Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) Purpose:
The goal of the Transportation Advisory Committee is to provide the state and the region with transportation planning projects, corridor studies, and transportation policies that are needed for the successful movement of people and goods.
North Country Council acts as the liaison to the state Department of Transportation and the Regional Transportation Advisory Committee, working to provide the best transportation planning for the North Country.
Responsible Staff: Kaela Gray, Lead Transportation Planner
This service is made possible through a grant from the New Hampshire Department of Transportation
Click link below to download the 2015 Regional Transportation Plan:
Updated May 2016
- Rob Nadler – Albany
- Frank Claffey Jr. – Bethlehem
- Beverly Raymond – Berlin
- Bonnie Moroney – Carroll
- Earl Sires – Conway
- Deborah Stever – Easton
- Scott Leslie – Franconia
- Patrick Lefebvre – Gorham
- Mark Dindorf – Hart’s Location
- Bill Kelley – Jackson
- Donna Laurent – Jefferson
- Joe Chenard – Lincoln
- Dick Hamilton – Littleton
- Robin Irving – Northumberland
- Steve Ellis – Pittsburg
- Neil McIver – Plymouth
- Doug Grant – Randolph (CHAIR)
- Stanley Judge – Shelburne
- Clayton MacDonald -Stratford
- Carl Martland – Sugar Hill
- Mark Decoteau – Waterville Valley
- Chris Bassingthwaite – Wentworth
- Shawn White – Whitefield
- Gil Rand – Woodstock
- Ben Gaetjens-Oleson – Lancaster / NCC Rep (VICE CHAIR)
Each NCC community is allowed to appoint one representative to the Transportation Advisory Committee. There is also representation from the New Hampshire Department of Transportation’s District offices, aviation, railroads, and transit. The committee meets bi-monthly to discuss transportation policy changes that are needed, transportation projects and corridor studies that are in the works or need to be added to the state’s Ten Year Transportation Plan. The committee is also responsible for soliciting and prioritizing new projects through the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and the Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP).
2017 Meeting Dates
The Transportation Advisory Committee activities are on-going and the committee meets bi-monthly.
Related Services & Programs
- Transportation Improvement Program and the Transportation Alternatives Program (TIP & TAP) – As mentioned, the Transportation Advisory Committee is responsible for prioritizing projects in the region and sending their prioritized list and comments with the applications to the state for approval.
- Traffic Counts and Road Inventories – Although these two activities are data collection tasks NCC performs for the New Hampshire Department of Transportation, the information can be used by the Transportation Advisory Committee and NCC’s transportation planner to make project decisions.
- Special Planning & Research (SPR) and Corridor Studies – There are times when the Transportation Advisory Committee and the transportation planner may deem it necessary to conduct a more detailed study of a particular road or corridor or on a type of transportation facility in a given area. The Special Planning and Research funds (SPR) or corridor studies are programs the Transportation Advisory Committee can support and show participation in.
Regional Coordinated Transit Plan -The Regional Coordinated Transit Plan was updated in 2014.
The development of the Regional Coordinated Transit Plan was mandated by the Federal Transit Administration as part of a statewide coordinated planning effort.
As defined by FTA’s 5310 Circular C 9070.1F, “A locally developed, coordinated public transit-human services transportation plan (“coordinated plan”) identifies the transportation needs of individuals with disabilities, older adults, and people with low incomes, provides strategies for meeting those local needs, and prioritizes transportation services for funding and implementation.”
In order for transportation providers in the North Country to be able to continue accessing some types of FTA funds, NCC is required to update the Coordinated Transit Plan every 5 years.
This project was funded through the New Hampshire Department of Transportation.
Regional Transportation Plan – A Regional Transportation Plan is a guidebook for regional and subregional transportation facilities providing a look into the past and listing the needs, issues and priorities for the future. The Regional Transportation Plan assists the Transportation Advisory Committee in reviewing projects for the Ten Year Plan. The Regional Transportation Plan also assists with local land use decisions and provides communities with guidance for reviewing local plans and regulations.
The Regional Transportation Plan was updated in 2015. Click here to download the adopted plan.