Delaware Valley Goods Movement Task Force

4/16/2008
10:00 AM

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

AGENDA

1. Call to order
All Task Force members and friends will be recognized and the January 16, 2008 meeting notes will be offered for the committee''s approval (see separate meeting highlights).

2. Rating the Region: The State of the Delaware Valley
Mary Bell of DVRPC will present the findings of the Commission''s current Rating the Region report which updates the 1993 report and provides an objective, quantifiable analysis of the relative strengths and weaknesses of the Delaware Valley region. The current report compares 13 metropolitan areas in terms of their human environment; the economy; the built and natural environment; transportation; and the civic environment.

3. City Avenue Revitalization
The CityAve Special Services District is executing a plan to revitalize the important economic corridor along City Avenue in Philadelphia and the immediate surrounding area. The District''s President and CEO, Terry Foley, will discuss two critical elements of the plan: a Zoning Overlay and a Streetscape and Safety Capital Improvement program.

4. A National View of Freight Transportation
Kate Quinn, Team Leader for Federal Highway Administration''s Office of Freight Management and Operations, will present a snapshot of freight flows in the United States. This overview helps decision makers, planners, and the public understand the magnitude and importance of freight transportation in the economy and also serves as a prelude to a commodity flow analysis for the Philadelphia Consolidated Statistical Area being prepared by DVRPC staff.

5. Creating A Vision for the Central Delaware Riverfront
Harris Steinberg, Executive Director, Penn Praxis, will present an overview of the planning process and key elements of A Civic Vision for the Central Delaware. The project calls for the extension of Philadelphia''s signature street grid and open space network over 1,100 acres of former industrial land along the central waterfront.

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

7. Old/New Business
Old or new items of business will be considered. The next scheduled meeting of the Goods Movement Task Force is July 16, 2008.