Regional Technical Committee Agenda

9/6/2022
10:00 a.m.

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Philadelphia, PA 19106
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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 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.

  1. NJ22-066: Gloucester County Multi-Purpose Trail Extension - Glassboro Elk Trail (DB #D1203), Gloucester County – Federalize Project

  2. NJ22-067: North Olden Avenue (CR 622), Bridge over Amtrak (DB #17412), Mercer County – Study & Development Graduate/Add New Project to TIP

  3. NJ22-068: Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Program (DB #22350), Statewide – Add New Statewide Line Item to the S/TIP

  4. NJ22-069: PROTECT (DB #22353), Statewide – Add New Statewide Line Item to the S/TIP

  5. NJ22-070: Carbon Reduction Program, (DB #22352), Statewide – Add New Statewide Line Item to the S/TIP

  6. NJ22-071: SJ BRT/Avandale Park & Ride (DB #T630), Various – Add Project Back into the TIP

  7. NJ22-072: Locomotive Overhaul (DB #T53E), Various – Federalize Project and Add New Phase

  8. NJ22-073: Preventive Maintenance-Rail (DB #T39), Various – Program Line Item Increase

6. DVRPC FY23 UPWP Amendments

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) is providing additional funds for MPOs' planning initiatives channeled through state DOTs.  Staff will present five work program amendments to incorporate a portion expected funds for this FY:

  1. Technical Assistance to Member Governments 23-23-080:  Add $150,000 from NJDOT allocated PL funds to assist local governments, especially low resourced communities, with IIJA opportunities.
  2. Transportation Improvement Program 23-34-080:  Add $100,000 from NJDOT allocated PL funds to coordinate IIJA applicants on match feasibility, provide letters of support for applications, and amend the TIP as per IIJA grants awarded.
  3. Competitive Program and Project Management 23-52-060:  Add $80,000 from NJDOT allocated PL funds to support project sponsors with guidance on federal rules and regulations to facilitate traditional and nontraditional construction projects.
  4. NJ Travel Monitoring Equipment and Supplies 23-53-015:  Add $60,000 from NJDOT allocated PL funds to a newly created project to support the purchase of bicycle, pedestrian, and vehicular counting equipment and supplies necessary to maintain the count program and keep them in good working order, to support travel monitoring activities in the NJ counties.
  5. Travel Monitoring 23-53-010:  Add $62,500 ($50,000 from new PL funds from the IIJA contingent on allocation of these funds from PennDOT, and $12,500 DVRPC Local Match) to support the purchase of bicycle, pedestrian and vehicular counting supplies to keep the PA equipment in good working order.

7. CMAQ Performance Measures – Progress and Targets

State DOTs are required to develop congestion and emissions performance targets for the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) program. DVRPC is also required to submit a performance plan that demonstrates the progress towards meeting the targets for the first reporting period (2018-2021) and identifies baseline conditions and targets for the second performance period (2022-2025). Staff will present the findings and seek a recommendation on the CMAQ Performance Plan and Emissions targets.

8. SS4A: Regional Vision Zero 2050 Action Program

Staff will provide an overview of the IIJA's Safe Streets and Roads For All grant program and DVRPC's application for the safety action plan option. This grant program presents a rare opportunity to address crash safety region-wide. The presentation will conclude with an action item seeking formal support for the proposed budget and scope of work.

PRESENTATION ITEMS

9. Pennsylvania Infrastructure Bank (PIB)

The manager of the PIB will explain what the PIB is, how to apply for a loan, what the application process entails, case studies, and where to find more information. 

INFORMATION ITEMS

10. FY24 UPWP Development Status

A status report on the development of the FY24 UPWP will be provided

11.  One Minute Reports

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

Old Business and New Business

12. Meeting Adjournment

The next scheduled meeting of the RTC is Tuesday, October 11, 2022.