The DVRPC Board

3/26/2020
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 February 27, 2020

2.   Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Action

  1. PA19-112: ADA Ramps 2020 Bucks and Montgomery Counties (MPMS # 12842)
  2. PA19-113: ADA Ramps 2020 Chester and Montgomery Counties (MPMS #12885), Various Counties
  3. PA19-114: 2019 Philadelphia ADA Ramps (MPMS #12824), City of Philadelphia
  4. PA19-115: Districtwide Barrier Repair (MPMS #112280), Various Counties
  5. PA19-116: SEPTA Bus Purchase Program (MPMS #90512), SEPTA
  6. PA19-117: Debt Service (MPMS #60275), SEPTA

PRESENTATION ITEMS

3.       Gateway and its Impacts on Greater Philadelphia

A single two-track tunnel provides the only rail link between New Jersey and New York City, serving both NJTransit and Amtrak. Fixing this tunnel and expanding capacity is essential for train travel along the Northeast Corridor. Brian Fritsch, Manager of Advocacy Campaigns for Regional Plan Association, will provide an update on the Gateway Program, share analysis from their report A Preventable Crisis, and discuss potential implications for the Greater Philadelphia region.

4.       Tracking Progress: Regional Indicator Dashboard

Tracking Progress is a set of regional indicators that show how well the region is performing relative to the goals and vision of the Connections 2045 Plan. Staff has undertaken a major update to the Tracking Progress website to make it more interactive, offer more features, and easier to update.

DISCUSSION ITEMS

5.   One Minute Reports

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

6.   Executive Director's Report

a. Follow-up from Last Month’s presentations

b. NJ CMAQ Funding

c. Transportation and Climate Initiative

d. Transition of RideECO Program

7.   Committee Reports

(1) Regional Technical Committee

(2) Public Participation Task Force

(3) Information Resources Exchange Group

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