Regional Technical Committee

5/12/2009
10:00 am
Note: Coffee will be available at 9:30 a.m. and a light 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

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 April 7, 2009
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.
  1. PA09-34a: Watermark Road over Muddy Run Bridge Replacement Project(MPMS #86696), Chester County - Proposed New Local Bridge Project
  2. PA09-34b: Osborne Road over Beaver Creek Bridge Replacement Project(MPMS #86698), Chester County - Proposed New Local Bridge Project
  3. PA09-34c: Mount Alverno Road over Chester Creek Bridge Replacement Project (MPMS #86368), Delaware County - Proposed New Local Bridge Project
  4. PA09-34d: Tribbitt Avenue over Hermesprota Creek Bridge Replacement Project (MPMS #86370), Delaware County - Proposed New Local Bridge Project
6. Fiscal Year 2009 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.
  1. US-422 Expressway Tolling and Transit Feasibility Study (Draft)
PRESENTATION ITEMS
7. Alternatives to Buses on I-76: SEPTA Rail feeder Bus Study
The study analyzed the feasibility of reconfiguring eight bus routes that operate on the Schuylkill Expressway (I-76) to act as feeders to SEPTA's rail system in the corridor. The existing bus route configuration operates with poor on-time performance and directly competes with existing rail service. Bus and rail passenger estimates, capital improvements needs, and operational requirements were determined through the study.
8. American Community Survey Data
The US Census Bureau has replaced the traditional Long-Form of the Census with the American Community Survey (ACS). The ACS is a continuous survey thatprovides annual estimates of Census data, beginning in 2005. DVRPC staff will review and discuss recently released ACS “1-year” and “3-year” data products

DISCUSSION ITEM
9. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Discretionary Program
Possible regional projects for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)Discretionary Program will be discussed.

INFORMATION ITEMS
10. One Minute Reports
PCC/RTC Members and guests will be invited to provide updates on the activities of their agencies.
11. Old Business and New Business
12. Meeting Adjournment
The next scheduled meeting of the PCC/RTC is Tuesday, June 9, 2009.

Attachments
  1. Minutes of the April 7, 2009 RCC Meeting
  2. Highlights of the April 14, 2009 RTC Meeting
  3. TIP Actions, May 2009
  4. Draft Work Program Amendment