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 will be recognized and the April 18, 2007 meeting notes will be offered for the committee''s approval (see separate meeting highlights).

2. Gloucester County Ferry Service Study
Walker Allen of the DVRPC Office of Freight Planning will discuss opportunities for instituting new ferry services in Gloucester County. Ferries once transported workers from the shores of G loucester County to the bustling shipyards at the former Philadelphia Navy Base. The study will examine existing conditions, travel trends, and the potential market, and recommend appropriate next steps.

3. Projects to Support Economic Development in the Delaware Valley
DVRPC has been working with others to develop and prioritize a list of key transportation investments deemed critical to the region''s future economic growth. Michael Boyer, DVRPC''s Manager of the Office of Long Range Planning, will lead a discussion and project ranking exercise of the set of 30 identified projects.

4. Trenton Line Clearance Project
The CSX Trenton rail line traversing the Delaware Valley in a north-south fashion is not cleared for doublestack container trains, resulting in routing inefficiencies and diminished capacity. Bill Goetz of CSX will discuss efforts to undertake a public-private partnership to fund the modification of 16 overhead bridges in Philadelphia and Bucks County, with completion targeted for 2009.

5. Route 295/42/I-76, Direct Connection Project
Jody Barankin of the New Jersey Departm ent of Transportation will provide an update of the Route 295/42/I-76 Direct Connection project in Camden County. This project will provide direct links for I-295 with I-76 and Route 42 and reduce congestion at one of the region''s busiest interchanges. The potential cost range for the project is $600-$900 million, depending on the alternative selected.

6. I-95 Corridor Coalition
The I-95 Corridor Coalition is an alliance of transportation agencies and related organizations, extending from Maine to Florida. The Coalition promotes multi-state and interagency cooperation and provides a forum to address transportation management and operations issues of common interest. George Schoener, Executive Director, will discuss freight and other current Coalition initiatives.

7. Two-minute Reports
Task Force and Subcomm ittee 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 next scheduled meeting of the Delaware Valley Goods Movement Task Force is October 17, 2007.