Regional Technical Committee

1/9/2007
10:00 a.m. Meeting
12:00 Noon Lunch
Watch Recording

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AGENDA


10:00 a.m. Planning Coordinating Committee & Regional Transportation Committee Meeting
12:00 Noon Lunch
1:00 p.m. Pennsylvania TIP Subcommittee & NJ Subcommittee (Note: Subcommittee Meetings may start later.)


1. Call to Order - Chairman's Comments

2. Deputy Executive Director's Report

3. Report on Regional Citizens Committee Activities

ACTION ITEMS

4. Highlights of the Meeting of November 14, 2006

5. DVRPC Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Actions

The dynamic nature of funding transportation improvements and the need to remain within financial constraint require amendments or modifications to the TIP. As situations arise, the PCC/RTC is asked to consider changes.

a. TIP Action PA07-19: American Cities/Safe Routes to School Phase 3, (Proposed New DEMO Project, MPMS #74828), Philadelphia

b. TIP Action PA07-20: Roosevelt Boulevard Safety Improvements(Proposed New DEMO Project, MPMS #74839), Philadelphia

c. TIP Action NJ07-05: Route 130/Campus Drive (DB #95078B1), Burlington County

d. TIP Action NJ07-06a: Route 295, Tomlin Station Road to Route 45, Rehabilitation (DB #00372A), Gloucester County

e. TIP Action NJ07-06b: Route 30, Clementon at Gibbsboro Road (DB #95032), Proposed Deletion, Camden County

f. TIP Action NJ07-06c: Route 30, Cooper River Drainage Improvements (DB #9377), Camden County

g. TIP Action NJ07-06d: Route 73, Fox Meadow Road/Fellowship Road (DB #94068), Burlington County.

6. Fiscal Year 2007 Planning Work Program Amendments

To respond to the needs of member governments and agencies, work program
changes and additions are brought to the PCC/RTC to permit the timely undertaking of technical activity.

a. Supplemental I-95 Street Road Interchange Traffic Study

7. FY 2007/2008 Airport Capital Improvement Program (ACIP), Pennsylvania Side of Region

Each year in February, DVRPC provides to PENNDOT a priority listing of recommended airport capital expenditures in the region for the next grant year. This year's fiscally constrained ACIP to be presented was prepared by staff along with sponsor airports and has been reviewed by the Regional Aviation Committee (RAC).

8. DVRPC FY 2008 Planning Work Program

The Draft Planning Work Program for FY 2008 which begins on July 1, 2007 was approved by the Board for distribution and review. This draft document was made available at the Board Meeting on December 7, 2006 and copies were mailed separately to RTC members in mid-December. The draft includes all of the work expected to be completed by DVRPC staff and also the Transportation Support Programs and the Supportive Regional Highway Planning Programs in both States. The RTC is being asked to recommend that the DVRPC Board adopt the Final FY 2008 Work Program.

9. Adoption of DVRPC Title VI Compliance Plan

As the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Delaware Valley, DVRPC is required to adopt a Title VI Compliance Plan which addresses responsiveness to Title VI requirements for project selection in the Work Program, the TIP and the Long-Range Plan, as well as providing evidence of public outreach techniques that encourage the involvement of all regional citizens. The Draft Plan, entitled “Equity and Opportunity”, underwent a 45-day public comment period that ended on November 17, 2006. Staff has prepared a summary of public comments received and is prepared to ask for Board adoption in January, 2007.

10. PennVEST Applications Review

DVRPC is reviewing two PennVest applications (one in Delaware County and one in Philadelphia) to ensure that they are consistent with city, county, and regional land use plans. Staff will provide an overview of both applications, as well as staff recommendations.

PRESENTATION ITEMS

11. DVRPC's Transportation Safety Planning Program

With the additional costs of property damage, injuries and lost lives associated with transportation safety, DVRPC has taken a collaborative and integrative approach to transportation safety planning. The committee will be presented with the steps the Commission has initiated to integrate safety into the planning process.

12. PA 100 Safety Study

PA 100 in Chester County is a high accident corridor; since 2000, there have been 10 fatal crashes. At the request of Chester County Planning Commission, DVRPC conducted a safety study that investigated the causes of the crashes and developed an action plan to mitigate the crashes. This presentation will highlight the study methodology, findings, and recommendations.

DISCUSSION ITEMS

13. Revisions to the Destination 2030 Long Range Plan

DVRPC must revise the Destination 2030 Long Range Plan to comply with SAFETEA-LU requirements by July 2007. The Long Range Financial Plan must be updated as part of the revision. Staff will present an overview of draft revenues and expenditures as well as the implications on the set of major regional transportation projects included in the Plan.

INFORMATION ITEMS

14. FY 08 Pennsylvania TMA Assistance Grant and Mobility Alternative Program Work Programs

Each year in January, the Pennsylvania Transportation Management Asssociations submit new work programs for the following fiscal year for the PennDOT TMA Assistance Grant Program, and the Mobility Alternatives Program. Staff will distribute work programs and discuss highlights.

15. Job Access Program /Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan (CHST)

Staff will give a brief overview of the JARC program's current issues, proposed changes and next steps.

16. One Minute Reports

PCC/RTC Members and guests will be invited to provide updates on the activities of their agencies.

17. Old Business and New Business

18. Meeting Adjournment

The next scheduled meeting of the PCC/RTC is February 6, 2007.

Attachments
1. Highlights of the November 14, 2006 RTC Meeting
2. Highlights of December 7, 2006 Board Meeting
3. Report on Citizens Committee Activity
4. TIP Actions, January 2007
5. FY07 Work Program Amendment
6. Equity & Opportunity: Title IV Compliance Plan
7. SEPTA Notice