Regional Technical Committee

2/5/2002
10:00a.m.
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

9:30 a.m. Pennsylvania Sub Committee on Transportation Enhancement (TE)
10:00 a.m. Regional Transportation Committee Meeting Begins
1:00 p.m. PA Sub Committee Meeting Continues on new TIP development

1. Report of January 8, 2002 RTC Meeting

2. Report on Board Activities

ACTION ITEMS

3. Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Actions

During the course of the fiscal year, it becomes necessary for the State Department of Transportation's (DOT's) or transit operators to amend the TIP. The following are offered for RTC consideration in February:

  • TIP Action PA 0157 (PennDOT)
    • Germantown Avenue Bridge (TIP# 9308)
    • Ogonze Avenue Signal Improvement (TIP# 9735)
  • TIP Action PA 0158 (Delaware County)
    • Chester City PIB Loan (Proposed New TIP Project)
  • TIP Action PA 0159 (DVRPC)
    • Transportation and Community Development Initiative (Proposed New TIP Project) is included with description of same program for New Jersey.
  • TIP Action NJ 0204 (NJ TRANSIT)
    • Bus Acquisition Program (TIP #T111)
    • Rail Rolling Stock Procurement (TIP #T112)
  • TIP Action NJ 0205 (Gloucester County)
    • Gloucester County Trails Project (TIP #D0106)
  • TIP Action NJ 0206 (DVRPC)
    • Work Program - Central Jersey Transportation Forum (Proposed New TIP Project)
    • Work Program - Route 45 Corridor Study (Proposed New TIP Project)
  • TIP Action NJ 0207 (DVRPC)
    • Transportation and Community Development Initiative (Proposed New TIP Project)

4. Pennsylvania Transportation Enhancement (TE) Project Selection and Recommendation

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has allocated the DVRPC region $9.373 million in Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) TE funds and Federal Transit Authority (FTA) has allocated $2 million for transit related projects. A regional competition has been underway since September 2001 and the Pennsylvania Subcommittee has met several times to deliberate on the best projects. The subcommittees recommendations are attached to a staff memorandum dated January 23, 2002. Other background information is also provided.

5. Transportation Community Development Initiative - (TCDI)

The TCDI was recently added to the current work program and also appears in the DVRPC FY 2003 Work Program. TCDI is an opportunity for DVRPC to support local development and redevelopment efforts in individual municipalities. Targeted toward those municipalities that have lagged behind growth in the region, staff will prepare, manage and implement a program to provide funding on a competitive basis. The necessary TIP amendments for both states to provide funding are enclosed.

6. Transportation Management Association (TMA) Work Programs for FY 2003

On January 23, 2002 all of the draft work programs that had been submitted, except the Chester County TMA Work Program, were mailed for County/State review. After any necessary revisions are made the work programs will be recommended for PennDOT consideration with CMAQ funds. Two separate programs are up for approval - Mobility Alternatives Program and the PennDOT TMA Assistance Program. The MAP program generally stays the same from year to year so copies of the current work programs will be mailed.

7. Various Changes in 2025 Population Forecasts at the Municipal Level

The year 2000 census has provided information on population trends in the region. Staff will provide revised 2025 population estimates for selected municipalities.

STATUS REPORTS

  • FY2000 Digital Orthophotography
  • Pennsylvania 2002 Joint Rail Freight Seminar on May 8-10 in Philadelphia
  • Valley Forge Park Area Transportation Study

8. Old Business

9. New Business

Attachments
        1. Highlights of the January 8, 2002 RTC Meeting
        2. TIP Action PA #0157, #0158, #0159, NJ #0204, 0205, 0206, 0207
        3. Memoranda dated January 11, 2002 and January 23, 2002 re: Transportation Enhancements
        4. Memorandum dated January 24, 2002 re: RTC Action Items
        5. Buckingham Township v. PennDOT/DVRPC Appeal
        6. Calendar of Events for February, 2002