The DVRPC Board

12/9/2004
3:15

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

Philadelphia Airport Marriott *
Arrivals Road
Philadelphia, PA 19153
(215) 492-6799

* PLEASE NOTE TIME AND LOCATION CHANGE

Agenda


CALL TO ORDER - CHAIRMAN'S COMMENTS

PUBLIC COMMENTS ON NON-AGENDA ITEMS

ACTION ITEMS

1. Minutes of Meeting of October 28, 2004

2. Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Actions

a. TIP Action PA05-05a: PA 309, ITE Integration, Montgomery County

b. TIP Action PA05-05b: PA 332 Jacksonville Road, Bucks County

c. TIP Action PA05-06a: FTA Section 5311 Program Capital Assistance, Capital Trailways Intercity Bus Terminal, Montgomery County

3. DVRPC Year 2030 Municipal Employment Forecasts

Staff will present the revised municipal employment forecasts for 2030 and request approval that these values be used for ongoing planning work at DVRPC.

4. Adoption of the Updated Conformity Finding of the FY 2005 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and the Horizons 2025 Long Range Plan Under Current and Imminent National Ambient Air quality Standards (NAAQS)

The 30-day public comment has been completed for the 8-hour transportation conformity finding and the Board is now being requested to adopt the draft conformity document.

5. Expansion of the Regional Transportation Committee (RTC) to Include a Representative of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce

In an effort to include economic development considerations in our plans and programs, the RTC requests that the Board approve the inclusion of a representative of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce to sit, as a non-voting member, on the RTC.

6. DVRPC Draft Fiscal Year 2006 Planning Work Program

Highlights of the DVRPC Board FY 2006 Planning Work Program Committee meeting of December 9, 2004 will be reported. The Board will be requested to authorize the distribution for review and comment of the DVRPC Draft Fiscal year 2006 Planning work Program for adoption in January.

7. DVRPC FY 2005 Planning Work Program Amendment - New Initiative on Transportation, Land Use, and Economic Development Planning

DVRPC will assist PENNDOT and NJDOT in their collaborative program to improve planning in the two states by integrating transportation with economic development and land use planning. The objectives are to construct transportation projects that generate greater overall benefit and that can be implemented more rapidly.

8. Agility Agreement Between PENNDOT and DVRPC

DVRPC's primary task under this Agility Agreement will be to work in collaboration with PENNDOT in order to refine and expand their agility program.

9. SEPTA Financial Crisis

SEPTA faces a $62 million deficit for FY 2005 and has proposed a series of drastic service reductions and fare increases to cover the deficit. Pennsylvania is considering flexing federal highway funds to eliminate or reduce the deficit.

DISCUSSION ITEMS

10. Regional Citizens Committee (RCC) Report

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

INFORMATION ITEMS

11. Executive Director's Report

a. New Jersey Central Forum, November 4, 2004

ADVISORY ITEMS

12. Committee Reports

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

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


DELAWARE VALLEY REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING



THURSDAY December 9, 2004
Immediately following Board Meeting


Philadelphia Airport Marriott *
Arrivals Road
Philadelphia, PA 19153
(215) 492-6799

* PLEASE NOTE TIME AND LOCATION CHANGE

Agenda


CALL TO ORDER

ACTION ITEMS *

1. Minutes of Meeting of October 28, 2004

OLD BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS

Attachments:
(1) Minutes of Meeting of October 28, 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