Regional Technical Committee

7/7/2009
10 am
Coffee will be available at 9:30 a.m. and a light lunch will be served following the meeting.

Commission Office
The ACP Building - 8th Floor
190 N. Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106
For directions Call (215) 592-1800
Please Use Sixth Street Entrance

AGENDA

10:00 am Planning Coordinating Committee & Regional Transportation Committee Meeting

12:00 Noon Lunch

1. Call to Order - Chairman’s Comments

2. Deputy Executive Director’s Report

3. Report on Regional Citizens Committee Activities


ACTION ITEMS

4. Highlights of the Meeting of June 9, 2009

5. Adoption of Connections: The Regional Plan for a Sustainable Future

DVRPC’s long-range plan for Greater Philadelphia

Staff will present a summary of DVRPC's Connections: The Regional Plan for a
Sustainable Future, including key plan principles, the financial plan and a summary
of comments received during the public comment period open from May 22, 2009
through June 22, 2009.

6. Adoption of the DVRPC FY2010-2013 Transportation Improvement
Program (TIP) for New Jersey

Federal law and planning regulations require the development of a Transportation
Improvement Program (TIP) in order for the metropolitan region to be eligible to
receive federal transportation funds. Staff will present a summary of the Draft
FY2010-2013 TIP for NJ and recommended changes for approval.

7. Adoption of Conformity Determination of Connections: The Long Range
Plan, FY 2009-2012 TIP for Pennsylvania and the FY 2010-2013 TIP for New
Jersey

DVRPC has demonstrated Transportation Conformity for the Connections
Long-Range Plan, FY 2010 New Jersey TIP and FY 2009 Pennsylvania TIP. Staff
will present the results of the Transportation Conformity Determination and request
that the RTC recommend that the DVRPC Board adopt the findings at the July
Board meeting.

8. 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.

a. NJ09-37: Programming of Low-Bid Savings on NJDOT Recovery Act
Projects (DB #TBD and DB #98516), Various Counties

b. PA09-50a: Stone Arch Rehab (Group D) (MPMS #87060), Bucks County –
Proposed New Project

c. PA09-50b: Stone Arch Rehab (Group E) (MPMS #87061), Montgomery
County – Proposed New Project

d. PA09-50c: 30th Station Bridge (MPMS #64844), Philadelphia – Cost Increase

e. PA09-51a: SR 422, PM1 to MP 180, Resurfacing Project (MPMS #86924),
Montgomery County – Proposed New Project

f. PA09-51b: Sister Cities Plaza, Phase 1 (MPMS #87124), Philadelphia –
Proposed New Project

g. PA09-51c: SR 309, Sellersville Bypass Resurfacing Project (MPMS #86923),
Bucks County – Proposed New Project

h. PA09-52: Edge Hill Road and Tyson Avenue, Easton Road to Jenkintown
Road, Reconstruction Project (MPMS #57865), Montgomery County – Add
Back in

i. PA09-54a: Bells Mill Road, Germantown Avenue to Stenton Avenue,
Restoration Project (MPMS #17581), Philadelphia – Technical Deletion

j. PA09-54b: Lincoln Drive, Ridge Avenue to Wissahickon Drive,
Reconstruction Project (MPMS #57901), Philadelphia – Technical Deletion

k. PA09-55: Benjamin Franklin Bridge Westside Operational Improvements
(MPMS #72597), DRPA/PATCO – Add Final Design and Construction
Phases

l. PA09-57: 5th and Market Street Transportation Improvements (MPMS
#87137), SEPTA – Proposed New DEMO Project

m. PA09-58: Market Street Elevated Reconstruction Program (MPMS #60281),
SEPTA – Cost Increase

9. Project Selection for Pennsylvania Community Transportation Initiative (PCTI)

and Safe Routes to School (SRTS)

Staff will present The list of successful candidates that were awarded PCTI funds for
planning and construction projects that focus on downtown revitalization efforts, local
street connections, multi-use trails, and traffic calming and transit-oriented
development studies. Staff will also present the list of successful candidates that
were awarded SRTS funds for the program with an overall goal to increase the
number of children in grades Kindergarten through eight-grade who bicycle and walk
to school by increasing awareness, developing locally-driven and supported
programs, improving bicycling and walking conditions near the qualifying schools.

PRESENTATION ITEM

10. Scenario Planning with UPlan Land Use Model

This presentation discusses the land use modeling efforts in support of the scenario
planning project. Also, a review of UPlan in its current implementation as well as the
updated form recently received.

INFORMATION ITEMS

11. One Minute Reports

PCC/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 PCC/RTC is Tuesday, September 8, 2009.