Regional Technical Committee

3/11/2008
10:00 a.m. Meeting
12:00 Noon Lunch
Watch Recording

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Philadelphia, PA 19106
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AGENDA


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


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 February 5, 2007

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. As situations arise, the PCC/RTC is asked to consider changes.

a. PA07-84: Inclusion of the FY08-FY11 Eastern Federal Lands Transportation Improvement Program Project as part of the DVRPC FY07 TIP for Pennsylvania Inner Line Drive and Redoubt Road Rehabilitation Project (MPMS # TBD), Montgomery County

b. PA07-85: US 322, Commodore Barry Bridge - PA 291 2nd Street Interchange Project (MPMS #57780), Delaware County

c. PA07-86: Boot Road Extension Bridge over Brandywine Creek (MPMS #83710), Chester County

d. PA07-87: Cresheim Valley Drive, Cresheim Road to Stenton Avenue, Revitalization Project (MPMS #74831), Philadelphia

e. PA07-88: I-476 over Schuylkill River Bridge Deck Replacement and ITS (MPMS #83603), Philadelphia

f. PA07-89: Deferrals Resulting in Technical Deletions from the TIP, (MPMS #'S 47979 and 64791

1) Paoli Transportation Center - Road Improvements (MPMS #47979), Chester County

2) Kedron Avenue at Franklin Avenue Intersection Improvements (MPMS #64791), Delaware County

6. Fiscal Year 2009 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 undertaking of technical activity.

a. PennDOT PA Township Mapping

PRESENTATION ITEMS

7. 1980 - 2005 Travel Trends in the Philadelphia Central Business District (CBD)

Staff will present a report which analyzes the results of DVRPC's latest travel survey for the Philadelphia CBD. This survey assesses highway and public transportation travel trends crossing into the CBD and compares the volume with those collected in 1980 and 2000.

8. 2000 & 2005 Motorized and Non-motorized Trip

Generation Staff will present trip generation results from the 2000 and 2005 travel simulation models. This includes person, transit, truck, taxi, internal, as well as external trips. The generation of non-motorized trips and trips from group quarters, new in the 2000 model, will be covered. Results will be compared against survey data.

9. Bicycling in the Delaware Valley in 2005: Use, Safety and Demographics

In order to better inform and evaluate the effects of transportation policy and capital investment on bicycle usage, staff conducted in 2005 the region's first-ever metropolitan bicycle travel survey, the most comprehensive look at bicycling ever conducted in the region and possibly the largest of its kind ever conducted in North America. Trip and user data were collected through roadside interviews and distribution of mail-back questionnaires to intercepted bicyclists. Unique to this survey, data was collected on crash experience during the 12 months preceding the survey. A report on the survey results was released in December. Staff will describe the survey design and procedures and discuss the survey's principal findings.

INFORMATION ITEMS

10. Transportation Systems Management and Operations

DVRPC, with assistance from PennDOT and NJDOT, initiated a project that examined Transportation Systems Management and Operations for two transportation corridors in the region. The goal of the project was to identify various management and operations deficiencies and develop possible mitigation strategies designed to preserve capacity and improve security, safety, and reliability of the transportation system along the chosen corridors. As a follow-up to the October 2007 RTC presentation, staff will present findings from the Pennsylvania corridor.

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 April 1, 2008.

Attachments
1. Highlights of the February 5, 2008 RTC Meeting
2. Report on Citizens Committee Activity
3. TIP Actions, March 2008
4. FY08 Work Program Amendment