The DVRPC Board

10/25/2007
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



(Lunch will be served following the meeting)

* Please park at the National Constitution Parking Garage
(Parking is also still available at the Bourse Garage
for Board Members and Alternates)

A list of attendees will be given
to the Security Guard in the Main Lobby
Upon arrival, please check in with the Guard for a visitor badge
then proceed to the 8th floor DVRPC Conference Room



CALL TO ORDER - CHAIRMAN'S COMMENTS

PUBLIC COMMENTS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

ACTION ITEMS

1. Minutes of Meeting of September 27, 2007

2. DVRPC Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Actions

a. PA07-63: Capital Assistance for Purchase of Accessible Small Transit Vehicles Section 5310 Program (MPMS #62150), PennDOT's Bureau of Public Transportation - Proposed Project

b. PA07-65: I-476 Reconstruction, Chemical Road to I-76 (RES) (MPMS #16737), Montgomery County - Increase of Interstate Management Program/Reduction of Regional TIP

3. Authorization to Sign Pennsylvania Transportation Conformity State Implementation Plan Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)

Authorization is being requested for DVRPC to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with PennDOT, the Department of Environmental Protection, SEPTA, and the Philadelphia Air Management Services agreeing to terms and processes for determining transportation conformity.

4. Approval to Release Draft DVRPC Public Participation Plan

The DVRPC Public Participation Plan is be reissued and the Board is requested to approve a 45-day public comment period beginning on November 16, 2007 and ending on January 2, 2008.

5. Proposed Amendments to the Tri-County Water Quality Management Plan

a. Maryville,Inc. Residential Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Facility, Gloucester County

b. Adopting Total maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for Pathogens to Address 17 Lakes in the Lower Delaware Water Region, Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties

INFORMATION ITEM

6. FY 2009 DVRPC Planning Work Program

The results of the September 27, 2007 DVRPC Board Retreat and Workshop will be presented, including the identification of new initiatives for FY 2009 and the results of the priority voting.

PRESENTATIONS

7. Surface Transportation Needs

Joung Lee, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), will outline the long-term surface transportation needs in the United States and also describe the share of highway and transit revenue collected at the federal, state, and local levels. In addition, he will describe the looming funding crisis with the Federal Highway Trust Fund in FY 2009, and identify some possible actions that could be taken to avoid Highway rust Fund insolvency and provide for sustainable, long-term funding of the surface transportation system in this country.

DISCUSSION ITEMS

8. Options for Filling the Region's Transportation Funding Gap

The recent enactment of Act 44 in Pennsylvania provides a portion of the funds needed for the region to address its transportation needs. Staff will present a draft document which describes over 15 options for generating additional revenue for the region. The document is intended to stimulate debate on this topic, in the hope that support can eventually get behind implementing a number of these or other options in the future.

9. Regional Citizens Committee (RCC) Report

The activities of the RCC Meeting of October 16, 2007 will be reported to the Board.

10. Executive Director's Report

a. PennDOT Planning Partners Meeting

b. Promoting Civic Design Excellence in Philadelphia

c. Philadelphia Regional Roundtable

d. PennDOT Smart Transportation Workshop

e. Board Policy Analysis Committee Meeting

f. DVRPC Staff Showcase

11. Committee Reports

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

b. Land Use and Housing Committee - Mary Bell

c. Goods Movement Task Force - Ted Dahlburg

d. Regional Aviation Committee - Roger Moog

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 September 27, 2007
(2) Commissioner Summary Sheets (Action Items 2a, 2b, 3, 4, 5a and 5b).
(3) PCC/RTC Recommendations for October 25, 2007


DELAWARE VALLEY REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING

Thursday, October 25, 2007
Immediately following Board Meeting

AGENDA


CALL TO ORDER

ACTION ITEMS **

1. Minutes of Meeting of September 27, 2007

2. Contract Authorization: PA Route 100 Traffic Study

INFORMATION ITEM

3. FY 2008 Planning Work Program First Quarter Report

OLD BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS

Attachments:
(1) Minutes of Meeting of September 27, 2007

* 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: Arijit De


Pennsylvania
PA Governor's Policy Office: Joanne Denworth
PA Dept. of Transportation: Larry M. King
PA Governor's Appointee: Richard W. Hayden, Esq.
PA Counties: Carol Aichele
City of Philadelphia: Gary Jastrzab