The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) Announces for Public Review:
The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) is seeking your input and will open a public comment period for its Draft DVRPC Fiscal Year (FY) 2015-2018 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for Pennsylvania. The public comment period will open on May 30, 2014 and close at 5 p.m., June 30, 2014.
Please join us for a public meeting and information session on the Draft FY 2015 Pennsylvania TIP between the hours of 4:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. on:
Thursday, June 26, 2014
DVRPC Conference Room
190 N Independence Mall West, 8th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106
The public will be able to participate in this meeting remotely via web conferencing. Please register by June 24, 2014 by contacting 215-592-1800 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in using this option.
As the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization, DVRPC is responsible for developing the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The TIP is the regionally agreed-upon list of priority projects, as required by federal law, and goes through a major update every other year. 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 multimodal; 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.
Copies of the draft TIP are available in the DVRPC Resource Center; in a number of regional libraries [0.1 MB pdf]; and at www.dvrpc.org. The document 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:
c/o DVRPC Public Affairs Office
190 N. Independence Mall West, 8th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106.
Comments may be e-mailed to email@example.com or faxed to 215-592-9125.
There is also an online tool that can be used to review, map, and comment on individual TIP projects in an interactive way at www.dvrpc.org/TIP. Responses to comments and questions that have been submitted in writing or electronically during the public comment period will be included in the final TIP document. If you need assistance in providing a written comment, please contact the DVRPC Public Affairs Office at 215-592-1800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The TIP public involvement process, conducted by DVRPC, is in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (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 must be received no later than 5 p.m. on June 30, 2014.
A forthcoming public comment period for the Draft Amendment to the Connections 2040 Long-Range Plan and the Draft Transportation Conformity Finding for the Draft DVRPC FY 2015 TIP for Pennsylvania, the Draft Amendment to the Connections 2040 Long-Range Plan, and the FY 2014 TIP for New Jersey will begin on June 16, 2014.