The Long-Range Plan creates a vision for the region's growth, development, and preservation, and is a blueprint for the prioritization and funding of capital transportation investments. Realizing the integrated and interconnected relationship between transportation and the built environment, the Long-Range Plan also considers regional land use, the environment, economic development, and equity.
DVRPC uses a performance-based approach to long-range planning to ensure efficient use of assets - from natural resources to public funding. The Plan is updated by identifying trends and forces shaping the region; working with the public and stakeholders to develop a collective vision for the region; and recommending strategies to help achieve the vision. Implementing the Plan is an ongoing effort carried out through the Commission’s activities, as identified in the Annual Work Program, and by planning partners, member governments, stakeholder agencies, and individuals taking action.
Connections 2045 is Greater Philadelphia's long-range plan. The Plan identifies Greater Philadelphia's regional vision around five core principles: Sustain the Environment, Develop Livable Communities, Expand the Economy, Advance Equity and Foster Diversity, and Create an Integrated, Multimodal Transportation Network. The Plan identifies strategies to achieve the vision, and contains a fiscally-constrained list of regional transportation investments.
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.
This is an online visioning tool used to inform the 2040 Long-Range Plan. Participants can create a vision for Greater Philadelphia in 2040.
DVRPC's stakeholder group of experts informs the Commission's scenario-based analyses.