Delaware Valley Goods Movement Task Force

1/15/2016
10:00am
Note: Coffee will be available at 9:30 a.m. and a light 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 October 14, 2015 will be offered for approval.

2. CMAQ Funding Round

Sean Greene of DVRPC will announce the upcoming Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) funding round for Pennsylvania. The presentation will detail the program eligibility requirements, timeline, and requirements. The program will make $20 million available for eligible projects between FY 2017 -2020 and is open to public agencies and public – private partnerships.

3. Making Freight Data More Accessible

Through a grant from FHWA, DVRPC has further developed its ongoing freight data collection and analysis practices. Mike Ruane of DVRPC will describe the recently completed project which led to the significant enhancement of the PhillyFreightFinder application, the successful integration of 13 new data sets, and the development of visualization tools that more effectively serve planners and decision makers.

4. 2040 Freight Movement around NJ Turnpike Interchange 6A

David Anderson of DVRPC will give an update on the study of Year 2040 Freight Movement around New Jersey Turnpike Interchange 6A in Burlington County, NJ. The study will examine the capacity of existing transportation infrastructure to serve current demand and planned growth in an important manufacturing and warehousing hub.

5. Monroe Energy’s Trainer, Delaware County Facility

Adam Gattuso, Government Affairs and Communications Leader for Monroe Energy, will talk about the purchase of the Trainer facility (Delaware County, PA) and how this strategic asset fulfills roughly 70-80% of its parent company’s jet fuel needs. The purchase of the facility has led to the rebirth of an important economic driver for the region.

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 remaining 2016 meeting dates of the Delaware Valley Goods Movement Task Force are: April 15, July 13, and October 14.