TRANSPORTATION

Committees

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).

JOINT TECHNICAL + COORDINATING COMMITTEE MEETING

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 9 am

 Attending the meeting can be done by using this link http://tiny.cc/lvts2021mtgs.
From there, using “the web app instead” function will enable anyone to see the meeting and chat by computer.

Those who would also like to speak during the courtesy of the floor portion of the meeting can do it by calling 610-477-5793 and using the Conference ID: 192 49 6380#.

AGENDA PACKET

Technical Committee Meeting Dates

 

Technical Committee Voting Members

Chair: Brendan Cotter, Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority

Vice Chair:  Jim Mosca, PennDOT Central Office

Secretary: Becky A. Bradley, AICP, Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, Executive Director

Ray O'Connell, City of Allentown
Leonard Lightner (Alt.), City of Allentown

Robert Donchez, City of Bethlehem
Darlene Heller (Alt.), City of Bethlehem

Salvatore J. Panto Jr., City of Easton
David Hopkins (Alt.), City of Easton

Ryan Meyer, Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority

 

Meets on the third Wednesday of every other month, starting in March at 9:00 am

 

 October 20, 2021*

 November 17, 2021

December 15, 2021

 

* Virtual Meeting

Current Agenda

2020 Minutes

2019 Minutes

2018 Minutes

2017 Minutes

Coordinating Committee Meeting Dates

 

Coordinating Committee Voting Members

Chair: Christopher J. Kufro, P.E., PennDOT,

Assistant District 5-0 Executive - Design

Vice Chair: Brian Hare, P.E., Center for Program Development and Management, Director

Secretary: Becky A. Bradley, AICP, Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, Executive Director

 

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, Lehigh and Northampton
Transportation Authority

Thomas Stoudt, Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority

 

Meets on the 3rd Wednesday in January, then the third Wednesday of every other month, starting in
February at 9:00 am

 

October 20, 2021*

December 15, 2021

* Virtual Meeting

Current Agenda

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 the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission 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 the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission at 610-264-4544

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