Regional Technical Committee

6/6/2000
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. RTC Meeting
Begins
12:00 p.m. Working Lunch

1. Report of May 9, 2000 RTC Meeting

2. Report on Board Activities

ACTION ITEMS

3. Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

During the course of the year it is necessary for the State Departments of Transportation and the transit operators to make changes to the TIP to reflect current program needs.

  • TIP Amendment 9945 - A request by the City of Philadelphia to add the "Traffic Control - Miscellaneous Design" project at a total cost of $250,000 ($200,000 federal, $50,000 local), using funds from the School House Lane project (TIP# 9555,) which will not advance to construction until FY 2001.

4. Election of Officers for Fiscal Year 2001

The chair will appoint a nominating committee to recommend new officers for next fiscal year beginning July 2000.

5. New Proposed Federal Rules on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Metropolitan Transportation Planning, National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Environmental Justice

Enclosed are copies of the new federal planning regulations that were issued for comment toward the end of May. Please review, and a presentation/discussion will occur.

INFORMATION ITEMS

6. Business Survey

Staff will present the results of a survey of chief executives of workplaces with over 100 employees. The survey was conducted to understand the needs of the region's business in preparation for the Horizons 2025 Regional Transportation Plan.

7. Update of Rail Project List

Enclosed is an updated version of the Rail Project list reflecting the status and figures as of March 31, 2000. Note that restoration of the Newtown line is eliminated.

8. First Generation Suburbs Case Study: Delaware County's William Penn School District

Many boroughs and townships that developed rapidly following World War II currently face challenges to their fiscal and socio-economic stability. As these "first generation" communities lose middle income households and jobs and realize corresponding decreases in their tax base, local demand for social services increases and the ability to finance municipal services and schools comes under stress. The current study focuses on the six municipalities that comprise the William Penn School District in Eastern Delaware County, each of which may be classified as a first generation community.

9. 1997 Traffic Calibration/Validation

DVRPC staff will present a summary of the 1997 calibration/validation effort performed on the enhanced DVRPC regional travel demand models. These models have been significantly upgraded in response to the federal ISTEA, TEA-21 and air quality conformity requirements. They have been used for FY 2000 and 2001 TIP/2020 Plan conformity demonstrations and are being phased into use for traffic study work.

STATUS REPORTS

  • Pennsylvania TIP Status - Air Quality
  • Public Meetings on TIP

10. Old Business

11. New Business

Attachments
1. Highlights of the May 9, 2000 RTC Meeting
2. TIP Amendment #9945
3. Federal Highway and FTA Administration Regulations
4. Rail Project List
5. Calendar of Events for June, 2000