Regional Technical Committee

7/11/2006
10:00 a.m. Meeting
12:00 Noon Lunch
Watch Recording

Commission Office
The ACP Building - 8th Floor
190 N. Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Please Use Sixth Street Entrance

AGENDA

1. Call to Order - Chairman''s Comments

2. Deputy Executive Director''s Report

3. Report on Regional Citizens Committee Activities

ACTION ITEMS

4. Highlights of the Meeting of June 6, 2006

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. As situations arise, the PCC/RTC is asked to consider changes.

a. TIP Action NJ06-13: Bus Acquisition, (DB #T111), NJ TRANSIT

b. PA0579 - Brandywine Valley Scenic Byway Corridor Management Plan (Proposed New Project)

6. Strasburg Road Pennsylvania Byway Designation

The townships of East Fallowfield, East Bradford, and West Bradford in Chester County have made application to designate a portion of Strasburg Road as a Pennsylvania Byway. The RTC is requested to recommend that the DVRPC Board support this nomination.

7. Fiscal Year 2007 Planning Work Program Amendments

To respond to the needs of member governments and agencies, work program changes and additions are brought to the PCC/RTC to permit the timely undertaking of technical activity.

a. Supplemental I-95 Traffic Study (I-676 to Allegheny Avenue)

b. Quakertown Alternatives Analysis/Rail Restoration Study

PRESENTATION ITEM

8. Philadelphia Diesel Difference Working Group

This working group is a coalition of diverse partners with a mutual interest in reducing air pollution from diesel-powered vehicles through voluntary adoption of clean diesel
technologies and strategies. This presentation will provide an overview of clean diesel technologies that are available on the market, past success stories, and current
projects. Lastly, the presentation will encourage the audience to incorporate clean diesel projects into regional planning, as specified in the recently passed Transportation Act (SAFETEA-LU).

DISCUSSION ITEM

9. Freight For A Day

DVRPC is organizing a one-day, region-wide event and data-sharing exercise called, Freight For A Day. For the target date of Wednesday, September 20, 2006, information about the various modes of freight transportation will be collected and then compiled in a summary report. Freight For A Day will serve as a public education tool and as a focal point for DVRPC''s freight planning program.

INFORMATION ITEMS

10. Overview of Tracking Progress Toward 2030

Staff will provide a brief overview on this project to track indicators of progress toward the goals of the DVRPC Long Range Plan. The latest material for review will be available and transportation aspects will be discussed in the brief afternoon working meeting.

11. Regional Transit Database

This briefing will provide an update on the Regional Transit Database. Highlights will include a demonstration of the web based mapping application and database enhancements.

12. One Minute Reports

PCC/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 PCC/RTC is September 5, 2006.

Attachments
1. Highlights of the June 6, 2006 RTC Meeting
2. Report on Citizens Committee Activity
3. TIP Actions, July 2006
4. Freight For A Day
5. Strasburg Road Pennsylvania Byway Application