Regional Technical Committee

2/9/2010
10:00 A.M.
Note: 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 a.m.     Planning Coordinating Committee & Regional Transportation Committee Meeting

12:00 Noon    Lunch

1:00 p.m.       Pennsylvania Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Subcommittee Meeting


PLANNING COORDINATING COMMITTEE

REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2010

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 January 12, 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. NJ10-44a: Tanyard Road Resurfacing and Safety Improvements (DB# D0808), Gloucester County - Add Back In

b. NJ10-44b: Egg Harbor Road, Hurffville-Cross Keys Road to Hurffville-Grenloch Road, CR 630, Reconstruction Project (DB# D0503), Gloucester County - Add FD Phase

c. PA09-86a: Cowpath Road/Godshall Road/Broad Street Intersection Realignment Project (MPMS# 57864), Montgomery County - Add Back In

d. PA09-86b: East Goshen Township Closed Loop Signal System Project (MPMS# 60703), Chester County - Add Back In

e. PA09-86d: US 422, Sanatoga Interchange Ramp Improvements (MPMS# TBD), Montgomery County - Proposed New Project
f. PA09-87: District Structurally Deficient Bridges (MPMS# 88706), Various Counties - Proposed New Project

g. PA09-88: Geigel Hill Road (Bridge) Over Tinicum Creek Bridge Replacement (MPMS# 13167), Bucks County - Proposed Technical Deletion

h. PA09-89a: County Line Road, US 202 to Stump Road, Widening Project (MPMS# 57623), Bucks County - Increase CON Phase

i. PA09-89b: Harbison Avenue/Aramingo Avenue Corridor Safety Improvement Project (MPMS# 17659), Philadelphia - Increase CON Phase

j. PA09-89c: Route 322/Commodore Barry Bridge/I-95 2nd Street Interchange (MPMS# 57780), Delaware County - Increase CON Phase

k. PA09-90: Rt. 202, Chester County ARRA Paving Project (MPMS# 86872), Chester County - Add FD Phase

l. New Jersey ARRA Project - Route 68 North of Mt. Pleasant Road to South of Aaranson Road Resurfacing, Burlington County (Proposed New Project)

6. 2010 Transportation and Community Development Initiative (TCDI) Program

The Transportation and Community Development Initiative (TCDI) was created in 2002 to support local development and redevelopment efforts in the individual municipalities of the Delaware Valley. The 2010 TCDI program has $1.62 million available for grants in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Staff will present the recommended projects to receive funding.

7. PennVEST Application Review

DVRPC is reviewing 2 PennVEST applications (one in Bucks County and one in Chester County) to ensure that they are consistent with city, county, and regional land use plans. Staff will provide an overview of the submitted applications, as well as staff recommendations.

PRESENTATION ITEMS

8. Possible Study to Evaluate Interchange Lighting Practices

Warren Strumpfer (RCC) will present a possible project idea for consideration for a future DVRPC Work Program. The concept would study the feasibility of replacing lighting at limited access highway interchanges with reflectors. This project would seek to identify ways to conserve electricity, curtail operating expenses, and lessen capital improvement costs in a time when transportation funds are being strained.

9. Mercer County Bikeability Map

This presentation will highlight a new interactive web project on bicycling in Mercer County, co-developed by DVRPC planning, GIS, and web development staff.  Through this project, flexible new public engagement functionality has been developed that will be useful for many future DVRPC projects.

INFORMATION ITEMS

10. FY 2011 Transportation Management Association Assistance Grant Draft Work Programs and Mobility Alternatives Program Draft Work Programs

Each year PennDOT solicits work programs for funding under the above work programs. Staff will present the drafts from 6 submitting TMAs for the TMA Assistance Grant, and seven submitting entities (5 TMAs, SEPTA, and DVRPC) for the MAP grant, for RTC review. The RTC will be asked to approve the work programs in March.

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, March 9, 2010.