The Transportation Commission advises and makes recommendations to the City Council and assists City departments and the City Manager regarding:
- a balanced transportation system within Tempe which incorporates all forms of transportation in a unified, interconnected manner and complements land use, making a positive environmental impact through reduction of energy consumption, air pollution and congestion, while promoting economic development and providing mobility for all persons, including elderly and disabled;
- appropriate performance standards and benchmarks for use in evaluating the City’s transportation system and program;
- transportation plans, projects and ordinances;
- elements of prioritized, unified Operating and Capital Improvement Program budgets for transportation; and,
- a forum for public hearings and other public involvement mechanisms to assure community-based transportation plans, projects and issues, and to meet all Federal and other guidelines for public involvement in transportation projects where applicable.
The Transportation Commission is composed of 15 members. The Commission may include one member who is affiliated with Arizona State University and is not a resident of Tempe and one member who is employed in Tempe and is not a resident of Tempe. Members are appointed for a term of three years. The Commission typically meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 a.m., in the Second Floor Don Cassano Community Room, Tempe Transportation Center, 200 E. Fifth St., Tempe. (City Code, Chapter 2, Article V, Division 8)