Regional Technical Committee

2/9/2021
10:00 a.m.
Phone number: 1-346-248-7799 Meeting ID: 936 3812 3963 Passcode: 441861575


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 January 12, 2021 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 2020 TIP for NJ and the FY 2021 TIP for PA.

a.    PA21-18: Capital Asset Lease Program (MPMS #59966), SEPTA – Add New Federal Funding

b.    PA21-19: Federal Preventive Maintenance (MPMS #60317), SEPTA – Add New Federal Funding

c.    PA21-20: SEPTA Bus Purchase Program (MPMS #90512), SEPTA – Increase Funding

d.    PA21-21: Projects of Significance (MPMS #115472), SEPTA – Increase Funding and Add New Project to Program

e.    PA21-22: Safety and Security Improvements (MPMS #107011), SEPTA – Add New Project to Program

f.     PA21-23: US 322, Featherbed Lane to I-95 (Section 102) (MPMS #69817), Delaware County – Add ROW Back in to TIP and Reduce CON

PRESENTATION ITEMS

6.  Update on Experimental Pop-Ups (ExPo) Program Development and Narberth Bike Lane Project

Staff will present an update on recent work developing our new ExPo program to support temporary projects, including highlights from the recent "Wheels on Windsor" pop-up bike lane project in Narberth Borough, which the program supported.

7. DVRPC's Public Participation Task Force 2021 Cohort

Since the 1970s, DVRPC has maintained a continuous forum for the public to participate in the regional planning process. The mission of the Task Force is to provide ongoing access to our region’s planning process, empower resident involvement, host a forum to learn more about upcoming projects, provide feedback on planning practices, and test out public outreach strategies. The     2021 cohort was selected in January with a membership that closely represents the region, demographically and geographically.

8. Hunting Park East Freight Access Study

The Hunting Park East Freight Access Study was undertaken by DVRPC to examine neighborhood freight generation patterns and to provide recommendations and strategies that support the industrial economic center while ensuring the safe and efficient movement of both people and goods. The Hunting Park East neighborhood, in the City of Philadelphia’s North District, is one of a few remaining historic industrial freight centers in the city. DVRPC staff will present the study findings and recommendations.

9. Direct Bus Feasibility with an update on SEPTA Bus Network Redesign

SEPTA is considering expanding Direct Bus service and asked DVRPC to identify corridors within their service area where future Direct Bus service would be valuable and successful. DVRPC will present the quantitative analysis and prioritized list of corridors, as well as additional project findings. This analysis was designed to complement SEPTA's future bus network changes. SEPTA will give the committee an update about the trajectory of their bus network redesign. 

DISCUSSION ITEMS

10.   One Minute Reports

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 RTC is Tuesday, March 9, 2021.