Delaware Valley Goods Movement Task Force

10 am
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

Members and friends of the Delaware Valley Goods Movement Task Force and the Transportation Operations Task Force will be welcomed and recognized.

2. DVRPC Transportation Operations and Freight Advisory Committees

By fully engaging the local transportation operations and freight communities, the Transportation Operations Task Force and Delaware Valley Goods Movement Task Force represent critical aspects of DVRPC's transportation planning process. Laurie Matkowski and Ted Dahlburg will offer brief descriptions of these highly regarded advisory committees, their memberships, and their goals and current activities.

3. 511 Traveler Information

511 is a traveler information service accessible via phone or web, providing real-time travel conditions, including information on incidents, construction, weather and unusual delays to commuters, travelers and commercial carriers so they can make informed decisions regarding their next drive to work, trip or delivery. Jim Hadden of NJDOT and Bob Pento of PennDOT will provide an overview of the current 511 Traveler Information Systems and their future direction.

4. Traffic Incident Management and Goods Movement

Traffic incident management is the process of coordinating resources of a number of different partner agencies and private sector companies to detect, respond to, and clear traffic incidents as quickly as possible to reduce their impact on safety and congestion, while protecting the safety of on-scene responders and the traveling public. Traffic incident management as it relates to goods movement in the region will be discussed in a panel format by William F. Jenaway, King of Prussia Volunteer Fire Department, and Michael Gallagher, New Jersey Division of Fire Safety.

5. Superstorm Sandy - Lessons Learned for Port and Supply Chain Resiliency

In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, the Port of New York and New Jersey was closed for nearly a week during the peak shipping season. A. Strauss-Wieder, Inc. conducted an in-depth case study of Sandy which considered three sets of activities involved in freight movement in terms of preparation for, immediate response to and longer term changes as a result of the Superstorm.

6. Transportation Operations and Freight Advisory Committee Coordination-ACTION ITEM

As managing transportation operations becomes more sophisticated and better funded, an excellent opportunity is presented to more fully incorporate freight transportation considerations. Members of the Transportation Operations Task Force and Delaware Valley Goods Movement Task Force will be asked to support a commitment for greater coordination between the two committees. (See the corresponding committee Action Item: 2014-03.)

7. Old or New Business/Adjournment

Old or new items of business will be considered. Lunch will be available to all attendees on the 9th floor.