The DVRPC Board

6/25/2009
10 am

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

CALL TO ORDER - CHAIR'S COMMENTS

PUBLIC COMMENTS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

ACTION ITEMS
 
1.    Minutes of Meeting of May 28, 2009

2.    DVRPC Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Actions   
       
  1. NJ09-25: Egg Harbor Road, Hurffville-Cross Keys Road to Hurffville-Grenloch Road (DB #D0503), Gloucester County
  2. PA09-42: Programming of Low-Bid Savings on SEPTA Recovery Act Projects (MPMS #60585, 77190, 77187, and 60557), Various Counties
    1. Frazer Yard Wood Catenary Poles ($4,118,100 - MPMS #60585 - Track, Signal, Catenary and Bridge Renewal / Infrastructure Safety Renewal     Program (ISRP)
    2. R7 Chestnut Hill East Retaining Walls ($683,700, MPMS #77170 Station and Loop Renewal / ISRP)
    3. R8 Chestnut Hill West Retaining Walls ($683,700, MPMS #77170 Station and Loop Renewal / ISRP)
    4. Overhaul of the Norristown Substation ($5,162,200, MPMS #77187 Shops, Yards, and Support Facilities / ISRP)
    5. Replacement of the R3 Langhorne Station Building ($2,319,174 MPMS #77190 Station and Loop Renewal / ISRP)
    6. Rehabilitation of Morton, Folcroft, and Clifton-Aldan Station Buildings ($2,617,765 - MPMS #77190 - Station and Loop Renewal/ISRP)
    7. Norristown Route 100 Fiber Optic Cable ($4,197,600 - MPMS #60557 - System Improvements/Engineering and Construction
  3. PA09-43: Route 232 Corridor and Intersection Improvements (MPMS #57625), Bucks County
  4. PA09-44: Pottstown Business District Pedestrian / Bicycle Promenade (MPMS #61709), Montgomery County
  5. PA09-45: Bethlehem Pike Streetscapes (MPMS #74801), Montgomery County
  6. PA09-46: PA 611 over Cooks Creek Bridge Replacement Project (MPMS #86860), Bucks County
  7. NJ09-26: County Guiderail Inventory and Management Program, Gloucester and Burlington County (DB numbers to be determined)
  8. NJ09-27: CR 630 Egg Harbor Road Resurfacing, CR 603 to Salina Road (DB number to be determined), Gloucester County
  9. NJ09-28:  Mercer County Roadway Safety Improvements (DB #D0412), Mercer County
3.    DVRPC Fiscal Year 2009 and Fiscal Year 2010 Planning Work Program Amendments
  1. New Jersey Competitive Program and Project Management
  2. Integrating Historic Preservation and Planning
  3. Supplemental Route 55 Deptford Traffic Study, Gloucester County
  4. Transportation and Community Development Initiative (TCDI) Grant Program, Round 6

4.     Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) Funding Requests in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties    

Staff will present forty-seven PENNVEST funding applications (distributed throughout the five Pennsylvania counties) which have been reviewed to ensure
that they are consistent with the Long Range Plan.

5.    DVRPC Annual Self-Certification of the Regional Transportation Planning Process   

Federal regulations require that the Metropolitan Planning Organization self-certify that the Regional Transportation Planning Process is carried out in conformance
with applicable federal regulations.  Staff will present its recommendation for Board adoption.

6.    Election of Fiscal Year 2010 DVRPC Board Officers  

Elections will take place for the Fiscal Year 2010 DVRPC Board Officers.  At this time nominations may also be taken from the floor.

INFORMATION ITEM

7.    Connections - The Regional Plan for a Sustainable Future     

The public comment period for the Connections plan closed on June 22.  Staff will report on remarks received during the public comment period and highlight prepared responses.  The Connections plan will be edited to incorporate relevant changes and be brought before the Board in July for action.

DISCUSSION ITEMS

8.        Regional Citizens Committee (RCC) Report   

The activities from the RCC Meeting of June 16, 2009 will be reported to the Board.

PRESENTATION

9.    Oversight of Local American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Projects in New Jersey  

Governor Corzine created the New Jersey Recovery Accountability Task Force to monitor distribution of Recovery Act funds and provide transparency and accountability to the public.  As part of this task force, an Internal Controls
Subcommittee, headed by the State Inspector General, is taking actions to ensure that proper controls are in place for all ARRA funded projects, including local projects.  Members of the subcommittee will outline areas of concern and controls that should be in place by fund recipients on local projects.

10.    Executive Director's Report 

  1. National Association of Regional Councils Conference
  2. Strategies for Older Suburbs
  3. Pennsylvania State Transportation Commission Meeting
  4. Regional Leadership Forum
  5. DVRPC Board Retreat
11.    Committee Reports

  1. Planning Coordinating Committee/Regional Transportation Committee    -    Donald S. Shanis
  2. Information Resource Exchange Group    -    Joseph Fazekas
  3. Regional Aviation Committee    -    Roger Moog
  4. Board Policy Committee Meeting    -    Barry Seymour
12.        One Minute Reports  

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

OLD BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS

Attachments:

  1. Minutes of meeting of may 28, 2009
  2. Commissioner Summary Sheets (Action Items 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, 2e, 2f, 2g, 2h, 2i, 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 4, and 5)
  3. PCC/RTC Recommendations for June 25, 2009


EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING
JUNE 25, 2009
Immediately following Board Meeting

CALL TO ORDER


ACTION ITEMS **
1.    Minutes of Meeting of May 28, 2009
2.    Contract Authorization:  Northwest Montgomery County Transit Study
3.    Election of DVRPC Executive Committee Officers for Fiscal Year 2010

Elections will take place for the Fiscal Year 2010 DVRPC Executive Committee Officers.  At this time nominations may also be taken from the floor.

OLD BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS

Attachments:

  1. Minutes of Meeting of May 28, 2009

** Voting Members:

New Jersey Pennsylvania

NJ Dept. Of Community Affairs: Joyce Paul        PA Governor's Policy Office:  Joanne Denworth

NJ Dept. Of Transportation:  David A. Kuhn         PA Dept. of Transportation: James Ritzman

NJ Governor's Appointee:  Joseph Neal, Esq.      PA Governor's Appointee: David Mandelbaum

NJ Counties: Louis Cappelli, Jr., Esq.                 PA Counties: Carol Aichele

City of Camden: Edward Williams                      City of Philadelphia: Rina Cutler