Regional Technical Committee

10/8/2019
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

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 September 10, 2019 RTC Meeting

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.    PA19-78: Regional Traffic Management Center (RTMC) General Contract (MPMS #110494), Montgomery County – Cost Increase

b.    PA19-82: SR 896 Safety Improvement (MPMS #85949), Chester County – Drawing Funds Down from Line Item and Change in Scope

c.    PA19-83: Swamp Pike over Minister Creek Bridge (CB #172) (Act 13) (MPMS #16154), Montgomery County – Add New Project to TIP

d.    PA19-84: Statewide Multimodal Transportation Funded Projects (Various MPMS #s), Various Counties – Add New Projects to TIP

e.    PA19-85: Rosedale Road over Unami Creek Bridge Replacement (MPMS #69823), Bucks County – Add New Project toTIP

f.     PA19-86: Conestoga Road over Pickering Creek Bridge Replacement (MPMS #98042), Chester County – Add New Project to TIP

g.    PA19-87: Ewing Road over White Clay Creek Bridge Replacements (MPMS #86302), Chester County – Add New Project toTIP

h.    PA19-88: Cheyney Road Bridge Replacement (MPMS #104879), Delaware County – Add New Project to TIP

i.      PA19-89: Perkiomenville Road over Sciota Creek Bridge Replacement (MPMS #110762), Montgomery County – Add New Project toTIP

j.      PA19-90: PA 3: Ellis to St. Albans (MPMS #111762), Delaware County – Add New Project to TIP

6.        FY2019 DVRPC Competitive CMAQ Program for Pennsylvania  Recommended Projects

Staff will present the list of projects recommended for Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ) funding from FY22 to FY24 through the FY2019 Competitive CMAQ Program for Pennsylvania. Staff will be recommending, on behalf of the Selection Committee, thirteen (13) projects for funding totaling $25,186,475. In order to be eligible for CMAQ funding, projects must contribute to the improvement of regional air quality or reduce traffic congestion. This list represents a diverse set of project types throughout the DVRPC Pennsylvania subregion. The projects were selected through an open solicitation and selection process.

7.  New SEPTA FY20 Work Program: Promote SEPTA Services as the Primary TDM Option in Center City Philadelphia

The intent of this project is to promote the use of transit as convenient and timely among Center City’s large and growing commuting and residential population in order to reduce emissions from drive alone cars and ride-hailing services. The promotion will be undertaken through innovative communications techniques, new branding, broad-based marketing, and comprehensive education about the convenience and benefits (reducing congestion and improving air quality) of transit.

PRESENTATION ITEMS

8.  Municipal Implementation Toolbox

DVRPC has designed an online interactive toolbox to assist municipal efforts to protect, preserve and grow communities in the region, all of which help to implement the goals of Connections 2045, the region’s Long-Range Plan. DVRPC staff will introduce this new resource and demonstrate the toolbox and its contents.

9.  Kennett Area Freight Transportation Study

The Kennett Area Freight Transportation study was undertaken by DVRPC to explore opportunities to support continued economic growth by improving the safe, efficient movement of people and goods through the Kennett Area in Chester County, PA. This area is home to small towns with valued rural character that host the nation’s largest production facilities of mushrooms. DVRPC staff will present the study findings and recommendations.

DISCUSSION ITEMS

10.  FY21 UPWP Development Discussion

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, November 12, 2019.