DeKalb Sycamore Area Transportation Study (DSATS) logo
DSATS Policy Committee
Wednesday, 14 March 2018
3:00 P.M.

DeKalb County Highway Department
1826 Barber Greene Rd.
DeKalb, IL 60115
Conference Room # 815-756-6026



Approval of Agenda (Action)

Approval of March 14, 2018 PC Agenda.

Approval of Minutes (Action)

Approval of February 15, 2018 PC Minutes.

Public Comment


DSATS SFY18-22 Highway TIP Amendment 4 (Action)

Staff is seeking approval of the Highway TIP Amendment 4 for the addition of an IDOT project to replace guardrail ends at various locations throughout DeKalb and Kendall Counties. No comments were received during the public comment period.

ACTION: Approve the DSATS SFY18-22 TIP Amendment 4.

DSATS SFY18-22 Highway TIP Revision 6

IDOT has requested the Great Western Trail extension project from Brickville Road to Main St (IL-23) in Sycamore be moved to Current Status. On 2-16-2018 staff processed this request and placed the information on the DSATS TIP webpage. Advanced Construction requests are performed by staff and only brought to the DSATS Committees as an informational item. No further action is required.

Advance Construction (AC) is a cash flow management tool that allows IDOT to begin projects with State funds and later convert these projects to Federal assistance. Advance Construction allows IDOT to request and receive approval to construct Federal-aid projects in advance of the apportionment of authorized Federal-aid funds.

Discussion Of Transit Subcommittee (Action)

At the Transit Subcommittee meeting, members discussed the status of the Transit Subcommittee. Federal regulations require MPO's to address all forms of transportation on an equal basis (roadway transportation, public transportation, and non-motorized transportation). Subcommittee members came to a consensus that the Technical Advisory Committee focus on Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) focused transportation planning and funding. The Transit Subcommittee would become the Transit Committee and focus on public transit planning and oversight of federal transit grant funding. Both Committees would focus on their area of expertise independently, collaborate on transportation issues of shared interest, and both report directly to the Policy Committee.

ACTION: Contingent upon wishes of PC membership, approve the Transit Subcommittee become a full Committee which answers directly to the Policy Committee.

Draft DSATS SFY2019 Budget (Action)

Staff has recently received the budget allocations for State Fiscal Year 2019 and is preparing a draft budget that will be submitted to IDOT by April 1. This budget application must be submitted in order for the State to process our MPO and Transit grant contracts for State Fiscal Year 2019. This is a budget identifying line-item totals as required by the grant application. Staff will provide an in-depth breakdown of each line item at the next DSATS meeting.

ACTION: Approval of Draft Grant Budgets to be submitted to IDOT.

Bus Shelter Project Update

Staff will provide an update on the Bus Shelter Project.

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.

Recess For Executive Session (Action)

ACTION: Approval to Hold an Executive Session to Discuss Personnel as Provided for in 5 ILCS 120/2(c)(1).


If you have any questions regarding this notice, please contact:
Brian Dickson
Transportation Planner

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