The Transportation Policy Committee (TPC) is LAMPO’s decision-making board. The TPC decides how funds are spent and guides action related to transportation in our area. A mix of elected and appointed members make up the TPC. Members represent different government and transportation agencies across the Lexington area. The TPC relies on community input, data, and best practice recommendations from LAMPO staff to make its decisions. Meetings follow Robert’s Rules of Order and are open to the public.
Citizens interested in congestion management activities are welcome to attend these meetings and present their questions, suggestions and ideas.
The Transportation Technical Coordinating Committee (TTCC) is an advisory group that offers consistent practical advice to the TPC. TTCC is important because it brings together different transportation professionals and stakeholders. Its members review current planning and policy efforts. After sharing and reviewing information, they decide what formal recommendations to make to the TPC. They might recommend that the TPC adopt a new policy, amend a plan or budget, or approve a specific project.
Today’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) was first set up in 1999. BPAC gathers monthly to coordinate efforts and share progress. It is a mix of community members and professionals, all of whom advocate for more walking and biking in the Lexington area. All meetings are open to the public, and anyone interested is welcome to attend. Over the years, BPAC has helped things like shared-use paths and sidewalks become regular additions to projects around the area. BPAC’s collaborative efforts have helped increase funding opportunities too. While progress has been made, BPAC continues working hard to make biking and walking safer and more available across our community.
Congestion is a dynamic thing that has real impacts on our community: physical, social, and economic. The way we design our streets, sidewalks, and neighborhoods directly impacts how much and where we have congestion in our community. The US government recognizes this so it requires MPOs like us – serving a population greater than 200,000 – to put in place and track methods of managing congestion.