Regional Technical Committee

9/7/2021
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 July 6, 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 2021 TIP for PA.

a.    PA21-56: Bristol Road Intersection Improvements (MPMS #13727), Bucks County – Cost Increase

b.    PA21-57: Statewide Multimodal Transportation Fund Projects (VariousMPMS #s), Various Counties – Accept New Projects into TIP

6. Adoption of the Conformity Determination of the Draft Connections 2050 Long-Range Plan, FY 2021 TIP for Pennsylvania, and Draft FY 2022 TIP for New Jersey

DVRPC is demonstrating conformity for the Draft Connections 2050 Long-Range Plan (Plan), the FY 2021 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for Pennsylvania, and the Draft FY 2022 TIP for New Jersey. This demonstration is needed for a new Connections 2050 Plan, a new FY 2022 TIP for New Jersey, and amendments of regionally significant and non-exempt projects to the FY 2021 TIP for Pennsylvania. Staff will present the results of the Air Quality Conformity Determination and request that the RTC recommend that the DVRPC Board adopt the conformity findings at the September 23, 2021 DVRPC Board meeting.

7.  Board Adoption for Connections 2050 Plan

The RTC will be asked to recommend Board Adoption of the Connections 2050 Long-Range Plan for Greater Philadelphia (The Plan). The Plan outlines a long-range vision and goals, identifies strategies for the future growth of the Greater Philadelphia region, and develops a 30-year financial plan for investing in transportation infrastructure. DVRPC staff has worked with the RTC and members of the public to develop the plan over the past several years, most recently completing a 30-day public comment period on the Draft Plan.

8. Adoption of the Draft DVRPC FY2022 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for New Jersey (FY22–FY25) with Recommended Changes

A Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is required by federal law and planning regulations for the metropolitan region to be eligible to receive and spend federal transportation funds. The MPO develops the TIP in cooperation with member governments, the state Department of Transportation, and transit operators, and must provide an opportunity for public input and comment. A minimum 30-day public comment period must be conducted prior to a formal action to adopt the TIP.  For the Draft DVRPC FY2022 TIP for New Jersey, staff will present a program overview, comments received during the public comment period, a proposed list of recommended changes to the draft program, and pending the New Jersey Subcommittee of the RTC's review and acceptance of the recommended changes, ask the RTC recommend the Board adopt the Draft DVRPC FY2022 TIP for New Jersey with the recommended changes.  The Draft TIP document is available online at www.dvrpc.org/TIP/Draft and in hardcopy at various public libraries and the DVRPC office.

INFORMATION ITEMS

 9.  FY23 Work Program Development Update

PRESENTATIONS

10. Move Over Seminar

On July 22nd, a Move Over Law Seminar was held at the Montgomery County Public Safety Training Campus. The purpose of the seminar was to provide a venue for Law Enforcement to hear directly from other Law Enforcement personnel on Move Over Law Enforcement/Education Details, and also learn the particulars of the recently enhanced Move Over Law.

DISCUSSION ITEMS

11.   One Minute Reports

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

12.  Old Business and New Business

13.  Meeting Adjournment

The next scheduled meeting of the RTC is Tuesday, October 12, 2021.