The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) Announces for Public Review:
Proposed Connections Long-Range Plan Amendment: South Jersey Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project
Draft DVRPC FY 2013 TIP for Pennsylvania
Proposed Connections Long-Range Plan Amendment
FY 2012 TIP for New Jersey
The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) is seeking your input and will open public comment periods for the documents listed above. The public comment period for the Draft Pennsylvania TIP and the proposed Plan amendment will open on May 3, 2012 and close at 5 p.m., June 1, 2012. The public comment period for the draft Transportation Conformity Finding will open on May 7, 2012 and close at 5 p.m., June 5, 2012.
Please join us for a public meeting and information session on the Draft FY 2013 TIP, the proposed Plan amendment, and the Draft Transportation Conformity Finding between the hours of 4 and 6 p.m. on:
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
DVRPC Conference Room
190 N. Independence Mall West, 8th Fl.
Philadelphia, PA 19106
An additional meeting for the Plan amendment and Transportation Conformity will be held from 4 and 6 P.M. on:
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Deptford Township Municipal Building
First Floor Conference Room
1011 Cooper Street
Deptford, NJ 08096
The TIP is the regionally agreed-upon list of priority transportation projects, as required by federal law. The Connections Plan is the region's 25-year vision for prioritizing transportation investments in the region and the proposed Plan amendment is a result of a request from New Jersey Transit to include the South Jersey BRT system project, which runs along portions of Route 42/55/I-676, in the fiscally-constrained set of projects that are part of the Plan. Transportation conformity is the process that ensures that plans and programs receiving federal aid are consistent with the region's air quality goals.
Copies of DVRPC's documents are available online at www.dvrpc.org, in the DVRPC Resource Center (located at the address below) as well as in a number of regional libraries. The documents will also be available at the public meeting, and can be translated into an alternative format or language, if requested. Please contact the Resource Center at 215-238-2809 if you wish to have the documents mailed to you.
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, e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. There is an online tool that can be used to review or map individual projects in an interactive way at www.dvrpc.org/TIP. Comments for all documents may also be submitted electronically:
- TIP comments: www.dvrpc.org/TIP
- Plan amendment: www.dvrpc.org/Connections
- Transportation Conformity: www.dvrpc.org/Environment/AirQuality/Conformity.htm
The public comment period will also serve as an opportunity to comment on the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Statewide Transportation Improvement Program, available online at: www.dot.state.pa.us/Internet/web.nsf/Secondary?openframeset&Frame=main&src=PADraftTransProg?OpenForm.
The public involvement process for the TIP conducted by DVRPC is in cooperation with the PennDOT to satisfy the requirements placed by federal legislation and regulation for all Federal Transit Administration and Federal Highway Administration funded projects in the TIP. Public Involvement for the TIP is used to satisfy public involvement requirements for PennDOT's Section 5307 program of projects as well.
Comments for the Draft TIP and Plan amendment must be received no later than 5 p.m. on June 1, 2012. Comments related to the Draft Transportation Conformity Finding must be received no later than 5 p.m. on June 5, 2012.