Regional Technical Committee Agenda

10:00 a.m.

Commission Office
The ACP Building - 8th Floor
190 N. Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106
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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 October 10, 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.   PA17-62: King Road Bridge over Herkaken Creek (County Bridge #54), (MPMS #110091), Bucks County – Add New Project to the TIP

                             b.    PA17-63: Masonry Stone Arch Bridges – Group T, (MPMS #104794), Various Counties – Add New Project to the TIP

                             c.    PA17-64: Comprehensive ATMS of I-76 Parallel Arterial Corridors Design Support Agreements (Green Light-Go), (MPMS #109843 & #109844), City of Philadelphia & Montgomery County – Add New Projects                                      to the TIP

                             d.    PA17-65: District 6 TSMO Support Contract (Green Light-Go), (MPMS# 109842), Various Counties – Add New Project to the TIP

                             e.    PA17-66: I-76, Regional Travel Information, (MPMS #80093), Various Counties – Cost Increase

                             f.     PA17-67: US 202, Township Line Road to Morris Road (61N), (MPMS #63490), Montgomery County – Cost Increase

                             g.    PA17-68: Bridge Replacement Brownsville Road, (MPMS #78516), Bucks County – Add FD Back into 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

       a. Regional Trails Program Capital Funding Grant

On November 2, 2017 the William Penn Foundation Board approved a grant of $6.6 million dollars to DVRPC to replenish the Regional Trails Program's capital fund. This funding will be used to support the planning, design and construction of Circuit Trail projects throughout the 9-county region.  Through this project, DVRPC will continue to work with county staff and Circuit Coalition partners to prepare Circuit Trail concepts for design and construction funding over a three-year period beginning in January 2018.  The program will focus on working with DVRPC's member governments to leverage Regional Trails Program dollars with federal, state and local funds to complete construction of the 800-mile Circuit Trails network.

      b. Delaware River Watershed Initiative Data/GIS Work Group

This Work Program Amendment will allow DVRPC staff to convene a Data/GIS/Modeling group to prioritize data needs, share knowledge, expand capacity and collaborate to provide technical mapping, modeling, and spatial analyst assistance to support the Delaware River Watershed Initiative (DRWI). This work will be funded by a grant from the William Penn Foundation in the amount of $275,000 over a 24-month period.


7.       The Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Plan for the Fort Washington Office Park

A TCDI grant program funded project, the TDM Plan looks to enhance multi-modal transportation as a revitalization/modernization effort within the Fort Washington Office Park in Upper Dublin Township. Discussion will be on mechanisms used to develop the Plan and recommendations for encouraging the use of alternatives modes of transportation and behavioral change amongst employees and future residents.

8.        New Jersey Statewide Freight Plan

NJDOT has developed a FAST Act-compliant Statewide Freight Plan that builds upon previously completed work, identifying discrete projects that will serve as a blueprint for future transportation investments. A high-level summary of the plan will include discussion of inclusive stakeholder outreach, network performance, and priority project locations.

9.       MIT#30: Age-Friendly Communities

Staff will present the latest in our municipal implementation tool brochure series, on tangible ways municipal and county planners and policymakers can make communities better for aging. Creating age-friendly communities is a new goal under the Advance Equity and Foster Diversity principle of Connections 2045.


10.    FY 2019 Work Program Development Status

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, January 9, 2018.