Lehigh Valley Planning Commission

TRANSPORTATION

The Lehigh Valley Transportation Study (LVTS) is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Lehigh and Northampton Counties.  The body was formed in 1964 in response to the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1962, which stated that any urban area with a population exceeding 50,000 must maintain a transportation planning process in order to be eligible for federal transportation funds.

 

The LVTS is comprised of two committees - the Technical Committee and Coordinating Committee.  The Technical Committee is an advisory body to the Coordinating Committee, reviewing plans, programs, and various other items brought before them for review and recommendation to the Coordinating Committee.  The Coordinating Committee is the policy body which formally adopts items reviewed by the Technical Committee.

 

Since 2016, the Freight Advisory Committee has been advisory to the LVTS on all goods movement issues, studies and projects, and the development of a functional and efficient freight system. The Committee will consider the movement of freight to and from manufacturing sites, cities/downtown areas, intermodal facilities, warehouses, and utilities, as well as the region's freight transportation network (i.e., highways, railroads, ports, airports, and pipelines).

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  • Coordinating Committee

     

     

    Coordinating Committee Meeting Dates

    (All Meetings Begin at 10:00 A.M. in LVPC Conference Room,

    unless otherwise noted)

     

    Current Agenda

     

    Wednesday June 6, 2018 10:00 AM

    Wednesday August 1, 2018 10:00 AM

    Wednesday October 3, 2018 10:00 AM

    Wednesday, December 5, 2018 10:00 AM

     

    Coordinating Committee Voting Members

    Michael Rebert (Chair), PennDOT District 5

    Larry Shifflet, PennDOT Central Office

    Raymond C. Green (Alt.), PennDOT Central Office

    Ray O'Connell, City of Allentown

    Craig Messinger (Alt.), City of Allentown

    Robert Donchez, City of Bethlehem

    Michael Alkhal (Alt.), City of Bethlehem

    Salvatore J. Panto, Jr., City of Easton

    David Hopkins (Alt.), City of Easton

    Phillips Armstrong, Lehigh County

    Richard Molchany (Alt.), Lehigh County

    Lamont McClure, Northampton County

    Michael Emili, PE (Alt.), Northampton County

    Owen O'Neil, LANta

    Thomas Stoudt, LVIA

    Becky A. Bradley, AICP (Secretary), LVPC

     

     

    The LEHIGH VALLEY TRANSPORTATION STUDY (MPO) 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.

     

  • Technical Committee

     

    Technical Committee Meeting Dates

    (All Meetings Begin at 9:00 A.M. in LVPC Conference Room,

    unless otherwise noted)

     

    Current Agenda

     

    Wednesday June 6, 2018 9:00 AM

    Wednesday July 11, 2018 9:00 AM

    Wednesday August 1, 2018 9:00 AM

    Wednesday September 5, 2018 9:00 AM

    Wednesday October 3, 2018 9:00 AM

    Wednesday November 7, 2018 9:00 AM

    Wednesday December 5, 2018 9:00 AM

     

     

    Technical Committee Voting Members

    Raymond C. Green (Chair), PennDOT Central Office

    Christopher J. Kufro, P.E. (Alt.), PennDOT District 5

    Douglas Stewart, City of Allentown

    Craig Messinger (Alt.)

    Darlene Heller, City of Bethlehem

    Dave Hopkins, City of Easton

    Brendan Cotter, LANta

    Ryan Meyer, LNAA

    Becky A. Bradley, AICP, LVPC

    Chandra Parasa, PE, PTOE, LVPC

    Michael S. Donchez, LVPC

     

    The LEHIGH VALLEY TRANSPORTATION STUDY (MPO) 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.

     

  • Freight Advisory Committee

    Lehigh Valley Freight Advisory Committee (LVFAC)

     

    FREIGHTLV webpage

    Authority and By-Laws

     

    Freight Advisory Meeting Dates

    (All Meetings Begin at 11:30 A.M. in LVPC Conference Room, unless otherwise noted)

    Current Agenda

     

    Wednesday June 21, 8:00 AM*

    Wednesday August 1, 11:30 AM*

    Wednesday December 5, 11:30 AM

    *Meeting held at Penn State Lehigh Valley campus

    *Meeting held at Lehigh University Iacocca Hall - registration required

     

    The LEHIGH VALLEY TRANSPORTATION STUDY (MPO) 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.

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