The DVRPC Board

2/28/2019
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 and CHAIR'S COMMENTS

PUBLIC COMMENTS ON AGENDA and NON-AGENDA ITEMS

ACTION ITEMS

1.    Minutes of Meeting of January 24, 2019

2.   Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Actions

a.    PA19-24: Morton Avenue/Swarthmore Avenue Intersection Improvements and Morton Avenue Sidewalk (MPMS #57757), Delaware County

b.    PA19-26: Park Road Trail (MPMS #71198), Chester County

c.    PA19-27: Transportation Study Montgomery County Owned Roads (MPMS #112504), Montgomery County

d.    PA19-28: US202 – 61N Stormwater Management Offsite Mitigation (MPMS #64052), Montgomery County

e.    PA19-29: Construction Management Tasks (MPMS #16178), Various Counties

f.     PA19-30: District 6-0 Low Cost Safety Improvements (MPMS #112524), Various Counties

g.    PA19-31: 2017 Green Light Go Projects (Various MPMS#s), Various Counties

h.    PA19-32: PennDOT Multi-Modal Transportation Fund Projects (Various MPMS #s), Various Counties

i.      PA19-33: Transit and Regional Rail Station Program (MPMS #77183), SEPTA

j.      PA19-34: SEPTA Bus Purchase Program (MPMS #90512), SEPTA

k.     PA19-35: Regional Rail Signal Modernization Program (MPMS #60255), SEPTA

l.      NJ18-068: Route 76/676 Bridges and Pavement (DB #11326), City of Camden (Camden County)

m.    NJ18-069: Route 130, Bridge over Big Timber Creek (DB #14426), Camden and Gloucester Counties

3.        FY 2019 Work Program Amendment                               

            Frankford Avenue Multimodal Study  

The City of Philadelphia has requested an evaluation of the Frankford Avenue corridor between Cheltenham Avenue and Rhawn Street with the goal of improving safety and predictability for all users. It will examine opportunities to slow vehicular traffic, improve pedestrian safety and walkability, mitigate current loading challenges, designate space for bicyclists, and investigate stormwater management opportunities while considering the impact on the Route 66 and opportunities to enhance the plaza at Cottman and Frankford Avenues. 

INFORMATION ITEM

4.        DVRPC's Draft Limited-English Proficiency Plan

DVRPC's Office of Communications & Engagement has drafted a Limited English Proficiency Plan (or LEP Plan). The LEP Plan furthers DVRPC's commitment to upholding the principles and intentions of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and related nondiscrimination regulations. The LEP Plan directly addresses Executive Order 13166, "Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency," and follows USDOT's guidance originally issued in 2005.  Staff will present proposed language access measures that aim to provide persons with limited English proficiency "meaningful access" to DVRPC's programs and activities. 

PRESENTATION ITEM

5.         Crashes and Communities of Concern

Among DVRPC’s core principles for the region are to advance equity and opportunity, and reduce the risk of death or serious injury from traffic crashes.  Staff will present the results of a recent study that examined the location and incidence of crashes in the region, as related to communities with above averages rates of low-income, racial minority, ethnic minority, and disabled populations. These “communities of concern” were found to have a disproportionate number of severe crashes.

DISCUSSION ITEMS

6.  One Minute Reports

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

7.   Executive Director's Report

  1. NARC conference highlights
  2. Future Forces and 2050 Plan
  3. Planning Directors meetings
  4. Future of Transportation event
  5. Diversity and Inclusion at DVRPC

8.    Committee Reports

(1) Regional Technical Committee

(2) Transportation Operations Task Force

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