Regional Technical Committee

3/10/2020
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

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 February 11, 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.    PA19-112: ADA Ramps 2020 Bucks and Montgomery Counties (MPMS #12842),  Various Counties – Advance Construction Phase

b.    PA19-113: ADA Ramps 2020 Chester and Montgomery Counties (MPMS #12885),  Various Counties – Advance Construction Phase

c.    PA19-114: 2019 Philadelphia ADA Ramps (MPMS #12824),  City of Philadelphia – Advance Construction Phase

d.    PA19-115: Districtwide Barrier Repair (MPMS #112280), Various Counties – Add New Project to TIP

e.    PA19-116: SEPTA Bus Purchase Program (MPMS #90512), SEPTA – Increase Funding

f.     PA19-117: Debt Service (MPMS #60275), SEPTA - Increase Funding and Scope Change

PRESENTATION ITEM

6.    Predicting electric vehicle location and charging demand distribution.

This presentation will describe and demonstrate an online tool developed jointly by DVRPC and the University of California's Plug-in Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Research Center. This tool predicts the distribution of electric vehicles and the demand for workplace charging throughout the DVRPC region, as well as in all of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

7.     Eastwick Intermodal Center

Staff will present the results of the Eastwick Intermodal Center project. The study presents a vision for a consolidated transportation hub at Eastwick, offering travelers throughout the region easy access to Center City and the Philadelphia International Airport-area employment cluster. Recommendations include improvements to SEPTA Regional Rail, trolley, bus, pedestrian, and bicycle facilities, along with opportunities for transit-oriented development.

8.      INRIX Truck Trip Data

DVRPC recently purchased a sample of truck trip data from a private vendor (INRIX). The data includes the origin, destination, and waypoints of approximately 9 million light, medium, and heavy truck trips in the region over a 4-week period. Staff will present an overview of the data and its potential uses for DVRPC's member governments and planning partners. 

9.     Update on DVRPC's Public Participation Task Force (PPTF)

Since the 1970s, DVRPC has maintained a continuous forum for the public to  participate in the regional planning process. The current iteration of this committee is the PPTF, whose mission is to provide ongoing access to DVRPC's regional planning and decision-making processes, to assist the Commission in implementing public outreach strategies, and to empower residents to get involved in regional and community planning. Staff will share an update on the PPTF's diverse membership and curriculum that explains the Commission's various roles.  

10.    PennDOT District 6-0 Street Typology and Speed Management Decision-Making Framework

In collaboration with PennDOT District 6-0 and the City of Philadelphia, DVRPC’s Office of Safe Streets is engaged in a project to create a data-driven approach for determining where speed management treatments are most appropriate on arterials in Philadelphia. This work is concurrent with PennDOT’s larger effort to update DM 2, the state’s design manual.

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, April 7, 2020.