Regional Technical Committee

7/9/2001
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


9:30 a.m. New Jersey Subcommittee Meeting on New Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
10:00 a.m. Regional Transportation Committee Meeting Begins
12:00 p.m. Working Lunch

1. Report of June 12, 2001 RTC Meeting

2. Report on Board Activities

ACTION ITEMS

3. Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Ammendments

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.

4. DVRPC FY 2002-2004 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for Southern New Jersey

The DVRPC Draft FY 2002 TIP for Southern New Jersey has been open to public comment for 30 days. The comments received have been summarized (copy is enclosed) and given to all of the NJ counties and agencies for review and response prior to the RTC meeting. The NJ Subcommittee will meet prior to the RTC meeting to finalize these considerations.

5. FY 2002 Pennsylvania Transportation Enhancements Program

The third and final round of project selection and funding under the TEA-21 Pennsylvania Transportation Enhancements program will begin in mid August with the first of three applicant workshops. Staff will provide a brief overview of the program including workshop, application deadline, project selection and funding schedules and details.

6. Draft DVRPC Public Participation Plan

DVRPC staff has reviewed DVRPC's Public Participation Policy (dated 1994) and is now releasing an updated plan which features an agency-wide philosophy, and new standards for citizen outreach. The draft plan will be reviewed by the RTC, Planning Coordinating Committee (PCC), Regional Citizens Committee (RCC) and the Policy Committee and is scheduled to be acted upon by the Board at its July meeting.

INFORMATION ITEMS

7. Central New Jersey Transportation Forum Update

The Central New Jersey Transportation Forum provides a unique opportunity to bring together many regional organizations with a stake in the transportation systems of this area of Central New Jersey. The mission of the Forum is to develop a consensus for the appropriate planning strategies which will address the identified critical transportation and land use issues while maintaining consistency with the State Development and Redevelopment Plan.

8. PATCO Parking Needs Assessment Study

The purpose of this study is to project the parking needs of the PATCO system and identify and thoroughly understand the factors that influence these needs. A list of those factors would include population growth trends, employment growth projections, population aging, fare increase impacts, parking fee increase impacts, the influence of proposed mass transit improvements within the region, etc., now and for the foreseeable future.

9. External Trip Survey

This survey will determine the origin-destination travel patterns, travel activity, and travel mode of a sample of vehicles crossing the nine-county DVRPC cordon. The external and through trip travel patterns are especially critical for transportation facilities located near the region's nine-county boundary, as this is an area where in recent years major new development has occurred. The project will update travel characteristics that were last collected in 1988.

STATUS REPORTS

  • 2002 Work Program for "In Road Bike Planning (PA)."

10. Old Business

11. New Business

Attachments
        1. Highlights of the June 12, 2001 RTC Meeting
        2. DRVPC's Draft Public Participation Plan
        3. Calendar of Events for July, 2001