Lehigh Valley Planning Commission

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).

DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC WE WILL NOT BE MEETING IN-PERSON. THE LVTS WILL HOLD A VIRTUAL MEETING FOR THE JOINT TECHNICAL + COORDINATING COMMITTEE AT ITS REGULAR TIME OF 9 AM WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2020. ADDITIONAL UPDATES WILL BE PROVIDED AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE.

LVPC COMMISSION

Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 9 am

 Attending the meeting can be done by using this link http://tiny.cc/LVTS0715.
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 1-872-222-9976 and using the conference ID# 908 501 638#.

VIRTUAL MEETING SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS AND SUPPORTED PLATFORMS

Supported operating systems:
Windows 7 and later (32-bit and 64-bit), macOS X 10.10 and later

 Supported mobile operating systems:
Android 4.4 and later, iOS 10 and later

Supported web browsers:
Chrome (last 3 versions), Edge RS2 and later, Firefox (last 3 versions),
Internet Explorer 11, Safari

Technical Committee Meeting Dates

 

Technical Committee Voting Members

Chair: Christopher J. Kufro, P.E., PennDOT, Assistant District 5-0 Executive - Design

Vice Chair: Brendan Cotter, Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority

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

Jim Mosca, PennDOT
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 first Wednesday of every other
month at 9:00 AM

 

July 15, 2020*

September 2, 2020

November 4, 2020

 

* Virtual Meeting

2019 Minutes

2018 Minutes

Coordinating Committee Meeting Dates

 

Coordinating Committee Voting Members

Chair: Michael Rebert, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), District 5-0 Executive

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 first Wednesday every other month
at 9:00 AM

 

July 15, 2020*

August 5, 2020 CANCELED

October 7, 2020

December 2, 2020

* Virtual Meeting

2017 Minutes

Joint Technical + Coordinating Committee Meeting Dates

Meets on the first Wednesday, every other month, starting in February at 9:00 AM

 

July 15, 2020*

August 5, 2020 CANCELED

October 7, 2020

December 2, 2020

* Virtual Meeting

2019 Minutes

2018 Minutes

2017 Minutes

LEHIGH VALLEY TRANSPORTATION STUDY TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM  PUBLIC COMMENT MEETINGS

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 12 pm

 Attending the meeting can be done by using this link http://tiny.cc/TIP0520mtg.

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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 1-872-222-9976 and using the conference ID# 568 479 393#.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 4:30 pm

 Attending the meeting can be done by using this link http://tiny.cc/TIP0527mtg.

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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 1-872-222-9976 and using the conference ID# 148149258#.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 9 am

 Attending the meeting can be done by using this link http://tiny.cc/LVTS0603mtg.

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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 1-872-222-9976 and using the conference ID# 110559235#.

Please be sure to join both on the computer and over the phone so that you can see presentations as well as be heard during voting and for questions. You will want to mute your computer speakers once accessing the webinar to minimize any potential echo.

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

  • WorkshopLV: Freight

    Meeting Dates

    Meets three times annually following LVTS Joint Technical + Coordinating Committee at 10:00 AM

     

    Wednesday, April 1, 2020 CANCELED

    Wednesday, August 5, 2020

    Wednesday, December 2, 2020

     

    Current Agenda

     

    FREIGHTLV webpage

    Authority and By-Laws

     

    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.

  • WorkshopLV: Multimodal

    Listed below is the schedule of regular monthly meetings of the Multimodal Working Group and the Walk/RollLV: Active Transportation Plan Open House.

    Multimodal Working Group 2020 Meeting Dates:

    May 27, 3 pm CANCELED

    August 26, 3 pm

    October 28, 3 pm

    December 16, 3 pm

    * Virtual Meeting

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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