Regional Technical Committee

9/8/2009
10:00 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

1. Call to Order - Chairman’s Comments

2. Deputy Executive Director’s Report

3. Report on Regional Citizens Committee Activities

4. Highlights of the Meeting of July 7, 2009

ACTION ITEMS

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.

a. PA09-62a: US 422/PA 23 Interchange & North Gulph Road Improvements (MPMS# 66952), Montgomery County - Add back in

b. PA09-62b: Old Betzwood Bridge Bike/Pedestrian Trail Project (MPMS# 16703), Montgomery County - Add PE, FD, UTL, ROW, and Increase CON

c. PA09-62c: Old Betzwood Bridge over Schuylkill River Bridge Replacement Project (MPMS# 16489), Montgomery County - Proposed Deletion

d. PA09-62d: US 422/PA 363 Interchange (MPMS# 64796) – Proposed Downsizing and Advance of Project

e. PA09-63: US 202-650 Transportation Systems Management (TSM) Improvements (MPMS #84868), Montgomery County - Proposed New Project

f. PA09-64a: SR 422, PM1 to MP 180, Resurfacing Project (MPMS #86924), Montgomery County - Add PE and FD

g. PA09-64b: SR 309, Sellersville Bypass Resurfacing Project (MPMS #86923), Bucks County - Add PE and FD

h. PA09-65: West Chester University, East Campus Drive Project (MPMS #74798), Chester County - Proposed New DEMO Project

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

6. PennVEST Application Review

DVRPC is reviewing 1 PennVEST application (in Philadelphia) to ensure that they are consistent with city, county, and regional land use plans. Staff will provide an overview of the submitted application.

PRESENTATION ITEMS

7. County Freight Scans

During FY 2010, DVRPC staff will conduct Freight Scans in each of the region's nine counties. The primary purpose of the scans is to build greater capacity at the county planning agencies for addressing freight issues. With the help of the members of DVRPC's freight advisory committee, staff will perform a number of technical activities highlighting freight facilities and operations within each county.

8. Route 611/263 Corridor Study

Staff will present an overview of the two-year, multi-municipal corridor study that focuses on routes PA 611 and PA 263 in Montgomery County. The Route 611/263 Corridor Study is a comprehensive planning effort addressing multiple concerns including safety, walkability, streetscape enhancements, green infrastructure, traffic mobility and public transit improvements.

INFORMATION ITEMS

9. Shifting Gears

The DVRPC is starting a new outreach project called Shifting Gears, in order to determine the bicycle issues and priorities for our region. The project seeks input from bicyclists and non-bicyclists alike, and consists of three parts: an inventory of county and regional bicycle plans, staff outreach to county stakeholders, and a regional online questionnaire. A report will outline results from the collected inputs, including recommendations for future work/coordination in the region.

10. Call for Supportive Regional Highway Planning Program (SRHPP) and Transit Support Program (TSP) Special Study Projects

Each year the DVRPC Work Program includes funds reserved for special studies undertaken as part of the TSP and SRHPP work program elements. Staff will review study parameters and will present the schedule for candidate project submissions.

11. Fiscal Year 2011 Work Program

Staff will present a schedule and information regarding plans for the development of the FY2011 Work Program.

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 Tuesday, October 6, 2009.