Regional Technical Committee

2/8/2005
10:00 a.m. Committee Meeting
12:00 Noon Lunch

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

1. Call to Order - Chairman''s Comments

2. Transportation Director''s Report

3. Report on Regional Citizens Committee Activities

ACTION ITEMS

4. Highlights of the Meeting of January 4, 2005

5. DVRPC Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

The dynamic nature of funding transportation improvements and the need to remain within financial constraint require amendments or modifications to the TIP. As situations arise, the PCC/RTC is asked to consider changes.

New Jersey Projects:

a. TIP Action NJ05-05: TCDI Project Funds for New Jersey FY06 Round (DB #D0204), Various Counties

b. TIP Action NJ05-06: Perry Street Reconstruction (DB #D018), City of Trenton

c. TIP Action NJ05-07: Route 295, Tomlin Station Road to Route 45, Rehabilitation (DB #00372A), Gloucester County

d. TIP Action NJ05-08a: Route 38 Pedestrian Bridge (DB #00347), Camden County

e. TIP Action NJ05-08b: Camden Infrastructure Improvement Plan - Cramer Hill Development (DB #02395) Camden County

Pennsylvania Projects:

f. TIP Action PA05-14: Pottstown Pedestrian/Bicycle Promenade (MPMS #61709), Montgomery County

6. Expansion of the RTC Membership to Include a Representative at the Delaware Valley''s Academic Community

Periodically, it is desirable to adjust the official membership of the RTC to foster ties with other regional entities and to more accurately reflect the broad transportation focus of the committee. For example, representatives of DVRPC''s freight and ITS advisory committees and the region''s business community were recently added to the RTC membership. The addition of a representative of the Delaware Valley''s academic community to the RTC is now sought to formally involve this important regional resource in the transportation planning process.

7. Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Transportation Enhancement (TE) Funding for the Kensington Depot Walkway, Philadelphia

The Norris Square Civic Association (NSCA) submitted the Kensington Depot Walkway project in FY 2001 for FTA TE transit funding. NSCA is requesting a reduction in scope and budget for this approved project. The City of Philadelphia and SEPTA support this request, pending DVRPC approval.

8. Year 2030 Municipal Population and Employment forecasts

DVRPC has prepared county and municipal population forecasts extending to the Year 2030. In addition, Year 2030 municipal employment forecasts for Bucks and Mercer counties will be presented for adoption.

9. Pennsylvania Transportation Management Association Assistance Grant Program and Mobility Alternatives Program Work Program Approval

Each year, the Transportation Management Associations in southeastern Pennsylvania which apply for funding under PennDOT''s Transportation Management Association Assistance Grant Program are required to have their proposed scopes of work approved by the DVRPC Board. Additionally, the organizations which participate in DVRPC''s Mobility Alternatives Program must also have their work programs approved. Staff will present the work programs.

PRESENTATION ITEM

10. Implementing Transit-Oriented Development: Four TOD Plans

Karin Morris, Senior Regional Planner, will present Implementing Transit-Oriented Development: Four TOD Plans, a recent study that makes TOD recommendations for four station areas. These include the Girard station along SEPTA''s Broad Street Subway in Philadelphia; Lansdale station, along SEPTA''s Regional Rail R5, in Montgomery County; Thorndale station, along SEPTA''s Regional Rail R5, in Chester County; and Woodbury, home to six NJ Transit bus routes, in Gloucester County.

INFORMATION ITEMS

11. Current Status of Projects Managed by the DVPRC for PennDOT District 6-0

The DVRPC is managing 66 active projects for PennDOT District 6-0. A list of PennDOT projects that are currently being managed will be distributed at the meeting. The handout will contain summary information about each project along with a note on the current status. Also listed in the handout will be 18 projects that have been completed and seven projects that have been canceled at the request of the municipality.

12. One Minute Reports

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

13. Old Business and New Business

14. Meeting Adjournment

The next scheduled meeting of the PCC/RTC is March 8, 2005.

Attachments
1. Highlights of the January 4, 2005 PCC/RTC Meeting
2. Report on Citizens Committee Activity
3. TIP Actions, February 2005
4. Pennsylvania Byways Brochure