The DVRPC Board

4/24/2003
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 March 27, 2003

2. Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Actions

TIP Action PA03-20a

Schuylkill Valley Metro (SVM) (SEPTA)

TIP Action PA03-20b

Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) (SEPTA)

TIP Action PA03-21a

US 1 Bridges, Street Road, PA Turnpike to PA 413/213 (PennDOT) (Bucks County)

TIP Action PA03-21b

I-95 Southbound Noise Walls, Neshaminy to PA 13 (PennDOT) (Bucks County)

TIP Action PA03-21c

US 13 Signals, Morton Avenue (PennDOT) (Delaware County)

TIP Action PA03-21d

PA 309 Connector Project (PennDOT) (Montgomery County)

TIP Action PA03-22

US 422 River Crossing Complex Environmental Study (Montgomery and Chester Counties)

TIP Action NJ03-04a

Chesterville Sykesville Road Bridge (NJDOT) (Burlington County)

TIP Action NJ03-04b

United States Avenue, New Jersey Transit, Bridge (NJDOT) (Camden County)

TIP Action NJ03-04c

Route 130 Westfield / Pochak Creek Drainage (NJDOT) (Camden County)

3. Approval of the FY 2002-2003 DVRPC Competitive Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) Program

Staff will present the CMAQ projects recommended for Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

4. Authorization to Open a Public Comment Period for the Draft DVRPC New Jersey FY 2004-2006 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

A draft TIP document will be available the beginning of May and it is recommended that the Board authorize staff to open a 30-day public comment period starting the beginning of May through early June.

5. Approval of the FY 2003 Transportation and Community Development Initiative (TCDI) Projects

The TCDI program supports local development and redevelopment efforts in the cities and older suburbs and boroughs of the Delaware Valley. Staff will present, for Board approval, the recommended nine projects for funding in New Jersey and the 15 projects for Pennsylvania.

6. Adoption of the DVRPC Policy on the Reauthorization of the Federal Aviation System Operation and Development Program

The Regional Aviation Committee (RAC) has prepared a policy paper for Board adoption of AIR 21, which is due to be reauthorized at the end of FY 2003. Programs and funding allocations in that legislation will have unique impacts and opportunities for the Regional Aviation System Plan (RASP) airports and heliports.

7. DVRPC FY 2003 Work Program Amendment: Pennsylvania Sea Level Rise Response Assessment

This study will determine the likelihood of protection against sea-level rise by analyzing state and local coastal management policies and development patterns. DVRPC will develop maps distinguishing the areas likely to be protected from sea-level rise as opposed to those areas where shores will probably retreat naturally.

8. Proposed Amendments to the New Jersey Tri-County Water Quality Management Plan:

a. Calton Homes, Mansfield Township (Burlington County)

b. A.C. Moore, Winslow Township (Camden County)

9. Appointment of Nominating Committee for Fiscal Year 2004 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 2004 (July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2004). The Chairman for FY 2004 must be from New Jersey. The committee will report these candidates at the May Board meeting and elections will take place at the June Board meeting.

DISCUSSION ITEMS

10. 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 15, 2003.

11. Status of Pennsylvania Transportation Management Associations (TMAs)

12. Executive Director's Report

a. New Jersey Statewide Capital Master Plan meeting of March 31, 2003

b. Progress Report on DVRPC's Annual Celebration of Regional Excellence Dinner, Park Hyatt Philadelphia at the Bellevue, June 4, 2003

c. New Jersey Alliance for Action South Jersey Regional Dinner, Clarion Hotel, April 29, 2003

d. Pennsylvania Joint Rail Freight Seminar, Radison Lackawanna Station Hotel Scranton, May 7-9, 2003

e. 2003 Governor's Conference on Transportation, Land Use and Economic Development, Hershey Lodge, May 28, 2003

ADVISORY ITEM

13. Committee Reports

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

b. Regional Housing Committee - Barry Seymour

c. Goods Movement Task Force - John J. Coscia

d. Tri-County Water Quality Management Board - Michael Ontko

OLD BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS

Attachments
(1) Minutes of meeting of March 27, 2003
(2) Commissioner Summary Sheets (Action Items 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, 2e, 2f, 2g, 2h, 2i, 2j, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8a, and 8b)
(3) PCC/RTC Recommendations for April 24, 2003


DELAWARE VALLEY REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING

APRIL 24, 2003
Immediately following Board Meeting

AGENDA


CALL TO ORDER

ACTION ITEMS*

1. Minutes of Meeting of March 27, 2003

2. Contract Authorizations:

a. Mitchell & Titus, LLP, Implementation of General Accounting Standards Board (GASB) 34

b. Production of a DVRPC Public Awareness / Marketing Video Program

c. Pennsylvania Sea Level Rise Response Assessment

3. Appointment of Nominating Committee for Fiscal Year 2004 DVRPC Executive Committee Officers

INFORMATION ITEM

4. FY 2003 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: Edward Williams
Pennsylvania
PA Governor's Policy Office: Joann Denworth
PA Dept. of Transportation: Larry M. King
PA Governor's Appointee: Caroline Anderson Novak
PA Counties: Charles H. Martin
City of Philadelphia: Gary Jastrzab

OLD BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS

Attachments
(1) Minutes of Meeting of March 27, 2003