Regional Technical Committee

6/7/2011
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

 

ACTION ITEMS

4. Highlights of the Meeting of May 10, 2011

 

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. PA11-29: Philadelphia Art Museum Improvements (MPMS# 89180), Philadelphia - Proposed New DEMO Project
  2. PA11-30: US 1 over PA 213, Maple Avenue Bridge Replacement (MPMS# 84086), Bucks County - Proposed New Project
  3. PA11-31: Walnut Lane Bridge over Wissahickon Bridge Restoration (MPMS# 92376), Philadelphia - Proposed New Project
  4. PA11-32: Approval of Automated Red-Light Enforcement (ARLE) Round 1 Projects (Various MPMS#s), Various Counties - Proposed New Projects

    Bucks County
    Bensalem Signal Improvements (MPMS# 92953) - $36,000
    Bristol Sign Replacement (MPMS# 92954) - $21,000
    Buckingham Signal Upgrade (MPMS# 92955) - $27,000
    Chalfont Fire Station Warning (MPMS# 92956) - $70,000
    New Britain Traffic Control (MPMS# 92957) - $35,000
    Newtown Traffic Signals (MPMS# 92958) - $87,000
    Nockamixon Traffic Signals (MPMS# 92959) - $10,000
    Perkasie Route 563/Park Avenue Signals (MPMS# 92960) - $13,000

    Chester County
    Chalestown Traffic Control (MPMS# 92961) - $9,000
    East Brandywine Traffic Control (MPMS# 92962) - $30,000
    East Whiteland Traffic Control (MPMS# 92963) - $183,000
    Upper Uwchlan Signals (MPMS# 92964) - $615,000
    West Fallowfield Traffic Signal (MPMS# 92965) - $41,000

    Delaware County
    Aston Traffic Signal (MPMS# 92966) - $34,000
    Haverford Intersection Improvement (MPMS# 92967) - $54,000
    Millbourne Pedestrian Safety Improvement (MPMS# 92968) - $108,000
    Tinicum 291 & 420 Improvements (MPMS# 92969) - $224,000
    Upper Chichester Signs (MPMS# 92970) - $19,000
    Yeadon Sign Replacement (MPMS# 92971) - $50,000

    Montgomery County
    Hatfield Township (MPMS# 92972) - $783,000
    Norristown Traffic Control (MPMS# 92973) - $200,000
    Plymouth Germantown Signals (MPMS# 92974) - $230,000
    Upper Dublin Signal Improvements (MPMS# 92975) - $250,000
     
  5. NJ10-67a: Burlington County Emergency Vehicle Preemption, Phase 2 (DB# TBD), Burlington County - Proposed New Project
  6. NJ10-67b: CR 543/CR 656 Traffic Signal Upgrade and Safety Project (DB# TBD), Burlington County - Proposed New Project
  7. NJ10-67c: Burlington County Sign Inventory (DB# TBD), Burlington County - Proposed New Project
  8. NJ10-67d: Maple Shade Township Special Projects Road Program (DB# D0903), Burlington County - Add Back Into TIP
  9. NJ10-68a: Gloucester County Pedestrian Pushbutton Replacement (DB# TBD), Gloucester County - Proposed New Project
  10. NJ10-68b: CR 553, Buck Road Resurfacing and Safety Improvements (DB# TBD), Gloucester County - Proposed New Project
  11. NJ10-69: Mercer County Rumble Strips and School Zone Speed Control (DB# TBD), Mercer County - Proposed New Project
  12. NJ10-70: Paratransit Vehicles (Various DB#s), Various Counties - Cost Increase Camden County Bus Purchase (DB# D0601) Mercer County Bus Purchase (DB# D1011)
  13. PA11-33: PA 252 Underpass and US 30 Intersection (MPMS# 85062), Chester County - Add PE, FD, UTL, and CON Phases

6. Fiscal Year 2011 Planning Work Program Amendment

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 undertakingof technical activity

  1. Norristown High Speed Line King of Prussia Extension Alternatives Analysis

7. Approval of 2011 Regional Congestion Management Process (CMP)

The CMP is a systematic approach to analyze and manage congestion in the region. It provides analysis, identifies congested corridors, and recommends strategies to help achieve Long-Range Plan goals, while helping to more strongly link the Plan and the TIP. DVRPC is required to maintain and adopt an updated and refined CMP. The latest CMP update has been prepared with the involvement of the CMP
Advisory Committee and is now proposed for Board adoption. A key aspect of the updated CMP is the use of archived operations data to analyze system reliability rather than the use of more indirect measures.

8. Annual Self-Certification of the Regional Transportation Planning Process

Federal regulations require that the Metropolitan Planning Organization self-certify that the Regional Transportation Planning Process is carried out in conformance with applicable federal regulations. Staff will present its recommendation for Board adoption.

9. Election of Fiscal Year 2012 Officers

The PCC/RTC nominating committee will present a slate of candidates for FY 2012.

PRESENTATIONS

10. Philadelphia's Comprehensive Plan Update

Philadelphia2035 is a blueprint for a 21st-century city. This is the first citywide comprehensive planning effort that Philadelphia has undertaken since 1960. The City Planning Commission has chosen a two-pronged approach: citywide, and Districts. Work on the citywide document has been underway over the past year and is currently wrapping up for an expected release in early June 2011. For the District
Planning efforts, the city has been defined in terms of 18 separate Districts. The timeline anticipates the release of 3 to 4 District Plans each year between now and 2016. Anthony Santaniello from the Philadelphia City Planning Commission will give a brief overview of the entire Philadelphia2035 process.

INFORMATION ITEMS

11. New TransitChek Stored Value Card (SVC)

The TransitChek program is introducing a stored value card to supplement or replace paper vouchers this summer. The cards will be available to TransitChek Select customers and will be able to be automatically reloaded each month. Cards, branded with the MasterCard logo and TransitChek name, are limited to transit fare sales locations and will make buying fare media for all transit systems more convenient.

12. Public Works Equipment Inventory

To assist the emergency management community to respond to a major emergency, DVRPC’s Office of Transportation Operations Management compiled a regional inventory of traffic control and public works equipment. Staff will present a recap this effort.

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, June 7, 2011.


Attachments

  1. Minutes of the May 17, 2011 RCC Meeting
  2. Highlights of the May 10, 2011 RTC Meeting
  3. Overview of the 2011 Congestion Management Process
  4. Resolution