Regional Technical Committee

2/13/2018
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

Call to Order – Chairman’s Comments

 

Deputy Executive Director’s Report

 

Public Comments on Agenda and Non-Agenda Items

 

ACTION ITEMS

4. Highlights of the January 9, 2018 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.

  1. PA17-77: I-95:  Allegheny Avenue Interchange Advance Contract (AFI), (MPMS #79911), City of Philadelphia – Increase CON Phase
  2. PA17-78:  Baxter Trail/Delaware Waterfront Mitigation Improvements (MPMS #110644), City of Philadelphia – 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.

           Building Municipal Capacity to Facilitate Climate Adaptation Planning and Community Resiliency

In Year Two of what is anticipated to be a multi-year project, DVRPC will continue to work with municipalities in the Delaware Estuary Coastal Zone (DECZ) to build capacity in assessing climate vulnerability and planning for climate adaptation and resiliency.  We will continue to provide municipalities with tailored information, including mapping, and will use the lessons learned in year one to engage with DECZ additional municipalities.

7.   Endorsement of SEPTA’s King of Prussia Rail Extension Locally Preferred  Alternative

The King of Prussia rail project would extend the Norristown High-Speed Line to the King of Prussia area, serving residential, commercial, employment and tourist destinations. SEPTA has conducted a detailed Draft Environmental Impact Statement and adopted a Locally Preferred Alternative design for the project. The RTC is being asked to recommend the DVRPC Board endorse this Locally-Preferred Alternative as consistent with the project currently included in DVRPC’s adopted long-range plan, Connectons 2045.

PRESENTATION ITEMS

6. Municipal Actions to Protect and Improve Water Quality

DVRPC staff recently completed a two-year stakeholder research project funded by the William Penn Foundation.  Working with an advisory panel, staff prioritized actions municipalities can take and identified potential strategies to improve, protect and manage water quality in the Delaware River watershed.  Staff will present highlights.

7. Update to Center City Travel Trends

This report assesses the 2000 – 2015 trends in highway traffic volumes, public transit ridership, bicycle trips, and pedestrian trips entering and leaving the Philadelphia Central Business District (CBD).  Traffic volumes are expressed as both vehicle and person trips, public transit, bicycle, and pedestrian trips are expressed as person trips.  This report analyzes all trips crossing the North, West, South, and East Screenlines.  

8. Ivy Ridge Station: Creating a Hub for Multimodal Development

Ivy Ridge Station serves as a critical connection between the Lower Northwest District in Philadelphia, and major job centers in Center City and University City. The shift from industrial to residential land use patterns in the area surrounding the station has generated interest in how the station itself and its immediate environs should be redeveloped. This report offers recommendations based on the project team's findings and a path forward for the stakeholders in the area.

INFORMATION ITEMS

9. New Members to the Public Participation Task Force

Description: The Public Participation Task Force (PPTF) solicited applications for new members and will be onboarding 15 new members this month. All meetings are open to the public and meeting agendas, highlights, and presentations can be found on the PPTF webpage: https://www.dvrpc.org/Committees/PPTF/

10. One Minute Reports

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

11.    Old Business and New Business

 

12.    Meeting Adjournment

The next scheduled meeting of the RTC is Tuesday, March 13, 2018.