The DVRPC Board

4/28/2016
10:00 a.m.
Coffee and a light lunch will be provided following the meeting.

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 - CHAIR'S COMMENTS

PUBLIC COMMENTS ON AGENDA and NON-AGENDA ITEMS

NOTE: Visitors may view details and leave comments on any Action Item below by clicking on the hyperlinked title.

ACTION ITEMS

1.    Minutes of Meeting of March 24, 2016

2.    DVRPC Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Actions

  1. PA15-82: Chestnut Street Bridges, Ramps, (8) at 30th Street, (MPMS #17816), City of Philadelphia
  2. PA15-83: Portzer Road at Old Bethlehem Roundabout, (MPMS #49315), Bucks County
  3. NJ16-019: Route 130, Van Sciver Pkwy to Crafts Creek, (DB #12415), Burlington County
  4. NJ16-020: Route 295/42, Missing Moves, Bellmawr, (DB #355A), Camden County
  5. NJ16-021: Route  70, Route 38 to Cropwell Road, (DB #11338), Burlington & Camden Counties

3. Authorization to Open a Public Comment Period for an Amendment to the Connections 2040 Long-Range Plan; Draft FY 2017 TIP for Pennsylvania; and the Draft Conformity Finding of the Connections 2040 Long-Range Plan, FY 2016 TIP for New Jersey, and Draft FY 2017 TIP for Pennsylvania

Staff requests authorization to open a minimum 30-day public comment period for the purpose of gathering public and agency comments on the amendment to the Connections 2040 Long-Range Plan, Draft FY 2017-2020 TIP for Pennsylvania, and the Draft Conformity Determination of the Connections 2040 Long-Range Plan, and FY 2016 TIP for New Jersey, and Draft FY 2017 TIP for Pennsylvania; to issue proper public notifications; to publish the draft documents of the respective Plan and TIPs and conformity findings on the internet; to make copies available at certain public libraries; and to hold public meetings.

4. Appointment of Nominating Committee for Fiscal Year 2017 DVRPC Board Officers  

 A Nominating Committee will be selected to appoint candidates for Board Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer for Fiscal Year 2017 (July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017). The Chair for FY 2017 must be from Pennsylvania. The committee will report these candidates at the May Board Meeting and elections will take place at the June Board Meeting.

DISCUSSION ITEMS

5. One Minute Reports

Board Members and Alternates are invited to provide updates on the activities of their counties/agencies.

PRESENTATIONS

6. Walk Montco and Montgomery County’s Walkability Initiative

Walking is the most basic form of transportation.  It’s cheaper than using a car, it’s good for our health and emotional well-being, and it’s good for the environment.  Yet trying to make daily errands and trips by walking – safely and easily – can be close to impossible much of the time.  Walk Montco is Montgomery County’s first walkability study to focus solely on addressing the inadequacy that exists in many of our communities and make walking easy and safe.   This plan takes a close look at four types of areas: a traditional downtown, a neighborhood around an elementary school, a commercial corridor, and a train station.  County planning staff with assistance from health department staff and numerous stakeholders did a walkability audit in each of these areas to come up with a comprehensive set of recommendations that communities can use to make physical improvements that we hope will ultimately encourage people to set out on foot.  This presentation will describe policies in the Walk Montco plan and ways that the county is stepping forward with its walkability initiative. 

INFORMATION ITEM

7.  Long Range Plan Input

DVRPC is now undertaking public outreach and holding meetings to gather feedback on issues and priorities for the long-range plan update. This will be an opportunity for the Board members to also directly provide their input.

8. Executive Director's Report       

  1. FASTLANE and TIGER grant applications
  2. CMAQ and TCDI applications
  3. Long Range Plan public workshops
  4. New Jersey TransAction conference
  5. TRB Research Needs meeting
  6. FEMA Workshop
  7. DVSGA event with Don Shoup
  8. HUD Regional Convening event
  9. New Releases

9. Committee Reports

  1. Regional Technical Committee
  2. Transportation Operations Task Force
  3. Delaware Valley Goods Movement Task Force

OLD BUSINESS

NEW BUSINESS

Attachments:

  1. Draft Minutes of Meeting of March 24, 2016
  2. Commissioner’s Summary Sheets (Action Items 2, 3, and 4)

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) fully complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, Executive Order 12898 on Environmental Justice, and related nondiscrimination statutes and regulations in all programs and activities. DVRPC’s website, www.dvrpc.org, may be translated into multiple languages. Publications and other public documents can be made available in alternative languages and formats, if requested. DVRPC public meetings are always held in ADA-accessible facilities and in transit-accessible locations when possible. Auxiliary services can be provided to individuals who submit a request at least seven days prior to a meeting. Requests made within seven days will be accommodated to the greatest extent possible. Any person who believes they have been aggrieved by an unlawful discriminatory practice by DVRPC under Title VI has a right to file a formal complaint. Any such complaint may be in writing and filed with DVRPC’s Title VI Compliance Manager and/or the appropriate state or federal agency within 180 days of the alleged discriminatory occurrence. For more information on DVRPC’s Title VI program, or to obtain a Title VI Complaint Form, please see call (215) 592-1800 or email public_affairs@dvrpc.org.