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Implementing Connections: The Benefits for Greater Philadelphia

Product No.: 11045
Date Published: 3/2011

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Geographic Area Covered: The nine-county Greater Philadelphia area, which covers the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia in Pennsylvania and Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Mercer in New Jersey.

Abstract: This analysis utilizes DVRPC's modeling capabilities to illustrate and quantify the benefits of implementing the policies and goals defined in the Connections Plan, through a Plan scenario, compared to a continuation of our region's business-as-usual Trend scenario. Both scenarios are set in the horizon year of the Plan, 2035, and compared to each other and current conditions (2010).

Key Words: Scenarios, What-if analysis, Long-Range Plan, Connections, Core Plan Principles, 2035, Growth Management, Land Preservation, Livable Communities, Energy-Efficient Economy, Multimodal Transportation, Transit First, Regional Funding, Transportation Funding, Transportation Infrastructure, Bridge Condition, Pavement Condition, Transit Vehicle Age, Plan Implementation, Blueprint Scenario.

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