Delaware Valley Goods Movement Task Force

10:00 am

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 January 13, 2017 will be offered for approval.

2. Critical Urban Freight Corridors

To support designation of the National Highway Freight Network established under the FAST Act, DVRPC has identified a regional network of candidate Critical Urban Freight Corridors. Mike Ruane will provide an update on the recommended corridors submitted to PennDOT as well as candidates identified in New Jersey for consideration by NJ DOT.

3. DVRPC Travel Demand Model Improvement Program

DVRPC recently formed a steering committee to help guide its travel demand model improvement program. The steering committee will help to prioritize enhancements to DVRPC's travel model, data, and tools. Matt Gates will present an overview of the candidate projects, with an emphasis on a Multi-Class Assignment and a Tour-Based Freight Model.

4. Port of Philadelphia Capital Investment Program

A comprehensive Capital Investment Program at the Port of Philadelphia will result in more than $300 million in investment in the Port’s infrastructure, warehousing, and equipment through the year 2020. Sean Mahoney, Director of Marketing for the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority, will provide an overview of the primary elements of the program.

5. Holtec Technology Campus

Ed Mayer, Program Director, will discuss the new Holtec Technology Campus in Camden, New Jersey. The Holtec Technology Campus will consist of two large manufacturing plants, a seven story corporate engineering center, a system test facility, and support installations like a training center, non-destructive testing laboratory, and corporate apartments.

6. Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association

Kevin Stewart, President & CEO, will discuss the mission, activities, and services offered by the Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association (PMTA) as well as a recent study by The American Transportation Research Institute on truck parking. PMTA partners with elected officials and various agencies to promote the economy and highway safety and is locally represented by its Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter.

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. Remaining 2017 meeting dates of the Task Force are: July 12 (as Downtown Delivery Symposium III) and October 11 (25th anniversary of the Task Force).