2045 Long-Range Transportation Plan


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Freight Movement Plan

Public Comment Period is Now Open!

September 20 - October 19, 2021

2045 Long-Range Transportation Plan


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Freight Movement Plan

"We worked closely with our partners and the public to shape a vision for transportation that supports economic growth and opportunity, connectivity, thriving communities, a cleaner environment and safe travel."

- PennDOT Secretary Yassmin Gramian

2045 Long-Range Transportation Plan


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Freight Movement Plan

"We now need you to join this conversation to help us make these plans even more responsive to future public needs."

- PennDOT Secretary Yassmin Gramian

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3 Easy Steps to Review the Plans

  1. View the plans by selecting one from the menu above
  2. Select from the PDF or text-only version of the plans
  3. Use the comment form button to provide feedback

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Providing Equal Access for You

We are pleased to offer the draft plans in multiple formats and locations for your convenience as follows:

  • The public review and comment period process follows the guidelines established in PennDOT’s Accessibility Policy and recently adopted Public Participation Plan and specifically offers access to the documents online and in print through public library locations throughout the state.

  • Translation support through text-only versions of the documents online and over-the-phone interpretation services by calling 717-705-1478.

  • Printed copies by request at penndotplanning@pa.gov or by calling 717-705-1478.

  • Anyone who requires other special assistance to participate, please contact the PennDOT Bureau of Equal Opportunity toll-free at 717-787-5891.

Stakeholder Communication Toolkit

The resources in this communications toolkit are to help stakeholders and other organizations promote the Public Comment Period. Many voices throughout the Commonwealth provided the foundation for the plan outcomes. The scope and scale of outreach conducted was unprecedented and is reflected throughout the strategic directions of the plan. Please help us in sharing the story by using the resources in the toolkit below to promote the comment period.

PennDOT Announces Public Comment Period for Long-Range Transportation Plan and Freight Movement Plan

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) invites the public to provide comments on the draft 2045 Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) and Freight Movement Plan (FMP) from September 20 through October 19, 2021.

The LRTP is updated every 6 to 10 years and looks ahead twenty years to establish multimodal strategic directions for Pennsylvania’s transportation system. The FMP proposes strategies, recommends policies, and identifies projects to improve multimodal freight movement. Both plans are in the final stages of a two-year planning process involving technical analysis, public and stakeholder outreach, and collaborative planning. The plans are scheduled for adoption in 2021.

Public and stakeholder involvement is a critical component of the LRTP and FMP development process to better understand the needs and concerns of all Pennsylvanians from across the commonwealth. PennDOT encourages the public to review the draft plans and provide comments beginning on September 20 online at public library locations throughout the state. Those without access to the internet may request printed copies at penndotplanning@pa.gov or by calling 717-705-1498.

All comments received will be reviewed and taken into consideration by PennDOT for inclusion in the final plans. Anyone who requires special assistance to participate, please contact the PennDOT Bureau of Equal Opportunity at 717-787-5891.

Library Access
 

Suggested Post Text: Your feedback will help shape the future of transportation for all Pennsylvanians! Tell Us What You Think at penndot.gov/planning or visit a PA Public Library near you. #MovePA2045

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Motor Carrier Operations & Safety

Suggested Post Text: Truck drivers are essential to everyday life. Check out the Freight Movement Plan for a look at how we plan to improve multimodal freight operations and safety. Tell Us What You Think at penndot.gov/planning or visit a PA Public Library to learn more. #MovePA2045

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Transit/Bicyclist
 

Suggested Post Text: We aim to improve transportation access and equity for walkers, riders, and drivers alike. Check out the 2045 Long-Range Transportation Plan at penndot.gov/planning (under Tell Us What You Think) or visit a PA Public Library near you to learn more. #MovePA2045

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Passenger Rail
 

Suggested Post Text: How do you travel in PA? One of our goals is to strengthen transportation mobility to meet the changing needs of our residents, businesses, and visitors. Check out the draft 2045 Long-Range Transportation Plan at penndot.gov/planning or at a PA Public Library near you and share your feedback. #MovePA2045

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Freight

Suggested Post Text: With over 65 operating railroads in PA we’re planning for access to rail yards and marine terminals to move containerized freight efficiently to market. View the plans at penndot.gov/planning or visit a Pa Public Library near you. #MovePA2045

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Transit

Suggested Post Text: Transit systems in PA provide essential transportation to the people who need it most. Our goal is to establish funding and finance approaches that allocate sufficient resources for public transportation. Go to penndot.gov/planning or visit a PA Public Library and offer your feedback. #MovePA2045

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Safety For Our People

Suggested Post Text: Safety is our top priority. One of our goals is to enhance safety and security for all transportation modes. Check out the 2045 Long-Range Transportation Plan and Freight Movement Plan to learn more. View the plans at penndot.gov/planning or visit a Pa Public Library near you. #MovePA2045

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Ports

Suggested Post Text: Pennsylvania’s three water ports move domestic and international commerce across deep water, inland, and through Great Lakes waterways. Check out the Freight Movement Plan at penndot.gov/planning or a Pa Public Library near you to learn more. #MovePA2045

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LRTP Fact Sheet/Overview:

FMP Fact Sheet/Overview: