The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) Announces For Public Review:

Draft DVRPC Connections 2045 Long-Range Plan (LRP)

Draft Transportation Conformity Demonstration: Draft Connections 2045 LRP, Draft DVRPC FY 2018 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for New Jersey, and DVRPC FY 2017 TIP for Pennsylvania

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) is seeking your input and will open a public comment period for the above documents. The Draft DVRPC Connections 2045 LRP and Draft Transportation Conformity Demonstration will be available for public comment from September 1, 2017 until October 4, 2017 at 5:00 PM local time.

The Connections 2045 Long-Range Plan identifies strategies and policies to achieve regional land use, environmental, economic, equity, and transportation goals. This important policy document will guide planning, growth, and investment in the nine-county region over the next 28 years. The Plan prioritizes transportation investments and enables our region to receive over a billion dollars annually in federal transportation funding.

This Transportation Conformity Demonstration is required due to the anticipated adoption of Connections 2045 LRP, anticipated adoption of a new FY 2018 TIP for New Jersey (currently out for public comment) and the addition of regionally significant and nonexempt projects being amended to the FY 2017 TIP for Pennsylvania. Transportation Conformity is conducted to ensure transportation investments conform to the Federal Clean Air Act, and demonstrate that a proposed plan or project will not negatively impact a region’s ability to meet or maintain federal air quality standards.

Please join DVRPC at one of the two public meeting/information sessions on the Draft DVRPC Connections 2045 LRP and Draft Transportation Conformity Demonstration:

Monday, September 18, 2017
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Collingswood Senior Community Center
30 W. Collings Avenue
Collingswood, NJ 08108

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
DVRPC Conference Room
190 N. Independence Mall West, 8th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Web conferencing is available for the September 19 meeting. Please register by September 18, 2017 by contacting 215-592-1800 or if you are interested in using this option. Sign-on instructions will be emailed to you the morning of September 19.

Electronic versions of DVRPC’s Draft Connections 2045 LRP and Draft Transportation Conformity Demonstration are available online at and, respectively. Hardcopies are available in the DVRPC Resource Center and in a number of regional libraries. The documents will also be available at the public meetings, and can be translated into an alternative format or language, if requested.

Written comments and questions may be submitted in one of four ways:

Questions and comments must be submitted in writing. If you need assistance in providing a written comment, please contact the DVRPC Office of Communications and Engagement at 215-592-1800 or

Comments for these documents must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on October 4, 2017. Comments received via mail must be postmarked by October 4, 2017. Written comments received during the public comment period and responses to those comments will be provided in a final document as part of the public record.