The DVRPC Board

9/25/2003
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 July 24, 2003

2. Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Actions

a. TIP Action PA03-33:

Route 202 Section 300 and Section 400 Transit Related Congestion Mitigation Strategies (CMS), Chester County

b. TIP Action NJ04-01:

Route 295 / 38 Missing Moves, Mount Laurel, Burlington County

3. DVRPC Fiscal Year 2004 Planning Work Program Amendments

a. Pennsylvania Route 113 Heritage Corridor Transportation Land Use Study, Tinicum Township, Bucks County and Upper Providence Township, Montgomery County

This study, funded by Public Lands Highways Discretionary Program funds will be used towards the study to assess existing traffic conditions and future traffic forecasts along the PA 113 heritage Corridor between Tinicum Township in Bucks County and Upper Providence Township in Montgomery County.

b. Smart Growth Policy for Sewer and Water Infrastructure Analysis (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties)

The DVRPC analysis of this study will provide a regional inventory of franchise and existing water service areas and their current permitted allocations, usage, and population served.

4. DVRPC's Disclosure of Public Records Policy

A revised copy of DVRPC's Disclosure of Public Records Policy has been prepared. Board action is needed to adopt this policy and to authorize DVRPC to open a public comment period to include this document in DVRPC's Public Participation Plan: A Strategy for Citizen Involvement which was adopted by the Board at its September 20, 2001 meeting.

DISCUSSION ITEMS

5. Regional Citizens Committee (RCC) Report

Dennis Winters, Chairman of the RCC, will report to the Board the activities of the RCC's Meeting of July 15, 2003.

6. Pennsylvania State Transportation Commission Public Hearing

The Pennsylvania State Transportation Commission (STC) will conduct a public hearing in Philadelphia on September 26 to gather public input to develop the next update of the Twelve-Year Program and the region's Transportation Improvement Program.

INFORMATION ITEMS

7. Development of the DVRPC FY 2005 Planning Work Program

Highlights of the DVRPC Board FY 2005 Planning Work Program Committee meeting of September 25, 2003 will be reported.

8. Executive Director's Report

a. End of FY 2003 Report: Supportive Regional Highway Planning Program and Transit Support Program

b. DVRPC Comments on Pennsylvania Recommendation for Eight Hour Ozone Nonattainment Area

c. Central New Jersey Forum Meeting, September 12, 2003

d. Major Metro Area National Association of Regional Councils Conference, Los Angeles, September 5-9, 2003

e. DVRPC Board Retreat, December 3, 2003, Trenton Marriott

PRESENTATIONS

9. Planning at the Edge

Staff will summarize the final report which reviews successful inter-regional coordination activities, as well as techniques to enhance communication, coordination and cooperation within the six MPOs that border the nine-county region.

ADVISORY ITEMS

10. Committee Reports

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

b. Information Resource Exchange Group - Barry Seymour

c. Regional Aviation Committee - Roger Moog

d. Regional Housing Committee - Barry Seymour

e. Regional Land Use and Development Committee - Barry Seymour Committee

11. 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 24, 2003
(2) Commissioner Summary Sheets (Action Items 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, and 5)
(3) PCC/RTC Recommendations for September 25, 2003


DELAWARE VALLEY REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING



SEPTEMBER 25, 2003
Immediately following Board Meeting


AGENDA


CALL TO ORDER

ACTION ITEMS *

1. Minutes of Meeting of July 24, 2003

2. Contract Authorizations:

a. Pennsylvania Route 113 Heritage Corridor - Transportation Land Use Study, Tinicum Township, Bucks County and Upper Providence Township, Montgomery County

b. Smart Growth Policy for Sewer and Water Infrastructure Analysis (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties)

OLD BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS

Attachments:
(1) Minutes of Meeting of July 24, 2003
(2) Commissioners Summary Sheet (Action Item 2a and 2b)

* 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: Joanne Denworth
PA Dept. of Transportation: Larry M. King
PA Governor's Appointee: No Representative at this time
PA Counties: Charles H. Martin
City of Philadelphia: Gary Jastrzab