Transportation

Transportation services provided by the LRPC are primarily funded through contracts with the NH Department of Transportation (NHDOT). DOT funding is derived from federal and state sources. LRPC's Transportation Program has four main components:

Data Collection/Analysis


Traffic Counts
  • Approved traffic counts are available at NHDOT's website: (http://www.nh.gov/dot/org/operations/traffic/documents.htm).
  • NHDOT maintains a Transportation Data Management System—a "web-based interactive map allows users to customize searches, and directly view and download traffic count data"—on their website here.
  • LRPC performs from 150-200 traffic counts a year, using a schedule developed by the DOT. LRPC can do additional counts and update road inventories for members by request. LRPC is also available to conduct turning movement counts and speed counts on paved roads.
Land Use
  • Land use and transportation are closely related; a change in one aspect could influence the other. LRPC has conducted transportation studies in order to understand the current land use/transportation relationship along vital stretches of the Lakes Region highways. These efforts help support decision making by providing a detailed understanding of how land use effects transportation and vise versa, now and in the future.
Culvert/Stream Assessment Program ​
  • Stream Assessment is a useful tool in sharing asset condition and location for coordinating local projects. Data collection includes: culvert and headwall materials, size, and condition, sediment build-up, scouring and other attributes. 
  • NH Aquatic Restoration Mapper- This is a tool that has been developed for the review of Road and Stream Crossings and can be particularly useful for prioritizing mitigation and prioritization efforts. It identifies some intersections between natural resources and transportation. 
Road Surface Management System (RSMS)
  • A comprehensive review of road network surface condition. Useful in programming improvements and to model funding impacts on pavement condition index (PCI) over time.  A perfect complement for your community’s Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) or Capital Improvements Program (CIP).
 

Policy and Plan Development


Transportation Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) Special Planning and Research Projects Scenic Byways  


Plan Implementation

LRPC Regional Transportation Plan TIP – Transportation Improvement Program TYP – State Ten Year Plan
On-Call Engineering Services
  • Request for Qualifications 
  • Results
  • Companies (anonymized A through E; BETA Group, CMA Engineers, DuBois & King, HEB Engineers, KVPartners) were reviewed by two staff members from LRPC and a subcommittee of TAC (anonymized 1 through 5) based on Table 2: Selection Criteria described in the Request for Qualifications. The totals are tabulated below. Company A has been chosen to move forward with contract negotiations.  
  A B C D E
1 97 91 88 79 94
2 94 93 83 77 91
3 100 85 98 93 100
4 87 90 79 80 93
5 85 62 80 62 65
Total 463 421 428 391 443
 


Local Assistance


Aviation Assistance Transportation Study Support Road Surface Management Systems (RSMS) Public Transportation
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