The DVRPC Board

2/27/2020
10:00 a.m.

Commission Office
The ACP Building - 8th Floor
190 N. Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106
For directions Call (215) 592-1800
Please Use Sixth Street Entrance

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If snow or icing occurs on this day, call DVRPC at (215) 592-1800 to confirm if the meeting will be held.

AGENDA

CALL TO ORDER and CHAIR'S COMMENTS

PUBLIC COMMENTS ON AGENDA and NON-AGENDA ITEMS

ACTION ITEMS

1.    Minutes of Meeting of January 23, 2020

2.   Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Actions

a.    PA19-98: Track Improvement Program (MPMS #102565),  SEPTA

b.    PA19-106: Transit and Regional Rail Station Program (MPMS #77183), SEPTA

c.    PA19-110: PA 796/Old Baltimore Pike Realignment (MPMS #103746), Chester County

PRESENTATION ITEMS

3.    RSTF 2020: Focus on Safety Culture

During calendar year 2020 the Regional Safety Task Force will break from its regular program with four meetings focused specifically on safety culture. Traffic Safety Culture refers to how organizations and society view crash risk and prioritize road safety in decision-making. The first meeting will focus on the concepts that underlie traffic safety culture, and the subsequent meetings will explore how it overlaps with each of these three important sectors: media, the law, and health care.

4.   Update on PennDOT Connects Bike-Friendly Resurfacing Program

DVRPC has collaborated with PennDOT District 6 and numerous other partners--county planning  departments, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, City of Philadelphia OTIS, Streets Department and planning commission--on opportunities to evaluate and install in-street bike facility improvements as part of PennDOT resurfacing projects. Staff will brief Board members on this growing Bike-Friendly Resurfacing Program, including impacts to date in expanding the regional bicycle network.

5.   Local Trip Generation for TOD

Staff will present recently collected data estimating the reduced traffic impacts of Transit Oriented Development (TOD).  AM Peak Hour and Daily vehicle trip generation data was collected at mid-rise apartment buildings.  The data compares sites located next to rail stations, to other sites with no rail access.  An overview of conclusions, caveats, and recommended next steps will be presented. 

DISCUSSION ITEMS

6.   One Minute Reports

Board Members and Alternates are invited to provide updates on the activities of    their counties/agencies.

7.   Executive Director's Report

a. Long Range Plan Public Outreach

b. INFRA Grant Applications

c. NJ CMAQ Funding

d. WTS Event with DVRPC

8.   Committee Reports

(1) Regional Technical Committee

(2) Transportation Operations Task Force

(3) Central Jersey Transportation Forum

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