The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission Announces for Public Review:

Draft Conformity Determination: FY2020 TIP for New Jersey, Draft FY2021 Transportation Improvement Program for Pennsylvania (FY21-FY24) and Draft Connections 2045 Long-Range Plan Amendment

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) is seeking your input and will open a public comment period for the Draft Conformity Determination for the Draft Amended Connections 2045 Long-Range Plan, FY2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for New Jersey, and Draft FY2021 Pennsylvania TIP. DVRPC will accept comments from Wednesday, June 3, 2020 until Monday, July 6, 2020 at 5:00 PM local time.

An electronic version of the Draft Conformity Determination is available online at If requested, the draft Conformity Determination can be translated into an alternative format or language.

This Conformity Determination is required due to amendments of regionally significant projects to the TIP for New Jersey, as well as the anticipated adoptions of the Draft FY2021 TIP for Pennsylvania and Draft LRP Amendment (both of which are currently out for public comment). A Conformity Determination 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.

To abide by stay-at-home orders and public health guidelines for public gatherings, the required public meetings will be held online at two different times. These online public meetings will also include presentations of the Draft DVRPC FY2021 TIP for Pennsylvania and Draft Connections 2045 Long-Range Plan Amendment. The online meetings will be recorded and posted online about a day after.

Online Public Meetings

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Call-in information: 646-558-8656;
Webinar ID: 928 8347 2086;
Password: 0b1&E1fB


Wednesday, June 17, 2020

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Call-in information: 646-558-8656;
Webinar ID: 969 5526 6273;
Password: 0b1&E1fB

Registration information is also available on DVRPC's events calendar at

Attendees can join via webinar or by phone in listen-only mode. For any accommodations, including closed captioning and interpretation, please email or call 215-238-2929.

Submitting Comments and Questions

Written comments and questions must be submitted in one of four ways listed below:

  • Electronically through a web application available at:
    Air Quality Conformity:
  • By Email:
    Air Quality Conformity:
  • By Mail:
    Public Comments
    c/o DVRPC Office of Communications and Engagement
    190 N. Independence Mall West, 8th Fl.
    Philadelphia, PA 19106-1520
  • By Fax:

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 215-238-2929 or

DVRPC must receive comments for the Draft Conformity Determination documents by 5:00 PM (local time) on July 6, 2020. Comments received via mail must be postmarked by July 6, 2020. Responses will not be provided unless comments are submitted in writing during the public comment period.

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) fully complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, Executive Order 12898 on Environmental Justice, and related nondiscrimination statutes and regulations in all programs and activities. DVRPC's website,, may be translated into multiple languages. Publications and other public documents can be made available in alternative languages and formats, if requested. DVRPC public meetings are always held in ADA-accessible facilities, and in transit-accessible locations when possible. Auxiliary services can be provided to individuals who submit a request at least seven days prior to a public meeting. Requests will be accommodated to the greatest extent possible. Any person who believes they have been aggrieved by an unlawful discriminatory practice by DVRPC under Title VI has a right to file a formal complaint. Any such complaint may be in writing and filed with DVRPC's Title VI Compliance Manager and/or the appropriate state or federal agency within 180 days of the alleged discriminatory occurrence. For more information on DVRPC's Title VI program or to obtain a Title VI Complaint Form, please visit:, call (215) 592-1800, or email