Regional Technical Committee

11/10/2020
10:00 a.m.
Phone number: 1-346-248-7799 Webinar ID: 923 3243 8571 Passcode: 514753097


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 October 6, 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 FY2021 TIP for PA.

a.    PA21-05:Transit and Regional Rail Station Program (MPMS #77183), SEPTA – Add New Project to TIP and Add Prior Year Funding to Current Year

b.    PA21-06: Safety and Security Improvements (MPMS #107011), SEPTA – Add New Project to TIP

c.    PA21-07: Maintenance & Transportation Facilities (MPMS #102569), SEPTA – Add Project Back into TIP

d.    PA21-08: Coatesville Train Station (MPMS #87534), PennDOT Bureau of Rail, Freight, Ports, and Waterways – Add Project Back into TIP

e.    PA21-09: University Avenue and I-76 Off Ramp Intersection Safety Improvements (MPMS #111062), City of Philadelphia – Remove Project Funding

f.     PA21-10: Regional Traffic Management Center (RTMC) General Contract (MPMS #110494), Various Counties – Reduce Funding

PRESENTATION ITEMS

6.  NJ Infrastructure Bank – Transportation Funding Program

The NJ Infrastructure Bank (I-Bank) and NJDOT have partnered to establish and manage the Transportation Funding Program with funds appropriated through the Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) in order to offer below market loans to municipalities, counties, and regional transportation authorities in NJ. This partnership offers 50% financing at zero-percent interest with the remaining 50% of funds offered at the I-Bank’s AAA rated cost of funds. Staff from the NJ I-Bank will be on-hand to present this program.

7. Equity Through Access: 2020 Update to the Region’s Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan

Staff will present the outcomes of the 2020 Equity Through Access project, which identifies regional priorities for improving transportation access for elderly, disabled, and low-income populations. This presentation will include findings from the updated Gaps and Bridges plan document and Equity Through Access Map Toolkit.

8. Preparing Greater Philadelphia for Automated Vehicles

Staff has been researching the uncertainty around automated vehicle (AV) development and extended the Dispatches from Alternate Futures scenarios to consider different timelines and ways AVs could be deployed. This presentation will focus on key takeaways on preparing the region for AV deployment from the report. 

9. Assisting Commuters (After) COVID

Staff will present on this unique program to engage and educate employees and employers about commuting options once they start returning to a physical work site. The program was structured to build on habits that were started or increased during the COVID stay-at-home period, including biking, telework and getting (back) on transit.

INFORMATION ITEMS

10. National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week

National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week will take place November 9th-15th.  The week provides the opportunity to reach out to our Communities and teach them that they play an important role in Incident Management.  This year's slogan is a simple, yet  powerful statement for all to follow: Slow Down. Move Over. Be Safe.           

11.  Work Program Development Update

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, January 12, 2021.