Regional Technical Committee Agenda

5/10/2022
10:00 a.m.
Phone number: 1-346-248-7799 Meeting ID:936 3812 3963 Passcode: 441861575



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 April 12, 2022 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 2022 TIP for NJ.
 
a. NJ22-035: Route 47, Bridge over Big Timber Creek (DB #11371), Camden and Gloucester Counties 
 
b. PA21-087: US 322, Featherbed Lane to I-95 (Section 102) (MPMS #69817), Delaware County 
 
c. PA21-088: Columbus Boulevard: Tasker-Reed (MPMS #13213), Philadelphia – Add New TIIF Project to TIP  

6. DVRPC FY23 Work Program Amendment: Downtown Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans for Burlington County

DVRPC staff will propose amending the FY23 Unified Planning Work Program. This amendment proposes removing the Burlington Township/Florence Township Connector Road Planning Study (23-52-190). This timing of this previous analysis is no longer feasible due to ongoing negotiations and agreements between developers, property owners, and Florence and Burlington Townships. In that study's place, DVRPC staff proposes the Downtown Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans for Burlington County, which will evaluate existing pedestrian and bicycle facilities in three downtown areas in Burlington County and develop recommendations for improving multimodal accessibility and safety for all road users.

7. DVRPC’s Travel Options Program (TOP) Project Selections

DVRPC’s Travel Options Program (TOP) is looking to fund innovative TDM projects to provide better access to more travel options across the region. Applicants went through a two-stage application process and a selection committee made up of representatives of partner agencies from throughout the region and DVRPC PPTF members rated, scored, and selected the finalists. DVRPC staff will present the projects that are recommended for funding by this committee, and request action for the RTC to recommend board approval for the TOP project slate.  

8. Project Selections for the New Jersey Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program.

The NJ SRTS subcommittee used agreed upon selection criteria to guide the selection process for the applications. The committee reviewed 21 TASA applications.  The selected projects total approximately $4,013,000 in available SRTS funds. We are seeking a recommendation to add these projects to the FY 2022 New Jersey S/TIP.

9. Authorization to Open a Public Comment Period for the Draft FY 2023 TIP for Pennsylvania and the Draft Conformity Finding of the Long-Range Plan and Pennsylvania TIP

Staff requests authorization to open a minimum 30-day public comment period for the purpose of gathering public and agency comments on Draft FY 2023-2026 TIP for Pennsylvania, and the Draft Conformity Determination of the Connections 2050 Long-Range Plan, to issue proper public notifications; to publish the draft documents of the respective Plan and TIPs and conformity findings on the internet; to make copies available at certain public libraries; and to hold public meetings.

10. Appointment of Nominating Committee for FY2023 DVRPC Regional Technical Committee Officers

A Nominating Committee will be selected to solicit candidates for Chair and Vice-Chair of the RTC for FY2023 (July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023). The Nominating Committee will be facilitated by a DVRPC staff member and consist of a voting member from PA and a voting member from NJ. At the June 2022 RTC meeting, the Nominating Committee will recommend candidates and elections will take place.
 

BRIEF REPORTS

11. NewBus Burlington-Camden-Gloucester, a NJ TRANSIT Bus Network Redesign project

NJ TRANSIT has recently launched NewBus Burlington-Camden-Gloucester, a bus network redesign project. NewBus BCG is assessing the performance of 27 bus routes as well as demographic and emerging developments in travel patterns to improve service for current and future riders. NJ TRANSIT will give an update on the project goals and timeline.

PRESENTATION ITEMS

12. Future Cities Student Presentation

The winning team from the Queen of Angels school will present their 2022 Future Cities Regional Planning Award project.

DISCUSSION ITEMS

13.  One Minute Reports

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 RTC is Tuesday, June 7, 2022.