The DVRPC Board

3/25/2004
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


CALL TO ORDER - CHAIRMAN'S COMMENTS

PUBLIC COMMENTS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

ACTION ITEMS

1. Minutes of Meeting of February 26, 2004

2. Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Actions

a. TIP Action PA03-48: East Coast Greenway / Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge Across Route 13, Bucks County

b. TIP Action PA03-49: Market Street Gateway, Phase 2, Delaware County

c. TIP Action NJ04-06a: Route 168 / 41 Runnemede Drainage, Route 41 to Sixth Avenue, Camden County

d. TIP Action NJ04-06b: Local Safety Initiatives, Gloucester County

e. TIP Action NJ04-06c: East Windsor - Bear Brook Bicycle Path Mercer County

f. TIP Action NJ04-07: IdleAire Advanced Travel Center Electrification, Gloucester County

3. FY 2002 Pennsylvania Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) Grant Program, Disposition of Additional Funds in Southeastern Pennsylvania and TIP Commitment

Staff will present the overall findings and the recommended projects for JARC Grant Program.

PRESENTATIONS

4. Pennsylvania State Fiscal Year 2003-2007, Airport Capital Program, DVRPC Regional Portion

DVRPC Aviation Planning staff will summarize the newly implemented DVRPC process for project selection of airport grants. Regional priority projects will then be incorporated into PENNDOT airport capital programming on an annual basis.

5. I-95 Corridor Reconstruction Project

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, in conjunction with DVRPC, is undertaking a major redesign study of Interstate 95 between the Vine Street and Street Road interchanges. The goals of the study are to eliminate existing traffic bottlenecks and to accommodate projected 2030 traffic volumes. This study also is intended to make I-95 a better neighbor for residents and businesses along the freeway by mitigating noise, truck, and other adverse traffic impacts. The presentation will be made by Mike Girman of PENNDOT and Chris Nemchik of Hill International, Inc.

DISCUSSION ITEMS

6. Public Hearings on Norfolk Southern and CSX Acquisition of Conrail

The Surface Transportation Board (STB) will hold two public hearings (April 2 and May 3, 2004) regarding the Norfolk Southern and CSX acquisition of Conrail. June 1, 2004 will mark the fifth anniversary of the Conrail Split Date, and the hearings will provide a forum for persons to express their views on the progress of the implementation of the Conrail transaction. The first public hearing, in Trenton, New Jersey, is to specifically address the three Shared Asset Areas including Philadelphia / South Jersey.

7. Regional Citizens Committee (RCC) Report

Dennis Winters, Chairman of the RCC, will report to the Board the activities of the
RCC's Meeting of March 16, 2004.

ADVISORY ITEMS

7. Committee Reports

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

b. Information Resources Exchange Group - Barry Seymour

c. Regional Aviation Committee - Roger Moog

INFORMATION ITEMS

8. Executive Director's Report

a. Response from legislators on the Federal Transportation Act

b. Forum entitled Destination 2030: The Future in Transit scheduled for April 8, 2004 at Lowes Hotel in Philadelphia

c. Status of DVRPC Annual Dinner

d. DVRPC Office Space

e. April Board Meeting and Tour of Constitution Center

f. DVRPC Video Creating Tomorrow Today

9. 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 26, 2004
(2) Commissioner Summary Sheets (Action Items 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, 2e, 2f, and 3)
(3) PCC/RTC Recommendations for March 25, 2004


DELAWARE VALLEY REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING
 


MARCH 25, 2004
Immediately following Board Meeting


AGENDA


CALL TO ORDER

ACTION ITEMS *

1. Minutes of Meeting of February 26, 2004

OLD BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS

Attachments:
(1) Minutes of Meeting of February 26, 2004

* 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