The DVRPC Board
The ACP Building - 8th Floor
190 N. Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106
For directions Call (215) 592-1800
Please Use Sixth Street Entrance
CALL TO ORDER and CHAIR'S COMMENTS
PUBLIC COMMENTS ON AGENDA and NON-AGENDA ITEMS
1. Minutes of Meeting of December 6, 2017
2. Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Actions
a. PA17-70: US ,202, DeKalb Pike Section 610 (Design Only), (MPMS #50364), Montgomery County
b. PA17-71: Park Road Trail, (MPMS #71198), Chester County
c. PA17-72: Ambler Pedestrian Sidewalk Improvements, (MPMS #74813), Montgomery County
3. Fiscal Year 2018 Planning Work Program Amendments
a. US 422 Pottstown Bypass Traffic Forecasts
DVRPC will provide PennDOT and their consultants updated traffic projections for portions of the US 422 Pottstown Bypass corridor in Chester and Montgomery counties. These forecasts are needed to complete the final reconstruction design, prepare a final noise analysis, and update the categorical exclusion evaluation. Forecasts will be prepared for an anticipated opening year of 2025 and a design year of 2045.
b. West Windsor Township Traffic Model
DVRPC will prepare a customized travel demand model covering West Windsor Township in Mercer County and the surrounding municipalities. This model will be used by the Township and its consultants for traffic impact analysis and other evaluation of proposed developments.
c. Pedestrian Facilities and Planning Portal
This project will create a Pedestrian Facilities and Planning Portal that will provide a space to allow collaboration between local and regional planning partners working on pedestrian improvements. This online interface will provide access to and accommodate maintenance of the regional sidewalk inventory by local entities and will allow local and regional planning partners to share their pedestrian facility priorities on an interactive map. Work will begin in Pennsylvania to support PennDOT Connects, and later be adapted as the sidewalk inventory extends into our New Jersey counties.
The Pennsylvania Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside Program (TA) is a competitive federal program established for projects that contribute to alternative transportation projects, including on- and off-road pedestrian and bicycle facilities. The three-year Pennsylvania TA Program will provide approximately $12 million TA funds for projects in the DVRPC region and will provide over $55 million for projects statewide.
DVRPC staff will present three projects for Regional Trails Program grant awards. These projects will contribute to advancing key segments of the Circuit Trails in New Jersey.
At the December 6, 2017 meeting, the DVRPC Board authorized release of the Draft FY19 Planning Work Program for distribution and review, with the public comment period scheduled to run from December 7, 2017 to January 8, 2018. DVRPC staff is in the process of receiving and responding to comments and are working to resolve any open issues. Staff will present comments received so far and the responses prepared to address those comments. The Board is being asked to adopt the Final FY19 Planning Work Program, pending the resolution of any outstanding comments and issues. To support certain projects that the Board has selected for the DVRPC FY19 UPWP, several TIP Actions will need to be made to the FY18 TIP for New Jersey and the FY17 TIP for PA.
A key feature of MAP-21 was the establishment of a performance-based planning and programming approach for investing in our nation’s transportation infrastructure. This approach continues under the FAST ACT. This effort established a set of transportation performance measures that require state DOTs and MPOs to set performance targets. MPOs can choose to set their own targets or adopt the statewide targets set by the state DOT. Staff will provide an overview of the safety performance measure and ask for a recommendation to set the same targets as PennDOT and NJ DOT.
8. Roosevelt Boulevard Direct Bus
DVPRC, SEPTA, and the City of Philadelphia will present about the planning and steps to implementation of the Roosevelt Boulevard Direct Bus. The Direct Bus is a new mode for SEPTA, and the agency's first application is on Roosevelt Boulevard.
9. One Minute Reports
Board Members and Alternates are invited to provide updates on the activities of their counties/agencies.
10. Executive Director's Report
a. Major Metro Roundtable
b. Public Records Policy Review
c. Future Cities
d. Breaking Ground Conference
e. New Releases
11. Committee Reports
(1) Regional Technical Committee
(2) Transportation Operations Task Force
(3) Information Resources Exchange Group
(4) Public Participation Task Force
(5) Delaware Valley Goods Movement Task Force