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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.

 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

Active Transportation

2019-2022 CYCLE


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 an easy to follow summary of the

2019-2022 TIP.

See below for detailed accompanying documents.



The Lehigh Valley Transportation Study (LVTS) held a public meeting Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 12 p.m. at the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (LVPC) offices, 961 Marcon Blvd., Suite 310, Allentown, PA. The second public meeting was held on 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 was held on 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 was 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.


Click here for PDF of the public meeting presentations.

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