Delaware Valley Goods Movement Task Force

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
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[1] Call to order

New Task Force members will be recognized and April 14, 1999 meeting notes (which were mailed out previously) will be offered for approval.

[2] New Jersey FY 2000-2002 Subregion Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

Charles Dougherty, Associate Director of the Transportation Planning Division of DVRPC, will provide an overview of the draft New Jersey Subregion FY 2000-2002 TIP. The draft TIP (available for review on DVRPC''s website at contains nearly 160 projects totaling about $840 million to be implemented on highway and transit projects over the next three years. All Task Force comments regarding the draft TIP will be forwarded to the DVRPC Board for its consideration.

[3] Goods Movement in the Commonwealth

Keith Chase, Vice President of Gannett Fleming, will describe a wide-ranging report on goods movement issues adopted by the Pennsylvania State Transportation Commission in May, 1999. The report contains recommendations covering 17 subject areas, reviews best practices nationally, provides a regional goods movement profile for each PA region, and analyzes US commodity flow data for Pennsylvania and the nation.

[4] Incident Management Programs

Rebecca Brewster, Director of Regional Operations for the American Trucking Associations, will discuss incident management programs to facilitate the quick clearance of auto incidents. Incident-related delay accounts for 50-60% of total congestion, and 80-85% of incident delay is attributable to disabled vehicles. Incident management programs are of vital importance to motor carriers and freight mobility.

[5] Two-minute Reports

Task Force and Subcommittee chairs and Task Force members will provide updates on the relevant activities of their companies and agencies.

[6] Old/New Business

Old or new items of business will be considered.