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2022-05-24 - Public Comment Period for 2021-2024 TIP Amendment #4

To be considered for approval at the June 8, 2022 RPC Meeting

The Rockingham Planning Commission (RPC), as the federally designated Metropolitan Transportation Organization (MPO) for the region, announces its intent to amend the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) to account for scope, schedule and cost changes to projects. The TIP is a prioritized list of federal and state funded transportation projects cooperatively developed by NH DOT and representatives RPC communities and currently includes projects with work scheduled from fiscal years 2021 through 2024. This update helps maintain consistency with State project programming documents and the RPC Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). Copies of all documents are available on the RPC public engagement portal linked at https://www.publicinput.com/2021TIP as well as the RPC website at https://www.therpc.org/TIPAmendments. Copies will also be mailed to interested parties by request.

A public comment period for the Amendments begins Tuesday May 24, 2022 and concludes on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. A public hearing to consider the changes and any received comments is scheduled for Wednesday June 8, 2022, beginning at 6:00 PM at the Stratham Town Offices, 10 Bunker Hill Avenue, Stratham. There is an option to participate in the meeting via zoom webinar. Please check the public engagement portal or the RPC website for the most up-to-date information on how to access the meeting. The Planning Commission will meet after the public hearing to adopt the changes to the TIP.

NOTES

  • As of July 20, 2013, all of New Hampshire is unclassifiable/attainment for the 2008 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (the 2008 ozone standard) and as of April 6, 2015, the 1997 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (the 1997 ozone standard) is revoked for all purposes, including transportation conformity purposes in the Boston-Manchester-Portsmouth (SE) NH area.
  • Consistent with the RPC’s Public Participation Process, this notice and comment period is also intended to meet FTA requirements for public comment on the programs of transit projects put forward by NHDOT, UNH and the COAST and CART transit systems.

Comment Period Start Date


May 24, 2022



Comment Period End Date:


June 7, 2022

Public Hearing Date/Time:


June 8, 2022 at 6:00 PM

Public Hearing Location:


Stratham Town Offices, 10 Bunker Hill Ave, Stratham, NH

Zoom Webinar Access:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88487753803?pwd=U0RMSlkzY2QrYVJOc1JocWFjSUNBUT09
Webinar ID: 884 8775 3803
Passcode:
783350

Options for Providing Comments

Public Engagement Portal


https://www.publicinput.com/2021TIP

Email


transportation@therpc.org

Mail:


Rockingham Planning Commission

Attn:David Walker

156 Water Street

Exeter, NH 03833

[Public Notices][Transportation]

2022-05-03 - Request for Qualifications for On‐Call Transportation Planning and Engineering Services

The Rockingham Planning Commission (RPC) is requesting statements of qualifications to provide on-call engineering services in support of transportation and other planning efforts throughout the RPC region. Efforts include scoping and developing preliminary cost estimates for transportation improvement projects that may be funded with local, state or federal funds (including Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration); assistance with technical analysis; Support for additional land use and environmental planning services may be required depending on funding availability.

Request for Qualifications On‐Call Transportation Planning and Engineering Services

Contact: Tim Roache – Executive Director, Rockingham Planning Commission, 156 Water St. Exeter, NH 03833

(603) 778-0885; troache@therpc.org

Date of Issue: May 3, 2022

Deadline for Submission: June 3, 2022, at 2:00 PM

Full RFQ Details.

2022-02-17 - RPC Launches Regional Housing Needs Assessment & Survey

A multi-faceted project to review current housing trends and better understand needs to plan for future housing options.

Contact: Sarah Tatarczuk, Regional Planner -

statarczuk@therpc.org; (603) 658-0523

NH Regional Planning Commissions are launching regional housing needs assessments; a multi-faceted project to review current housing trends and better understand needs to plan for future housing options that meet demand and ensure a high quality of life for all New Hampshire residents. Regional Planning Commissions are a political subdivision of the state and support a local membership of municipalities in their planning and community development responsibilities. This effort is being conducted in partnership with the New Hampshire Office of Planning and Development, and is funded by a American Rescue Plan State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund grant.

Affordable housing is crucial to the New Hampshire economy. The low housing inventory, increased population and rising prices affects families who want to live and work in the state.

  • October 2021, the statewide median sales price was $375,000, almost 13% higher than October 2020 (NH Housing Market Snapshot, 2021).
  • 2021 two-bedroom median gross rent increased to $1,498, up 6% from the previous year.
  • NH vacancy rates have fallen to under 1% (0.9%), 0.6% for two-bedroom units (NH Housing Rental Survey Report, 2021).
  • To afford the statewide median cost of a typical two-bedroom apartment with utilities, a New Hampshire renter would have to earn 128% of the estimated statewide median renter income, or over $59,900 a year (NH Housing Rental Survey Report, 2021).


The year-long Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) project begins with a community survey, which will be conducted by each regional planning commission, and encourages residents to share what impact the housing situation has had on them; what has worked, and what needs to change. The link to each region’s survey is available at www.nharpc.org/rhna.

Community engagement will be critical for this project, and we are hoping to hear from you!

For more information and to participate in your region’s survey:

Rockingham Planning Commission Regional Housing Needs Assessment Project:

https://www.therpc.org/RHNA

Strafford Regional Planning Commission Regional Housing Needs Assessment Project:

https://strafford.org/projects/rhna/

2022-01-27 - Public Comment Period for 2021-2024 TIP Amendment #3

Public Hearing at 2/9/2022 RPC MPO Meeting

The Rockingham Planning Commission (RPC), as the federally designated Metropolitan Transportation Organization (MPO) for the region, announces its intent to amend the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) to account for scope, schedule and cost changes to projects. The TIP is a prioritized list of federal and state funded transportation projects cooperatively developed by NH DOT and representatives RPC communities and currently includes projects with work scheduled from fiscal years 2021 through 2024. This update helps maintain consistency with State project programming documents and the RPC Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). Copies of all documents are available on the RPC public engagement portal linked at https://www.publicinput.com/2021TIP as well as the RPC website at https://www.therpc.org/TIPAmendments. Copies will also be mailed to interested parties by request.

A public comment period for the Amendments begins Thursday January 27, 2022 and concludes on Tuesday, February 8, 2022. A public hearing to consider the changes and any received comments is scheduled for Wednesday February 9, 2022, beginning at 7:00 PM at the Stratham Town Offices, 10 Bunker Hill Avenue, Stratham. There is an option to participate in the meeting Zoom webinar (connection information below). Please check the public engagement portal or the RPC website for the most up-to-date information on how to access the meeting. The Planning Commission will meet after the public hearing to adopt the changes to the TIP.

NOTES

  • As of July 20, 2013, all of New Hampshire is unclassifiable/attainment for the 2008 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (the 2008 ozone standard) and as of April 6, 2015, the 1997 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (the 1997 ozone standard) is revoked for all purposes, including transportation conformity purposes in the Boston-Manchester-Portsmouth (SE) NH area.
  • Consistent with the RPC’s Public Participation Process, this notice and comment period is also intended to meet FTA requirements for public comment on the programs of transit projects put forward by NHDOT, UNH and the COAST and CART transit systems.



Comment Period Start Date


January 27, 2022



Comment Period End Date:


February 8, 2022

Public Hearing Date/Time:


February 9, 2022 at 7:00 PM

Public Hearing Location:


Stratham Town Offices, 10 Bunker Hill Ave, Stratham, NH

Zoom Webinar Access:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86147023818?pwd=QitDblRCT1pyVlFCOFlMZi95NjFqdz09
Webinar ID: 861 4702 3818
Passcode:
752504

Options for Providing Comments

Public Engagement Portal


https://www.publicinput.com/2021TIP

Email


transportation@therpc.org

Mail:


Rockingham Planning Commission

Attn:David Walker

156 Water Street

Exeter, NH 03833

[Public Notices][Transportation]

2021-12-22 - The RPC office will be closed to the public until Monday, January 17.

The RPC office will be closed to the public and RPC staff will be working remotely until Monday, January 17 due to the increased rate of Covid-19 in the region.

2021-12-14 - FY 2021 Annual List of Obligated Projects

Federal Transportation funds spent in the MPO Region

The List of Obligated Projects is an annual statement by the Metropolitan Planning Organization detailing the expenditure of federal transportation funds in the region. When the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) or Federal Transit Administration (FTA) obligate funds, the agencies are committing federal resources to a specific transportation project, grant, or transit system. While obligations do not line up exactly with active construction of roadway projects, they do provide insight into what projects are being prepared for construction (engineering and design), are in construction, or have been recently completed. The 2021 Annual Listing of Obligated Projects has been published and details how the $119.7 million of federal funding obligated in the region was distributed to projects, programs, and transit agencies.

[Press Releases][Public Notices][Transportation]

2021-10-13 - Public Comment Period on RPC Title VI Non-Discrimination Program Plan

The Rockingham Planning Commission is updating its Title VI Non-Discrimination Program Plan. A copy of the draft document may be found on the RPC website at https://www.therpc.org/transportation/public-engagement/civil-rights. Comments and input regarding the draft Title VI Program are welcome and will be accepted for a period of 30 days from October 15, 2021 through November 15, 2021. Comments or questions may be submitted to the RPC at sbogle@therpc.org or 603-658-0515.

[Public Notices][Transportation]

2021-10-06 - RPC is Hiring! We're Seeking a Part-Time Office Administrator

Office Administrator / Part-Time

The Rockingham Planning Commission (RPC) is seeking a part-time administrative assistant to support office activities. Responsibilities include providing administrative support to ensure efficient operation of the office. Supports managers and employees through a variety of tasks related to organization and communication. In addition, this position will be responsible for:

  • Maintaining contact database
  • Producing and distributing correspondence documents, plans, letters, and electronic newsletters
  • Updating the website and social media outlets
  • Assisting in the preparation of project plans and reports
  • Organizing and scheduling meetings and taking minutes at one evening meeting per month

The ideal candidate for this position has at least three years of experience. Proficiency with MS Office is essential as well as a strong familiarity with managing contact data through MS Access and MS Outlook. Experience with web content management and social media is desirable.

The schedule is flexible and offers up to 16 to 20 hours with one evening meeting per month. Compensation will be commensurate with experience

The commission fosters a work environment that is both personally and professionally fulfilling and encourages continued professional development in an atmosphere that promotes a healthy work/life balance. To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Annette Pettengill, RPC, 156 Water Street 03833 or to apettengill@therpc.org. This position will remain open until filled or the recruitment is cancelled. The RPC is an equal opportunity employer.

2021-09-03 - ​RPC's Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event - 10/16


The 2021 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event for Exeter, Stratham, Newfields, East Kingston, Epping, Seabrook and South Hampton has been scheduled for October 16, 2021 from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm.

Important changes to this year's event:

The Rockingham Planning Commission has organized regional HHW serving communities in central Rockingham County New Hampshire since the mid 1980’s. Our program objectives include:

  • Provide convenient options for residents to safely and properly dispose of HHW.
  • Utilize Contractor services in the most cost-effective manner possible.
  • Maximize first-time participants and minimize repeat participants through education efforts.
  • Accept a wide array of HHW while encouraging alternative disposal methods for universal wastes.
  • Discourage actions that lead to unsafe disposal of HHW.
  • This regional collection serves the communities of Exeter, Stratham, Newfields, East Kingston, Epping, Seabrook and South Hampton with a combined population of 42,452. The collection is conducted in partnership with the Town of Exeter, whereby the RPC is the organizer and manager of the event and Exeter is fiscal agent, executes the NHDES household hazardous waste grant (which subsidizes the collection), and hosts the event at the Exeter Department of Public Works facility.

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    2021-07-01 - Public Comment Period and Hearing for 2021 TIP Amendment #1

    The Rockingham Planning Commission (RPC), as the federally designated Metropolitan Transportation Organization (MPO) for the region, announces its intent to amend the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) to account for scope, schedule and cost changes to projects. The TIP is a prioritized list of federal and state funded transportation projects cooperatively developed by NH DOT and representatives RPC communities and currently includes projects with work scheduled from fiscal years 2021 through 2024. This update helps maintain consistency with State project programming documents and the RPC Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). Copies of all documents are available on the RPC public engagement portal linked at https://www.publicinput.com/2021TIP as well as the RPC website at https://www.therpc.org/TIPAmendments. Copies will also be mailed to interested parties by request.

    A public comment period for the Amendments begins Thursday July 1, 2021 and concludes on Tuesday, July 13, 2021. A public hearing to consider the changes and any received comments is scheduled for Wednesday July 14, 2021, beginning at 7:00 PM at the Stratham Town Offices, 10 Bunker Hill Avenue, Stratham. There is an option to participate in the meeting via a call-in phone line (number below). Please check the public engagement portal or the RPC website for the most up-to-date information on how to access the meeting. The Planning Commission will meet after the public hearing to adopt the changes to the TIP.

    NOTES

    • As of July 20, 2013, all of New Hampshire is unclassifiable/attainment for the 2008 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standards (the 2008 ozone standard) and as of April 6, 2015, the 1997 8-Hour Ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (the 1997 ozone standard) is revoked for all purposes, including transportation conformity purposes in the Boston-Manchester-Portsmouth (SE) NH area.
    • Consistent with the RPC’s Public Participation Process, this notice and comment period is also intended to meet FTA requirements for public comment on the programs of transit projects put forward by NHDOT, UNH and the COAST and CART transit systems.

    Comment Period Start Date


    July 1, 2021



    Comment Period End Date:


    July 13, 2021

    Public Hearing Date/Time:


    July 14, 2021 at 7:00 PM

    Public Hearing Location:


    Stratham Town Offices, 10 Bunker Hill Ave, Stratham, NH

    Call-in Phone Line: 1-800-764-1559
    User/Pin Code: 4438

    Options for Providing Comments

    Public Engagement Portal


    https://www.publicinput.com/2021TIP

    Email


    transportation@therpc.org

    Mail:


    Rockingham Planning Commission

    Attn:David Walker

    156 Water Street

    Exeter, NH 03833

    [Public Notices][Transportation]

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