Delaware Valley Goods Movement Task Force

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


1. Call to order

All Task Force members and friends will be recognized and the October 17, 2007 meeting notes will be offered for the committee's approval (see separate meeting highlights).


2. Regional Congestion Management Process (CMP)
Zoe Neaderland, Senior Transportation Planner, will provide an overview of the regional CMP. The CMP defines congested corridors throughout the nine-county region and recommends multimodal strategies by subcorridor. This effort specifically incorporates the NHS with connectors, rail freight facilities, goods movement strategies, and major industrial subcorridors.


3. Planning At The Edge
Natalia Olson, Transportation Planner, will discuss DVRPC's Planning at the Edge forum which identifies cross-boundary issues and projects that impact DVRPC and the eight adjacent Metropolitan Planning Organizations, with the goal of achieving cooperative solutions. This effort guides the process of coordination, communication, and project priorities.


4. DVRPC Public Participation Plan: A Strategy for Citizen Involvement
DVRPC has a long history of proactive public involvement. In order to meet SAFETEA-LU requirements, the Public Participation Plan has been revised and needs to be re-adopted. Jane Meconi, Public Outreach Manager, will discuss the draft plan that is to be presented to the Board for adoption in January 2008.

5. Pennsylvania Truck Parking Study
Dennis Lebo of Gannett Flem ing, Inc. will present the results of a study of truck parking issues prepared for the Pennsylvania State Transportation Advisory Committee. The Commonwealth has extensive trucking activity, which is expected to grow substantially. Space for truck park ing, however, is not expected to increase. This issue has potential policy and safety implications.

6. Center City Philadelphia Congestion Study
Paul R. Levy is the founding executive director of Philadelphia's Center City District (CCD). Mr. Levy directs the $18-million downtown management district, which provides security, hospitality, cleaning, promotion, and planning services for the central business district of Philadelphia. Mr. Levy will highlight the findings of a recent study creating solutions to congestion management.

7. Two-minute Reports
Task Force and Subcomm ittee chairs and Task Force members and friends 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 next scheduled meeting of the Goods Movement Task Force is April 16, 2008.