The DVRPC Board

7/24/2008
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 June 26, 2008

2. DVRPC Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Actions

PA07-100: I-95 Design Review Manager (MPMS #46959), Philadelphia - Cost Increase

3 Fiscal Year 2009 Planning Work Program Amendment: Gloucester County Transportation Needs Study

4. Priority Transportation Investments from the Land Use, Transportation, and Economic Development (LUTED) Planning Process

DVRPC has worked with area economic development and planning agencies to identify a set of key transportation investments to facilitate economic growth in the region. Staff will present the results of this effort and request Board approval.

ADVISORY ITEM

5. Committee Appointments for FY 2009

The Board Chair will announce the FY 2009 Board committee Appointments for FY 2009.

PRESENTATIONS

6. Giving a Voice to Freight

Leslie Blakey, a principal with Blakey & Agnew, LLC, will focus on the looming 2009 authorization of SAFETEA-LU and the Coalition's strategies for freight advocacy in the coming months. Ms. Blakey will briefly touch on some background information on the coalition, as well as a quick summary of the current freight transportation situation. The bulk of the presentation, however, will focus on the Coalition's policies going into the authorization cycle and our strategies for promoting those policies and securing more federal funding for freight and goods movement. First and foremost, Ms. Blakey will update the Board on the Coalition's Freight Trust Fund policy. Ms. Blakey will also touch on the coalition's take on a few pieces of legislation currently making the rounds in Congress.

7. Putting Some Teeth Into Comprehensive Planning

Joseph M. Hoeffel, Montgomery County Commissioner, will present Montgomery County's plans to establish policies and funds for economic development and transportation improvements and how to use those funds along with the existing open space program to implement the comprehensive plan for Montgomery County.

DISCUSSION ITEMS

8. Regional Citizens Committee (RCC) Report

The activities from the RCC Meeting of July 15, 2008 will be reported to the Board.

9. Executive Director's Report

a. Transportation Policy in the United States and Germany

b. Regional Greenhouse Gas Inventory

c. Classic Towns of Greater Philadelphia

d. DVRPC Board Retreat and Long-Range Plan

10. Committee Reports

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

b. Delaware Valley Goods Movement Task Force - Ted Dahlburg

11. One Minute Reports (Board Members and Alternates)

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 June 26, 2008
(2) Commissioner Summary Sheets (Action Items 2, 3a, 3b, and 4)
(3) PCC/RTC Recommendations for July 24, 2008


DELAWARE VALLEY REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING

Thursday July 24, 2008
Immediately following Board Meeting

AGENDA


CALL TO ORDER

ACTION ITEMS **

1. Minutes of Meeting of June 26, 2008

2. Contract Authorization: Selection of Audit Firm for DVRPC's Annual Audit

INFORMATION ITEM

3. DVRPC Planning Work Program Report - Fourth Quarter Fiscal Year 2008

OLD BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS

Attachments:
(1) Minutes of Meeting of June 26, 2008
(2) Commissioner's Summary Sheets (Action Item 2)

* Voting Members:
New Jersey
NJ Dept. Of Community Affairs: Joyce Paul
NJ Dept. Of Transportation: Brent Barnes
NJ Governor's Appointee: Sonia Frontera
NJ Counties: Jerald R. Cureton, Esq.
City of Camden: Edward Williams


Pennsylvania
PA Governor's Policy Office: Joanne Denworth
PA Dept. of Transportation: James Ritzman
PA Governor's Appointee: David Mandelbaum
PA Counties: Carol Aichele
City of Philadelphia: Gary Jastrzab