Delaware Valley Goods Movement Task Force

7/18/2012
10:00am
Coffee will be available at 9:30 A.M. and lunch will be served following the meeting.

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

Task Force members and friends will be welcomed and recognized. Highlights from the previous freight advisory committee meeting on April 18, 2012 will be offered for approval.

2. The Delaware Valley Freight Center Inventory—Action Item

DVRPC staff will present an overview of a new report that identifies 44 distinct clusters of freight and economic activity in the Delaware Valley. The freight centers are made up of various combinations of land use and each is profiled in detail in the report. The Task Force will be requested to support the report recommendations that call for the preservation and enhancement of the centers.

3. PennDOT’s Sumneytown Pike/PA 309 Connector Project

The Sumneytown Pike/PA 309 Connector project is located in a five-mile corridor running east-west through five Townships in Montgomery and Bucks Counties, Pennsylvania. This area is currently enjoying the benefits of a growing population and the economic prosperity that accompanies it. Mike Maholick of McCormick Taylor will discuss a new, two-lane connector roadway under design that will provide local area businesses with a direct connection to the Lansdale Interchange of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

4. NJDOT Freight Plan Phase II (Highway Corridor Focus)

NJDOT will soon complete the Highway Corridor Freight Plan which provides a detailed look at six priority freight highway corridors identified in the 2007 NJ Statewide Freight Plan. The Corridor Plan is part of the overall NJDOT Freight Agenda which also includes the Statewide Rail Plan, the South Jersey Port Plan, and a range of freight focused initiatives. Jenn Grenier of Parsons Brinckerhoff will describe the Highway Corridor Plan which identifies key deficiencies and recommends infrastructure improvements and policy initiatives to address those issues.

5. Emerging Developments in Freight Technology and ITS

Mark Jensen of Cambridge Systematics will present on two related projects, one conducted for the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and one for FHWA. Both projects address applying ITS (i.e., Intelligent
Transportation Systems) and innovative information exchange technologies such as the Freight Advanced Traveler Information System to the intermodal freight transportation system.

6. Two-minute Reports

Task Force and Subcommittee chairs and Task Force members and friends are invited to offer updates on the activities of their companies and agencies.

7. Old or New Business/Adjournment

Old or new items of business will be considered. The next scheduled meeting of the Delaware Valley Goods Movement Task Force is October 17.