Lehigh Valley Planning Commission

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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

 

 

Lehigh Valley Transportation Study

  Title VI Public Notice

  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.

 

  Aviso Publico Del Titulo VI

  El ESTUDIO DE TRANSPORTE DE LEHIGH VALLEY (Organización Metropolitana de Planificación [MPO, Metropolitan

  Planning Organization]) está comprometido con el cumplimiento de los requisitos de no discriminación de las leyes de

  derechos civiles, los decretos ejecutivos, los reglamentos y las políticas correspondientes a los programas y las actividades

  que administra. Por ende, la MPO se dedica a garantizar que los beneficiarios de un programa reciban oportunidades de

  participación pública sin tener en cuenta su raza, color, país de origen, sexo, edad, discapacidad o situación económica. Las

  instalaciones para reuniones son accesibles para las personas con discapacidades y se puede llegar a su ubicación usando

  el transporte público. La MPO brindará servicios auxiliares para personas con impedimentos lingüísticos o problemas de

  habla, vista o audición, siempre y cuando la solicitud de asistencia se haga 14 días antes de la reunión. La MPO intentará

  responder a otras solicitudes, según sus posibilidades. Solicite servicios auxiliares llamando a Michael Donchez al

  610-264-4544. Si cree que le negaron oportunidades de participación o que lo discriminaron de otra manera en relación con

  los programas o las actividades que administra la MPO, puede presentar una queja siguiendo los procedimientos que figuran

  en nuestro documento de proceso de queja o comunicándose con Michael Donchez al 610-264-4544 o a

  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