Delaware Valley Goods Movement Task Force

4/16/2003
9:30 AM: Coffee
10:00 AM: Call to Order
Watch Recording

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

AGENDA

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:
Please join us at 9:30AM for coffee and the opportunity to personally meet and welcome PennDOT''s newly appointed Deputy Secretary for Aviation, Rail Freight, Ports, and Waterways, Sharon A. Daboin. Ms. Daboin will also serve as co-chair of the Goods Movement Task Force.

Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
8th Floorâ€"Main Conference Room (Please use Fourth Street elevators.)
The Bourse Building, 111 South Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA 19106

1. Call to order
All Task Force members and guests will be recognized and the January 17, 2003 meeting notes will be offered for the committee''s approval (see meeting highlights).

2. Regional Cordon Line Stations for the Delaware Valley Region
Dr. Joseph Hacker will discuss DVRPC''s recently completed survey of vehicular traffic entering and leaving the Delaware Valley region. The survey of major highway routes is part of DVRPC''s traffic monitoring program, provides information about truck and auto travel patterns at the regional boundary such as trip origin and destination, and is useful in determining priorities in transportation infrastructure improvements.

3. Wilmington-Harrisburg Freight Study
David Hunt, Senior Intermodal Freight Planner with Wilbur Smith Associates, will present an overview and final results of the Wilmington-Harrisburg Freight Study. This multi-jurisdictional study addresses the issue of increasing truck and intermodal freight traffic along the Wilmington-Harrisburg corridor, specifically Route 41 (PA & DE), US 30, and PA 283.

4. Freight Planning
Dr. Lazar Spasovic, Professor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, will discuss three transportation research initiatives: The Freight Planning Support System for the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority; expert witness testimony for New Jersey DOT in the federal lawsuit brought against the state by the American Trucking Associations, Inc.; and yearly updates on the mobility and the costs of congestion in New Jersey.

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

6. Old and New Business
Old and new items of business will be considered.