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Transportation/Senior Transportation Planner

The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (LVPC) is looking for a Transportation/Senior Transportation Planner to provide regional transportation planning services for the Lehigh Valley community. The successful candidate will assist with comprehensive and subarea planning projects addressing complex issues. The LVPC Transportation Planning Section is responsible for MoveLV: Long-Range Transportation Plan, Transportation Improvement Program, MoveLV: Lehigh Valley Freight Plan, WalkLV: Regional Sidewalk Inventory and the mobility sections of the Regional Comprehensive Plan, specific community plans and special planning projects.

 

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Managing Editor                                         The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission/Lehigh Valley Transportation Study (LVPC) is hiring a Managing Editor to help manage the workflow, resource allocation and to maintain the high quality of the organization’s work products. The demand for LVPC services, as well as, content of the work has significantly evolved over the last several years. In order to respond to the growing demand and changing needs of the community we are seeking a team member to plan, allocate resources, review, and revise content for publication and distribution. The Managing Editor will also, assist the Planning Team in writing content for publication on websites, in print, e-news, social media, blogs, presentations, among other communication platforms.

 

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And the 2017 Independent Leader       Lehigh Valley Sustainability Award        goes to...

Lehigh Valley Planning Commission!

 

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Congratulations to Becky Bradley!

LVPC's Executive Director, Becky Bradley, was awarded the title of Outstanding Woman in Business during the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce 2017 Excellence in Business Awards on June 13, 2017.

 

Becky was also recently recognized by the Lehigh Valley Business Journal as one of the 2017 Women of Influence.

 

The LVPC staff is very proud to have her leading our team!

Slate Belt Exhibition Book!

We are proud to share the online release of the Slatelands Exhibition Book, a culmination of work by UPenn design students that reimagines the future Slate Belt region and its landscapes. The project's success is a result of collaboration between University of Pennsylvania, the Slate Belt Council of Governments and the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission.

 

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Click here to view the photos from the May 12, 2017 pop-up exhibition and launch of the Slate Belt multimunicipal plan!

FutureLV Comprehensive Plan Update

"Nearly 1 million people projected to     make Lehigh Valley home by 2040"

2017 LVPC Meetings

 

The following is the schedule of regular monthly meetings and all Committee meetings of the Lehigh Valley Planning 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

 

LVPC – meets on the last Thursday of every month at 7:00 PM. Except December.

Executive Committee – meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 4:00 PM.

Comprehensive Planning Committee – meets on the Tuesday immediately preceding LVPC meeting dates at 12:00 PM.

Environment Committee – meets on the Tuesday immediately preceding LVPC meeting dates at 11:00 AM

Transportation Committee – meets on the Thursday immediately preceding LVPC meeting dates at 5:30 PM.

 

<<LINK TO LVPC MEETINGS PAGE>>

<<LINK TO PDF LISTING OF MEETINGS>>

2017 LVTS Meetings

 

The following is the schedule of regular monthly meetings of the Lehigh Valley Transportation Study (LVTS). All LVTS meetings will be held, unless otherwise noted, at:

 

Lehigh Valley Planning Commission

961 Marcon Boulevard, Suite 310

Allentown, PA 18109

 

Technical Committee

Meets on the last Monday of every month at 9:00 AM. Except May and December.

Coordinating Committee

Meets on the first Wednesday, every other month, starting in February at 10:00 AM (except December).

Freight Advisory Committee

Meets four times annually following LVTS Coordinating Committee during the months of February, June, August and December.

 

<<LIINK TO LVTS MEETINGS PAGE>>

<<LINK TO PDF LISTING OF MEETINGS>>

"Industrial Sector Drives What

Should be More Growth in '17"

Land Use Implications of the

Medical Marijuana Act

Marijuana is included on Schedule I of the US Controlled Substances Act and is considered illegal under federal law. However, in 2013 the US Department of Justice issued guidance to federal prosecutors to largely abstain from action against a person who is in compliance with a state marijuana statue [Cole 2013]. Several states, including the District of Columbia, began enacting legislation legalizing marijuana on the heels of the Department of Justice memorandum. And, on April 17, 2016 the Pennsylvania Legislature enacted the Medical Marijuana Act [P.L. 84, No.16], making the Commonwealth the 25th state to legalize the substance.

 

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The People:

Population + Employment Projections 2017

Please click here for a downloadable PDF

Traffic Safety Plan

BUILDLV Annual Development Report

Municipal Officials Guide

MOVELV:

Congestion Management Process

DRAFT

Transportation Improvement Program       2017-2020

WALKLV

Housing Market Report

LIVABLE LANDSCAPES

An Open Space Plan for

Northampton County

Livable Landscapes: An Open Space Plan for Northampton County

MOVELV

Long Range Transportation Plan

MOVELV

Lehigh Valley Regional Freight Plan

Lehigh Valley Return on Environment

LVPC Meetings

 

June 27, 2017

Environment Committee

Comprehensive Planning Committee

LVTS Meetings

 

June 26, 2017

9:00am

Technical Commitee

FutureLV

 

JOIN US!

 

July 18, 2017

Strategy Lab:

Education + Training

8:30-10:30am

 

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