The DVRPC Board

12/6/2007
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 - CHAIR'S COMMENTS

PUBLIC COMMENTS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

ACTION ITEMS

1. Minutes of Meeting of October 25, 2007

2. DVRPC Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Actions

a. PA07-68a: Market Street Elevated Reconstruction Program (MPMS #608281), SEPTA

b. PA07-68b: SEPTA Bus Purchase Program (MPMS #60286), SEPTA

c. PA07-69: Act 44 Line Item/Five-Year Plan (MPMS #82395), PennDOT, Various Counties

3. Fiscal Year 2008 Planning Work Program Amendments

a. Planning and Designing a Philadelphia Riverfront Grant Program

b. Proposal for an Analysis of Socioeconomic Trends and Preparation of Demographic Forecasts for Sketch Planning

4. Approval to Release the FY 2009 Draft DVRPC Planning Work Program

The Board will be requested to authorize the distribution for review and comment the DVRPC Draft fiscal Year 2009 Planning Work Program for adoption in January.

PRESENTATIONS

5. Rating the Region: The State of the Delaware Valley

Staff will present the findings of the Commission's current Rating the Region which updates the 1993 report and provides an objective, quantifiable analysis of the relative strengths and weaknesses of the Delaware Valley region. The current report compares 13 metropolitan areas in terms of their human environment; the economy; the built and natural environment; transportation; and the civic environment.

6. Innovations in Zoning for Smart Growth

Staff will give a brief overview of a recently released DVRPC study, Innovations in Zoning for Smart Growth that investigates the root flaws in conventional zoning codes and discusses a variety of approaches for codifying smart growth, including form-based codes and hybrid zoning.

7. Road Safety Audit Program

DVRPC has been working with PennDOT, District 6, to identify roadways which demonstrate a history of, or have a potential for a high incidence of motor vehicle crashes. Staff will present DVRPC's Road Safety Audit Program which addresses the safe operation of the region's roadways and ensures a high level of safety for all road users.

DISCUSSION ITEMS

8. Regional Citizens Committee RCC) Report

The activities of the RCC Meeting of November 28, 2007 will be reported to the Board.

9. Executive Director's Report

a. New York Megaregion Transportation Conference

b. Dots and Dashes Public Forum

c. Greater Valley Forge TMA Transportation 2007

d. Smart Energy Initiative of Southeastern Pennsylvania

e. First Suburbs Summit - December 7, 2007

f. The Traffic Club of Philadelphia's 100th Year Annual Dinner, January 22, 2008

10. Committee Reports

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

b. Board Policy Committee Meeting - Barry J. Seymour

11. 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 October 25, 2007
(2) Commissioner Summary sheets (Action Items 2a, 2b, 2c, 3a, 3b, and 4)
(3) PCC/RTC Recommendations for December 6, 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 October 25, 2006

OLD BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS

Attachment:
(1) Minutes of meeting of October 25, 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: 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