The DVRPC Board

10/28/2004
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 September 23, 2004

2. Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Actions

a. TIP Action PA05-01a: PA 309, Welsh Road to Highland Avenue, Montgomery County

b. TIP Action PA05-01b: PA 309, Commerce to Pennsylvania Avenue, Fort Washington Interchange, Montgomery County

c. TIP Action PA05-01c: I-95 at PA 332 Interchange, Bucks County

3. DVRPC Fiscal Year 2005 Planning Work Program Amendments

a. Smart Growth Regional Indicators

DVRPC conducted a study, funded by the William Penn Foundation, to research and develop Smart Growth indicators for the region. As requested by the Foundation, these indicators examined Urban Core Development and Land Preservation. The Foundation has now requested that DVRPC continue this research by preparing additional indicators.

b. Regional Open Space Priorities Report (ROSPR)

The GreenSpace Alliance completed the ROSPR in January 2004. This report was to identify, prioritize, and recommend protection strategies for natural resources, agricultural and recreational lands in the five-county southeastern Pennsylvania area. The Green Space Alliance now requests DVRPC to maintain the extensive database and GIS mapping that comprise the ROSPR and to enable updating the data and expand access to and use of the data by public and non-profit open space planners.

4. Adoption of Updated Areawide Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) Transportation Plan

The Board authorized 30-day public comment period has been completed and the Board is now being requested to adopt the JARC Plan Update: Improving Access to Opportunities.

5. DVRPC's Draft Cross-Acceptance Report - Preliminary New Jersey State Development and Redevelopment Plan

DVRPC is designated the regional entity charged with reviewing the Preliminary New Jersey State Development and Redevelopment Plan for agency consistency. The draft Cross-Acceptance Report is now ready for Board approval and submission to the New Jersey Office of Smart Growth for review.

6. Approval of 2004-2005 Recommended Projects for the Pennsylvania Home Town Streets / Safe Routes to School (HTS/SRS) Program

Staff will present to the Board a list of recommended projects for the Pennsylvania Home Town Street / Safe Routes to School Program.

7. Approval to Cancel the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Transportation Enhancement (TE) Funding for the Kensington Depot Walkway, Philadelphia

The scope of the Kensington Depot Walkway project has been modified. After review of the request for the changes in scope, and in light of the current uncertainty of the sustainability of the proposed federally funded improvements, it is being recommended that this project be cancelled and that the TE funding be returned to the FTA line item.

8. Authorization to Open 30-Day Public Comment Period for the Draft 8-Hour Conformity Finding of the FY 2005 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and the Year 2025 Horizons Long Range Plan

Board approval is being sought the allow DVRPC staff to open a 30-day public comment period from November 1 to November 30, 2004 to allow comments by the public and other agencies on the draft conformity document for the TIP and the Year 2025 Horizons Long Range Plan.

9. Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) Funding Requests in Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties

PENNVEST has forwarded five applications to DVRPC for Board approval as being consistent with the regional plan.

10. Approval of the Board Meeting Schedule for Calendar Year 2005

DISCUSSION ITEMS

11. Regional Citizens Committee (RCC) Report

Dennis Winters, Chairman of the RCC, will report to the Board the activities of the RCC's Meeting of October 19, 2004.

INFORMATION ITEMS

12. Development of the DVRPC FY 2005 Planning Work Program

Highlights of the DVRPC Board FY 2006 Planning Work Program Committee meetings of October 21, 2004 and October 28, 2004 will be reported.

13. Executive Director's Report

a. Environmental Justice Conference held on September 29 and 30, 2004.

b. Planning Partners Meeting with PENNDOT, October 17-20, 2004.

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

ADVISORY ITEMS

14. Committee Reports

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

b. Intelligent Transportation Technical Task Force - Donald Shanis

c. Goods Movement Task Force - John J. Coscia

15. 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 September 23, 2004
(2) Commissioner Summary Sheets (Action Items 2a, 2b, 2c, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9)
(3) PCC/RTC Recommendations for October 28, 2004


DELAWARE VALLEY REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING



 OCTOBER 28, 2004
Immediately following Board Meeting


AGENDA


CALL TO ORDER

ACTION ITEMS *

1. Minutes of Meeting of September 23, 2004

2. Contract Authorizations

a. Smart Growth Regional Indicators
b. Regional Open Space Priorities Report (ROSPR)
c. Survey of TransitChek Participants

3. Approval of Executive Committee Meeting Schedule for Year 2005

INFORMATION ITEM

4. FY 2005 Planning Work Program First Quarter Report

OLD BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS

Attachments:
(1) Minutes of Meeting of September 23, 2004
(2) Commissioners Summary Sheets (Action Items 2a, 2b and c)


DELAWARE VALLEY REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION

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

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2004 - 9:30 a.m.
Main Conference Room

ALL BOARD MEMBERS AND ALTERNATES ARE INVITED TO ATTEND

AGENDA


1. Highlights of the October 21, 2004 Board Work Program Committee Meeting

2. Review of Voting Results

3. Finalization of New Project List

4. New Business

5. Next Work Program Committee Meeting Date - December 9, 2004