The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission Announces for Public Review:

Draft DVRPC 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 DVRPC Federal Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for Pennsylvania (FY21-FY24). This also serves as the public comment period for the Draft Connections 2045 Long-Range Plan (LRP) Amendment. DVRPC will accept comments on both draft documents from May 26, 2020 until June 29, 2020 at 5:00 PM local time.

Public notice of public participation activities and time established for public review of and comments on the TIP also satisfies Program of Projects requirements for NJTransit, Port Authority Transit Corporation (PATCO), Pottstown Area Rapid Transit (PART), and Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA).

An electronic version of DVRPC's Draft FY2021 TIP for PA is available at An electronic version of the Draft Connections 2045 Long-Range Plan (LRP) Amendment is available at If requested, the Draft TIP and Draft LRP Amendment can be translated into an alternative format or language.

The TIP represents the region's federally funded transportation improvement priorities and is required by federal law in order for the region to receive and spend federal transportation funds. The TIP also includes non-federally funded projects that are regionally significant in order to provide a broad picture of the region's transportation improvements.

The Connections 2045 Plan is the region's long-term vision for prioritizing transportation investments. DVRPC periodically amends the LRP to incorporate changes to regionally significant projects, reflect changes to the financial plan, and to maintain fiscal constraint. This update to the Plan accounts for major funding changes to the region, and also reports on new Transportation Performance Management (TPM) requirements set forth in federal transportation legislation.

To abide by stay-at-home orders and public health guidelines for public gatherings, public meetings will be held online at two different times. These online public meetings will also include a presentation of the Draft Transportation Conformity Demonstration, which has an overlapping public comment period. 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:

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 TIP and LRP Amendment documents by 5:00 PM (local time) on June 29, 2020. Comments received via mail must be postmarked by June 29, 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