Regional Technical Committee

10/8/2002
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


10:00 a.m. Regional Transportation Committee Meeting Begins
12:00 p.m. Lunch
Immediately after lunch there will be a Pennsylvania and New Jersey Subcommittee meeting on Transit Support Program (TSP) and Supportive Highway Regional Planning (SHRP) project development for FY 2004.

1. Report of September 10, 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 Departments of Transportation (DOT's) and/or transit operators to amend the TIP. Amendment 03-02; I-95 Noise walls from Freida Street to Station Avenue in Bucks County.

4. Development of the DVRPC Work Program for FY 2004

The Board Work Program committee held its first meeting on the morning of the regular Board Meeting in September. The list of core projects, revenue assumptions, staff recommended projects and member government/agency candidate projects were distributed. Included in this mailing are various lists of projects the RTC may review, and recommend a priority list of 6-8 projects for the next meeting of the Work Program Committee on October 17, 2002.

INFORMATION ITEMS

5. Regional ITS Initiatives Update

The Delaware Valley ITS Technical Task Force, a group of approximately 35 public/private organizations in the region, meets regularly to achieve the goal of coordinating traffic management, transit management, incident management, and traveler information services through the deployment and integration of intelligent transportation system (ITS) technologies. This update will highlight several of the on-going ITS projects that the Technical Task Force is currently involved in.

6. 2000 Urbanized Area and Urban Clusters

The Bureau of the Census has released the 2000 Urbanized Area and Urban Cluster file. Staff has prepared a series of maps for the DVRPC region and surrounding area. Calculation of the urban population for the reg ion requires some effort and is currently under way. The Urbanized Area and Urban Cluster delineations are complex and will be modified or "smoothed" consistent with US DOT criteria to make areas suitable for funding program determinations, such as highway federal-aid classification.

7. 1997 Travel Time Survey for the Delaware Valley Region

The results of a travel time survey conducted in 1997 will be presented. Highway travel times were collected for all roadway types in a sample of each area type. Transit travel times were assembled from schedule information.

8. Valley Forge Transportation Study

PennDOT, Montgomery County, Chester County and DVRPC staff have worked cooperatively over the last year to identify improvements to the transportation system in and around the Valley Forge Park. Boles Smyth and Associates are the lead consultants in this effort. A Status Report will be provided.

STATUS REPORTS

  • Report on PennDOT/Planning Partners meeting for 2002

9. Old Business

10. New Business

Attachments
1. Highlights of the September RTC Meeting
2. TIP Actions October 2002
3. 2004 Work Program Materials
4. Calendar of Events for October 2002