The DVRPC Board

4/27/2017
10:00 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 - CHAIR'S COMMENTS

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS ON AGENDA and NON-AGENDA ITEMS

 

ACTION ITEMS

1.    Minutes of Meeting of March 23, 2017

 

2.   Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Actions

  1. PA17-33:  Woodland Avenue over SEPTA, City of Philadelphia, (MPMS #98232)
  2. PA17-34:  PA 663 Traffic Study, I-476 to PA 309, (MPMS #108907), Bucks County
  3. PA17-35:  PennDOT Multimodal Transportation Fund Projects (2016), (Various MPMS #s), Various Counties

3.   Amend DVRPC By-Laws Regarding Cancelled Meetings

Amend the By-Laws of the Commission and Executive Committee to establish procedures in the event that a Board or Executive Committee meeting must be cancelled due to inclement weather or any other circumstance, and action is deemed essential to carry out the immediate business of the Commission.

4. Appointment of Nominating Committee for Fiscal Year 2018 DVRPC Board Officers

 A Nominating Committee will be selected to appoint candidates for Board Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer for Fiscal Year 2018 (July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018). The Chair for FY 2018 must be from New Jersey. The committee will report these candidates at the May Board Meeting and elections will take place at the June Board Meeting.

INFORMATION ITEM

5. VW Settlement Funding

In October 2016, the U.S. government agreed to a $14.7 billion settlement against Volkswagen (VW) for equipping more than 500,000 of its diesel vehicles with emissions testing “cheat” devices. Pennsylvania and New Jersey have been allocated over $166 million in funds to replace diesel vehicles to mitigate the air pollution emitted from VW vehicles that violated emission testing rules. Staff will review the framework of the VW settlement, identify project types that are eligible to access these mitigation funds, and review the timeline and potential strategies to apply for funds for the Greater Philadelphia Region.

PRESENTATION ITEM

6. 2015 Travel Trends Report

This report assesses trends in auto vehicle trips and transit passenger trips in the Delaware Valley region.  Data collected in 2015 is compared to the years 2000, 2005, and 2010.

DISCUSSION ITEMS

7. One Minute Reports

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

8. Executive Director's Report

  1. NARC Transportation Policy Letter
  2. NJ TransAction Conference
  3. Fleets for the Future workshop
  4. Regional Streetlight Procurement Program
  5. GVF Award
  6. The Self-Navigating Region
  7. Classic Towns Trolley Tour
  8. Board Retreat 2017
  9. New Releases and other meetings

9.  Committee Reports

  1. Regional Technical Committee
  2. Public Participation Task Force
  3. Delaware Valley Goods Movement Task Force
  4. Regional Community and Economic Development Forum

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