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Transportation Working Group (TWG) provides reports, presentations, and recommendations to the Advisory Committee on Transportation to assist with bicycle, pedestrian, late-night transportation, and parking related matters.

Overview

The mission of the Transportation Working Group is to work with Advisory Committee on Transportation and Parking (ACT) in making university focused recommendations that support multi-modal transportation options throughout campus, including bicycle and pedestrian modes. The TWG identifies issues impacting the bicycle and pedestrian population on campus, seek and develop realistic and efficient solutions, and make recommendations for consideration by ACT.

In addition to bike and pedestrian travel, the TWG will also make recommendations as it relates to late-night travel to ACT. These goals include: improving late night travel options for students and employees and develop on-campus to off-campus connections and maximize value of fees for transportation.

Responsibilities of the Transportation Working Group

Members of the Transportation Working Group are expected to engage in the following actions:

  • Knowledge Acquisition – Gain an understanding of the goals of the Campus Master, Sustainability, and Climate Action Plan, Campus Construction Projects as well as the binding traffic mitigation strategies of the companion Development Plan approved by the Town of Chapel Hill.
    Planning – Understand the University’s transportation and planning efforts along with ongoing campus development in order to present recommendations that are environmentally and financially sustainable, efficient, convenient, and safe. Review plans and studies for bicycle and pedestrian elements.
    Communication and Input — Develop an effective communication plan working with campus communicators to inform and solicit bike, pedestrian, and late-night travel input from the campus community. Solicit input regarding proposed policy and service needs via survey tools, in-person presentations, and feedback forms featured on the committee website. Provide updates to ACT and other interested campus committees or groups. Transportation and Parking’s website will be updated to reflect Committee work.
  • Documentation and Reporting – Document meeting information, for the advisory committee and all subcommittees, including charters, agendas, meeting minutes, data and reports on a project management software. Transportation and Parking will provide statistical and budget data and other relevant supporting information on the transportation and parking system. Opposing points of view are expected and will be fully discussed. If not completely resolved, opposing viewpoints will be reflected in the group’s recommendations or report. Provide a written report and presentation regarding deliberations and final recommendations to ACT.
  • Advising — Provide comments and recommendations related to bicycle and pedestrian travel and safety to Facilities. Provide reports, presentations, and subcommittee recommendations to ACT to assist in setting transportation policy.

Membership

The Transportation Working Group will include representative members appointed by the leadership of each representative group. The TWG shall be broadly representative of primary campus constituencies represented on ACT and any additional membership that is requested. The TWG is chaired by the Associate Director of Transportation and Planning (ex officio). Appointed members may assign a back-up representative to attend meetings in their absence.

No more than two representatives will be appointed by the leadership of the representative group from the following areas:

  • Athletics
  • Postdoctoral Fellows
  • Performing Arts
  • UNC Hospital
  • Undergraduate Student Government
  • Graduate Student Professional
  • Faculty Council
  • Employee Forum
  • College, Schools, and Libraries
  • Student Affairs
  • Medical School
  • UNC Police
  • Facilities Planning
  • UNC Safety Commission

Committee Procedures

The Transportation Working Group provides perspectives and advice regarding bike, pedestrian, and late-night travel. The group’s composition is intended to bring together the perspectives of primary constituencies concerning important bicycle and pedestrian access and movement around campus after dark.

Members are not elected to serve as a proportionately representative oversight, policy or rulemaking body; the group will be making recommendations but will not be voting on decisions or approving budgets. Relevant data and research associated with service prevision will be provided to the group so that members are able to provide informed advice and recommendations to the Advisory Committee. As a working group, members must understand that the University has many competing needs and limited resources, thus not every recommendation can be implemented.

Associate Director for Transportation and Planning will represent TWG and present recommendations to Advisory Committee of Transportation and Parking. All recommendations that require funding support through Transportation and Parking will be incorporated into 5-Year Plan process for approval.

Although the group should take all concerns seriously, it should endeavor to provide advice that is consistent with the Campus Master Plan and the Development Plan and will be viewed as balanced, objective, fair, practical, and in the best interests of the entire campus community.

Transportation Working Group Members
Representing Name Title
Chair Cha’ssem Anderson Associate Director, Transportation and Planning
Transportation and Parking Will Steen Associate Director, Parking Services and Strategy
Transportation and Parking Cheryl Stout Director, Transportation and Parking
Student Affairs Chris Payne Assoc. VC for Student Affairs
Colleges, Schools, and Libraries Tom Thornburg Sr. Associate Dean, School of Government
Athletics Clint Gwaltney Associate Athletic Director
Athletics John Brunner Associate Athletic Director for Event Management
Employee Forum Shayna Hill Chair, Employee Forum
Employee Forum Laura Pratt Transportation Representative
Faculty Council Jean Cook Associate Dean for Graduate Education
Housekeeping Herb Richmond Director, Housekeeping
Facilities Planning Jill Coleman
Graduate Professional Student Federation Eric Scheier Transportation Representative
Medical School Martha Modlin Associate Director
Medical School Karlina Matthews Associate Dean for Administration
Postdoctoral Fellows Joyce Tan Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
Postdoctoral Fellows Amber Moody Postdoctoral Representative
Safety Commission David Perry Chief of Police
Undergraduate Student Government Rahi Patel Transportation Representative
UNC Hospitals Mel Hurston Sr. Vice President, Professional Services