Draft Connections 2050 Long-Range Plan

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) will open a public comment period to seek your input on theDraft Connections 2050 Long-Range Plan (LRP). The Plan consists of two documents. The primary document is the Connections 2050 Policy Manual, which crafts a vision for regional growth and development, identifies strategies to obtain the vision, and contains a summary of the financial plan. In addition, the Connections 2050 Process Manual documents the Plan’s outreach, background info that informs the plan’s vision and strategies, and contains a detailed financial plan. DVRPC will accept comments on both draft Long-Range Plan documents from July 28, 2021 until August 30, 2021 at 5:00 PM local time.

Electronic versions of both Draft Connections 2050 Long-Range Plan documents are available at www.dvrpc.org/2050/. If requested, the Draft LRP can be translated into an alternative format or language.

DVRPC updates the Long-Range Plan every four years to maintain the federally required 20-year horizon, while using performance-based planning to ensure efficient use of the region’s natural resources, public funding, and other assets. The Draft Connections 2050 Long-Range Planoutlines a vision for the region’s growth and preservation, and a fiscally constrained financial plan for funding transportation infrastructure.

To abide by 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 Federal Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for New Jersey (FY22-FY25) and the Draft Conformity Determination. The online meetings will be recorded and posted online about a day after.

Wednesday, August 11, 2021
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Registration: https://dvrpc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_a_wIuM-lSielFV-TrwIeNA
Call-in information: 646-558-8656; Meeting ID: 934 8624 1523, Passcode: Ld6YeTd3

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Registration: https://dvrpc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_c9NnSLqfQ8GnfUC8TrkzZg
Call-in information: 646-558-8656; Meeting ID: 987 8869 6352, Passcode: MU7XWu09

Registration information is also available on DVRPC’s events calendar at https://www.dvrpc.org/Calendar/2021/08.

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

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

Electronically through a web application available at: www.dvrpc.org/2050/

By Email: LRP@dvrpc.org

By Mail:

Public Comments
c/o DVRPC Office of Communications and Engagement
190 N. Independence Mall West, 8th Fl.
Philadelphia, PA 19106-1520

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 public_affairs@dvrpc.org.

DVRPC must receive comments for the Draft LRP documents by 5:00 PM (local time) on August 30, 2021. Comments received via mail must be postmarked by August 30, 2021. 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 mandates in all programs and activities. DVRPC's website, www.dvrpc.org, may be translated into multiple languages. Publications and other public documents can usually be made available in alternative languages and formats, if requested. DVRPC’s public meetings are always held in ADA-accessible facilities, and held in transit-accessible locations whenever possible. Translation, interpretation, or other auxiliary services can be provided to individuals who submit a request at least seven days prior to a public meeting. Translation and interpretation services for DVRPC’s projects, products, and planning processes are available, generally free of charge, by calling (215) 592-1800. All 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 must 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: www.dvrpc.org/GetInvolved/TitleVI, call (215) 592-1800, or email public_affairs@dvrpc.org.

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