In a world of increasing uncertainty, planning for the future is critical. Learn about Connections 2050:
DVRPC is seeking your input on the Draft Connections 2050 Long-Range Plan. The Plan prioritizes transportation investments and enables our region to receive over a billion dollars annually in federal transportation funding. The Plan consists of two documents. The primary document is the Connections 2050 Policy Manual, which crafts a vision for regional growth and development, identifies strategies to obtain the vision, and contains a summary of the financial plan. In addition, the Connections 2050 Process Manual documents the Plan’s outreach, background info that informs the plan’s vision and strategies, and contains a detailed financial plan. See below for more information on the Plan’s vision and major regional transportation projects.
The Connections 2050 Public Comment Period has closed. DVRPC is compiling the comments and our responses, and will share them with both our Regional Technical Committee and our Board, and will post them on this webpage.
Draft Connections 2050 Major Regional Projects
This interactive webmap details all the large-scale projects that can be afforded within reasonably anticipated revenue, along with aspirational projects that would be included in the Plan if additional funding is identified.
Connections 2050 Vision
At the heart of a long-range plan is a broadly shared vision for where we collectively want the region to be in 30 years, which is generated through wide and far-reaching public input. The Connections 2050 vision is:
An equitable, resilient, and sustainable Greater Philadelphia region that:
- Preserves and protects the natural environment.
- Develops inclusive, healthy, and walkable communities.
- Grows an innovative economy with broadly shared prosperity.
- Maintains a safe, multimodal transportation network that serves everyone and expands access to opportunity.
From December 2020 through February 2021, DVRPC hosted 5 workshops with subject matter experts, regional planning stakeholders, and the public to identify strategies for achieving the Connections 2050 Vision. More than 300 participants identified close to 1,000 strategies related to Equity, the Economy, Communities, Climate Change & Environment, Transportation Infrastructure, and preparing for new Technologies. These recommendations are being used to inform the strategies that will be included in Connections 2050.
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The Dispatches from Alternate Futures: Exploratory Scenarios for Greater Philadelphia report explores four plausible future scenarios based on different directions that technology, climate change, and rising inequality could take. It was developed with the Futures Working Group and will help inform the vision and strategy development for the Connections 2050 Plan.
Click on the interactive reader below or download a PDF of the report.
Preparing Greater Philadelphia for Highly Automated Vehicles extends the Dispatches scenarios to consider different ways highly automated vehicles may be deployed on the region's roads. The report explores the implications of each scenario and identifies recommendations to start preparing for automated vehicles and related transportation technologies.