Regional Technical Committee
The ACP Building - 8th Floor
190 N. Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106
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Please Use Sixth Street Entrance
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 September 11, 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 require formal TIP Amendments or Modifications this month for the FY 2017 TIP for PA and the FY 2016 for NJ.
NJ18-045: Kaighn Avenue (CR 607), Bridge over Cooper River (Roadway Improvements), (DB #D1709), City of Camden– Cost Increase & Phase Delay
6.Project Selections for DVRPC’s PA Municipal Bridge Retro-Reimbursement Program
The PA TIP Subcommittee reviewed applications for DVRPC’s PA Municipal Bridge Retro-Reimbursement Program that is open to municipalities in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties. The subcommittee reviewed 10 applications seeking $11.2 Million. Projects that met all program eligibility requirements have been selected. Staff is seeking a recommendation to approve the list of selected bridges and amend the FY2019 PA TIP by adding these projects to the Municipal Bridge Line Item (MPMS #102105). State funds will be drawn down from the line item for reimbursement at the appropriate time. For program details, visit www.dvrpc.org/MBRP.
7.Fiscal Year 2019 Planning Work Program Amendments
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. Vehicle Classification Counts on Montgomery County-owned Bridges
Montgomery County has requested DVRPC perform vehicle classification counts on county owned bridges.
b. PennDOT District 6 Modeling Assistance
This work program amendment increases the funding of the existing project to provide for a second new staff member dedicated to traffic forecasting and modeling of District 6 traffic studies.
c. Community Outreach and Mitigation Strategies
DVRPC has been awarded a $20,000 Cooperative Technical Partner Grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to develop and deliver outreach materials for engaging municipal and county officials in Montgomery County, PA, and Bucks County, PA, on municipal management in a changing climate, and more broadly on understanding and preparing for extreme weather hazards.
8.Mobility Alternatives Program (MAP) Funding and Work Program for new University City District (UCD)TMA
Staff will present a request to add a new Mobility Alternatives Program (MAP) Contractor in FY19. The University City District has established a TMA and has submitted a work program for TDM work in its service area.
9.Infrastructure (PM 2) and System Performance (PM 3) Transportation Performance Management Targets
Congress has established a performance-based planning and programming approach to investing in our nation's transportation infrastructure. PM 2 performance measures include highway pavement and bridge asset condition. PM 3 measures include system performance, freight, and CMAQ performance measures. DVRPC has previously adopted state DOT targets for the CMAQ performance measures. Staff will provide an overview of the target-setting process and ask for a recommendation to adopt targets for the PM 2 performance measures, and the PM 3 performance measures that were not previously adopted.
10.SEPTA's Comprehensive Bus Network Redesign
Over the past year, SEPTA has been assessing their existing bus network and exploring if a bus network redesign would be valuable to help address the decline in ridership on transit. The result so far is the Philadelphia Bus Network Choices Report. The next step is a Comprehensive Bus Network Redesign (CBNR) process. The CBNR process will last a few years, and will involve widespread public outreach and coordination throughout SEPTA's service area.
11.Station Area Planning for the Norristown High Speed Line Extension to King of Prussia
The King of Prussia Rail Project (KOP Rail) is a proposed extension of SEPTA’s Norristown High Speed Line (NHSL) to the King of Prussia area of Upper Merion Township in Montgomery County. DVRPC’s soon-to-be-published station area planning study was designed to explore concepts related to pedestrian and bicycle access to transit as well as transit supportive land and development in the areas surrounding the five proposed stations.
12.FY 2020 UPWP Development
13.One Minute Reports
RTC Members and guests will be invited to provide updates on the activities of their agencies.
14.Old Business and New Business
The next scheduled meeting of the RTC is Tuesday, November 13, 2018.