The DVRPC Board

2/26/1998
10:30 AM

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 22, 1998

  2.    Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendments and Modification   

      FY 1997-2000 Pennsylvania Section of TIP
a.    Amendment 9737        -    Chestnut Street Intermodal Improvement Project (City of Philadelphia)
b.    Amendment 9738        -    Pennsylvania Inspection and Maintenance Public Information and Ozone Action Contract Services(PennDOT)

FY 1998-2002 New Jersey Section of TIP 
c.    Modification 9806-      New Jersey Transit Rail Support Facilities and Equipment and Comet II Overhaul
d.Amendment 9807        -    New Jersey Local Projects (Mercer, Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties)
e.    Amendment 9808-    New Jersey Department of Transportation Projects(Mercer, Burlington, Camden and Gloucester Counties)

      3.    Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST)

    Funding Request in Delaware County
PENNVEST has forwarded three applications to DVRPC for review for consistencywith the regional plan.  Each of the projects would improve conditions in areas nowdeveloped and identified as future growth areas in DVRPC's DIRECTION 2020Plan.

    4.    Request to Initiate the Public Comment Process for the Draft Update of the Year 2020 Land Use and Transportation Plan for the Delaware Valley Region 

Staff will present the draft update of the year 2020 Land Use and TransportationPlan for the Delaware Valley Region.  This report demonstrates the current validityand consistency of the planning assumptions, goals, and other characteristics of theYear 2020 Plan.  Approval to initiate a 30-day public comment period on thedocument is being requested. 

PRESENTATION

  5.    SEPTA's Strategic Business Plan and Labor Issues 

Bernard Cohen, Assistant General Manager, SEPTA will present to the BoardSEPTA's Five-Year Plan for Strategic Change and David Cohen, Chairman, BallardSpahr Andrews & Ingersoll will report on SEPTA's labor issues..

INFORMATION ITEMS 

  6.    Draft Congestion Management System (CMS) Study for the Route 571 - PennsNeck Area, Mercer County 

A presentation of the draft Executive Summary (copy enclosed) to the CMS Studywill be made, with action to be tentatively scheduled for the March 26, 1998 Boardmeeting.  

7.    CSX and Norfolk Southern Rebuttal to DVRPC Filing on the Conrail Transaction 

Information on the proposed Conrail acquisition by the Norfolk Southern and CSXrailroads will be provided to the Board. 

  8.     Executive Director's Report

a.    PennDOT/Planning Directors Meeting held on February 10, 1998
b.    New Jersey Caucus Meeting held February 17, 1998
c.    Pennsylvania State Transportation Commission Hearings on the 12-Year Program held on February 19, 1998 
d.      Status of New Jersey's Route 29 Litigation 
e.    IMPACTS Conference scheduled for July 1-3, 1998 in Philadelphia

ADVISORY ITEMS 

  9.    Committee Reports    

a.    Planning Coordinating Committee/Regional Transportation Committee    - J. Claffey
b.    Regional Citizens Committee    - D. Winters 
c.    Tri-County Water Quality Management Board    - M. Ontko 
d.    Board Policy Analysis Committee     - B. Seymour 
e.    Information Resources Exchange Group    - M. Ontko   

OLD BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS

 Attachments:
      (1)    Minutes of Meeting of January 22, 1998 
      (2)    Commissioner Summary Sheets (Action Items 2a, 2b, 2c, 2d, 2e, 3, and 4) 
      (3)    PCC/RTC Recommendations for February 26, 1998 
      (4)    RCC Recommendations for February 26, 1998 


 DELAWARE VALLEY REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1998
Immediately following Board Meeting

The Bourse Building - 8th Floor
111 South Independence Mall East
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2515

Please Use Fourth Street Elevators

AGENDA


CALL TO ORDER

ACTION ITEMS

1.    Minutes of Meeting of January 22, 1997

INFORMATION ITEM

2.    Adoption of Fiscal Year 1999 Budget (July 1, 1998 - June 30, 1999)

a.    Non-Participating Fund Committee Recommendation
b.    Adoption of Budget (copies of proposed budget distributed in January)

OLD BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS

Attachment:
    (1)    Minutes of Meeting of January 22, 1998
    (2)   Commissioner Summary Sheet (Action Item 2)