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'WHO WE ARE:' LEHIGH VALLEY DATA TROVE BROKEN DOWN BY NEIGHBORHOOD, ROADS AND MORE

Lehighvalleylive.com, December 6, 2018

Want to know how many more people use Main Street in Tatamy following the opening of the Route 33 Chrin Interchange? How about the factors that might spell success in each Lehigh Valley neighborhood? Or maybe the percentage of trucks in Route 22 traffic?

The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission on Wednesday unveiled an interactive analysis of a trove of data looking at these factors and much more. DataLV, available on the lvpc.org website, is focused on Lehigh Valley trends in development, traffic, commuting and social equity.

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OUR AGING INTERSTATES

Pennsylvania’s more than 2,700 miles of interstate highways snake into every corner of the state, carrying 1.8 million commuters a day and making the Commonwealth one of the busiest corridors for all those consumer goods people are buying from their phones this Christmas.

With the fourth-largest interstate system in the country, including the 63 miles in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania has long been the envy of other states, but now its interstates are deteriorating faster than they can be repaired, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Highway Delivery Division Chief Melissa J. Batula said during a report to the Lehigh Valley Transportation Study (LVTS) and Freight Advisory Committee earlier this month.

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LAST CHANCE TO GET YOUR PIECE OF THE $8.2 BILLION TRANSPORTATION FUNDING PIE

After more than 80 people representing 49 Lehigh Valley municipalities, several non-profits and private citizens attended Open Call project meetings last week, the LVPC has scheduled a last chance Open Call, to give the remaining 13 municipalities, non-profits and individuals an opportunity to get their projects into the 20-year Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP).

The final Open Call meeting – and final chance to compete for a share of an expected $2.8 billion in federal transportation funding – will be held from 9 a.m.-10 a.m., January 3, at the LVPC offices.

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SIGN UP NOW FOR 2019 LTAP COURSES

They’re informative, they’re free, they can help make your neighborhood safer and they may even save your community some money.

In its 10th consecutive year of partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, the LVPC is offering a slate of 12 Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) courses that run from February to November. The 2019 schedule includes two new courses to help municipalities devise plans to make their roadways safer and public facilities more accessible to people with disabilities.

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  • Lehigh Valley Hazard Mitigation Plan

    October 10, 2018

  • Bath Borough Multimodal Safety and Parking Analysis

  • Experts say a regional approach is essential for tackling freight transportation

    LVB.com, June 22, 2018

    As construction of warehouses and distribution centers continues to increase throughout the region, the challenges of transporting all that freight continue to rise in importance.

     

    These issues touch on a host of trends and factors, from the changing needs of the labor force to the amount of time people spend driving to and from work navigating busy highways.

     

    To identify and explore the issues facing freight transportation, several regional organizations hosted an Eastern Pennsylvania Freight Summit at Lehigh University’s Mountaintop Campus in Bethlehem on Thursday.

     

    The first day of the event included panel discussions and several speakers, followed by guided tours of manufacturing and distribution facilities in the region today.

     

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  • PennDOT focusing on truck parking in Lehigh Valley, other congested areas

    Lehigh Valley Live, June 22, 2018

    Parking for tractor trailers was already a problem in Pennsylvania 11 years ago, and now PennDOT is calling for help with solutions.

     

    On Thursday, PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards said the department is moving forward with a public-private partnership, referred to as a P3, to address truck parking in the state.

     

    Richards spoke at the Eastern Pennsylvania Freight Summit, the first of its kind summit in the state held at Lehigh University's Iacocca Hall.

     

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  • As trucking booms, planners scramble to find tractor-trailer parking

    The Morning Call, June 21, 2018

    While the growing presence of tractor trailers has been a complaint of Lehigh Valley residents in recent years, local planners are concerned with the one place they’re not seeing them — designated truck parking spots.

     

    In the past decade, the Lehigh Valley has seen enormous warehouses spring up to accommodate the growing demand for online retail and overnight delivery. Logistic hubs for Walmart.com and Amazon have moved into warehouses of more than a million square feet in the Lehigh Valley, and FedEx Ground is finishing up a similarly sized warehouse in Allen Township that will be the company’s largest warehouse facility. The transportation and warehousing industries now account for about 8.4 percent of employment in the Lehigh Valley, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

     

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  • BUILDLV

    Annual Development Report

  • LVTS Public Participation Plan Update

    Public involvement is a vital component of the transportation planning process. Providing full disclosure of plans and programs not only during the development phase but also after the adoption of these plans and programs allows the general public the opportunity to be involved, comment on, and influence the development process. Every person, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, gender, disability, or socio-economic status should have the opportunity to take part in and influence the transportation planning process. This Public Participation Plan provides for and documents the methods utilized by the LVTS to achieve this outcome.

     

    Full PDF Draft Report click here.

     

    Click here for the Public Notice on a public meeting related to this plan.

  • The People: Population + Employment Projections

  • BuildLV

    Monthly Development Report

  • MOVELV

    Long Range Transportation Plan

  • MOVELV

    Lehigh Valley Regional Freight Plan

  • Regional Comprehensive Plan - The Lehigh Valley...2030

MEETINGS + TRAINING

  • LVPC MEETINGS

     

    February 21, 2019

    Executive Committee

     

    January 29, 2019

    Environment Committee

    Comprehensive Planning Committee

     

    January 31, 2019

    LVPC Commission

     

     All Commission and Committee meetings will be held unless otherwise noted at:

     

    Lehigh Valley Planning Commission

    961 Marcon Boulevard, Suite 310

    Allentown, PA 18109

  • LVTS MEETINGS

    March 6, 2019

    Technical Committee

     

    January 31, 2019

    Transportation Committee

     

    February 6, 2019

    Joint Technical + Coordinating Committee

  • FUTURELV WORKING GROUP

     Monday, January 21, 2019, 3:00 – 5:00 PM

    Monday, February 18, 2019, 3:00 – 5:00 PM

    Monday, March 18, 2019, 3:00 – 5:00 PM

    Monday, April 15, 2019, 3:00 – 5:00 PM

    Monday, May 20, 2019, 3:00 – 5:00 PM

     Monday, June 17, 2019, 3:00 – 5:00 PM

    Monday, July 15, 2019, 3:00 – 5:00 PM

    Monday, August 19, 2019, 3:00 – 5:00 PM

    Monday, September 16, 2019, 3:00 – 5:00 PM

  • PLANNING + PIZZA

    January 25: Traffic and Commuting

    A review of the region’s busiest roads, how far some people are traveling to work here and how this affects you.

    February 27: Equity

    An analysis of who has access - and who does not - to the essential quality of life issues of housing, education, transportation and employment.

  • LOCAL TECHNICAL
    ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

    Upcoming LTAP Courses

    February 12, 8 am-12 pm

    Work Zone (Temporary) Traffic Control:

    March 7, 8 am-12 pm
    Pavement Markings: Applications and Maintenance

    Click here for details and to register.

  • LEHIGH VALLEY

    GOVERNMENT ACADEMY

    2019 LVGA Courses held 5:30-9 pm at LVPC Office

    September 11, 18, 25

    Community Planning

    October  2, 9, 16
    Subdivision and Land Development Review

    November  4, 18, 25
    Zoning

    Click here for details and to register.

TWEETS

Lehigh Valley Planning Commission

961 Marcon Boulevard - Suite 310

Allentown, PA 18109

Phone: (610) 264-4544

Toll Free: (888) 627-8808

Fax: (610) 264-2616