Destination 2030 Long Range Plan Revisions
THE DELAWARE VALLEY REGIONAL PLANNING COMMISSION (DVRPC) ANNOUNCES FOR PUBLIC REVIEW:
- DESTINATION 2030 LONG RANGE PLAN REVISIONS;
- FY 2008-2011 NEW JERSEY TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM; and
- TRANSPORTATION CONFORMITY FINDINGS FOR: DESTINATION 2030 LONG RANGE PLAN REVISIONS, FY 2008 NEW JERSEY TIP, and FY 2007 PENNSYLVANIA TIP
DVRPC is seeking public review and has opened two concurrent public comment periods for the documents listed above. As the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the nine-county, greater Philadelphia region, DVRPC is mandated to develop a Long Range Plan that offers a comprehensive land use and transportation vision for the region's future. Destination 2030: the Year 2030 Plan for the Delaware Valley, was adopted in June 2005, but is now being updated to reflect new federal SAFETEA-LU (Safe, Accountable, Flexible and Efficient Transportation Equity Act- A Legacy for Users) guidelines. The public comment period for the Destination 2030 revisions will begin on April 20, 2007 and all comments must be received by 5 p.m. on May 21, 2007.
DVRPC develops the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) to implement specific projects for an economically viable and desirable region in the years ahead as contained in the region's Long Range Plan, Destination 2030. DVRPC has opened a public comment period for the Draft FY 2008 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for New Jersey, which covers Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Mercer counties. The Draft TIP for New Jersey contains over 135 projects totaling almost $2 billion for phases to be advanced over the next four years. The public comment period for the Draft FY 2008 NJ TIP will open on April 20, 2007 and all comments must be received by 5 p.m. on June 1, 2007.
In conjunction with the Draft FY 2008 NJ TIP and the Destination 2030 revisions, DVRPC has issued a Transportation Conformity finding that covers the Destination 2030 revisions, the FY 2008-2011 NJ TIP and the FY 2007-2010 Pennsylvania TIP. Transportation Conformity is the process that ensures that plans and programs receiving federal funding are consistent with the region's air quality goals. The public comment period for the Conformity Findings of the Plan and TIPs will begin on April 20, 2007 and all comments must be received by 5 p.m. on May 21, 2007.
DVRPC fully complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes and regulations in all programs and activities. DVRPC public meetings are always held in ADA accessible facilities and in transit-accessible locations when possible. Auxiliary services can be provided to individuals who submit a request at least seven days prior to a meeting. For more information please call (215) 238- 2871.
Please join us for a public meeting and information session on the Destination 2030 revisions, the Transportation Conformity Findings and the Draft FY 2008-2011 New Jersey TIP between the hours of 4 and 6 p.m. on:
Wednesday, May 2, 2007
Cherry Hill Library, Multicultural Room
1100 Kings Highway
Cherry Hill, NJ
Wednesday, May 9, 2007
DVRPC Conference Center
North 190 North Independence Mall West, 8th Fl.
These meetings will also serve as information sessions for the draft FY2007 - 2009 New Jersey Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), which is available at www.state.nj.us/transportation. The public comment period for the Draft STIP will open on May 1, 2007, and will close on June 1, 2007.
Copies of the draft Destination 2030 revisions, Draft FY 2008 NJ TIP, and the draft Conformity Findings are available for review on the DVRPC website at www.dvrpc.org, at DVRPC's Resource Center, and at various libraries throughout the Delaware Valley. The documents will also be on hand for review at the information sessions, and can be translated into alternative languages or formats, if requested. Written comments and questions may be addressed to Plan/TIP/Conformity Comments, c/o DVRPC Public Affairs Office, 190 N. Independence Mall West, 8th Fl., Philadelphia, PA 19106 or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. All comments pertaining to the Destination 2030 revisions and the Conformity Findings must be received no later than 5 p.m. on May 21, 2007. All comments pertaining to the FY 2008-2011 New Jersey TIP must be received no later than 5 p.m. on June 1, 2007.