Delaware Valley Goods Movement Task Force

10:00 AM
Coffee will be available at 9:30AM.
Watch Recording

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


1. Call to order
All Task Force members will be recognized and the July 20, 2005 meeting notes will be offered for the committee's approval (see meeting highlights).

2. DVRPC Transportation Improvement Program Updates
Transportation Improvement Programs (TIPs) are the regionally agreed upon list of priority projects prepared by Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs). DVRPC's Charles Dougherty will discuss the current updating of the New Jersey and Pennsylvania regional TIPs, and cite opportunities for input from the local freight community.

3. South Philadelphia Freight Initiatives
A number of initiatives (e.g., facility construction and technology applications) are underway which will dramatically transform freight facilities and services in South Philadelphia. Following a special viewing of the video, Keystone State International Terminals, status reports will be provided by facility and project representatives for many of these initiatives.

4. South Central Pennsylvania Regional Goods Movement Study
The Tri-County Regional Planning Commission is leading a goods movement study in South Central Pennsylvania. A total of 6 MPO/RPO/independent counties are participating in the study, which will cover the Harrisburg/Carlisle, Lancaster, and York areas and the surrounding region. Study team members will describe the study purpose and some preliminary findings.

5. Center of Freight Excellence
Rutgers University is investigating the establishment of a Center of Freight Excellence that would bring together many University departments that provide training in logistics, supply chain management and freight. Anne Strauss-Wieder and Marie Boile will describe this concept and ask for input on how both private and public sector needs could be met.

6. Freight Provisions of SAFETEA-LU
Leo Penne, Program Director for Intermodal Activities for the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), will discuss the recently passed SAFETEA-LU bill and highlight the implications and opportunities for freight.

7. Two-minute Reports
Task Force and Subcommittee chairs and Task Force members will provide updates on the activities of their companies and agencies.

8. Old/New Business
Old or new items of business will be considered. The proposed Goods Movement Task Force meeting dates for Calendar Year 2006 are: January 18, April 19, July 19, and October 18.