Regional Technical Committee

10:00 am, May 7, 2024

ONLINE ONLY. Call In Phone Number: 1-346-248-7799 Meeting ID: 838 5483 0021 Passcode: 90404496

Call to Order – Chair’s Comments 

Deputy Executive Director’s Report 

Public Comments on Agenda and Non-Agenda Items 


1. Highlights of the April 9, 2024 RTC Meeting 

2. DVRPC Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Actions 

Ethan Fogg, Capital Program Coordinator, will present. The dynamic nature of funding transportation improvements and the need to remain within financial constraint require amendments or modifications to the TIP on a regular basis. The following projects require formal TIP modifications or amendments this month for the FY2024 TIP for New Jersey and/or the FY2023 TIP for Pennsylvania. 

  1. PA23-110: Concrete Arch Bridge Repair (MPMS #113416), Various Counties– Add New Project to the TIP
  2. PA23-111: Reed Rd over Whetstone Run (MPMS #103521), Delaware County –Advance Funding to Current FY
  3. PA23-112:  North Valley Road over Amtrak (MPSM #47979), Chester County – Delay CON PhasePA
  4. PA23-113: I-76 Parallel Arterials Phase 2 (MPMS #119476), Montgomery County – Add New Project to the TIP
  5. PA23-114: Federal Preventive Maintenance Program (MPMS #60317), SEPTA – Increase OP Phase
  6. PA23-115: Regional Rail Car and Locomotive Acquisition Program (MPMS #60638), Various Counties – Decrease PUR Phase

3. FY 2025 Pennsylvania TCDI Grant Program

Spencer Gober, Manager, Office of Community and Economic Development, will present. In January 2024, DVRPC solicited applications for the FY 2025 PA TCDI grant program from eligible Pennsylvania entities. Staff will present the program details and projects recommended for funding.

4. Trip Smart PA TMA TDM Program

Stacy Bartels, Manager, Office of TDM Strategy and Marketing, will present a summary of the proposed PA TMA work programs and budgets for FY 2025-2026.

5. Appointment of Nominating Committee for FY2025 DVRPC Regional Technical Committee Officers 

A Nominating Committee will be selected to solicit candidates for Chair and Vice-Chair of the RTC for FY2025 (July 1, 2024 through June 30, 2025). The Nominating Committee will be facilitated by a DVRPC staff member and consist of at least one voting member from both PA and NJ. At the June 2024 RTC meeting, the Nominating Committee will recommend candidates and elections will take place.


6. Freight Program Updates

Kristen Scudder, Manager, Freight Program, will provide an overview of Freight Program reports that have been issued during the FY24 fiscal year. These reports include: The Chester County Freight Plan, The Philadelphia Truck Network and Complete Streets Integration Guidebook, Impacts of E-Commerce, and The Lower Bucks Freight Access Study. She will also share network map updates that have been made to the PhillyFreightFinder web tool- a resource for exploring and tracking freight activity in the DVRPC region. The updated web tool can be viewed here:

7. Lower Bucks Freight Access Study

Dan Farina, Jr. AICP, Senior Transportation Planner, will present. The Lower Bucks Freight Access Study examined freight generation and travel patterns in Lower Bucks County to provide recommendations and strategies that support industrial development while ensuring the safe and efficient movement of both people and goods. This study documents existing land use and employment patterns; provides an analysis of activity and identified trends; and lays out recommendations for designating a truck route network, traffic calming considerations, workforce access, and truck wayfinding and restriction signage. See for the full report.

8. Bridge Street Crossing 

Joe Banks, Manager of PA Office of Project Implementation and PennDOT Consultant Project Manager, will present on the recently completed Bridge Street Crossing - D&L Canal Trail Towpath project.  The locally sponsored trail project in Morrisville Borough, Bucks County was a DCNR top ten trail gap.  Funding for the project included Circuit Trails Line Item, Regional Trails, and DCNR.


9. IIJA Update 

An update on IIJA funding opportunities and coordination activities will be provided. 

10. One Minute Reports

RTC Members and guests will be invited to provide updates on the activities of their agencies.

11. Old Business and New Business

12. Meeting Adjournment

The next scheduled meeting of the RTC is Tuesday, June 11,  2024, planned as in person/hybrid.

Air Quality Partnership
Annual Report
Connections 2050
Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)
Economic Development District