DVRPC provides project management assistance to PennDOT and our New Jersey counties for certain federally funded transportation projects. The PennDOT assisted projects include multi-use trails, bicycle path construction (both on and off roadway), reconstruction/restoration of historic transportation buildings, improvements to scenic roads, pedestrian facilities, and streetscape improvements, as well as non-construction projects that accomplish such tasks as marketing, outreach, and education. These are generally municipal projects that have receive federal funding through the TIP process, usually either Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) or Transportation Enhancement (TE) funds. DVRPC also assists our New Jersey counties with the implementation of bridge, roadway, and intersection improvement projects funded with Urban Allocated Surface Transportation Program (STU) funds.
DVRPC's primary role as the project manager is to ensure a smooth workflow throughout the project development process, including assistance in defining the project's scope of services, advertising the request for proposal (RFP), coordinating consultant selection, administrating the consultant contract, and gaining final approval from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
The services performed in each state are slightly different.