Regional Technical Committee

4/6/2010
10:00 A.M.

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. PA/NJ Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Subcommittee Meeting


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 March 9, 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. NJ10-18: River Road Improvements, Cramer Hill (DB# D0902), Camden County - Add Back In

b. PA09-93: Vehicle Overhaul Program (MPMS# 60582), SEPTA - Federalizing

c. PA09-94: Chester County ARRA Paving (MPMS# 86872), Chester County - Increase CON phase

d. PA09-95: US 13 Signals (MPMS# 47990), Delaware County - Add Back In

e. PA09-96: District 6 On-Demand Bridge Maintenance Contracts (MPMS#89027, 89028, 89092), Various Counties - Proposed New Project

f. PA09-96: District 6 on Demand Bridge Maintenance Contracts (MPMS#89027, 89028, 89092), Various Counties - Proposed New Project

6. Authorization to Open 30-Day Public Comment Period for the Draft DVRPC 2011 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for New Jersey (FY2011-2014) and Pennsylvania (FY2011-2014) and for the associated Transportation Conformity Determination

Federal law 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. The TIP must be drawn from a conforming long range plan, requiring that a new conformity determination also be prepared. Staff will seek a recommendation to open a 30-day public comment period and release documents in May 2010, for the purpose of gathering public and agency comments on the Draft DVRPC 2011 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for New Jersey (FY2011-2014) and Pennsylvania (FY2011-2014), and for the associated Draft Transportation Conformity Determination.

7. Fiscal Year 2010 Planning Work Program Amendments

To respond to the needs of member governments and agencies, work program changes and additions are brought to the PCC/RTC to permit the timely undertaking of technical activity.

a. Burlington County Guide Rail Inventory Planning Initiative

b. Gloucester County Guide Rail Inventory Planning Initiative

PRESENTATION ITEMS

8. NJ Route 73 Corridor Study

This study seeks to preserve the operating performance of the current transportation facilities within the Route 73 corridor, promote multi-modal transportation solutions to help alleviate current and forecasted travel growth, coordinate land use and transportation planning, determine policies for future transportation improvements, and encourage municipal actions to achieve a land use pattern that is reflective of smart growth principles.  

9. Transportation Security Planning at DVRPC

Being prepared for major natural and manmade events is essential to the region, and the transportation element is required as a planning factor by FHWA. DVRPC has prepared an overview report, Fitting the Pieces Together: Improving Transportation Security Planning in the Delaware Valley. It includes steps DVRPC can take and strategies that may be considered by staff at other agencies for a wide range of projects.

INFORMATION ITEMS

10. One Minute Reports

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

11. Old Business and New Business

12. Meeting Adjournment

The next scheduled meeting of the PCC/RTC is Tuesday, May 11, 2010.