Delaware Valley Goods Movement Task Force

Coffee will be available at 9:30 A.M. and lunch will be served following the meeting.
Watch Recording

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

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

2. 20 Year Retrospective of the Delaware Valley Goods Movement Task Force

Working collaboratively through DVRPC’s freight advisory committee, the region’s shippers, carriers, and freight stakeholders have been meeting quarterly since December 15, 1992. Ted Dahlburg of DVRPC staff will provide a high-level overview of two decades of committee accomplishments, industry highlights, and future opportunities.

3. Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) 2012 Annual Update—Action Item

The U.S. Economic Development Authority (EDA) requires that every region maintain a comprehensive economic development strategy (CEDS), and that the regional CEDS be updated annually. DVRPC’s Mary Bell will present the updated 2012 annual CEDS which the Delaware Valley Goods Movement Task Force will be asked to support.

4. Pennsylvania Statewide Long Range Plan Update

Deputy Secretary Jim Ritzman will discuss PennDOT’s update to the statewide long range transportation plan. Consistent with the Transportation Funding Advisory Commission August 2011 recommendation, this initiative will focus on a comprehensive freight movement component that will elevate freight as a transportation planning consideration across the Commonwealth.

5. Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals

Anna Hummel and Ted Olshefski of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals—Delaware Valley Roundtable will discuss the mission, activities, and membership benefits of the Global CSCMP organization. They will also elaborate on the collective strength of the Delaware Valley area Supply Chain groups and their unique ability to come together to create partnerships which are recognized throughout the world.

6. MAP-21: What it Means for Freight

MAP-21, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act, was signed into law on July 6, 2012. Funding surface transportation programs at over $105 billion for fiscal years 2013 and 2014. MAP-21 is the first long-term highway authorization enacted since 2005. Ed Strocko, the Freight Research and Analysis Team Leader in FHWA’s Office of Freight Management and Operations, will discuss the key freight provisions of this important law.

7. 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.

8. Old or New Business/Adjournment

Old or new items of business will be considered. The proposed 2013 meeting dates of the Delaware Valley Goods Movement Task Force are: January 16, April 17, July 17, and October 16.