Transit/PublicTransportation
 

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:
  1. Data Collection/Analysis
  2. Policy and Plan Development
  3. Plan Implementation
  4. Local Assistance
  5. Public Transportation

NHPR recently published an article about frost heaves, from the origin of the term through their impact on the State of New Hampshire.
Click here to read the article.

Here are a few photos of the impact of frost heaves on our region. Click to view the image full size.

a road with cracks in it. There's snow off the side and a car driving in the opposite direction. A road with cracks down it and runoff from melting snow. A close up of a large crack in the road. A road with a large crack down the middle, snow off to the side and a car on the opposite side of the road. a group of men in yellow and orange safety jackets having a meeting outside surrounded by vehicles.

 


1. Data Collection/Analysis

   Traffic Counts
  • Approved traffic counts are available at the NH DOT site: (http://www.nh.gov/dot/org/operations/traffic/documents.htm)
  • LRPC performs from 150-200 traffic counts a year, using a schedule developed by the DOT. By request, LRPC can do additional counts and update a road inventory for a member. Please contact us for details. LRPC is also available to conduct turning movement counts and speed counts on paved roads.
   Road Inventory
  • Purpose and description - In cooperation with the NH DOT the LRPC conducts a comprehensive road inventory in our communities. The purpose of the inventory is to document physical road characteristics and road lengths. The characteristics collected include items such as road surface type, pavement width, road classification, shoulder and lane width, etc. Additionally, the location of each road is plotted using Global Positioning Systems (GPS). The GPS data is forwarded to NH DOT where an updated community road map will be created.
  • 2008 Road Inventory schedule - Barnstead, Ossipee, Sanbornton, Tamworth, Tuftonboro, Wolfeboro
   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.


2. Policy and Plan Development

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


3. Plan Implementation

4. Local Assistance

   Transportation Study Support    Access Management

   Road Surface Management Systems (RSMS)    Public Transportation

5. Public Transportation

Coordinated Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan 2010 (Region 3) 

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