Connections 2050 Plan for Greater Philadelphia: Process and Analysis Manual

Connections 2050 Plan for Greater Philadelphia: Process and Analysis Manual

Product No.: 21028
Date Published: 12/2021

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The Connections 2050 Plan for Greater Philadelphia: Process and Analysis Manual documents the long-range planning process, public outreach, and quantitative effort and analysis used to develop the Connections 2050 vision, principles, goals, policies and strategies—which are documented in the Process and Analysis Manual’s companion report, the Connections 2050 Plan for Greater Philadelphia: Policy Manual—along with the financial plan’s Capital Vision, revenue forecast, allocation, project evaluation and selection, fiscal constraint analysis, and regional funding options.

Geographic Area Covered: The nine-county DVRPC region, which covers the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia in Pennsylvania; and Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Mercer counties in New Jersey.

Key Words: 3D Printing, 5G, Artificial Intelligence, Asset Management, Automated Vehicles, Aviation, Biking, Broadband, Centers, The Circuit, Climate Change, Congestion, Congestion Management Process, Connected Vehicles, Demographics, Digital Revolution, Diversity, Economy, Electric Vehicles, Emergency Management, Energy, Environment, Equity, Financial Plan, Forecasts, Freight, Funding Gap, Funding Options, Future, Goods Movement, Greater Philadelphia, Greenhouse Gases, Greenspace Network, Historic Resources, Internet of Things, Land Use, Long-Range Plan, Major Regional Projects, Megaregional Planning, MPO, Multimodal, Nanotechnology, Open Space, Planning Areas, Planning Factors, Public Outreach, Real-Time Information, Regional Policy, Resiliency, Safety, Shared Mobility, Smart Growth, Solar Power, Technology, Transit, Transportation, Transportation Performance Management, Transportation System Management and Operations, Transportation Technology, Trends, Vision Zero, Walking, Water.

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Project Team

  • Mark H. Gatti Associate Manager, Office of GIS
  • Shoshana Akins Senior Public Participation Planner
  • Kimberly A. Dean Manager, Office of Creative and Print Services
  • Glenn T. McNichol Principal GIS Analyst
  • Amy Verbofsky Manager, Healthy and Resilient Communities
  • Benjamin T. Gruswitz, AICP Manager, Socioeconomic and Land Use Analytics
  • Thomas R Stead Assistant Manager, Office of Mobility Analysis and Design
  • Karin A. Morris, AICP Director of Community Planning
  • Brad Lane, AICP Principal Transportation Engineer
  • Alison M. Hastings, PP, AICP Associate Director, Communications and Engagement
  • Shawn Megill Legendre Manager, Regional Trails Program
  • Cassidy Boulan, AICP Assistant Manager, Bicycle Programs
  • Michael Boyer Director of Regional Planning
  • Sean Greene Manager, Office of Freight and Clean Transportation
  • Marco L Gorini Senior Transportation Planner
  • Gregory R. Krykewycz, PP, AICP Director of Transportation Planning
  • Fang Yuan, Ph.D., P.E. Manager, Office of Travel Modeling
  • Ian Schwarzenberg Planner
  • Christopher W. King Manager, Office of Transportation Operations Management
  • Sarah K Moran Manager, Office of Mobility Analysis and Design
  • Christopher J. Linn, AICP Manager,Office of Climate and Environment
  • Thomas K. Edinger, AICP Manager, Congestion Management Programs
  • Elizabeth V. Compitello Manager, Sustainable Energy
  • Betsy R. Mastaglio, RLA Associate Director, Multimodal Planning
  • Andrew Svekla Manager, Office of Smart Growth
  • Michael Ruane Associate Director, Planning Innovation
  • Kevin S. Murphy Manager, Office of Safe Streets
  • Justin Neff Manager, Traffic Management Program
  • Kristen Scudder Manager, Freight Programs
  • Rebecca J. Maule Senior Graphic Artist
  • Stephanie Cavacini Associate Manager, Office of Creative and Print Services
  • Brett Fusco Associate Director, Comprehensive Planning

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