Regional Technical Committee

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


10:00 a.m. RTC Meeting Begins
12:00 p.m. Working Lunch

1. Report of September 1, 1998 RTC Meeting

2. Report on Board Activities


3. Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendments/Modification

During the course of the year, it becomes necessary to amend or modify the existing Transportation Improvement Program. Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA), in Amendment 9815 is requesting an increase in funds to construct alterations to the PATCO High Speed Line stations to improve access for disabled customers. In modification 9751, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) requested advancing the preventive maintenance project to October.

4. FY 1999-2002 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

The new TIP that will reflect the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) funding programs and levels has been under development for several months. The Pennsylvania Subcommittee has met regularly and should be in a position to recommend to the RTC that the Board release the draft TIP for comment. This will enable staff to attain the January 1999 deadline for submission to PennDOT and the federal agencies.


5. FY 2000 Work Program Development

September is the month when DVRPC starts the process to develop a Work Program to be in place at the beginning of the next fiscal year. The Work Program consists of DVRPC staff efforts, member government Supportive Highway Planning and the Transit Support Program. Staff will supply a schedule and other information necessary to develop the program.

6. Transportation and Community and Systems Preservation Pilot Program - (TCSP)

This program is new for TEA 21 and supplies funding of $20M nationally in FY 1999, and $25M thereafter. Staff will describe the program and evaluate interest in submitting a letter(s) of interest to Federal Highway Administration.

7. 1997 County and Municipal Population Households and Employment Estimates

The Board has approved these estimates for DVRPC planning work. Staff will distribute the final report and explain the process to develop zonal estimates.

8. Transportation Impact Fees in the Delaware Valley

Many communities have imposed impact fees to help mitigate the impacts of new development on local facilities and services such as transportation, open space and recreation. While relieving financial pressures on local governments, these fees also may influence land use and development patterns as developers seek to reduce their costs. This report focusses on the results of a survey of the region's municipalities conducted by DVRPC in January of 1998 regarding their use of development impact fees.

9. Status Reports

  • Year 2000 Data Collection
  • Route 202 Section 300
  • Urban Goods Planning
  • New Jersey TIP Processing
  • New Jersey Corridor Planning

10. Old Business

11. New Business


(1) Highlights of September 1, 1998 Meeting
(2) Calendar of Events
(3) TIP Amendment 9815
(4) TIP Modification 9751
(5) Transportation and Community and Systems Preservation Pilot Program