Regional Technical Committee Agenda

Note: Coffee will be available at 9:30 a.m. and a light lunch will be served following the meeting.

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1. Call to Order – Chairman’s Comments


2. Deputy Executive Director’s Report


3. Public Comments on Agenda and Non-Agenda Items



4. Highlights of the Meeting of October 6, 2015



5. Federal Railroad Administration’s NEC FUTURE Effort

The FRA has undertaken a comprehensive planning effort to define, evaluate, and prioritize future investments in the Northeast Corridor (NEC) from Washington, D.C. to Boston. This effort, NEC FUTURE, was launched in 2012 to consider the role of rail passenger service in the corridor and develop a long-term vision and investment program for the NEC. Project team members will provide an update on this initiative and discuss the recently released Tier 1 Draft Environmental Impact Statement Alternatives Report.

6. Chester County’s New Multi-Modal Handbook

As an implementation priority from Chester County’s Public Transportation Plan (2013-2014), the Chester County Planning Commission has worked over the last 18 months to develop and subsequently market the Chester County Multimodal Handbook. This resource is intended to provide municipal officials, planners, engineers, designers, and developers with a consolidated reference guide on how to accommodate all modes of transportation into land use / land development design.

7. City Branch Transit Feasibility Study

Staff will present an overview of findings from this study that explored an unused, SEPTA-owned rail corridor in Center City Philadelphia to evaluate its potential use as a transportation asset. The study analyzed three transportation concepts for feasibility: a proposed tourist bus route, an express busway for existing SEPTA routes, and a combined busway and trail.

8. RTAC Transit Update

In lieu of a full Regional Transit Advisory Committee (RTAC) meeting, staff will update the RTC on the status of transit planning efforts underway, preview upcoming projects, and discuss possibilities for a spring RTAC round if capacity permits.

9. One Minute Reports

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

10. Old Business and New Business


11. Meeting Adjournment

The next scheduled meeting of the RTC is Tuesday January 12, 2016.


  1. Highlights of the October 6, 2015 RTC Meeting