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Connections 2045 Plan for Greater Philadelphia
Product No.: 17039
Date Published: 12/2017
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Geographic Area Covered: The nine-county DVRPC region, which covers the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia in Pennsylvania; and Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Mercer counties in New Jersey.
Abstract: Connections 2045 Plan for Greater Philadelphia is the Long-Range Plan for the Greater Philadelphia region. It assesses regional trends and forecasts and sets forth a vision for the future. The Plan is organized around five core principles to achieve the vision: Sustain the Environment; Develop Livable Communities; Expand the Economy; Advance Equity and Foster Diversity; and Create an Integrated, Multimodal Transportation Network. The Plan includes goals and strategies under each of the five core principles. It also identifies a set of investments in the region’s transportation system that are needed to preserve and maintain the existing system, as well as other critical improvements that make the system operate more efficiently and expand capacity. Due to declining funding revenues, only a portion of these investments can be afforded. The Plan prioritizes investments, based on quantitative analysis, and presents an overview of alternatives to address the funding shortfall.
Key Words: Long-Range Plan, Greater Philadelphia, regional policy, core planning principles, sustainability, equity, innovation, financial plan, transportation needs, trends, forecasts, vision, future, funding gap, funding options, multimodal, growth management, livable communities, economy, land use, centers, technology, major regional projects, MPO, implementation, natural resource protection, open space preservation, transportation
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