The Long-Range Plan serves as a blueprint for the prioritization and funding of capital transportation investments for the region. Realizing the integrated and interconnected relationship between transportation and the built environment, the Long-Range Plan also considers regional land use, the environment, and economic development activities and issues. The interactions between these areas are addressed in the four core principles of the Long-Range Plan: Managing Growth and Protecting the Environment, Creating Livable Communities, Building the Economy, and Establishing a Modern Multimodal Transportation System.
DVRPC conducts ongoing activities related to the development and implementation of the Long-Range Plan. Continuous public and regional stakeholder outreach is an important component to DVRPC's Long-Range Plan.
Work is underway on the Connections 2045 update to Greater Philadelphia's long-range plan. The Connections 2045 Plan will: identify Greater Philadelphia's vision for land use, the environment, economic development, and transportation; develop strategies to achieve regional goals; contain a fiscally-constrained list of region transportation investments; and use performance-based planning to ensure efficient use of resources.
The Connections 2040 Plan for Greater Philadelphia was adopted by the DVRPC Board on July 25, 2013. The Connections 2040 Plan includes land use, environmental, economic competitiveness, and transportation strategies, and includes a set of fiscally constrained transportation projects. The Plan places a strong emphasis on rebuilding our transportation system and investigating additional transportation funding that is needed to maintain the system we have today, as well as make necessary improvements to maintain our quality of life and enhance economic competitiveness.
Regional indicators are a means to monitor and evaluate implementation of Long-Range Plan goals and determine if the recommendations are being accomplished. Over 30 indicators are tracked, grouped under the four core principles of the Long-Range Plan. The online Tracking Progress indicators are updated regularly.
Create your vision for Greater Philadelphia with this online visioning tool for growth and development between now and 2040.