The DVRPC Board

2/27/2003
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 January 23, 2003

2. Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Actions

SEPTA Requests
a. TIP Action PA03-07 -
Woodbourne - Oxford Valley Mall Circulator (Bucks County)
b. TIP Action PA 03-10a - Automatic Vehicle Locators for Paratransit
c. TIP Action PA03-10b -


Schuylkill Expressway Corridor ITS

PennDOT Requests  
d. TIP Action PA03-11a - 2003 Reflective Pavement Marker Program (Montgomery County)
e. TIP Action PA03-11b - I-95 Delaware Expressway Interchange at PA 332 (Bucks County)
f. TIP Action PA03-11c - Route 41 ITS Technology Deployment (Chester County)
g. TIP Action PA03-11d - Betterments for Route 63 from PA 113 to PA 29 (Montgomery County)
h. TIP Action PA 03-11e -


Valley Willow Road - PennDOT (Chester County)

City of Philadelphia Requests i. TIP Action PA 03-12a -
42nd Street Bridge - Philadelphia Streets Department
j. TIP Action PA03-12b -

Krewstown Road Bridge - Philadelphia Streets Department

Montgomery County Request  
k. TIP Action PA03-13 - Route 113 Heritage Corridor (Montgomery County)

3. Adoption of DVRPC's Policy on Reauthorization of the Federal Transportation Act

DVRPC has prepared a draft policy paper on the Reauthorization of the Federal Transportation Act which has been reviewed by the Board Policy Analysis Committee, the RTC, and the RCC. Recommended revisions from these committees have been incorporated into the policy paper and action is now being requested for Board adoption.

4. FY 2004 Pennsylvania Transportation Management Association (TMA) Assistance Grant Draft Work Programs

PennDOT provides operating assistance to selected TMAs in the region. The funds are distributed to support travel demand management promotion to mitigate traffic congestion. Proposals have been submitted by the TMAs and PennDOT has requested DVRPC provide administrative assistance and oversite of these programs. Six proposals will be presented for Board approval.

5. FY 2004 Pennsylvania Mobility Alternatives Program (MAP) Draft Work Programs

MAP is a Pennsylvania partnership among county governments, operating agencies, and DVRPC to modify travel behaviors. Activities include developing travel demand management strategies, promotion of share-a-ride, and outreach in highly congested corridors. The MAP applications will be presented for Board approval to continue this work for another year.

6. Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST) Funding Request in Bucks and Montgomery Counties

PENNVEST has forwarded to DVRPC four applications for review for consistency with the regional plan.

7. DVRPC FY 2003 Planning Work Program Amendment: Open Space and Natural Resource Planning Services for Municipalities in New Jersey

This program will offer DVRPC's services for New Jersey municipalities in the areas of municipal assessment, natural resource inventory, open space and recreation plan, or conservation element of a master plan.

DISCUSSION ITEMS

8. Regional Citizens Committee (RCC) Report

Dennis Winters, Chairman of the RCC, will report to the Board the activities of the RCC's Meeting of January 14, 2002.

INFORMATION ITEMS

9. Executive Director's Report

a. U.S. DOT Certification Review February 5-6, 2003

b. Emergency Preparedness Coordination Plan Meeting scheduled for March 6, 2003

PRESENTATION

10. Three Decades of Job Growth and Decline in the Delaware Valley: Analyzing the Region's Economic Base by Sector

Staff will present the recently completed DVRPC Analytical Data Report which examines the region's changing economic base over the past 30 years. This report examines the regional economy relative to the nation and other competing regions, and explores the specific sectors where the Delaware Valley shows strength and opportunities for economic growth.

ADVISORY ITEM

11. Committee Reports

a. Planning Coordinating Committee/Regional Transportation Committee - John B. Claffey

b. Regional Land Use and Development Committee - Barry Seymour

OLD BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS

Attachments:
(1) Minutes of meeting of January 23, 2002
(2) Commissioner Summary Sheets (Action Items 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, 2e, 2f, 2g, 2h, 2i, 2j, 2k, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7)
(3) PCC/RTC Recommendations for February 27, 2003


DELAWARE VALLEY REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING

  DECEMBER 4, 2002
Immediately following Board Meeting

 

AGENDA


CALL TO ORDER

ACTION ITEMS*

1. Minutes of Meeting of January 23, 2003

2. Adoption of DVRPC's Fiscal Year 2004 Budget

OLD BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS

Attachments:
(1) Minutes of Meeting of January 23, 2003
(2) Commissioner Summary Sheet (Action Item 2)

* Voting Members:
New Jersey
NJ Dept. Of Community Affairs: Joyce Paul
NJ Dept. Of Transportation: Brent Barnes
NJ Governor's Appointee: Paul P. Josephson
NJ Counties: Thomas J. Gurick
City of Camden: Edward Williams
Pennsylvania
PA Governor's Policy Office: Joe Certaine
PA Dept. of Transportation: Larry M. King
PA Governor's Appointee: Caroline Anderson Novak
PA Counties: Charles H. Martin
City of Philadelphia: Gary Jastrzab