The DVRPC Board

7/23/2020
10:00 a.m.

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AGENDA

CALL TO ORDER and CHAIR'S COMMENTS

PUBLIC COMMENTS ON AGENDA and NON-AGENDA ITEMS

ACTION ITEMS

1.    Minutes of Meeting of June 25, 2020

2.   Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Actions

a. NJ20-034: CR 615 (Union Avenue), CR 621 (Park Avenue) to CR 537 (Maple Avenue) (DB #D2011), Camden County

b. NJ20-035: CR689/CR 654 Resurfacing (DB #D2010), Gloucester County

c. NJ20-036: Benjamin Franklin Bridge Deck Overlay and Approaches (DB #DR2009), DRPA/PATCO

d. NJ20-041: Restriping Program & Line Reflectivity Management System (DB #X03A), Statewide

e. PA19-129: Market Street Bridges (2) Over Schuylkill River and CSX Railroad (MSB) (MPMS #69828), City of Philadelphia

f. PA19-130: I-95 Overhead Bridges (MPMS #88407), Delaware County

g. PA19-131: I-76 Bridge Repair Section SRE (MPMS #107698), City of Philadelphia

h. PA19-132: Maintenance & Transportation Facilities (MPMS #102569), SEPTA

3.         Adoption of Conformity Determination of the Amendments to Connections 2045 Long-Range Plan, FY 2020 TIP for New Jersey and Draft FY 2021 TIP for Pennsylvania

DVRPC is demonstrating conformity for Amendments to the Connections 2045 Long-Range Plan (Plan), the FY 2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for New Jersey and Draft FY 2021 TIP for Pennsylvania. This demonstration is necessitated by amendments of regionally significant and non-exempt projects to the Plan and FY 2020 TIP for New Jersey and a new FY 2021 TIP for Pennsylvania. Staff will present the results of the Air Quality Conformity Determination and request that the DVRPC Board adopt the conformity findings at the July 23, 2020 Board meeting.

4.        Connections 2045 Long-Range Plan Amendment

This update to the 2045 Plan accounts for shifts of regional formula funds into the statewide Pennsylvania Interstate Management Program; makes updates to funding status, cost, and/or scope to 34 major regional plan projects; and reports on new Transportation Performance Management (TPM) requirements set forth in federal transportation legislation.

5.       Adoption of the DVRPC FY2021 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for  Pennsylvania (FY21-FY24)

Federal law and planning regulations require the development of a Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) in order for the metropolitan region to be eligible to receive and spend federal transportation funds.  The creation of the TIP is to be done by the MPO in cooperation with the state and transit operators, and must provide opportunity for input and comment by the public. A 30-day comment period must be conducted prior to a formal action to adopt the TIP. For the Draft DVRPC FY2021 TIP for PA, staff will present an overview of the program, comments received during the public comment period, any recommended changes, an update to the MOU for Procedures on Amending and Modifying the TIP, and will ask the Board to approve final adoption.

PRESENTATION ITEMS

6.      An Assessment of Planning Tools for Climate Change Resiliency in the Delaware Valley

In response to the realization that climate change can induce unpredictable and sudden stresses on established patterns of social and economic organization, a large number of diverse planning tools and resources have been created to assist communities in building their resilience to climate change.  With this in mind, the Office of Environmental Planning at DVRPC has completed a research white paper which reviews, organizes, and prioritizes the tools that are best suited to meet the needs of communities throughout the Greater Philadelphia Region as well as describing fundamental concepts related to climate resiliency planning.

DISCUSSION ITEMS

7.        One Minute Reports

Board Members and Alternates are invited to provide updates on the  activities of their counties/agencies.

8.        Executive Director's Report

  1. Long Range Plan outreach
  2. Work Program development
  3. Annual Board Retreat
  4. Staff Transitions       

 9.      Committee Reports

(1) Regional Technical Committee

(2) Regional Safety Task Force

(3) Delaware Valley Goods Movement Task Force

(4) Central Jersey Transportation Forum

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