The DVRPC Board

1/26/2006
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


BOARD FY 2007 WORK PROGRAM
COMMITTEE MEETING
preceding Board Meeting at 9:30 a.m.
All Board Members and Alternates
are invited to attend.



(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\


9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Board FY 2007 Planning Work Program Committee Meeting

10:30 - 11:45 a.m. Board meeting
11:45 - 12:00 noon Executive Committee Meeting
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Fourth Meeting of the Executive Director Search Committee (EDSC)

Members and Alternates of the Executive Committee
should attend this very important meeting
(agenda and materials mailed under separate cover).




CALL TO ORDER - CHAIRMAN'S COMMENTS

PUBLIC COMMENTS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

ACTION ITEMS

1. Minutes of Meeting of December 2, 2005

2. Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Actions


a. TIP Action PA05-51a: I-95 Bleigh to Academy, Philadelphia ($7.290 million)

b. TIP Action PA05-51b: PA 611, North Broad Street Signals (Glenwood to Grange), Philadelphia ($3.060 million)

c. TIP Action NJ06-01: Safe Streets to Schools Program, Various New jersey Counties (3.4 million)

3. Amendment to the New Jersey Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Procedures to Amend or Modify the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)


4. Adoption of the Conformity Finding of the FY 2005 Pennsylvania Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), FY 2006 New Jersey TIP, and the Destination 2030 Long Range Plan

The 30-day public comment period for the conformity finding is closed and staff will report on the findings. The Board will be requested to adopt the conformity finding, which demonstrates that the DVRPC TIPs and the Plan conform to the corresponding state implementation plans (SIPs) and other applicable final conformity guidance under the Clean air Act as Amended (CAAA).

5. Adoption of DVRPC FY 2007 Planning Work Program (PWP)

The draft DVRPC FY 2007 PWP was made available for review and public comment. The Board is being requested to adopt the final document.

6.Approval of the DVRPC Project Rankings for the Pennsylvania Portion of the Draft Regional Airport Capital Improvement Program (ACIP) for State Fiscal Year 2006 and Federal Fiscal Year 2007

Staff will present to the Board for approval the State Fiscal Year 2006/Federal Fiscal Year 2007 DVRPC Regional Airport Capital Improvement Project Rankings for Pennsylvania.

7. FY 2005-2006 Project Selection for Pennsylvania Transportation Enhancements (TE), Home Town Streets (HTS), and Safe Routes to School (SRS) Projects
The Pennsylvania Transportation Enhancements, Home Town Streets, and Safe Routes to School project selection committee met on December 22, 2005 to review all candidate projects and to select a recommended list of projects for funding. Staff will present the recommended list of projects for Board approval.

8. FY 2007 Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Transportation Management Association (TMA) Assistance Grant Program Funding Increase

The TMAs of Southeastern Pennsylvania are requesting Board endorsement of a 20% increase in the DVRPC/PennDOT base allocation to implement the transportation initiatives contained in SAFETEA-LU.

9. Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) Funding Request in Philadelphia

PENNVEST has submitted an application to DVRPC for review for consistency with the regional plan for the Tacony Section of the City of Philadelphia to fund stormwater and sewer systems.

DISCUSSION ITEMS

10. Regional Citizens Committee (RCC) Report

The activities of the RCC meeting of January 17, 2006 will be reported to the Board.

PRESENTATION

11. Renumbering Existing I-95 in Pennsylvania and New Jersey per 1982 Surface Transportation Authorization Act (STAA)

The Pennsylvania Turnpike and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) are advancing the design and construction of a full Interchange of I-95 with I-276. When the Interchange is complete, per the 1982 STAA, I-95 will be redesignated north through the Interchange, east along I-276 and the Turnpike Extension, then north along the New Jersey Turnpike. As a consequence, existing I-95 north of the Interchange must be renumbered with an appropriate renumbering scheme having been established by PennDOT and NJDOT. Jay Roth, Edwards and Kelcey, will present to the Board the results of their study and the recommended option.

12. Employment Centers and Economic Development Strategy

DVRPC has just completed two reports that examine the existing and future economy of the region. The first, Year 2000 Employment Centers, provides analytic data on the nature and location of employment throughout the region. The second, Economic Development Strategy, provides a policy view toward the future in an era of decreasing oil supplies.

INFORMATION ITEMS


13. Executive Director's Report

a. PennDOT Interstate Management Program, January 19, 2006 Meeting Report

b. Greater Philadelphia Leadership Exchange

c. Smart Growth and Smart Transportation Initiative

d. Building from Strengths II: More Strategies for Older Suburbs and Boroughs, Conference May 18, 2006 at the Radisson Hotel in Trevose, Pennsylvania

ADVISORY ITEMS

14. Committee Reports

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

b. Goods Movement Task Force - John J. Coscia

15. 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 December 2, 2005
(2) Commissioner Summary Sheets (Action Items 2a, 2b, 2c, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9)
(3) PCC/RTC Recommendations for January 26, 2006


DELAWARE VALLEY REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING

  Thursday, January 26, 2006


Immediately following Board Meeting

AGENDA

CALL TO ORDER

ACTION ITEMS *


 1. Minutes of Meeting of December 2, 2005
INFORMATION ITEMS

2. Draft DVRPC Fiscal Year 2007 Budget

3. DVRPC FY 2006 Planning Work Program Second Quarter Report

OLD BUSINESS
NEW BUSINESS

Attachments:
(1) Minutes of Meeting of December 2, 2005