2. Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Actions
Donald Shanis, DVRPC staff presented the following TIP actions to the Board for their approval:
a. TIP Action PA05-57a: Independence National Historic Park, President's House, Philadelphia
PennDOT has requested that DVRPC amend the FY2005-2008 TIP for Pennsylvania by adding a new project, the Independence National Historic Park President's House (MPMS #74834) according to a SAFETEA LU earmark (ID #1229) of $3.6 million DEMO/$900,000 local match funds to be programmed for a design build contract in FY06. As the newest addition to Independence National Historic Park and a complement to the Liberty Bell Center, the project will provide for the design and installation of an outdoor structure, scenic enhancement, and pedestrian walkways to commemorate the Washington/Adams President's House and attached slave quarters.
Financial constraint will be maintained as these are specially earmarked DEMO funds.
There will be no impact on the TIP's conformity finding since this project is exempt.
After favorable recommendation from the Planning Coordinating Committee/Regional Transportation Committee (PCC/RTC) and the Regional Citizens Committee (RCC), the Board unanimously adopted the following motion:
MOTION by Mr. Jastrzab, seconded by Ms. Denworth, that the Board approve TIP Action PA05-57a, PennDOT's request to amend the FY2005-2008 TIP for Pennsylvania by adding a new project, the Independence National Historic Park President's House (MPMS #74834) with $3.6 million DEMO/$900,000 local match funds for construction in FY06.