The DVRPC Board

9/23/2004
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 July 22, 2004

2. Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Actions

a. TIP Action PA03-62a: US 202, Johnson Highway to Swede Road, Montgomery County

b. TIP Action PA03-62b: US 202, Swede Road to Morris Road, Montgomery County

c. TIP Action PA03-62c: Route 63 / Woodhaven Road from Bucks County Line to Evans Street (Roadway Restoration / Noisewalls), Philadelphia

3. Transportation and Community Development Initiative (TCDI) 2004 Project Selection

A total of 44 Project proposals have been submitted for the 2004 round of the TCDI Program. The prioritized projects recommended by the review committees for Pennsylvania and New Jersey will be presented to the Board for approval.

4. DVRPC Fiscal Year 2005 Planning Work Program Amendments

a. Cramer Hill / Pennsauken Waterfront Access Study, Camden County

A study is being conducted by the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) for the Cramer Hill redevelopment project in the City of Camden and Pennsauken Township. NJDOT has requested DVRPC to prepare 2016 and 2030 traffic forecasts for existing facilities and proposed highway and public transit improvements.

b. County Line Road Traffic Study, Bucks, and Montgomery Counties

Designs for a four-lane County Line section between Lower State Road and US 202 are being prepared. PENNDOT has requested that DVRPC provide traffic forecasts and other modeling services for this project.

c. Transportation Needs Assessment and Financial Analysis in Pennsylvania

This study will examine the long term needs of the highway and transit systems, research all current revenue sources, their basis in state and federal legislation, and the reporting mechanisms used to track these funds. It will also identify the funding mechanisms used in other states and how they might be employed in this state and region.

d. Transportation Safety Program

This program will coordinate, oversee, and monitor transportation safety and safety-conscious planning programs in the DVRPC region.

e. Delaware Valley Freight Corridors Study

This study will identify principal north-south and east-west freight corridors to improve the speed, reliability, and throughput of cargo shipments. It will estimate future transportation demand and capacity needs, develop a policy and capital improvement program and build coalitions with adjacent regions
and states.

f. Delaware Valley Smart Growth Alliance Support

A unified set of criteria for Smart Growth in the Delaware Valley region has been developed in the form of questions which could be used for a regional Project Recognition Program. Board action is being sought to continue financial support for DVRPC staff and their partners' participation in this program.

5. New Jersey Transit/DVRPC Memorandum of Understanding on Transportation Planning Procedures

DVRPC, in cooperation with the two other New Jersey Metropolitan Planning Organizations, is working with New Jersey Transit to establish an agreement on roles and responsibilities. A draft planning Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that addresses cooperative procedures for carrying out transportation planning and programming has been developed and will be presented to the Board for approval.

DISCUSSION ITEMS

6. Regional Citizens Committee (RCC) Report

Dennis Winters, Chairman of the RCC, will report to the Board the activities of the
RCC's Meetings of August 10 , 2004 and September 15, 2004.

INFORMATION ITEMS

7. Development of the DVRPC FY 2005 Planning Work Program

Highlights of the DVRPC Board FY 2006 Planning Work Program Committee meeting of September 23, 2004 will be reported.

8. Executive Director's Report

a. Status Report on Lease Negotiations with American College of Physicians

b. Environmental Justice Conference, September 29, 30, 2004, Philadelphia Convention Center

c. DVRPC Board Retreat, December 9, 2004, Airport Marriott

ADVISORY ITEMS

9. 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

e. Regional Housing Committee - Barry Seymour

10. One Minute Reports

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

OLD BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS

Attachments:
(1) Minutes of meeting of July 22, 2004
(2) Commissioner Summary Sheets (Action Items 2a, 2b, 2c, 3, 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d, 4e, 4f, and 5)
(3) PCC/RTC Recommendations for September 23, 2004


DELAWARE VALLEY REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING

 SEPTEMBER 23, 2004
Immediately following Board Meeting


AGENDA


CALL TO ORDER

ACTION ITEMS *

1. Minutes of Meeting of July 22, 2004

2. Contract Authorization: Year 2005 Aerial Photography and Digital Orthographic Imagery Production


OLD BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS

Attachments:
(1) Minutes of Meeting of July 22, 2004
(2) Commissioners Summary Sheets (Action Items 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


DELAWARE VALLEY REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION

First Meeting of the Board's Work Program Committee
on the Development of the FY 2006 Planning Work Program

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2004 - 9:30 a.m.
(Before Regular Board Meeting)
Main Conference Room

Please Note: The date for second Work Program Committee meeting will be decided at the September 23th meeting

AGENDA


1. Summary review of the current FY 2005 Work Program

2. Schedule for FY 2006 Planning Work Program development

3. Discussion of FY 2006 Funding Assumptions and Revenue

4. Discussion of direction for FY 2006 Planning Work Program

a. Continuing, Mandated and Phased Projects
b. Priorities and Emphasis Areas
c. New Project Ideas

(1) member government projects;
(2) committee projects; and
(3) staff projects

5. Next Work Program Committee Meeting Date - To be decided

Attachments:
(1) FY 2005 Project Funding by Program (Table B)
(2) Schedule for Development of FY 2006 Planning Work Program
(2) New Project Solicitation Letter to Member Governments
(4) DVRPC Fiscal Year 2005 Planning Projects for Supplemental Funding

Joanne R. Denworth, Chairman
Jerald R. Cureton, Esq./ Carol Ann Thomas
Brian M. Hughes / Donna Lewis
James R. Matthews / Lewis F. Gould, Jr. Esq.
Thomas J. Gurick / J. Douglas Griffith
Charles E. Romick / William M. Krebs / Joseph A. Brigandi, Jr.
Charles H. Martin / Michael G. Fitzpatrick
Carol Aichele / William H. Fulton
Linda A. Cartisano, Esq. / John E. Pickett
John F. Street / Maxine Griffith, AICP / Gary Jastrzab
Wendell N. Butler / William Payne
Gwendolyn A. Faison / Edward Williams / Arijit De
Douglas H. Palmer / Andrew Carten
Susan Bass Levin / Joyce Paul
Jack Lettiere / Brent C. Barnes / James B. Lewis
Allen D. Biehler / Larry M. King
Joanne R. Denworth/ Ken Klothen
Richard W. Hayden, Esq.
Paul T. Fader, Esq. / Keith D. Barrack, Esq.
Faye M. Moore / Christopher G. Patton
George Warrington / Richard Roberts / Jack Kanarek
Robert A. Box / Cheryl Spicer
James A. Cheatham / Mike Herron / Spencer Stevens
Dennis L. Merida / Lawrence Cullari AICP
Milton R. Pratt, Jr. / Laura Pelzer
John Mattheussen / Linda Hayes
Susan E. Schruth / Michele A. Destra
Donald Welsh / Dan Ryan
Jane M. Kenny / William J. Muszynski
Joseph A. Feola / John Kennedy
Bradley Campbell / William Purdie
Adam Zellner / Herman Volk
Kenneth Klothen / John Mizerak
Dennis Winters
Thomas J. Coleman
Timothy J. Carson, Esq.
Burlington County
Mercer County
Montgomery County
Camden County
Gloucester County
Bucks County
Chester County
Delaware County
City of Philadelphia
City of Chester
City of Camden
City of Trenton
NJ Dept. of Community Affairs
NJ Dept. of Transportation
PA Dept. of Transportation
PA Governor's Policy Office
PA Governor's Appointee
NJ Governor's Appointee
SEPTA
NJ Transit
PATCO
FHWA PA
FHWA NJ
US Dept. HUD
DRPA
FTA Region III
US EPA Region III
US EPA Region II
Pa DEP
NJ DEP
NJ Office of Smart Growth
PA DCED
RCC
NJ Co-Counsel
PA Co-Counsel