIS Meeting Schedule and organizing Trip era approach/preparatory gauge ITE or different rates Individual land utilizes and evaluated every day and pinnacle hour trips Estimated trips every day Is a TIS required? What is the TIS think about region?

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Lebanon County Is a Traffic Impact Study Required? PennDOT

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Land Use Rules of Thumb Thresholds two-way trips

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Study Area? PennDOT Guidance is given in ITE, Transportation Impact Analysis for Site Development, Chapter 2 on the choice of study crossing points. District Other Considerations Intersections neighboring the site, in nearness to the site, that are of real concern, and are used by a substantial rate of site produced movement (Use Engineering Judgment) Other crossing points with a known history of accidents or clog issues Intersections in flag framework that will probably be impacted. Inward roadways and crossing points that will get to be distinctly open roadways

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ITE Suggested Study Areas

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What Years ought to be Analyzed? PennDOT Existing Opening Year Design Horizon Year (5 year after form out) For ventures including FHWA audit (i.e. ventures including the interstate), an assurance of the plan skyline year might be founded on contribution from FHWA and will by and large be longer than 5 years Projects including multi-staged advancement may require extra investigation, and the examination of opening years after each significant stage ought to be considered. C