Draft Amendment 3 to Connections 2050 Long-Range Plan And Draft DVRPC FY2025 Transportation Improvement Program for Pennsylvania (FY25-FY28)

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) is opening a public comment period to seek your input on the following documents:

  • Connections 2050 Long-Range Plan: Draft Amendment 3
  • Draft DVRPC Federal Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for Pennsylvania (FY25-FY28)

DVRPC will accept comments on the Draft FY2025 PA TIP and Connections 2050 Long-Range Plan: Draft Amendment 3 documents from May 23, 2024, until June 24, 2024, at 5:00 PM local time.

After this public comment period, there will be a second, related public comment period for Draft Conformity Determination: Connections 2050 Long-Range Plan and Draft FY2025 TIP for Pennsylvania. Public comments on the Draft Conformity Determination draft documents will be accepted from June 4, 2024, until July 8, 2024, at 5:00 PM local time.

Electronic versions of the documents are available at:

If requested, any of these documents can be translated into an alternative format or language. Hard copies are also available at public libraries throughout the region, and upon request.

The Connections 2050 Long-Range Plan contains a fiscally constrained financial plan and project list for transportation investments throughout the region over the coming decades. In between four-year update cycles, the Plan is occasionally amended to account for significant changes to the cost or scope of Major Regional Projects. Amendment 3 accounts for significant changes to the cost, scope, or funding status for various Major Regional Projects.

The TIP represents the region's federally-funded transportation improvement priorities and is required by federal law in order for the region to be eligible 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.

A Conformity Determination is conducted to ensure transportation investments conform to the federal Clean Air Act, and demonstrate that a proposed plan or projects will not negatively impact a region’s ability to meet or maintain federal air quality standards.

DVRPC is hosting two public meetings on these draft documents. The meetings will also include a presentation on the Draft Transportation Conformity Demonstration, which will have an overlapping public comment period. To reach as many people as possible, one meeting will be held online, and one will be hybrid.

Online only meeting:

Monday, June 10, 2024, from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Registration via:

https://bit.ly/June10mtg or by visiting DVRPC’s events calendar at: https://www.dvrpc.org/calendar/2024/6.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Hybrid meeting:

Tuesday, June 11, 2024, from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM Registration for in-person and online attendees via:

https://bit.ly/3yj9iAU or by visiting DVRPC’s events calendar at: https://www.dvrpc.org/calendar/2024/6 .

DVRPC Conference room

190 N Independence Mall W

Philadelphia, PA 19139

Directions: https://www.dvrpc.org/directions/

Dinner will be served for in-person attendees; an online option will also be available to give public comment.

Interpretation can be provided if requested. Please reach out to public_affairs@dvrpc.org or 215.592.1800.

Written comments and questions must be submitted in the following ways listed below:

Electronically through a web application available at:

By Email:

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 215.592.1800 or public_affairs@dvrpc.org.

DVRPC must receive comments for the Draft TIP and Draft Amendment documents by 5:00 PM (local time) on June 24, 2024, at 5:00 PM local time and comments on the Draft Conformity Determination by July 8, 2024, at 5:00 PM local time. Comments received via mail must be postmarked by June 24, 2024, for PA TIP and LRP and July 8, 2024, for Conformity. Responses will not be provided unless comments are submitted in writing during the public comment period.

Important Notice: DVRPC is committed to providing open and competitive procurement opportunities and that Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), as defined in 49 CFR part 26, have an equal opportunity to receive and participate in federally funded contracts. For information about opportunities to do business with DVRPC, please visit www.dvrpc.org/Business/.

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 is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, all programs and activities on the basis of race, creed color, national origin, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or income level, as protected by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other related nondiscrimination mandates.

DVRPC's website, www.dvrpc.org, may be translated into multiple languages. Publications and other public documents can 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. DVRPC will work to accommodate all reasonable requests for translation, interpretation, accommodations or other auxiliary services and encourages that requests be made at least seven days prior to a public meeting. Requests can be made by contacting the Commission’s ADA and Title VI Compliance Officer Shoshana Akins via email at public_affairs@dvrpc.org, calling (215) 592-1800, or while registering for an upcoming meeting.

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 ADA and Title VI Compliance Officer Shoshana Akins and/or the appropriate state or federal agency within 180 days of the alleged discriminatory occurrence. Complaints that a program, service, or activity of DVRPC is not accessible to persons with disabilities should be directed to Shoshana Akins as well. 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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