The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) Announces For Public Review:
- DRAFT FISCAL YEAR (FY) 2011-2014 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (TIP) for PENNSYLVANIA; and
DRAFT TRANSPORTATION CONFORMITY FINDINGS FOR:
- DRAFT FY 2011 PENNSYLVANIA TIP;
- FY 2010 NEW JERSEY TIP
DVRPC will open a public comment period on June 1, 2010 for the documents listed above. Please join us for a public meeting and information session on the Draft TIP and the Transportation Conformity Findings between the hours of 4 and 6 p.m. on:
Thursday, June 10, 2010
DVRPC Conference Center
190 North Independence Mall West, 8th Floor
As the federally designated metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for the Greater Philadelphia region, DVRPC develops the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The TIP is the regionally agreed upon list of priority projects by state, as required by federal law. The TIP document must list all projects that intend to use federal funds, along with non-federally funded projects that are regionally significant. Also included are all other state funded capital projects. The projects are multi-modal; that is, they include bicycle, pedestrian, freight-related projects, and innovative air quality projects, as well as the more traditional highway and public transit projects. The Draft FY 2011 TIP for Pennsylvania includes projects in Philadelphia, Montgomery, Delaware, Chester and Bucks counties. The TIP contains almost 400 projects totaling more than $2.9 billion for phases to be advanced over the next four years.
Transportation conformity is the federally mandated, analytical process, through which MPOs demonstrate that the transportation investments, strategies and programs, included in the TIP are consistent with air quality goals established for the region.
Copies of the Draft TIP and documents and the Draft Transportation Conformity findings are available for review on the DVRPC website, in DVRPC's Resource Center, and at various libraries throughout the Delaware Valley. The documents will also be on hand for review at the information session, and can be translated into alternative languages or formats, if requested.
Additionally, for the first time, comments can be made online as part of DVRPC's new web-based TIP public comment application located at www.dvrpc.org/TIP. Click on the "Submit a comment on the Draft DVRPC FY2011 TIP for Pennsylvania" button to make general and project specific comments.
Written comments and questions may be addressed to Plan/TIP/Conformity Comments, c/o DVRPC Public Affairs Office, 190 N. Independence Mall West, 8th Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19106 or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All comments pertaining to these documents must be received by 5 p.m. on June 30, 2010.