Regional Technical Committee

3/12/2019
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 February 12, 2019 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 2019 TIP for PA and the FY 2018 TIP for NJ.

a.    NJ18-073: Pavement Preservation (DB #X51), Statewide – Cost Increase

b.    PA19-38: US 202, Township Line Road to Morris Road (61N) (MPMS #63490),   Montgomery County – Cost Increase

c.    PA19-39: I-95: Bridge Repairs (95/MB4) (MPMS #107709), City of Philadelphia – Cost Increase

d.    PA19-40: 2018 Philadelphia ADA Ramps (MPMS #111409), City of Philadelphia – Add New Project to the TIP

e.     PA19-41: Group W Bridges (MPMS #110664), Various Counties – Add New Project to the TIP

f.    PA19-42: I-76 Slope Repair (MPMS #112232 & #112233), Montgomery County – Add New Projects to the TIP

g.    PA19-43: 37th Street Extension (MTF) (MPMS #111192), City of Philadelphia – Add New Project to the TIP

h.     PA19-44: Lenape Road over Brandywine Creek (Bridge) (MPMS #102853),  Chester County – Advance CON Funds to 1stFour Years of the TIP  

i.      PA19-45: Chestnut Street Bridges, Ramps, (8) at 30th Street (MPMS #17816), City of Philadelphia – Low Bid Cost Savings

j.    PA19-46: I-95: Pavement Preservation (MPMS #92581 & MPMS #103744), Delaware County – Add New Project to the TIP

6.    TMA Competitive Grant Program Recommended Awards

DVRPC issued a new TMA Competitive Grant Program for PA TMAs on November 1, 2018, with proposals due January 11, 2019.  The Review Committee met February 12 to evaluate the applications, and recommendations for funding will be presented.

7.    Approval of Phase VII Regional Trails Program Grant Awards

DVRPC will present trail construction, design and planning projects selected for funding by the Phase VII selection committee.  Funds will come from Round 3 of the Regional Trails Program, capitalized by the William Penn Foundation.

PRESENTATION ITEMS

8.      Preparing for the 2020 Census

Efforts leading up to the 2020 Census are in full swing. Partnership Specialists from our Regional Census Centers will provide a high-level overview of the plan for the 2020 Census and its related programs. They will also point out potentially hard-to-count areas of our region and advise you how to achieve a more accurate count in your communities.  

9.      Identifying Neighborhood Greenway Possibilities in Philadelphia

This study used best practices from the National Association of City Transportation Officials, Portland State University, and Portland Bureau of Transportation to develop a two-part geographic information system methodology that identified suitable streets to build neighborhood greenways in each of Philadelphia’s 10 city council districts. Neighborhood greenways are low-volume, low-stress streets that prioritize bicycle and pedestrian travel over vehicles.

10.     Crashes and Communities of Concern

Among DVRPC’s core principles for the region are to advance equity and opportunity, and reduce the risk of death or serious injury from traffic crashes. Staff will present the results of a recent study that examined the location and incidence of crashes in the region, as related to communities with above average      rates of low-income, racial minority, ethnic minority, and disabled populations. These “communities of concern” were found to have a disproportionate number of severe crashes.

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 9, 2019.