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Ascension, E Baton Rouge, E Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Pointe Coupee, St Helena, Tangipahoa, Washington, W Baton Rouge and W Feliciana
Carpool

Rideshare Application

BRACS

Make a Difference – Become an Advocate for Occupant Protection in your Community



The Interim LSU Hospital Level 1 Trauma Center in New Orleans invites you to help us decrease the number of injuries and fatalities on Louisiana roadways.

An Occupant Protection Awareness class is available in your area. The course is offered free to participants. This is a 4 or 8 hour course for individuals who are interested in protecting their community through education and providing resources to those who need further assistance. Seat belt and child restraint misuse remains high in our state and through partnerships, we can make a difference.


Please download the invite for the Baton Rouge Occupant Protection course on Monday, September 22, 12 noon – 4pm. The course is to provide the participant with basic seat belt and child restraint awareness. The class is funded by the Louisiana Highway Safety Commission and the Interim LSU Trauma Center. You are welcome to share the application with other partners, post to websites or distribute as necessary.

Download Occupant Protection Class Invite


Tuesday, October 7, 14 2014 - TAC and TPC Meetings
The Baton Rouge, LA. Urbanized Area Metropolitan Planning Organization's Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 and Transportation Policy Committee (TPC) is scheduled to meet on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 1:30 P.M. at the BREC Commission Chambers, Room 1800, 6201 Florida Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA.

Meetings documents will follow soon

ADA Notice: CRPC meetings are conducted in accessible locations and provision can be made for those persons of limited English proficiency. For special accommodations for this meeting, please contact Title VI/ADA/LEP Coordinator via phone 225-383-5203 at least one week in advance.


Baton Rouge Area Clean Air Action Report

The Clean Air Action Report for the Baton Rouge area has been prepared as a joint effort by the Baton Rouge Clean Air Coalition (BRCAC), the Capital Region Planning Commission (CRPC), and Louisiana Clean Fuels (LCF). The three organizations have been formally recognized by EPA as representatives for the Baton Rouge area in the EPA's Advance Program, which is a collaborative effort between EPA, states, tribes, and local governments. The program encourages expeditious emission reductions in ozone and fine particle (PM2.5) attainment areas to help these areas continue to meet the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).

Final Advance Report


Draft Enterprise Zone Maps 2010

The draft 2010 Louisiana Economic Development (LED) designated Enterprise Zone maps can be downloaded by clicking on the link below.

Ascension

East Baton Rouge

East Feliciana

Iberville

Livingston

Pointe Coupee

St. Helena

Tangipahoa

Washington

West Baton Rouge

West Feliciana

For more information, please contact the CRPC at (225) 383-5203.

Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area Commute Survey

The Capital Region Planning Commission is working on identifying ways to reduce traffic congestion and your input will help determine our course of action.

Please take a few moments to fill out this brief survey either by clicking on the image on the left or the link below.

Commuter Survey

CRPC Helped Secure DRA Funds for Emergency Repairs



The Town of Franklinton recently received an investment award from DRA out of its emergency contingency funds in the amount of $165,000 for emergency repairs to the town's sewer plant - the center of the sewage wall collapsed due to heavy rainfall in a short time frame. CRPC staff provided technical assistance securing these funds.

Reintroducing CRPC

David Jacobs with the Baton Rouge Business Report sat down for a one-on-one conversation with CRPC's new Executive Director, Jamie Setze. During his interview, Setze stated "My priority is showing that we're adding value to the community. From there, we'll talk about changes that need to be made."

To read the entire Business Report article, Please click HERE


The Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) helps determine how federal and regional funds are spent within the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Area. The Transportation Policy Committee approved the staged projects of the MTP 2037 on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 contingent upon the passing and approval of air quality conformity analysis. The air quality conformity analysis resulted in a positive conformity finding and the conformity document was approved by the policy committee on Tuesday, July 9, 2013. The final MTP2037 and the air quality conformtiy documents were transmitted to FHWA and EPA on Friday, July 12, 2013 for their review and approval. Both FHWA and EPA certified that the Baton Rouge MTP 2037 and the Transportation Improvement Program (2013 - 2016) meets all the requirements for making a joint conformity determination under the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990.

Baton Rouge Metropolitan Transportation Plan 2037

Baton Rouge Metropolitan Transportation Plan 2037 Brochure

MTP2037 Air Quality Conformity Analysis

MTP2037 Air Quality Conformity Analysis (Short Version)

For more information, please contact the CRPC at (225) 383-5203.


CRPC Helped Secure DRA Funds for New Incubator

CRPC's Economic Development Specialist coordinated and provided technical assistance in securing DRA funds for a new digital media incubator at Louisiana Technology Park. The State-of-the-art digital media studio is called the Level Up Lab and was funded with a SEDAP investment of $102,564. Hardware costs were provided by Louisiana Technology Park. Lab provides qualified, pre-screened companies and entrepreneurs the tools, mentorship, and space to create video games, mobile apps, and other digital content. Three teams - BitFinity, DiegoRivera.tv, and Stasis Soft - have already been accepted into the program and will be working on projects for PC, iOS, Android, and online platforms.




MAP-21, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (P.L. 112-141), was signed into law by President Obama on July 6, 2012. Funding surface transportation programs at over $105 billion for fiscal years (FY) 2013 and 2014, MAP-21 is the first long-term highway authorization enacted since 2005

FHWA MAP-21 Website

FTA MAP-21 Website

FHWA MAP-21 Presentation (PDF)

LADOTD MAP-21 Presentation (PDF)

Advocacy Advance MAP-21 Workshop Presentation (PDF)



The Capital Region Planning Commission is committed to encouraging the use of non-motorized modes of transportation such as bicycling and walking. To this end, CRPC and area parish leaders kicked off a Bike & Pedestraian Safety Campaign in November 2010. As part of the campaign CRPC is continually developing materials to assist Parishes, Municipalities and Citizens in improving pedestrian and bicycle safety. CRPC in association with Bike & Pedestrian Associates also conducted FREE one hour bike classes to improve safety while riding your bike on the street, in bike lanes, or on multiuse trails.

Bike & Pedestrian Safety Campaign Final Report

Bike Safety Toolkit

Louisiana Bicycle Laws

Bike Classes Flyer

For more information, please contact the CRPC at (225) 383-5203.

BTR Non Attainment Area
Air Quality Index



Baton Rouge Non-Attainment Area
Ozone Season Awareness Guide



Additional Links:
www.brcleanair.com



Louisiana Public Agency (LPA) Manual

The purpose of the Local Public Agency (LPA) Manual is to familiarize the public agencies with the programs that are available to them through the DOTD for local transportation and public works projects. It is also intended to help Louisiana's public agencies fulfill the requirements of planning, environmental clearance, design, right-of-way purchase, construction and maintenance of transportation facilities using state or federal funds.

LADOTD LPA Webpage

LPA Maunal Download Link (PDF)


Public Involvement

CRPC encourages Citizens to involve in the review and development of its transportation plans that reflect the needs of the region while meeting federal air quality standards.

Public Participation Plan (Adopted 10/25/2011)



Local Comprehensive Plans Update

Walker Vision City of Walker, Louisiana

Southeast Louisiana
Disaster Evacuation Guide




Local Weather



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