The DVRPC Board

4/22/2004
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 March 25, 2004

2. Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Actions

a. TIP Action PA03-50a: I-95 / Girard Point Bridge Over the Schuylkill River,
Philadelphia

b. TIP Action PA03-50b: Route 291 / Governor Printz Boulevard Bridge, Delaware County

c. TIP Action PA03-50c: Candidate Bridge Scoping, Various Counties

d. TIP Action PA03-51a: Market Street Elevated Reconstruction Program, SEPTA

e. TIP Action PA03-51b: SMART Stations, SEPTA

f. TIP Action NJ04,09: Gloucester County Guiderail Safety Project, Gloucester County

3. Approval of New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Revised Functional Classification Maps

DVRPC has been working with NJDOT, in cooperation with our New Jersey counties, on revisions to the federal functional classification of roadways. Revised maps are now ready for Board approval.

4. Authorization to Open 30-Day Public Comment Period for the DVRPC Draft 2005 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for New Jersey (FY 2005-2007) and the Pennsylvania TIP (FY 2005-2008); and for Amendments to the Year 2025 Horizons Land Use and Transportation Plan for the Delaware Valley

A draft FY 2005 DVRPC TIP for Pennsylvania and New Jersey will be ready for public comment in early May. In conjunction with the TIP update, it will be necessary to amend the Year 2025 Horizons Land Use and Transportation Plan for projects which move from the "study" to "project" status in the plan. Board authorization is needed to open a 30-day public comment period, to publish the draft documents, to conduct public comment meetings, and to obtain comments from member agencies, interest groups, and the public.

5. New Jersey Transportation Enhancements (TE) Program 2004

DVRPC will be represented on the New Jersey Department of Transportation Advisory Committee which is charged with applying the selection criteria and preparing the recommended list of TE projects.

6. Pennsylvania Public Transit Association (PPTA) Funding Proposal

PPTA is proposing a dedicated funding program of $250 million annually for transit service stabilization and maintaining transit in a state of good repair. SEPTA is requesting Board approval of this program.

7. Approval of Delaware Valley Smart Growth Criteria

Staff will present to the Board for approval a unified set of criteria for Smart Growth projects in the Delaware Valley region.

8. Appointment of Nominating Committee for Fiscal Year 2005 DVRPC Board Officers

A Nominating Committee will be selected to appoint candidates for Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer to the DVRPC Board for Fiscal Year 2005 (July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2005). The Chairman for FY 2005 must be from Pennsylvania. The committee will report these candidates at the May Board Meeting and elections will take place at the June Board Meeting.

DISCUSSION ITEMS

9. Regional Citizens Committee (RCC) Report

Dennis Winters, Chairman of the RCC, will report to the Board the activities of the
RCC's Meeting of April 13, 2004.

INFORMATION ITEMS

10. Executive Director's Report

a. Status of DVRPC Annual Dinner

b. The Future in Transit - Destination 2030 Forum on Potential Transit Projects in the Delaware Valley Region held on April 8, 2004 at Lowes Hotel in Philadelphia.

PRESENTATION

11. New Design of DVRPC Website

Staff will present a brief overview of DVRPC's new website design, which was launched on April 1, 2004.

ADVISORY ITEMS

12. Committee Reports

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

b. Joint Land Use and Economic Development
Committee and Regional Housing Committee - Barry Seymour

c. Goods Movement Task Force - Donald Shanis

d. Board Policy Analysis Committee - Barry Seymour

13. One Minute Reports

Board Members and alternates are invited to provide updates on the activities of their counties/agencies.

OLD BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS

LUNCH AND TOUR OF THE NATIONAL CONSTITUTION CENTER
(See enclosed flyer for details.)

Attachments:
(1) Minutes of meeting of March 25, 2004
(2) Commissioner Summary Sheets (Action Items 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, 2e, 2f, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7)
(3) PCC/RTC Recommendations for April 22, 2004


DELAWARE VALLEY REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING



APRIL 22, 2004
Immediately following Board Meeting


AGENDA


CALL TO ORDER

ACTION ITEMS *

1. Minutes of Meeting of March 25, 2004

2. Authorization for a 2.0% Meritorious Annual Salary Increase for
Fiscal Year 2005

The FY 2005 DVRPC Budget was approved and adopted by the Executive Committee at its February 26, 2004 meeting. Action on the FY 2005 meritorious salary increase was deferred at that time. It is now being requested that action be taken to include a 2.0% salary increase.

3. Appointment of Nominating Committee for Fiscal Year 2005 DVRPC Executive Committee Officers

INFORMATION ITEM

4. FY 2004 Planning Work Program Third Quarter Report

* 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

OLD BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS

LUNCH AND TOUR OF THE NATIONAL CONSTITUTION CENTER

(See enclosed flyer for details.)

Attachments:
(1) Minutes of Meeting of March 25, 2004