Regional Technical Committee

11/12/2019
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

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 October 8, 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.    PA19-94: PA 309, Sellersville Bypass, Resurfacing (MPMS #86923), Bucks County – Low Bid Cost Decrease
b.    PA19-95: US 202, Morris Road to Swedesford Road (MPMS #63491), Montgomery County – Low Bid Cost Decrease
c.    PA19-96: JFK Boulevard at 32nd Street over SEPTA (30th Street Station) (Bridge) (MPMS #78757), City of Philadelphia – Cost Increase
 

PRESENTATION ITEMS

6. Equity Through Access

This presentation will provide an update on DVRPC’s FY 2020 Equity Through Access Project: the Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan for the DVRPC region. This presentation will touch on current outreach efforts, changes to the Equity Through Access Map Toolkit, and updates to the coordinated plan document.  
 

7. PennDOT Connects: Bike-Friendly Resurfacing Program

The Bike Friendly Resurfacing program is a new effort to identify and prioritize roads for potential investments to install new bicycle facilities such as bike lanes as part of regularly scheduled PennDOT resurfacing projects, in coordination with PennDOT Connects. This effort leverages DVRPC's Bicycle Level of Traffic Stress (LTS) analysis and involves extensive coordination between DVRPC, PennDOT District 6, the four suburban counties in the Philadelphia region (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery counties), and the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, with the goal of identifying roads that are good candidates for bicycle facilities.
 

8. FY 2020 Aerial Imagery Project

Staff will highlight the effort that was undertaken to select an aerial imagery provider, based on our current needs and those of our member governments.  Staff will also provide an overview of the products that will be available via the proposed FY2020 imagery provider.
 

INFORMATION ITEMS

9. National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week

Emergency responders across the country work tirelessly to help save lives at the scene of traffic incidents. Every year hundreds of emergency responders experience close calls, or are struck and either injured or killed while responding to these incidents, and at incident scenes. November 10-16, 2019, has been designated by the Federal Highway Administration as National Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week  to draw public awareness to the dangers emergency responders face when reacting to a traffic incident. The Office of Transportation Operations, in coordination with the Office of Communications and Engagement, is promoting a social media campaign that week that includes a photo contest.  We have developed a tool kit to help assists our partners and make it easier for them to make their own posts on their agency or personal social media accounts.  
 

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, January 7, 2020.