The DVRPC Board

2/22/2005
10:30 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


The Chemical Heritage Foundation *
315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 925-2222
Ring Bell at Main Entrance to Enter
Please Park in the Bourse Parking Garage
(Directions and Handicap Accessibility attached)

* Please note DATE, time, and location change
(Board and Executive Meetings on FEBRUARY 22nd )

SPECIAL DESTINATION 2030 LONG RANGE PLAN
BRIEFING AND BOARD WORK SESSION IMMEDIATELY
FOLLOWING BOARD AND EXECUTIVE MEETINGS (see enclosures)





CALL TO ORDER - CHAIRMAN'S COMMENTS

PUBLIC COMMENTS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

ACTION ITEMS

1. Minutes of Meeting of January 27, 2005

2. Approval to "Flex" Federal Highway Funds to Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)

Governor Ed Rendell has been developing a strategy to forestall SEPTA service reductions and fare increases. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PENNDOT) has requested that DVRPC meet and be prepared to act in the event that federal highway funds are needed to assist with the SEPTA financial crisis.

3. Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Actions

a. TIP Action NJ05-05: Transportation Community Development Initiative (TCDI) Project Funds for New Jersey FY06 Round, Various Counties ($500,000)

b. TIP Action NJ05-06: Perry Street Reconstruction, City of Trenton ($997,000)

c. TIP Action NJ05-07: Route 295, Tomlin Station Road to Route 45, Rehabilitation, Gloucester County ($1.5 million)

d. TIP Action NJ05-08a: Route 38 Pedestrian Bridge, Camden County ($640,000)

e. TIP Action NJ05-08b: Camden Infrastructure Improvement Plan - Cramer Hill Development, Camden County ($2.5 million)

f. TIP Action PA05-14: Pottstown Pedestrian / Bicycle Promenade, Montgomery County ($502,000)

4. Approval for Change in Scope, Reduction in Funding, and Change in Project Title of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Transportation Enhancement (TE) Funded Kensington Depot Walkway, City of Philadelphia

The Norris Square Civic Association (NSCA) submitted the Kensington Depot Walkway project in FY 2001 for FTA TE transit funding. NSCA is requesting a reduction in scope, reduction in funding, and change in project title for this approved project. The City of Philadelphia and SEPTA support this request, pending DVRPC Board approval.

5. Adoption of the DVRPC Year 2030 Municipal Population and Employment Forecasts

Staff will present the county and municipal population forecasts extending to the Year 2030. In addition, Year 2030 municipal employment forecasts for Bucks and Mercer Counties will be presented for adoption.

6. Approval of FY 2006 PENNDOT Transportation Management Association (TMA) Assistance Grant Program Work Programs

Staff will present the southeastern Pennsylvania TMA work programs for Board approval.

7. Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) Funding Requests in Bucks and Montgomery Counties

Staff will present the three applications forwarded to DVRPC by PENNVEST which have been reviewed for consistency with the regional plan.

DISCUSSION ITEMS

8. Regional Citizens Committee (RCC) Report

Dennis Winters, Chair of the RCC, will report to the Board the activities of the RCC's Meeting of February 15, 2005.

INFORMATION ITEMS

10. Executive Director's Report

ADVISORY ITEMS

11. Committee Reports

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

b. Regional Housing Committee - Barry Seymour

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 January 27, 2005
(2) Commissioner Summary Sheets (Action Items 2, 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, 3e, 3f, 4, 5, 6, and 7)
(3) PCC/RTC Recommendations for February 22, 2005


DELAWARE VALLEY REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING



TUESDAY FEBRUARY 22, 2005
Immediately following Board Meeting

The Chemical Heritage Foundation *
315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 925-2222
Ring Bell at Main Entrance to Enter
Please Park in the Bourse Parking Garage
(Directions and Handicap Accessibility attached)

* Please note DATE, time, and location change
(Board and Executive Meetings on FEBRUARY 22nd )


AGENDA


CALL TO ORDER

ACTION ITEMS *

1. Minutes of Meeting of January 27, 2005

2. Contract Authorization: Pennsylvania Turnpike / Route 309 Corridor Unified Traffic management and Signal Coordination Plan

3. Adoption of the DVRPC Fiscal Year 2006 Budget

OLD BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS

Attachments:
(1) Minutes of Meeting of January 27, 2005
(2) Commissioner Summary Sheet Action Item 2 and 3

* 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