The DVRPC Board

12/3/2009
10:30 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 October 22, 2009

2. DVRPC Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Actions

a. PA09-75a: Adjacent Box Beam Rehab (Group A) (MPMS #87241), Delaware and Montgomery Counties

b. PA09-75b: Adjacent Box Beam Rehab (Group B) (MPMS #87243), Bucks and Chester County


c. PA09-75c: Adjacent Box Beam Rehab (Group C) (MPMS #87244), Montgomery County


d. PA09-76: Grove Road Drainage Improvements (MPMS #87281), Chester County


e. PA09-77: Mudslide Study (MPMS #87522), Montgomery County


f. PA09-78: Avenue of the Arts / North Broad Street Revitalization and Streetscape (MPMS #87937), Philadelphia


3. DVRPC FY 2010 Planning Work Program Amendments

a. Center City Philadelphia Evacuation and Traffic Model

b. New Jersey Route 70 Traffic Study

c. Supplemental Pottstown Bypass (US 422) Traffic Study

d. Supplemental I-95 Interchange Enhancement, Phase III

e. New Jersey Airports Pavement Condition Assessment and Management Study

4. Functional Classification Change for Roadways in the Naval Business Center, Philadelphia

The City of Philadelphia has requested that certain roadways within the former Naval Base be added to the federal  functional classification system and the Federal Highway Administration has determined that these roadways are public    roads. Approval of the classification changes is being requested.

5. DVRPC Fiscal Year 2011 Draft Planning Work Program

The Board will be requested to approve the DVRPC Fiscal Year 2011 Draft Planning Work Program for review and comment.

DISCUSSION ITEMS

6. Regional Infrastructure Improvement Zones (RIIZs)

The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) and the National Association of Regional Councils (NARC) have developed the RIIZ approach to encourage private sector investment in infrastructure through favorable tax treatment of funds and streamlined approval processes.

Staff will provide an overview of the regions exploring innovative funding approaches to meet infrastructure improvement and maintenance needs and to leverage federal and state funds.

7. Regional Citizens Committee (RCC) Report

The activities from the RCC Meeting of November 17, 2009 will be reported to the Board.

INFORMATION ITEMS

8. Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)

Staff will brief the board on the Greater Philadelphia Economic Development Framework, created in partnership with Select Greater Philadelphia and Ben Franklin Technology Partners, to satisfy provisions for a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the Greater Philadelphia region. This document, which sets 11 goals to guide future regional investments and economic development efforts, was approved by the U. S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) as the region's CEDS on September 30, 2009.

9. Executive Director's Report

a. Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations conference

b. DOT – EPA – HUD briefings

c. Connections distribution

d. Transportation Reauthorization forum

e. I-95 Corridor Coalition

f. 422 Traffic and Toll study

10. Committee Reports

a. Planning Coordinating Committee / Regional Transportation Committee - Donald Shanis

b. Transportation Operations Task Force - John Ward

11. One Minute Reports

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

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