The DVRPC Board

5/28/1998
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 April 23, 1998

2.    New Jersey Route 41 Section 1A, 2A and New Jersey Route 42 FreewaySection 14M Congestion Management System (CMS) Study

NJDOT is proposing intersection improvements along NJ Route 41 as well asinterchange improvements at the NJ Route 42/NJ Route 41 interchange.  DVRPCstaff will present the recommended CMS strategies for these improvements.

DISCUSSION ITEM

3.    Nominating Committee Report:  Fiscal Year 1999 DVRPC Officers

    Election of DVRPC FY 1999 Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary and Treasurerto serve July 1, 1998 through June 30, 1999 will take place at the regular Junemeeting at which time nominations may also be made from the floor.

PRESENTATIONS

4.    Schuylkill Valley Metro Feasibility Study

Bernard Cohen, Assistant General Manager, SEPTA, will present the results of thefeasibility study for the Schuylkill Valley Metro; a passenger rail service from Philadelphia to Reading along the Schuylkill river. 

5.    Access-to-Jobs Update

    DVRPC has been involved in a numbr of access-to-jobs activities and initiativesduring FY 1997.  Staff will report on several of these efforts including GreaterPhiladelphia Works welfare-to-work program and DVRPC's forthcoming study onobstacles to bi-state commuting in the Delaware Valley region.

INFORMATION ITEMS    

6.    Executive Director's Report

a.    Suit filed in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, againstPennDOT, FHWA and DVRPC by residents concerning the project P&WBicycle/Pedestrian Trail in Radnor Township, Delaware County

b.    Update on ISTEA Reauthorization: BESTEA and ISTEA II Conference Committee
c.    1998 Highway Program Status for Pennsylvania from PennDOT
d.    Ozone Action Partnership Board meeting, April 27, 1998
e.    Delaware Estuary Partnership Board meeting, May 20, 1998
f.    Ozone Action Kickoff Event, May 21, 1998

ADVISORY ITEMS

7.    Committee Reports

a.    Planning Coordinating Committee/Regional Transportation Committee    -  John B. Claffey
b.    Regional Citizens Committee    -   Dennis Winters

OLD BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS

Attachments:

(1)    Minutes of meeting of April 23, 1998
(2)    Commissioner Summary Sheet (Action Item 2)
(3)    PCC/RTC Recommendations for May 28, 1998
(4)    RCC Recommendations for May 28, 1998


DELAWARE VALLEY REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING

THURSDAY, MAY 28, 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 April 23, 1998

2.    Authorization to Select a Database Development Consultant

    A Request for Proposal is being prepared to select a Database DevelopmentConsultant to develop the specific technical specifications, design constructs, andprocedures for testing necessary to complete a DVRPC system wide database.

3.    Authorization to Select a Website Design Consultant

DVRPC is seeking the temporary assistance of a consultant to revise the graphicdesign and improve the structure of the DVRPC website, www.dvrpc.org.

DISCUSSION ITEM

4.    Nominating Committee Report:  Fiscal Year 1999 DVRPC Board Officers

    Election of DVRPC FY 1999 Chairman, Vice Chairman and Secretary to serve July1, 1998 through June 30, 1999 will take place at the regular June meeting at whichtime nominations may also be made from the floor.

OLD BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS

Attachment:
(1)    Minutes of Meeting of April 23, 1998
(2)    Commissioners Summary Sheets (Action Items 2 and 3)