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DSATS Technical Advisory Committee
Tuesday, 1 March 2017
10:00 A.M.

DeKalb County Highway Department
1826 Barber Green Road
DeKalb, IL 60115
Conference Room # 815-756-6026



Approval of Agenda

ACTION: Approval of the March 1, 2017 TAC Agenda.

Approval of Minutes

ACTION: Approval of the February 7, 2017 TAC Minutes.

Public Comments


PUBLIC HEARING: DSATS FY17-21 Highway TIP Amendment 5

The Sycamore Park District has requested their Illinois Transportation Enhancements Program (ITEP) grant to extend the Great Western Trail into Sycamore be added to the TIP.  A public comment period was held from Friday, February 3, 2017 to Friday, February 17, 2017 with no comments.  A Public Hearing was advertised to be held at the DSATS March 1, 2017 TAC meeting.  Any comments received will be addressed and forwarded to the Policy Committee for Approval.

Approval of DSATS FY17-21 Highway TIP Amendment 5

Upon completion of the Public Hearing, staff request TAC recommend approval of the DSATS FY17-21 Highway TIP Amendment 5.

ACTION: Recommend Approval of the DSATS FY17-21 Highway TIP Amendment 5.

DSATS FY18-22 TIP Listing

Staff is seeking discussion on the proposed TIP listing.  This is provided as information only.  The final TIP will be approved at the May or June meeting.  Staff is also seeking input on whether a Project Selection Subcommittee meeting should be scheduled to discuss the DSATS TIP, its presentation to the public, and the information maintained internally.  

: Reconvene the DSATS Project Selection Committee based on TAC recommendation.

Transit Facility PE Scope of Work

Staff has identified a need to begin preliminary engineering, NEPA, and other required studies prior to any construction on the transit facility.  A fully completed preliminary engineering document will enhance our grant applications to the TIGER and 5339 grant programs.   Staff has obtained a grant from the Federal Transit Administration to complete the Preliminary Engineering for the facility and has recently discovered that our Downstate Operating Assistance Program grant can be used as local match.  Staff is looking to move forward with an RFP to contract for Preliminary Engineering Services and looks to work with TAC to develop the RFP. 

Staff and Project Updates

Updates from staff and local member organizations on projects.


What's New with our State and Federal Partners

Updates from IDOT, FHWA, and FTA Staffs on what is happening at the state and federal level.


Additional Business

Any additional business members may have for the group.



If you have any questions regarding this notice, please contact:
Brian Dickson                                                                Jessica Hyink
Transportation Planner                                                  Assistant Transportation Planner
815-748-2367                                                                815-748-2369                        
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