Lehigh Valley Planning Commission

TRANSPORTATION

INTRODUCTION

The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is the locally endorsed list of highway, bridge, and transit projects proposed to be implemented with Federal assistance. The Federal and State Governments designated the Lehigh Valley Transportation Study (LVTS) as the body responsible for preparing the TIP for Lehigh and Northampton Counties. The Federal Government requires that the TIP shall, at a minimum:

 

(1) consist of improvements from the locally developed transportation plan;

(2) cover a period of not less than three years;

(3) indicate the areas priorities; and

(4) include realistic cost estimates of the total cost and revenues for the program period.

 

Both highway and transit projects proposed to be implemented with Federal assistance must be included in an approved TIP as a condition to Federal review and approval.

 

Click here for further details about the program through Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

 

   2019-2022 CYCLE

   PUBLIC REVIEW AND COMMENT PERIOD
FROM APRIL 23 - MAY 22, 2018

   The 2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) maps out $534 million in investment over the next four years.

   This plan, with the help of state and federal assistance, funds more than 110 projects designed to improve the Lehigh

   Valley’s highest priority road, bridge, transit, pedestrian, bicycle and rail infrastructure. The TIP’s goal is to preserve the

   region’s assets, reduce congestion, increase safety and efficiency, promote partnerships and enhance mobility for

   everyone.

 

   The new TIP represents a 16.5% increase over the previous spending plan.

 

   Click here for PDF of the complete TIP 2019-2022 DRAFT.

 

  PUBLIC NOTICE

   The Lehigh Valley Transportation Study (LVTS) will hold public meetings Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 12 p.m. at the

   Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (LVPC) offices, 961 Marcon Blvd., Suite 310, Allentown, PA, and Tuesday, May 8 at

   6:30 p.m. at the Bethlehem Area Public Library, 11 W. Church St., Bethlehem, PA, to consider the Draft FFY 2019 – 2022

   Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).  The purpose of the public meetings is to solicit comments on this document.

   A meeting of the LVTS Coordinating Committee will be held Wednesday June 6, 2018 at 10 a.m. at the LVPC to consider

   adoption of the TIP.

 

   The TIP lists high priority highway, bridge and transit projects for the Lehigh Valley from October 1, 2018 through

   September 30, 2022.  The report is available for a public review period starting Monday, April 23, 2018 and ending

   Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 5 p.m. The document is available for review during normal business hours at the LVPC offices,

   PennDOT District 5 offices (1002 Hamilton St., Allentown), LANTA offices (1060 Lehigh Street, Allentown), Allentown Public

   Library (1210 Hamilton Street, Allentown), Bethlehem Area Public Library, and the Easton Area Public Library (515 Church

   Street, Easton).  The draft TIP can also be found on the LVPC’s website at www.lvpc.org.

 

   LVTS – (Metropolitan Planning Organization) is committed to compliance with nondiscrimination requirements of civil rights

   statutes, executive orders, regulations and policies applicable to the programs and activities it administers. Accordingly, the

   MPO is dedicated to ensuring that program beneficiaries receive public participation opportunities without regard to race,

   color, national origin, sex, age, disability or economic status.  Meeting facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities

   and the location is reachable by public transit. The MPO will provide auxiliary services for individuals with language, speech,

   sight or hearing impediments provided the request for assistance is made 14 days prior to the meeting. The MPO will

   attempt to satisfy other requests, as it is able.  Please make your request for auxiliary services to Michael Donchez at

   610-264-4544. If you believe you have been denied participation opportunities, or otherwise discriminated against in

   relation to the programs or activities administered by the MPO, you may file a complaint using the procedures provided in

   our complaint process document or by contacting Michael Donchez at 610-264-4544 or mdonchez@lvpc.org.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

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The following paper documents the process utilized by the Lehigh Valley Transportation Study (LVTS) for selecting projects for inclusion into the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).

 

LVTS Project Selection Criteria PDF

LVTS Powerpoint for How Projects Get on the TIP

 

Details of the current and previous cycles of the TIP can be viewed below.

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