The DVRPC Board

7/27/2006

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 - CHAIRMAN'S COMMENTS

PUBLIC COMMENTS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

ACTION ITEMS

1. Minutes of Meeting of June 22, 2006

2. Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Actions

a. TIP Action NJ06-13: Bus Acquisition, NJ Transit ($21.447 million)

b. TIP Action PA05-79: Brandywine Valley Scenic Byway Corridor Management Plan, Chester County ($150,000)

3. Strasburg Road Pennsylvania Byway Designation

The Townships of East Fallowfield, East Bradford, and West Bradford in Chester County are requesting Board approval to support the designate of a portion of Strasburg Road as a Pennsylvania Byway.

4. Fiscal Year 2007 Planning Work Program Amendment: Supplemental I-95 Traffic Study (I-676 to Allegheny Avenue)

This study will be conducted to examine safety, air quality and reduction of congestion by analyzing the traffic effects of gambling casinos on the Vine Street, Girard Avenue and Allegheny Avenue interchanges assuming current plans for reconstruction of I-95 between the Vine Expressway and Allegheny Avenue interchanges.

ADVISORY ITEMS

5. Board Committee Appointments for FY 2007

The Board Chair will announce the FY 2007 Board Committee Appointments.

DISCUSSION ITEMS

6. Regional Citizens Committee (RCC) Report

The activities of the RCC meeting of July 18, 2006 will be reported to the Board.

PRESENTATIONS

7. Freight for a Day

DVRPC is organizing a one-day, region-wide event and data-sharing exercise called, Freight for a Day. For the target date of Wednesday, September 20, 2006, information about the various modes of freight transportation will be collected and then compiled in a summary report. Freight for a Day will serve as a public education tool and as a focal point for DVRPC's freight planning program.

8. DVRPC's Bicycle and Pedestrian Program: Accomplishments and Direction

Staff will present a brief overview of strategies undertaken to implement the state and regional bicycle and pedestrian plans since they were first adopted about a decade ago, and describe some promising new directions.

9. Open Space and Natural Resource Planning Services for New Jersey Municipalities

Staff will update the Board on the municipal services program launched in 2003 that has served 16 New Jersey municipalities with over 25 natural resource protection projects. Four projects completed for Woolwich Township, Gloucester County, will be presented as a case study.

INFORMATION ITEMS

10. Executive Director's Report

a. DVRPC Board Retreat, September 28, 2006

b. RIDE Act

c. Smart Growth Roadway Guidelines

d. Chinatown Plaza Press Conference, August 8, 2006

e. TRB Future of MPO's Conference, August 27-29, 2006

f. Pennsylvania Transportation Finance Commission, September 15, 2006

g. Local Elected Officials Caucus

h. County Commissioner/Freeholder Briefings

11. Committee Reports

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

b. Goods Movement Task Force - Donald S. Shanis

c. Land Use and Housing Committee - Richard Bickel

d. Central Jersey Forum, July 20, 2006 - Donald S. Shanis

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 June 22, 2006
(2) Commissioner Summary Sheets (Action Items 2a, 2b, 3 and 4)
(3) PCC/RTC Recommendations for July 27, 2006


DELAWARE VALLEY REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING


 Thursday, July 27, 2006
Immediately following Board Meeting
AGENDA

CALL TO ORDER

ACTION ITEMS *

1. Minutes of Meeting of June 22, 2006

2. Contract Authorizations

a. Scoping of Bridge 03D3600 (CR 670 over a Branch of the Assiscunk Creek in Springfield Township) and Bridge 03D4110 (Bispham Street Bridge in Mount Holly) Burlington County, New Jersey

b. Scoping of Improvements to the Intersection of CR 561 and CR 692 in the Township of Berlin, Camden County, New Jersey

c. Scoping Phase of Safety Improvements Along CR 571 from CR 638 (Clarksville Road) to CR 615 (Wallace-Cranbury Road), Mercer County, New Jersey

INFORMATION ITEM

3. DVRPC Planning Work Program Report - Fourth Quarter Fiscal Year 2005

OLD BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS

Attachments:
(1) Minutes of Meeting of June 22, 2006
(2) Commissioner Summary Sheets (Action Items 2a, 2b, and 2c)

* 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