Regional Technical Committee

3/2/1999
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

1.    Report of February 2, 1999 RTC Meeting

2.    Report on Board Activities

ACTION ITEMS

3.    Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Modifications - 9823 and 9824

During the fiscal year, state Departments of Transportation (DOTs), member governments or transit operators must modify the TIP to reflect current schedules and needs.  In Modification 9823 DRPA is increasing the amount programmed for system wide project engineering.  In Modification 9824 NJDOT is increasing the program amount for pavement restriping.

INFORMATION ITEMS

    

4.    1997 Zonal Population and Employment Estimates

Socioeconomic data at the Traffic Analysis Zone level forms the basis for transportation planning and is one of the direct inputs to the regional travel simulation models.  These models are used to estimate future travel models, traffic volumes, and transit ridership.

5.    New Jersey Straight Line Diagrams Presentation

NJDOT has created an electronic version of the highway straight line diagram document.  Available on CD-ROM, this interactive depiction of each road in 3-mile sections shows a GIS map, the straight line diagram, and the roadway attribute matrix and a milepost index to jump to specific sections.  NJDOT staff and the developer, Michael Baker, Jr., Inc., will present this exciting new tool.

6.    Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Regional Deployment Plan and Policy     Development

DVRPC has been requested by PennDOT to prepare a Regional Deployment Plan     for ITS in the region.  Staff has been working with a broad array of stakeholders and     will present a progress update as well as a status report of the ITS Components/     Activities currently underway.

7.    Intelligent Transportation System Integrated Surveillance and Data Management Infrastructure

In Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) Congress included a specific provision for traffic surveillance demonstration programs for Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.  Staff will present a summary and schedule for the $2M effort.

8.    Lunch - Regional Trends and Recommendations for Transit Oriented Development

Transit Oriented Development (TOD) can help address many of the transportation, land use, economic and environmental problems caused by conventional development patterns.  To facilitate TOD development in the region, stakeholders including the state, municipal and county governments, transit agencies, developers and financiers, non-governmental organizations and citizens must respond to current barriers.  This presentation by Pennsylvania Environmental Council will outline the steps needed to change the way development around transit is done.

9.    Status Reports

        
  • New Jersey TIP Freeze Release
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  • FTA Job Access and Reverse Commute Planning
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  • New Jersey Household Travel Survey
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  • Route 295/42/I-76 Interchange
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  • Regional Intergovernmental Transportation Coordinating Study Commission (NJ)
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  • Status of Route 202, Section 300 Project    

10.    Old Business

11.    New Business

Attachments
        
  1. Minutes of the February 2, 1999 RTC Meeting
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  3. TIP Modifications 9823 and 9824
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  5. Calendar of Events for March, 1999