Regional Technical Committee

1/7/2020
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

WINTER WEATHER ALERT:
If snow or icing occurs on this day, call DVRPC at (215) 592-1800 to confirm if the meeting will be held.

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 November 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 2020 TIP for NJ.

a. NJ20-001: East Taunton Road, Tansboro Road to Route 30 (White Horse Pike) (DB #D2001), Camden County – Add a New Project to TIP

b. NJ20-002: Lower Landing/Good Intent Road (CR 681), Camden County Line to Route 42 (DB #D2002), Camden County – Add a New Project to TIP

c. NJ20-003: Fries Mill Road (CR 655), Route 322 to Route 42 (DB #D2003), Gloucester County – Add a New Project to TIP

d. NJ20-004: ADA Improvements, Contract 1 (DB #D1505A), City of Camden – Project Breakout

e. NJ20-005: Traffic Signal and ATMS Replacement and Upgrade Project (DB #D1905), Burlington County – Add Project Back Into the TIP

f. NJ20-006: Route 130, Charleston Road/Cooper Street (CR 630) to Crafts Creek (DB #12415), Burlington County – Add Project Back Into the TIP

g. NJ20-007: Paratransit Vehicles (Various DB #s), Various Counties – Flex to NJ TRANSIT:  Camden County Bus Purchase (DB #D0601), Gloucester County Bus Purchase (DB #D9807), and Mercer County Bus Purchase (DB #D1011)

h. NJ20-008: Pavement Preservation (DB #X51), Various Counties – Cost Increase

i.  PA19-98: Transit and Regional Rail Station Program (MPMS #77183), SEPTA – Cost Increase and Change of Scope

j. PA19-99: Keystone Corridor Zoo Interlocking Project (MPMS #114284), SEPTA – Add a New Project to TIP

k. PA19-100: Automated Red-Light Enforcement (ARLE) Projects, (Various MPMS#s), Various Counties – Add New Projects to TIP

l. PA19-101: 2020 Green Light Go Projects (Various MPMS#s), Various Counties – Add New Projects to TIP

m. PA19-102: Town Center at Marple Preserve TIIF (MPMS #103734), Delaware County – Add a New Project to TIP

n. PA19-103: Station Road Bridge Over Chester Creek (CB #234) (MPMS #15183), Delaware County – Add a Preliminary Engineering Phase

o. PA19-104: Stormwater Management 2019 (MPMS #113162), Various Counties – Add a New Project to TIP

p. PA19-105: PA 663 Slope Restoration (MPMS #114171), Bucks County – Add a New Project to TIP

6.       FY 2020 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. Regional Street Light Procurement Program (RSLPP) Crash Statistics Study

DVRPC’s Office of Safe Streets and the Local Initiatives Program are collaborating on a project to test the influence of different lighting characteristics on traffic crashes. This work is being undertaken as part of the Regional Street Light Procurement Program (RSLPP), a program to convert over 60 municipal street lighting systems to energy-efficient and cost-efficient LEDs. Safe Streets’ work will be funded by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL).

b. Water Table Project

The proposed Water Table project brings together nonprofit conservation organizations, water-user community, and governments to build relationships and collaborative initiatives for better alignment of efforts, new projects, and possibly new/sustained sources of funding.

7.        Adoption of DVRPC Fiscal Year 2021 Unified Planning Work Program and TIP Amendments

At their December 4, 2019 meeting, the DVRPC Board authorized release of the Draft FY21 Unified Planning Work Program for distribution and review, with the public comment period scheduled to run from December 5, 2019 to January 7, 2020. DVRPC staff is in the process of receiving and responding to comments and are working to resolve any open issues. The RTC is being asked to recommend that the Board adopt the Final FY21 UPWP, pending the resolution of any outstanding comments and issues. After Board adoption, relevant edits will continue to be incorporated and the final document will be produced and sent to the funding agencies.

8.         Highway Safety and Transit Assets Transportation Performance Management (TPM) Targets

As part of the TPM process mandated by the FAST Act, DVRPC must either develop regional performance measure targets or agree to support the targets adopted by the state DOTs and transit operators. Staff will present the 2020 highway safety and transit asset targets and provide an update on progress toward meeting the previous targets. 

9.      Congestion Management Process (CMP) Adoption

A Congestion Management Process (CMP) is an ongoing and systematic program to manage traffic congestion and improve the mobility of people and goods. The CMP advances the goals outlined in the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) Long-Range Plan, including reducing congestion, and improving mobility, reliability, multimodal accessibility, safety, and economic vitality across the region. The CMP uses performance measures to identify and prioritize congestion locations, and helps to determine causes and establish multimodal transportation strategies to mitigate congestion.

PRESENTATION ITEM

10.      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.

DISCUSSION ITEMS

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, February 11, 2020