July 2016

All meetings are open to the public. Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held in the WILMAPCO Conference Room.

Congestion Management Subcommittee
July 14, 1 p.m.

July 14, 6:30 p.m.

Joint Air Quality Subcommittee and Technical Advisory Committee
July 21, 10 a.m.
Lums Pond State Park

WILMAPCO Summer Picnic
July 21, 11:30 a.m.
Lums Pond State Park

WILMAPCO will be closed on July 4 for Independence Day

In case of inclement weather, please call (302) 737-6205, or toll free from Cecil County at (888) 808-7088 for cancellations or postponements.

For updates or more information on upcoming WILMAPCO meetings, please visit www.wilmapco.org.

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Wilmington Area Planning Council (WILMAPCO). 
car graphic Rt9Route 9 Master Plan Survey
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Local News
MarshRdDelDOT Public Workshop - I-95 & Marsh Road / Carr Road Interchange Improvements  
According to a DelDOT public notice, "DelDOT is holding a Public Workshop to present transportation infrastructure improvements to the I-95, Carr Road and Marsh Road Interchange. Proposed improvements include capacity, safety, and multi-modal needs at this location. The workshop will be held on Monday, July 11, at Faith Presbyterian Church 720 Marsh Road, Wilmington. The public is invited to attend any time between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.  To view the public notice, visit http://www.deldot.gov/information/publicevents/publicworkshops/workshop.shtml?id=7259.

DOTRegsDelDOT Regulatory Review Public Hearing   
According to a DelDOT release, "DelDOT will be conducting a review of all its regulations that have not been updated in the last four years. The Department will be soliciting input from the public through September 1, 2016. In addition, the Department will conduct an internal review of the regulations, and hold at least one public hearing in each county.

The New Castle County Public Hearing will be held on Thursday, July 21, 2016, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Carvel State Building, Second Floor Auditorium, 820 N. French Street, Wilmington, DE.

Below is the link to submit comments on DelDOTs Regulations. Comments can also be mailed to the Department at the following mailing address:  
Delaware Department of Transportation 
c/o Office of the Deputy Secretary 
P.O. Box 778  
Dover, DE 19903

Submit a Comment on DelDOTs Regulations 
National News
DistractedDrivingDistracted Driving Fact Sheet  
According to Transportation Research Board Transportation Research E-Newsletter, "The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released a fact sheet that discusses risks related to driver distraction, and provides statistics on crashes and fatalities caused by driver distraction."  To view the factsheet, please visit http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/812260.pdf.

TigerTIGER Grant Demand Surpasses Available Funding  
According to Washington Newsline, "The U.S. Department of Transportation received 585 applications totaling $9.3 billion in requested funding for the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program. That's over 18 times more than the $500 million that will be awarded. The highly competitive TIGER program began seven years ago as a part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The program offers federal funding possibilities for large, transformative multi-modal projects. Since 2009, TIGER has provided nearly $4.6 billion to 381 projects in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico."

For more information about TIGER grants, visit  https://www.transportation.gov/tiger.

UserFeeEast Coast states study mileage based tax
According to the Washington Post, "Delaware, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and New Hampshire are proposing pilots to figure out how they might charge motorists a fee for the miles they travel - rather than taxing their gas, as state and federal officials do today. The I-95 Corridor Coalition, which represents transportation officials from 16 states and the District of Columbia, applied for a federal grant last month to test the idea. Officials would stitch together the policies and  technologies needed to count the miles driven by 50 recruits from each of the four states. They would send out 'faux invoices' monthly. And they would collect the data that legislatures - and the driving public - would require to decide if the change makes sense."

Source article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/trafficandcommuting/east-coast-states-want-to-tax-drivers-travel-not-their-gas/2016/06/25/9d4d1488-395c-11e6-8f7c-d4c723a2becb_story.html