Regional Technical Committee

5/9/2017
10:00 a.m.

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

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 April 11, 2017 RTC Meeting

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.    PA17-37:  I-95, Columbia Avenue to Ann Street (GR1), (MPMS #79686), City of Philadelphia – Add UTL and ROW Phases Back into the TIP

b.    PA17-38:  Holme Avenue over Wooden Bridge Run, (MPMS #107508), City of Philadelphia – Federalize Project

c.    PA17-39:  River Road at Golden Pheasant over Delaware Canal, (MPMS #86244), Bucks County – Add New Project to the TIP

d.    NJ16-126:  CR 555 (Main Road), Cumberland County line to Route 40   (Harding Highway), (DB #D1711), Gloucester County – Add New Project to the TIP

e.    NJ16-127: Berlin Road (CR 702), Linden Avenue to Gibbsboro Road, (DB #D1712), Camden County – Add New Project to the TIP

f.       NJ16-128: Arney's Mount Trail, Phase 1, (DB # D1713), Burlington County – Add New Project to the TIP 

6.         Fiscal Year 2018 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.

30th Street Station Traffic Forecasts

This project will enable DVRPC to provide traffic forecasts to PennDOT and their consultants to support a feasibility study of relocating the I-76 Eastbound off-ramp to 30th Street and Arch Street and provide two-way traffic circulation around 30th Street Station.

7.        Federal Functional Classification Changes, Montgomery County

Two technical edits will remove facilities from the Federal Functional Classification System. The French Creek Parkway was added to the system in anticipation of its construction, but is no longer an active project. Also, Evans Road in Montgomery Twp is no longer a township maintained road and is closed to through traffic.

8.       FY18 Funding Adjustment for PA TMAs and MAP Contractors

The PA TMA Policy Committee is re-examining TMA and MAP Contractor work program tasks, performance measures and funding given the lack of change in core CMAQ funding for over ten years.  This process is taking place over the next six months to propose adjustments for the next two-year, FY19-20 work programs.  To recognize the more immediate need, a one-year interim solution for FY18 only is proposed for approval -  $170,000 in CMAQ funds allocated as:  $26,000 to each of the five suburban TMAs; $11,500 to CPTMA, $12,000 to SEPTA's MAP program, and $16,500 to Clean Air Council's MAP program.  Receipt of up to these amounts of CMAQ funding is relative to each entity's ability to provide the 20% local match. 

9.       Appointment of Nominating Committee for FY2018 DVRPC Regional   Technical Committee Officers

A Nominating Committee will be selected to solicit candidates for Chairman and Vice Chairman of the RTC for FY2018 (July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018). The Chairman for FY2018 must be a voting member from New Jersey, and the Vice Chairman must be a voting member from Pennsylvania. The Nominating Committee will report these candidates and elections will take place at the June 2017 RTC meeting.

PRESENTATION ITEMS

10.     Travel Trends Update

This report assesses trends in auto vehicle trips and transit passenger trips in the Delaware Valley region.  Data collected in 2015 is compared to the years 2000, 2005, and 2010.

 INFORMATION ITEMS

11.      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. 

12.    One Minute Reports

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

13.    Old Business and New Business

14.    Meeting Adjournment

The next scheduled meeting of the RTC is Tuesday, June 13, 2017.