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Lehigh Valley Transportation Study


The Lehigh Valley Transportation Study (LVTS) is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Lehigh and Northampton counties. The role of the MPO is to promote transportation projects, plans, programs, and policies that are consistent with the locally adopted Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and Lehigh Valley Transportation Plan (LVTP). LVTS was created in 1964 through a legal agreement between the Cities of Allentown, Bethlehem, and Easton; the Counties of Lehigh and Northampton; and the Department of Highways of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (now the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation). The LVTS was founded in response to the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1962, which stated, in part, that any urban area with a population of more than 50,000 must maintain a continuing, comprehensive and cooperative transportation planning process in order to be eligible to receive Federal funds for transportation projects.


LVTS is made up of two committees — the Technical Committee and Coordinating Committee. The Technical Committee reviews projects brought before the group and recommends actions to the Coordinating Committee. The Coordinating Committee is the policy body which formally adopts items reviewed by the Technical Committee. LVTS Technical Committee membership consists of representatives from PennDOT Central Office, PennDOT District 5-0, Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (LVPC), Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority (LANTA) and the Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority (LNAA). The Coordinating Committee membership consists of representatives from PennDOT Central Office, PennDOT District 5-0, Lehigh County, Northampton County, Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton, LVPC, LANTA and LNAA.


The transportation planning staff of the LVPC, in cooperation with PennDOT and LANTA, serves as technical staff for the LVTS. LVPC receives Federal and State funding for work under contract with PennDOT.


2016 Federal Certification Review Findings Report



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