Regional Technical Committee

3/8/2011
10:00 am
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

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 February 8, 2011

 

ACTION ITEMS

5. The following projects require formal TIP Amendments or Modifications this month for the FY2011 TIP for PA and the FY2010 TIP for NJ.

  1. PA11-21: Susquehanna Road Over Sandy Run Bridge Reconstruction (MPMS# 74812), Montgomery County - Add Back In
  2. PA11-22: Limekiln Pike Bridge Over Little Neshaminy Creek Bridge Replacement (MPMS# 15769), Montgomery County - Add Final Design Phase
  3. NJ10-56: Pedestrian Crosswalk Upgrade, ARRA (DB# FSD09496), Gloucester County - Cost Increase
  4. NJ10-57: Pearl Street Bicycle/Pedestrian Enhancement, TIGER (DB# D1006), Camden County - Cost Increase/Increased Project Scope
  5. NJ10-58: Route 47, Howard Street to South of High Street Resurfacing (DB# 10337), Gloucester County - Proposed New Project

6. Transportation Management Association Assistance Grant and Mobility Alternatives Program Grant Applications

In February, the TMA and MAP work programs were distributed for comments. The comments received will be summarized and the RTC will be asked to approve the work programs from the applicants.

7. FY 2012 and FY2013 Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan (CHSTP) List of Pennsylvania Project Applications Recommended for Approval

Staff will summarize DVRPC’s list of Pennsylvania Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) recommended projects for the next two funding years. This list has been vetted through and approved by the CHSTP subcommittee of DVRPC. It consists of 28 JARC projects totaling about $6.4 million dollars. This action includes modification of the TIP when funds are allocated by PennDOT.

8. Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between DVRPC and PennDOT

Staff will present a Data Sharing Agreement MOU that will permit DVRPC to construct a data interface to access PennDOT’s Road Condition Reporting System (RCRS), which is a statewide database where PennDOT Traffic Management Centers enter information about highway crashes, construction and maintenance activities, and other events that impact traffic flow. With construction of the data interface, DVRPC’s Regional Integrated Multi-modal System (RIMIS) will be able to directly import PennDOT incident information and make it available to regional transportation agencies, county 911 call centers, and local police and fire responders. Users will be able to view situational information about highway conditions unavailable to the public in 511PA.

9. 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

10. PennDOT Linking Planning and NEPA Process

The “Linking Planning and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)” initiative is currently being implemented statewide. The new process is designed to create joint PennDOT and MPO ownership of fiscal responsibility, select projects that are needed, affordable and supportive of state, regional, and community goals, and improve and increase the efficiency of the environmental process. Brian Wall (PennDOT) will provide a high level overview of the changes related to asset management planning, data and information sharing, the new “Program Development and Project Delivery Process”, and the technology being developed to support the change.

11. DVRPC Travel Improvement Model (TIM) – Report on the New Network Model under TIM 2.0

As reported at the November 2010 RTC, DVPRC’s Travel Improvement Model (TIM), used for various types of forecasts and analyses, is currently going through a multi-year process of upgrades. One major task that is near completion has been to rebuild the supply side of the model, a.k.a. the network model. The approach taken is special as it uses innovative data sources such as the Open Street Map (www.osm.org) and Google transit feeds (GTFS format) in addition to regional GIS data. The presentation will explain the effort to develop the new network model as well as the benefits it provides.

12. US 30 (Lancaster Avenue) Corridor Study – Phase 1 Summary

Staff will present a summary of the work completed in the first phase of the US 30 Corridor Study. The study focuses on US 30 between 52nd Street in West Philadelphia and Old Eagle School Road in Wayne. This effort seeks to address transportation and livability issues and concerns while enhancing the existing cultural and historic assets of the corridor.

INFORMATION ITEMS

13. One Minute Reports

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

14. Old Business and New Business

 

15. Meeting Adjournment

The next scheduled meeting of the PCC/RTC is Tuesday, April 5, 2011.

Attachments

  1. Minutes of the February 15, 2011 RCC Meeting
  2. Highlights of the February 8, 2011 RTC Meeting
  3. TIP Actions March 2011
  4. FY 2012 -13 Pennsylvania JARC Materials
  5. Meeting Date Change Notice