The DVRPC Board

7/25/2002
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 June 27, 2002

2. DVRPC Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Actions

a. NJ021-18a - Route 295 Burlington/Camden, Rigid Pavement (Burlington County)
b. PA02-18b - Route 47, Chapel Heights Avenue (Gloucester County)

3. DVRPC FY 2003 Planning Work Program Amendments

a. US 30 Bypass Reconstruction Traffic Study (Chester County)
This study will improve access to and efficiency of the region's transportation network by analyzing alternative highway improvements to the Coatesville-Downingtown (US 30) Bypass and providing traffic forecasts for this facility.

b. Phase Two Contract - Route 41 Corridor Land Use/Management Alternatives Assessment in Chester County
This study will be done in response to a key corridor issue; the need to integrate municipal and county land use planning objectives with the transportation planning process.

c. Smart Growth Regional Indicators
This project proposes two interconnected research initiatives that will seek to address both sides of the Smart Growth issue: the Urban Core Development Study and a Land Preservation Study.

d. Philadelphia Neighborhood Plans
This project will develop comprehensive plans in three Philadelphia neighborhoods that involve considerable public and private sector participation and extensive resident engagement.

4. Additional Proposed Projects for Fiscal Year 2003 Pennsylvania Job Access and Reverse Commute (JARC) Grant Program Funds

An additional $1.5 million is available for the JARC Grant Program. DVRPC staff will present the recommended applications for Board approval.

DISCUSSION ITEMS

5. Regional Citizens Committee (RCC) Report

Patrick Starr, Chairman of the RCC, will report to the Board the activities of the RCC's Meeting of July 16, 2002.

ADVISORY ITEM

6. Chairman's Report

Board Committee Appointments for FY 2003

INFORMATION ITEMS

7. DDVRPC Congestion Mitigation Air Quality (CMAQ) Competition for FY 2003

Staff will outline the upcoming DVRPC CMAQ Competition. This round, the last of TEA-21, has available $10 million for Pennsylvania projects and, for the first time, $1 million for the New Jersey projects.

8. Executive Director's Report

a. DVRPC Board Workshop or Retreat for the Fall of 2002.

9. Committee Reports

a. Planning Coordinating Committee/Regional Transportation Committee - John B. Claffey
b. Goods Movement Task Force - John J. Coscia

PRESENTATION

10. Intermodal Freight Transportation ¿ Planning for Progress

The Federal Highway Administration has produced a 12 minute video on how to include freight in the transportation planning process.

OLD BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS



Attachments
(1)Minutes of meeting of June 27, 2002
(2)Commissioner Summary Sheets (Action Items 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 3c, 3d, and 4)
(3)PCC/RTC Recommendations for July 25, 2002

DELAWARE VALLEY REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING

JULY 25, 2002
Immediately following Board Meeting


CALL TO ORDER

ACTION ITEMS

1. Minutes of Meeting of June 27, 2002

2. Contract Authorization

a. Port Inland Distribution Network (PIDN) South Jersey Site Evaluation and Feasibility Development Study

b. Smart Growth Regional Indications

c. Philadelphia Neighborhood Plans

INFORMATION ITEM

3. Work Program Progress Report - Fourth Quarter Fiscal Year 2002

OLD BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS



Attachments
(1)Minutes of Meeting of June 27, 2002
(2)Commissioners Summary Sheet (Action Item 2, 3a, 3b, and 3c)