Regional Technical Committee Agenda

1/10/2023
10:00 a.m.
Call in Phone number: 1-346-248-7799. Meeting ID: 897 2566 0924 Passcode: 97245973


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Call to Order – Chair’s Comments

Deputy Executive Director’s Report

Public Comments on Agenda and Non-Agenda Items

ACTION ITEMS

4.        Highlights of the November 15, 2022 RTC Meeting

5.        DVRPC Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Actions 

DVRPC Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Actions 

Amani Bey DVRPC Planner, Office of Capital Programs and Long-Range Planning, will present. The dynamic nature of funding transportation improvements and the need to remain within financial constraint require amendments or modifications to the TIP on a regular basis. The following projects require formal TIP modifications or amendments this month for the FY2022 TIP for New Jersey and/or the FY2023 TIP for Pennsylvania. 

a)      NJ22-094: Drainage Rehabilitation & Improvements (DB #X154D),       Statewide –Increase EC Phase

b)     NJ22-097: PATCO Interlocking & Track Rehabilitation (DB #DR1501), DRPA/PATCO – Decrease EC Phase

c)      NJ22-098: Rehabilitation of PATCO Bridges (DB #D1912), –Decrease ERC Phase

d)     NJ22-099: Electrical Cable Replacement (DB #DR008), DRPA/PATCO – Increase ERC Phase

e)      NJ22-100: Track Drainage Improvements-Cuthbert & Osage (DB #DR15001A), DRPA/PATCO – Add New Project into the TIP

f)       NJ22-101: Replacement of Track Ties (DB #TBD1), DRPA/PATCO – Add New Project into the TIP

g)      NJ22-102: Embankment Restoration, Drainage Improvements & Retaining Walls Rehabilitation (DB #TBD2), DRPA/PATCO – Add New Project into the TIP

h)     PA23-12: US 322: Featherbed Lane to Chelsea Parkway – (Section 102) (MPMS #69817), Delaware County – Decrease ROW Phase

i)       PA23-13: Island Avenue Signal Upgrade (MPMS #17697), City of Philadelphia – Decrease CON Phase

j)       PA23-14: Jefferson Station Escalators Flex (MPMS #119415), City of Philadelphia – Add New Project to TIP

k)      PA23-15: Parking Improvements Program (MPMS #60540), SEPTA – Add Prior Year Unobligated Funding to Current Fiscal Year/Add Project Back Into TIP

l)       PA23-16: Transit & Regional Rail Station Program (MPMS #77183), SEPTA –  Add Prior Years Unobligated Funding to Current Fiscal Year/Add Project Back Into TIP

m)     PA23-17: PA23-17: Carbon Reduction Program Line Item, (MPMS #119299), Various Counties – Add New Line Item to the TIP  

6.  Adoption of DVRPC Fiscal Year 2024 Unified Planning Work Program and TIP Amendments  

At their December 7, 2022 meeting, the DVRPC Board authorized release of the Draft DVRPC FY22 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) for distribution and review, with the public comment period scheduled to run from December 7, 2022 to January 9, 2023. DVRPC staff is in the process of receiving and responding to comments and are working to resolve any open issues. The RTC is being asked to recommend that the Board adopt the Final DVRPC FY24 UPWP, pending the resolution of any outstanding comments and issues. After Board adoption, relevant edits will continue to be incorporated and the final document will be produced and sent to the funding agencies.

7. DVRPC FY23 Work Program Amendment:  Water Table Phase II

DVRPC received a grant from the William Penn Foundation (WPF) in 2020 to initiate The Water Table, a project that brought water resource professionals across sectors (conservation nonprofit, government and water user sectors) together, to build understanding, relationships, trust and alignments.  The core partners with DVRPC were Partnership for the Delaware Estuary (PDE), Water Resources Association of the Delaware River Basin (WRADRB) and the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD).  For Phase II, DVRPC rotated the project management role to PDE, another grant from the WPF was received, and the same core partners will remain, collaborating with stakeholders to address water resource management and protection issues in the Delaware Estuary Watershed.

PRESENTATION ITEMS

8. Transit Friendly Planning: A Guide for New Jersey Communities

The new Guide is a resource designed to assist community members, elected and appointed officials, members of planning and zoning boards, technical planning staff, community groups, and those who are interested in making land use decisions around transit facilities that assist in improving mobility and access to transit. NJ TRANSIT staff will provide an overview of the Guide’s five chapters, explain how the Guide can be used in communities of all sizes, discuss planning around emerging topics (micromobility, curbside management, etc.), describe technical assistance opportunities, and answer any questions.

9. Trenton Health and Air Quality Project 

In 2022, DVRPC staff worked with the City of Trenton to review existing respiratory health and air quality data to investigate potential actions to improve environmental health of the people that live and work in the city. This presentation will review the goals, process, and short-term outcomes of this project and introduce a similar project underway for Delaware County in 2023. 

INFORMATION ITEMS

10.  IIJA Update 

An update on IIJA funding opportunities and coordination activities 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, February 7, 2023.