Regional Technical Committee

6/9/2020
10:00 a.m.
Phone number: 1-346-248-7799 Meeting ID: 989 76771568 Password: 201533


AGENDA

1. Call to Order – Chairman’s Comments

2. Deputy Executive Director’s Report

3. Public Comments on Agenda and Non-Agenda Items

ACTION ITEMS

4.  Highlights of the May 12, 2020 RTC Meeting

5.  DVRPC Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Actions

The dynamic nature of funding transportation improvements and the need to remain within financial constraint require amendments or modifications to the TIP. The following projects require formal TIP Amendments or Modifications this month for the FY 2019 TIP for PA and the FY 2020 TIP for NJ.

a. PA19-126: Act 13 Bridges Philadelphia (Various MPMS #s), City of Philadelphia – Add New Projects to TIP

b. PA19-127: US 422 Modeling and Corridor Analysis (MPMS #114492), Various Counties – Add New Project to TIP

6.        Annual Self Certification of Regional Transportation Planning   Process  

Federal regulations require that Metropolitan Planning Organizations self- certify that the Regional Transportation Planning Process is carried out in conformance with applicable federal regulations. Staff will request an RTC recommendation for Board approval

7.        Election of Fiscal Year 2021 Regional Technical Committee Officers

The RTC nominating committee will present a slate of candidates for FY 2021.

PRESENTATION ITEMS

8.      Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on travel in the DVRPC region  using real-time location data

Connected Vehicles and GPS-enabled mobile devices and associated applications provide for real-time location data that can be used to provide insights into mobility trends throughout a region.  This anonymized and aggregated location-based archived big data has been made available through various organizations, and DVRPC has analyzed it to help better understand the results of the COVID-19 pandemic on traffic patterns throughout the DVRPC region. Daily vehicle miles traveled, mobility, and social distancing data are analyzed by County over the last several months.

9.       Montgomery County PA Turnpike Interchange Study  

Staff will present an overview of the methodology and findings for the PA Turnpike Interchange Study, a three-year project building upon a prior study done by DVRPC. Staff will also share their experiences planning and conducting virtual public open houses to present results during COVID-19 stay-at-home orders.

INFORMATION ITEMS

10.      Regional Safety Targets

In response to growing concern over rising regional crash trends, staff will discuss the regional targets option to FHWA safety target-setting, exploring the implications and the procedure for advancing meaningful safety goals for the region. 

11.     Greater PHL Bike Match Program

Staff will provide an overview of DVRPC's new Greater PHL Bike Match program. The program matches donated bikes with essential workers during the Covid-19 pandemic. #GreaterPHLbikematch is open to any individual needing a bike in the nine counties in and around Philadelphia, in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and offers a contactless exchange of bikes between individuals.

DISCUSSION ITEMS

12.    One Minute Reports

RTC Members and guests will be invited to provide updates on the activities of their agencies.

13.    Old Business and New Business

14.    Meeting Adjournment

The next scheduled meeting of the RTC is Tuesday, July 7, 2020.