The DVRPC Board

5/27/2021
10:00 a.m.
Phone number: 1-346-248-7799 Meeting ID: 981 8514 8114 Password: 966006909


AGENDA

CALL TO ORDER and CHAIR'S COMMENTS

PUBLIC COMMENTS ON AGENDA and NON-AGENDA ITEMS

ACTION ITEMS

1.    Minutes of Meeting of April 22, 2021

2.   Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Actions

a.    NJ20-080: Bridge Preventive Maintenance (DB #13323), Statewide

b.    PA21-35 Paratransit Vehicle Purchase (MPMS #60599), SEPTA

c.    PA21-36: JFK Boulevard at 32nd Street over SEPTA (30th Street Station) (Bridge) (MPMS #78757), City of Philadelphia

d.    PA21-37: PA 663 over Ministers Creek (MPMS #16741), Montgomery County

e.    PA21-38: The Circuit Line Item (MPMS #105291), Various Counties

f.     PA21-39: Bellevue Ave Grade Crossing (MPMS #116082), Bucks County

3.  DVRPC FY2020 Competitive CMAQ Program for New Jersey: Recommended Projects

Staff will present the recommended list of projects for Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ) funding through the FY2020 Competitive CMAQ Program for New Jersey. In order to be eligible for CMAQ funding, projects must contribute to the improvement of regional air quality or reduce traffic congestion. This list represents a diverse set of project types throughout the DVRPC New Jersey region. The projects were selected through an open solicitation and selection process and will be added to the FY2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for New Jersey.

4. Travel Options Program (TOP) Selections

DVRPC’s new Travel Options Program (TOP) is looking to fund innovative TDM    projects to provide better access to more travel options across the region. Applicants went through a two-stage application process and a selection committee made up of representatives of partner agencies from throughout the region rated, scored and selected the finalists. DVRPC staff will present the projects that were recommended for funding by this committee, and request Board approval of the TOP project slate for FY2021 and FY 2022 projects.  

INFORMATION ITEM

5.  Nominating Committee Report:  Proposed Candidates for Fiscal Year 2022 DVRPC Board Officers

The Nominating Committee will report their recommended slate of officers to serve on the DVRPC Board for Fiscal Year 2022 (July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022). Nominations may also be made from the floor. Elections will take place at the regular June Board Meeting.

PRESENTATION ITEM

 6.  Benefits and Burdens: Case Studies in Transportation Equity in the Greater Philadelphia Region

In June 2020 after the murder of George Floyd, DVRPC held a series of internal meetings with staff aimed at redirecting the agency’s Work Program to address historical inequities in planning. As part of that initiative, DVRPC asked Temple University’s Public Policy (MPP) and City and Regional Planning (MCRP) graduate students to examine a sampling of NJ and PA projects that the agency has funded or took part in planning, using an equity lens to evaluate Title VI and environmental justice (EJ) impacts within these projects. The Policy Team and the Planning Team researched background and context, conducted interviews, and gathered best practices to propose a transportation equity analysis for future use in DVRPC planning projects.

 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. Federal Infrastructure proposal
  2. Pennsylvania Transportation Revenue Options Commission
  3. SEPA Regional Transportation Funding Options Study
  4. Breaking Ground conference
  5. New Releases

9.    Committee Reports

  1. Regional Technical Committee
  2. Public Participation Task Force

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