Regional Technical Committee

Tuesday, February 11, 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 January 7, 2020 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 2020 TIP for NJ.

a.     PA19-98: Track Improvement Program (MPMS #102565),  SEPTA – Add New Project to Transit Program

b.    PA19-106: Transit and Regional Rail Station Program (MPMS #77183), SEPTA – Funding Increase, Add New Project, and Scope Change

c.    PA19-110: PA 796/Old Baltimore Pike Realignment (MPMS #103746), Chester County – Add New Project to TIP

PRESENTATION ITEM

6. PATCO’s Franklin Square Station Reopening 

PATCO staff will discuss the status of re-opening the Franklin Square Station. As a result of development surrounding the station area, DRPA and PATCO are taking the necessary steps to re-open the station to passenger service.

7. Tracking Progress: Regional Indicator Dashboard

Tracking Progress is a set of regional indicators that show how well the region is performing relative to the goals and vision of the Connections 2045 Plan. Staff has undertaken a major update to the Tracking Progress website to make it more interactive, offer more features, and easier to update.

8. RSTF 2020: Focus on Safety Culture

During calendar year 2020 the Regional Safety Task Force will break from its regular program with four meetings focused specifically on safety culture. Traffic Safety Culture refers to how organizations and society view crash risk and prioritize road safety in decision-making. The first meeting will focus on the concepts that underlie traffic safety culture, and the subsequent meetings will explore how it overlaps with each of these three important sectors: media, the law, and health care.

9. SEPTA’s Bus Stop Design Guidelines

DVRPC's update to the SEPTA Bus Stop Design Guidelines provides municipalities in the SEPTA service area, local developers, and other local partners a consistent set of guidelines for designing surface transit stops. The guidance helps users make decisions about stop placement, in-street design, curbside design, and stop elements and provides case studies that demonstrate how the design standards can be applied in different development contexts. 

DISCUSSION ITEMS

10. One Minute Reports

RTC Members and guests will be invited to provide updates on the activities of their agencies.

11. Old Business and New Business

12. Meeting Adjournment

The next scheduled meeting of the RTC is Tuesday, March 10, 2020.