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2021-03-02 - NH OSI Announces Virtual Planning and Zoning Conference

Mark your calendars! Registration for the virtual conference opens on March 29 for the conference on Saturday, May 15, 2021.

2021-02-15 - February 2021 Newsletter

For news on upcoming transportation plan updates, PREP Grant, NH Coastal Climate Summit, and more, read our February 2021 Newsletter!

2021-02-08 - 30 Day Comment Period for the 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Program

Public Hearing on March 10, 2021

The Rockingham Planning Commission has begun a 30 day public comment period to gather feedback on the draft 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). This 30-day public comment period for the TIP and Plan documents begins Monday, February 8, 2021 and concludes on Tuesday March 9, 2021. A public hearing to solicit public comment is scheduled for Wednesday, March 10, 2021, and will be held virtually via the Zoom video conferencing system beginning at 7:00 PM. The link will be available on the RPC website prior to the meeting and the Planning Commission will meet after the public hearing to adopt the documents.

Draft 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Program

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2021-01-14 - January 2021 RPC Newsletter

In this issue, catch up on upcoming programs at the RPC is 2021, Welcome to our new staff member, Funding for Non-Motorized Transportation Projects, and more!

View the newsletter here: https://mailchi.mp/81ee3ec0811e/rpcnewsjan2021-2254217

2021-01-06 - Funding Available for Non-Motorized Transportation Projects

Think trails, bike improvements, pedestrian safety projects or Safe Routes to School

If your community has been looking for funding for a trail, Safe Routes to School project or other pedestrian or bicycle facility improvement this is a good opportunity. NHDOT has posted full details on the 4th round of Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) funding on their website. TAP is one of the main sources of federal grant funding to municipalities for pedestrian and bicycle safety projects, and will fund up to 80% of eligible project costs with a required minimum 20% non-federal local match.

The first step for communities is to submit a Letter of Interest, which must be submitted electronically by Friday, February 5, 2021. A sample Letter of Interest is available on the NHDOT website and RPC can assist with project scoping. Please let RPC staff know if your community is thinking of applying. (sbogle@therpc.org)

2021-01-05 - Request for Proposals - Traffic Counting Services

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

Traffic Counting Services

ROCKINGHAM PLANNING COMMISSION

January 4, 2021

Submission Deadline: 4:00 PM, February 12, 2021

1.0 Introduction The Rockingham Planning Commission (RPC), is a public non-profit regional planning commission established under RSA 36 which conducts regional land use, transportation and community planning, and functions as the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for southeastern New Hampshire. (See Study Map – Appendix A) This RFP is issued for the purpose of securing the services of a qualified Consultant to provide traffic counting services in support of the agency’s transportation planning program. The selected vendor must agree to a fixed fee contract to provide a set number of counts over a specified period as defined herein. 2.0 Background The RPC conducts an annual traffic counting program in coordination with the NH Department of Transportation (NHDOT) as part of the agency’s biennial transportation planning program. The RPC counting program is integrated with the NHDOT’s such that the results generated from our counts are reviewed and integrated into the NHDOT ADT database and used, in part, to fulfill Federal Highway Administration highway performance monitoring (HPMS) requirements. The annual list of count locations includes single and bidirectional ADT counts as well as vehicle class counts. Traffic count location, type and frequency are defined cooperatively by the NHDOT and RPC to satisfy respective agency needs. 3.0 Objectives The RPC’s traffic counting program objectives are
• To successfully complete the traffic counts (a combination of single, bidirectional ADT and vehicle class counts) committed to by the RPC according to the specifications established in the Scope of Services;
• To complete and verify counts in a timely manner, concluding all counts by mid-November of any year;
• To maintain close coordination and communication with the RPC and NHDOT regarding the scheduling of counts and locations and any difficulties encountered;
• To avoid deploying counts in locations where temporary or unusual circumstances will preclude average or typical count conditions (e.g. pavement work or construction; local events causing unusual traffic conditions);
• Conduct all counts in a manner that ensures the safely of motorists, pedestrians, and consultant staff;
• To provide cost effective count services to the RPC

For more information about the request for proposals, please click HERE for a PDF with complete details.

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