Regional Technical Committee

11/5/2008
10:00 AM
A light lunch will be available.

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


Note: Coffee will be available at 9:30 a.m. and a light lunch will be served following the meeting.

10:00 a.m. Planning Coordinating Committee & Regional Transportation Committee Meeting

12:00 Noon Lunch

1:00 p.m. PA Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Subcommittee Meeting - Private Dining Room-3rd Floor


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 October 10, 2008

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. The October RTC/Board TIP agenda has been revised to reflect the following:

a. PA09-08a: Parkway Streetscape Improvements Projects (MPMS #84649), Philadelphia - Proposed New Project

b. PA09-08b: Shakespeare Park at 19th/20th/Vine/Parkway (MPMS #TBD), Philadelphia - Proposed New Project

c. PA09-09: PA 252 Underpass and US 30 Intersection (MPMS# TBD), Chester County - Proposed New DEMO Project

d. PA09-10: PA 309, Fort Washington Interchange - Commerce to Pennsylvania Ave. (MPMS# 64275), Montgomery County - Add Back In/Cost Increase

e. NJ09-01: Laurel Springs Streetscape Improvement Project (DB# TBD), Camden County - Proposed New DEMO Project

f. NJ09-02: River Road Improvements/Cramer (DB# TBD), Camden County - Proposed New DEMO Project

6. Fiscal Year 2009 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. TreeVitalize Municipalities Collaboration

7. FY10 Transit Support Program and Supportive Regional Highway Planning Program Special Studies

Each year a portion of the TSP and SRHPP budgets are set aside to fund studies for topics outside core work programs. The state of candidate projects will be presented for approval.

8. Approval of 2008 Congestion Management Process (CMP) Update

The CMP is a systematic process for managing congestion in the region. It provides analysis, agreed-upon corridors and strategies to help achieve Long-Range Plan goals, and is an input to the Plan and TIP. An update to the 2006 version has been prepared with the CMP Advisory Committee and is proposed for adoption by the Board. This update incorporates more recent data, enhanced criteria, an innovative way to refine strategies for each subcorridor, and ongoing coordination.

PRESENTATION ITEM

9. Validation and Upgrade of the DVRPC Travel Simulation Model

DVRPC recently revalidated the travel demand model to ensure that model outputs match real-world measured results as required by federal regulations. The validation showed that the travel model reproduces 2000 and 2005 transportation system measures, including highway and traffic counts, with a reasonable level of accuracy. The travel model is currently being upgraded in order to improve the accuracy of travel forecasts and to take advantage of advances in the field.

10. Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) Silverliner V Regional Rail Cars

As an update to September, 2006 RTC presentation, David W. Casper, Assistant Chief Engineer of SEPTA's New Vehicle Programs Department, will provide an update on the Silverliner V. Regional Rail Fleet Procurements. This presentation will provide a summary of a summary of the results of the Silverliner V Mock-up review as well as the current status of vehicle manufacturing. The presentation will also describe the various features that have been incorporated into the design of the car such as improved passenger flow, enhanced communication capabilities and other passenger amenities.

INFORMATION ITEMS

11. Overview of Recent and Upcoming Transit Surveys

A brief overview will be provided of different transit related surveys conducted region wide. Based on requests from member governments and transit partners, DVRPC staff have designed, implemented, and analyzed various intercept, mail back, and license plate surveys. Results from these surveys provide supporting data for planning studies and implementation efforts throughout the region.

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, January 6, 2009.

Attachments
1. Minutes of the October 14, 2008 RCC Meeting
2. Highlights of the October 10, 2008 RTC Meeting
3. TIP Actions, November 2008