Regional Technical Committee

5/5/1998
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

Transit Oriented Design - The Pennsylvania Environmental Council will report on its Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) funded study, including the results of focus groups, a telephone survey, and a real estate marketing study.

1:00 p.m. New Jersey Subcommittee meeting on "Planning Beyond the Pipeline"


1. Report of April 7, 1998 RTC Meeting

2. Report on Board Activities

ACTION ITEMS

3. Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendments/Modifications

During the course of the year, it becomes necessary to amend or modify the existing Transportation Improvement Program.

INFORMATION ITEMS

4. Traffic Signal Contract 16; Routes 70, 30, 38 & 73 - NJDOT

Implementation of computerized traffic signal system for three heavily-traveled South Jersey highways which will tie in with the Route 73 traffic signal project.

5. Access-to-Jobs Update

DVRPC has been involved in a number of access-to-jobs activities and initiatives during FY97. Staff will report on several of these efforts including Greater Philadelphia Works welfare-to-work program and DVRPC's forthcoming study on obstacles to bi-state commuting in the Delaware Valley region.

6. Bicycle Facilities on Existing Roadways - Pennsylvania

Staff will provide a status report on DVRPC study and demonstrate the results from newly-acquired bicycle level-of-service software. Included in the status will be an outline of routes under review, as well as a discussion of Transportation Enhancement funding possibilities for their construction.

7. Schuylkill Valley Metro Feasibility Study

SEPTA is nearing conclusion of a feasibility study to evaluate passenger rail service from Philadelphia to Reading along the Schuylkill River. A review of the study results and conclusions will be provided by SEPTA staff.

8. Vehicle Occupancy Rates for the Delaware Valley Region

Consistent with federal regulations, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and New Jersey Department of Transportation requested a study of vehicle occupancy rates. Our region, with a severe air quality problem, is required to measure and monitor these rates over time to evaluate program effectiveness. The first report, dated April 1998, will be presented.

9. Working Lunch - Transit Oriented Design - Pennsylvania Environmental Council

10. 1998 Highway Program Status

Information is available from PennDOT on the number of projects and funding obligated in the DVRPC region and the state through the end of March.

11. Old Business

12. New Business

Note: Following lunch, the New Jersey Subcommittee will meet on the subject "Planning Beyond the Pipeline."

Attachments
(1) Highlights of April 7, 1998 Meeting
(2) Bicycle Boom in Germany
(3) Calendar of Events for May 1998