Regional Technical Committee

3/14/2017
10:00 a.m.
Meeting was canceled due to inclement weather. RTC members were invited to vote via email.

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The ACP Building - 8th Floor
190 N. Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106
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AGENDA

1.        Call to Order – Chairman’s Comments

2.        Deputy Executive Director’s Report

3.        Public Comments on Agenda and Non-Agenda Items

ACTION ITEMS

4.      Highlights of the Meeting of February 14, 2017

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. The following projects requires formal TIP Amendments or Modifications this month for the FY 2017 TIP for PA and the FY 2016 for NJ.

a.     NJ16-111:  South 7th Street, Pine Street to Atlantic Avenue, (DB #D1705), City of Camden – Add New Project to the TIP

b.    NJ16-112:  Hurffville-Grenloch Road (CR 635), Skelly Lane to CR 705 (Woodbury-Turnersville), (DB #D1701), Gloucester County – Add New Project to the TIP

c.    NJ16-113:  CR 555 (Main Road), Route 40 (Harding Highway) to CR 557 (Tuckahoe Road), (DB #D1704), Gloucester County – Add New Project to the TIP

d.    NJ16-115:  Cooper’s Poynt Roads Reconstruction Project (TIGER),  (DB #D1708), City of Camden – Add New Project to the TIP

e.     PA17-28:   I-95 Philadelphia to Scudder Falls, (MPMS #92582), Bucks County – Add New Project to the TIP

 f.     PA17-29:  Citywide Resurfacing 106, 107, 108, 109, and ADA Ramps 2, (MPMS #s 108090, 108092, 108095, 108087, & 108098), City of Philadelphia – Draw Funding from Line Item

g.    PA17-30:  Statewide Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP), (Various MPMS #s), Various Counties – Add New Projects to the TIP

h.      PA17-31:  Parkesburg Station Improvements, (MPMS # 108843), Chester County – Add New Project to the TIP

6.      Fiscal Year 2017 Planning Work Program Amendment

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

Supporting the Region's Small and Medium Manufacturers (SMMs) in the Defense Supply Chain

Small and medium manufacturers (SMM)s that supply products and/or services to the U.S Department of Defense (DoD) play an important role in national security and are an important part of the region's economy. DVRPC will partner on this project with  the Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center (DVIRC) to develop a program designed to strengthen and diversify DoD's domestic supply chain, by establishing productive working relationships between the region's SMMs in the defense supply chain and DoD’s Manufacturing USA Innovation Institutes. 

PRESENTATION ITEMS

7.        Building on Our Strengths: Evaluating Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Opportunities in Greater Philadelphia

Building on our Strengths is DVRPC's latest attempt to provide a systematic assessment of TOD investment opportunities throughout the region. DVRPC has developed a new rating system that evaluates rail transit station areas based on a number of demographic, physical, and market conditions that influence the potential success of TOD. By identifying station areas with greater TOD potential, we hope to provide a framework to guide public and private investment at and around rail stations. 

8.       Networking Transportation

Connections 2045 sets a vision to use digital technologies and innovation to seamlessly network regional transportation. Doing so will provide more options in how to get around, reduce transportation costs, and more efficiently move people and goods with existing infrastructure. This report identifies key digital transportation technologies, emerging private service transportation providers, four scenarios investigating the future of shared mobility, and outlines infrastructure, institutional, and regulatory recommendations to achieve the vision.

9.       DVRPC's Travel Model Update Plans

DVRPC has convened a steering committee to help us plan and prioritize enhancements to our Travel Demand Model and develop other travel tools and data over the next 5 to 10 years. Staff will present some of the tools under consideration, the feedback received from the steering committee so far, and provide an opportunity for RTC members and other planning partners to provide input and comment. 

INFORMATION ITEMS

10.       FY18 TMA Assistance and MAP Grants Draft Work Programs

Brief review of FY18 work programs for these projects in the second year of a new two-year contract with PennDOT. These were included, reviewed and approved during last year's work program development process.

11.      One Minute Reports

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

12.      Old Business and New Business

13.      Meeting Adjournment

The next scheduled meeting of the RTC is Tuesday, April 11, 2017.