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Mobility and Transportation Advisory Board

Meetings

Held the first Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. Check the municipal calendar for exact dates or updates.
Meeting location: Mt. Lebanon Municipal Building, 710 Washington Road and on Zoom.
Read agendas, minutes or watch meeting video.

Members

The Mobility and Transportation Advisory Board will have nine members. After initial staggered terms, members will serve three-year terms.

Purpose

The mobility and transportation advisory board is established as an advisory board focused on transportation and transit issues within the municipality. The board provides a venue to evaluate the relationship between mobility of all types and the economy, sustainability, safety, land use, neighborhood integrity, and emergency response times; and study the importance of transportation access to health care, employment, education, housing, business, and recreational facilities. The board's recommendations contribute to community and neighborhoods to ensure mobility and access planning is in accordance with the Comprehensive Plan. The board may recommend policy and strategic decisions related to mobility and transportation to the Commission.

Duties

  • To review, monitor, and propose policy changes in alignment with the municipality's Comprehensive Plan as necessary to implement:
    • Transportation, mobility, and transit plans.
    • Traffic calming policies.
    • The parking management system in both business districts, structured parking, and neighborhoods.
    • Planning and funding priorities for transportation, mobility, and transit capital improvements.
    • School zone safety.
    • Any other municipal policies regarding streets, automobiles, pedestrians, bicycles and transit.
  • To work with individual citizens, neighborhood groups, and municipal staff to develop and recommend criteria by which to guide neighborhood projects for traffic calming, traffic mitigation, and transportation-related noise mitigation.
  • To work with Municipal staff to develop policy guidance to evaluate the appropriate use of traffic control measures and devices within the boundaries of traffic and engineering standards, and the Municipal engineer's professional judgment.
  • To provide an organized forum for an integrated review and recommendations to the Municipal engineer regarding citizen or neighborhood requests for installation or changes to traffic control measures, pedestrian safety improvements and related issues.
  • To work with Municipal staff to develop educational materials and programs related to the beneficial use of transportation and mobility systems and to advocate for the safe usage of such systems.
  • To work within the community and region as an advocate for safe and effective transportation systems.
  • Hear and determine appeals as established under Article X, including those of parking tickets ( previously heard and determined by the Traffic Board). The Board may establish procedures for the hearing of these appeals, which procedures may include having the appeals heard and determined by one or more of the members of the Board functioning as a Hearing Officer.
  • To accomplish its work and gather public input, the Board may use surveys, community meetings, listening sessions, focus groups, study sessions, or public hearings, as necessary.
  • In the performance of its activities and duties the Board shall seek assistance from Municipal staff to ensure that all its actions and recommendations are in compliance with applicable engineering codes, standards and regulations.

Advisory Activities

  • Advise the Commission and make recommendations concerning transportation and transit projects and matters and alternate transportation programs.
  • Advise the Commission on the implementation of current and future Transportation plans.
  • Advise the Commission during the annual budget cycle regarding the Capital Improvements Program, including performance indicators for transportation projects to improve the municipality's multi-modal transportation network.
  • Act as a conduit of information between the Municipality and the community to gather and assess the information necessary to make sound and consistent advisory recommendations to the municipality for transportation studies, mitigation strategies, and the funding and prioritization of transportation improvements.
  • Review proposed street vacations and provide an advisory opinion to the Planning Board or other municipal requestor.

Collaborative Activities

The Board shall seek to promote close collaboration among Commission, Planning Board, other boards and commissions, municipal departments, individuals, businesses, schools, and institutions concerned with
mobility, access, transportation, and transit in order to secure the public health, safety, and welfare throughout the community.

  • In fulfilling the collaborative duties described herein, the Commission may opt to appoint ex-officio members to other boards or commissions, where such formal non-voting participation can enhance the level of cooperation and collaboration among Municipal boards and commissions.
  • Any other activities directed by the Commission

Staff Liaisons

Rudy Sukal and Scott Green