The DVRPC Board

3/23/2006
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



(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)



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. Fifth 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 January 26, 2006

2. Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Actions

a. TIP Action NJ06-07: Sen-Han Transit Bus Replacement Program, Camden County ($100,000)

b. TIP Action NJ06-08: Tuckahoe Road (CR 557) Section 6, Marsh Lake Branch to Route 40, Gloucester County ($2.5 million)

c. TIP Action PA05-64a: Upper Merion / Bridgeport Township Wide Traffic Signal Closed Loop, Montgomery County ($4 million)

d. TIP Action PA05-64b: PA 309 Connector Project, Montgomery County ($9 million)

e. TIP Action PA05-64c: Germantown Avenue Over Cresheim Creek (Bridge), Philadelphia ($5.642)

f. TIP Action PA05-64d: Germantown Avenue Reconstruction, Philadelphia ($2.921 million)

g. TIP Action PA05-65b: Tidal Schuylkill River Greenway and Trail, Philadelphia ($1.344 million)

h. TIP Action PA05-65c: Schuylkill Gateway Project, Philadelphia ($1.7 million)

3. Fiscal Year 2006 Planning Work Program Amendments

a. Ben Franklin Bridge West-side Roadways Congestion Mitigation Project

This project includes the work needed to assemble a database of relevant DVRPC data for use by the consultants and to prepare 2030 projections of traffic volumes on the Ben Franklin Bridge and a limited number of roadways in the Vine Street Corridor and other impacted areas.

b. Southeastern Pennsylvania Regional Transportation, Land Use, and Economic Development Integration Strategy and Action Plan

In 2003, four Pennsylvania state agencies joined together to sponsor a statewide conference on transportation and land use for economic development, resulting in a Statewide Action Plan. In order to now move these ideas from paper to practice, further work is needed to engage the leadership of the region, enhance relationships, and align the necessary resources to accomplish the individual action items in the plan.

4. Adoption of the Conformity Finding of the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission's (DVRPC) FY 2006 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and the Destination 2030 Long Range Plan for Mercer County, New Jersey

Staff will report the outcome of the public involvement process in Mercer County, New Jersey and request that the Board adopt the conformity finding, which demonstrates that the DVRPC TIP and the Plan conform to the applicable final conformity guidance under the Clean Air Act as Amended (CAAA).

5. FY 2006 New Jersey Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) Grant Program - Project Priorities and TIP Commitment

Staff will present the proposed New Jersey JARC projects to the Board for their approval.

DISCUSSION ITEMS

6. Regional Citizens Committee (RCC) Report

The activities of the RCC Meeting of March 14, 2006 will be reported to the Board.

PRESENTATION

7. Central New Jersey Route 1 Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Alternatives Analysis Study

New Jersey Transit, working with the Central Jersey Transportation Forum, completed a study on implementing BRT in the greater Princeton Area along Route 1. Jack Kanarek, NJ Transit, Senior Director of Project Development, will present an overview of the results and the next steps in implementing this challenging and exciting concept.

INFORMATION ITEMS

8. Chairman's Report

Chair Thomas J. Gurick will give a status report on the Executive Director Search Committee deliberations.

9. Executive Director's Report

a. Approval of Extended Compensation for John J. Coscia's Services after Official Retirement Date

b. Central New Jersey Forum, March 3, 2006

c. Status of DVRPC Annual Dinner May 4, 2006 at the Four Seasons

d. Strategies for Older Suburbs Conference - May 18, 2006

e. Smart Transportation for Smart Growth Design Template

ADVISORY ITEMS

10. Committee Reports

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

b. Board Policy Analysis Committee - Barry Seymour

c. Information Resource Exchange Group - Barry Seymour

d. Regional Aviation Committee - Roger Moog

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 February 23, 2006
(2) Commissioner Summary Sheets (Action Items 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, 2e, 2f, 2g, 2h, 3a, 3b, 4, and 5)
(3) PCC/RTC Recommendations for March 23, 2006


DELAWARE VALLEY REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING



Thursday, March 23, 2006
Immediately following Board Meeting


AGENDA

CALL TO ORDER

ACTION ITEMS *


1. Minutes of Meeting of February 23, 2006

2. Extension of Lease Agreement with the Bourse Building for Storage Space

OLD BUSINESS
NEW BUSINESS

Attachments:
(1) Minutes of Meeting of February 23, 2005
(2) Commissioners 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: Paul T. Fader
NJ Counties: Thomas J. Gurick
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: Charles H. Martin
City of Philadelphia: Gary Jastrzab