The DVRPC Board

10/22/2009
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

CALL TO ORDER - CHAIR'S COMMENTS

PUBLIC COMMENTS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

ACTION ITEMS

1. Minutes of Meeting of September 24, 2009

2. DVRPC Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Actions


a. PA09-70: Project Selection for the Transportation Community System Preservation (TCSP) (Various MPMS#s), Various Counties

b. PA09-71a: PA 100 South Pines Community Noisewalls (MPMS #84989), Chester County


c. PA09-71b: High Street Bridge Over Manatawny Creek Bridge Replacement Project (MPMS #16194), Montgomery County


d. PA09-72 – Pennsylvania Low Bid ARRA Savings Projects, (MPMS #86872 and 69915), Various Counties


(1) Route 202, Chester County ARRA Paving Project (MPMS #86872)
(2) Roosevelt Expressway Twin Bridges Project (MPMS #69915)

e. NJ10-02 - New Jersey Low Bid ARRA Savings Projects (DB #02390 and TBD), Various Counties

(1) Burlington County Delaware River Heritage Trail (DB #02390)
(2) Gloucester County Bridge Replacement (7-P-1) over Great Egg Harbor (DB #TBD)
(3) Gloucester County CR 678 Mount Royal Road Resurfacing in Mantua (DB #TBD)
(4) Gloucester County CR 643 Grove Road and CR 656 Mantua Grove Road Resurfacing in West Deptford (DB #TBD)

3. Functional Classification Change for Wood and Vine Streets in the Borough of Lansdale, Montgomery County

Lansdale Borough, Montgomery County is requesting the addition of Wood Street and Vine Street to the Federal Aid System and Board action is being requested to approve the change of functional classification for these streets.

4. Adoption of DVRPC's Transportation Operations Plan

DVRPC staff, in cooperation with the Transportation Operations Task Force, has prepared a Transportation Operations Plan, an element of the Connections Long-Range Plan. Board action is being requested to adopt the Transportation Operations Plan.

5. Adoption of the FY 2009 Safety Action Plan

The FY 2007 Regional Safety Action Plan has been updated to reflect the region's current seven key safety Emphasis Areas and the identified set of strategies to address these Emphasis Areas. Board action is being requested to adopt the updated Safety Action Plan.

6. DVRPC FY 2010 Planning Work Program Amendments

a. Guide Rail Inventory and Management System in Burlington County, New Jersey
b. Guide Rail Management System in Gloucester County, New Jersey

7. New Jersey Transfer of Development Rights Program: Problems and Solutions

DVRPC will work with the planning and policy non-profit, New Jersey Future, which will conduct research and policy analysis of the barriers to municipal and regional use of transfer of Development Rights as a land preservation technique in New Jersey .

DISCUSSION ITEMS

8. Regional Citizens Committee (RCC) Report

The activities from the RCC Meeting of October 13, 2009 will be reported to the Board.

PRESENTATION

9. Pennsylvania State Water Plan

Lori Mohr, Special Projects Manager, Department of Environmental Protection, will present the new Pennsylvania State Water Plan. The plan calls for designation of Critical Water Planning Areas (CWPA) and development of critical area resource plans for each designated CWPA.

INFORMATION ITEMS

10. Executive Director's Report

a. Regional Infrastructure Improvement Zones – An Innovative Infrastructure Funding Solution
b. Regional Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy
c. Pennsylvania Local Development Districts
d. PennDOT Planning Partners Meeting
e. Pennsylvania Broadband Applications
f. FY 2011 DVRPC Work Program

11. Committee Reports

a. Planning Coordinating Committee/Regional Transportation Committee - Donald Shanis
b. Regional Community and Economic Development Forum - Richard Bickel
c. Delaware Valley Goods Movement Task Force - Donald Shanis
d. Regional Safety Task Force - John Ward

12. One Minute Reports

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

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