Regional Technical Committee

9/5/2006
10:00 a.m. Meeting
12:00 Noon Lunch
Watch Recording

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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

  • Pennsylvania Transportation Funding and Reform Commission

3. Report on Regional Citizens Committee Activities

ACTION ITEMS

4. Highlights of the Meeting of July 11, 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 PA07-01: Penn''s Landing Water Shuttle Ramp Infrastructure Improvements (Proposed New DEMO Project), DRPA/PATCO

b. TIP Action NJ07-01: Public Safety Security Equipment (Proposed New Section 5340 Project), DRPA/PATCO

6. Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Pennsylvania

A MOU exists between DVRPC, PennDOT, and SEPTA to establish agreed upon
procedures for modifying or amending the TIP, as required by federal regulations. From time to time this MOU requires changes to improve, clarify, or streamline the process. The RTC/PCC will be asked to recommend approval to incorporate language into the regions'' MOU to address the new statewide Interstate Management Program.

7. Approval of Draft DVRPC Title VI Compliance Plan and Public Outreach

As the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Delaware Valley, DVRPC is required to adopt a Title VI Compliance Plan which addresses such issues as responsiveness to Title VI requirements for project selection in Work Program, the TIP and our Long-Range Plan, as well as providing evidence of public outreach techniques that encourage the involvement of all regional citizens. The Draft Plan will be the subject of a 45-day public comment period that will begin on October 2 and end on November 16, 2006. In the meantime, the Draft Plan, along with the Board''s Self-Certification Resolution and a Title VI Assurance letter, will be submitted to New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) as part of their Compliance Report to FHWA.

8. 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. Philadelphia Bicycling Ambassador Program

b. US 202 Section 700 Traffic Study, Phase III

c. Bucks County Regional Traffic Study, Phase II

d. Ambler Transit Revitalization Investment District (TRID) Plan

e. Quakertown Rail Restoration Alternatives Analysis

PRESENTATION ITEMS

9. PennDOT Congested Corridor Improvement Program - Lansdowne Avenue Study

Edwards and Kelcey will present findings associated with the Congested Corridor
Improvement Program study that was recently completed for Lansdowne Avenue in Upper Darby Township and Lansdowne Borough, Delaware County. The study identifies immediate, short-term, and long-term recommendations aimed at reducing congestion along the corridor.

10. SEPTA Vehicle Procurement Programs

David W. Casper, Assistant Chief Engineer of SEPTA''s New Vehicle Programs
Department, will provide an overview of the recently awarded Silverliner V Regional Rail Fleet and Trackless Trolley Procurements. This presentation will describe vehicle specifications and special amenities, budgets and schedule for delivery.

11. An Overview of the Office of Travel Monitoring

Scott Brady of DVRPC will present an overview of the Office of Travel Monitoring. The functions of the Office of Travel Monitoring consist of collecting and disseminating travel data. This information is used to track travel behavior and the efficiency of the transportation system and enable policy makers to fashion sound decisions concerning the planning, design and environmental impact of proposed transportation investments.

INFORMATION ITEMS

12. FY 2008 Work Program

Staff will present a schedule and information regarding plans for the FY 2008 Work Program.

13. One Minute Reports

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

14. Old Business and New Business

15. Meeting Adjournment

The next scheduled meeting of the PCC/RTC is October 10, 2006.

Attachments
1. Pennsylvania Transportation Funding and Reform Commission
2. Highlights of the July 11, 2006 RTC Meeting
3. Report on Citizens Committee Activity
4. TIP Actions, September 2006
5. Fiscal Year 2007 Planning Work Program Amendments
6. FFY 2006 Third Quarter Progress Report - PA