Regional Technical Committee

7/6/2021
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 June 8, 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.

a. PA21-51: Coatesville Train Station (MPMS #87534), PennDOT Bureau of Rail, Freight, Ports, and Waterways – Remove Funding from TIP

b. PA21-52: Mount Alverno Road Bridge Over Chester Creek (CB #9) (MPMS #86368), Delaware County – Add CON Phase Back into TIP

c. PA21-53: Barbadoes Street Connector Road (MPMS #106068), Montgomery County – Low Bid Cost Savings

d. PA21-54: Henry Ave Corridor Safety Improvements, Phase 2 (MPMS #102134), City of Philadelphia – Cost Increase

INFORMATION ITEM

6.  Transit Safety Performance Measure Appendix of the DVRPC FY2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for New Jersey and of the DVRPC FY2021 TIP for Pennsylvania

The Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) and subsequent Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act require State DOTs , Transit Operators, and MPOs to establish and use a performance-based approach to transportation decision making. Staff will discuss the requirement to add language detailing progress towards meeting targets of the Transit Safety Performance Measures in the DVRPC FY2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for New Jersey, and the DVRPC FY2021 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for Pennsylvania.

7.    DVRPC Crash Data Viewer

DVRPC's Crash Data Viewer is a web tool that allows users to summarize high-level crash information including crash severity, collision type, and mode by municipality, county and for the region; five years of data are available (2014 - 2019). The tool also has a selection feature and can be used to zoom-in for a closer look at individual corridors or intersections.

 PRESENTATIONS

8.     A River Reconnected: The Challenges and Opportunities of Public Access to the Tidal Delaware River

A River Reconnected is a research study that describes in detail the historical trends, present-day projects, and future plans of public access to the Tidal Delaware waterfront of Pennsylvania. Covering the waterfront from Morrisville to Marcus Hook, this study also explores barriers to access, highlights the benefits of improving and increasing access, and concludes with a series of recommendations that will help increase the quality and quantity of public access opportunities.

9.     Devon Station Multimodal Access Study

Devon Station is a historic asset and vital transit link in Easttown Township, on SEPTA’s Paoli-Thorndale Regional Rail line. SEPTA plans to restore and improve the Devon Station building and platforms in future years. In advance of these improvements, DVRPC staff collaborated with SEPTA, Chester County, and Easttown Township to develop concepts that make walking and biking to Devon Station safer and easier. The study also recommended land use strategies that complement the rail facility and surrounding commercial corridor.

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, September 7, 2021.