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 Central Pennsylvania Transportation Coalition

The Central Pennsylvania Transportation Coalition (CPTC) consists of numerous public and private sector human service and transportation-related organizations in the central Pennsylvania region.  Our primary service area includes Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, and Union Counties; our secondary service area includes Centre, Clinton, Juniata, and Mifflin Counties.  

Our mission is:  

To advocate for meeting the regional needs for transportation so that area residents have alternative, accessible, efficient, and affordable means of travel. 

The CPTC replaced the former North Central Pennsylvania Public Transportation Taskforce (2009-2017).  The SEDA-COG Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is an active member of the Coalition, which meets on a quarterly basis.

North Central PA Regional Public Transportation Needs Assessment

Gannett Fleming was engaged to complete the needs assessment and report findings to decision-makers and residents in the region. 

This document represents the final report of the North Central Regional Public Transportation Needs Assessment. The final report is organized based on the order of the interim reports that were submitted to the North Central Pennsylvania Public Transportation Taskforce (NCPPTT) and SEDA-COG during the planning study.   

This Community Characteristics Report presents the demographic, land use, economic and travel patterns and conditions that will be used in conjunction with stakeholder input to assess the potential demand for public transportation services in the study area (Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, and Union counties). These characteristics provide the background information to determine the applicability of various types of alternative transportation service in the region.

The goal of this Existing Transportation Services Report is to provide an overview of the local public transportation services and human service transportation programs available in North Central Pennsylvania, as well as other private transportation services – intercity bus and taxis – that are critical to ensuring mobility for transit dependent population groups, such as senior citizens, persons with disabilities and low income individuals.

The purpose of the Potential Transit Needs Analysis Report is to document the results of an analysis of transit demand for the study area.

The purpose of this Alternative Service Improvement Strategies discussion paper is to provide a wide range of alternatives, at the concept level, for consideration and prioritization by the needs assessment task force. It is important to focus available resources on the alternatives that are viewed as having the best chance of (a) addressing the highest priority needs, (b) gaining the support of key stakeholders and policymakers, and (c) being implemented.

Focus Group Sessions

Members of the public were invited to voice their opinions about the region’s public transportation needs at four focus group sessions, which began on November 9, 2010. The focus groups were part of a comprehensive study looking at transportation needs in Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, and Union counties. Anyone residing or working within the six counties, with an interest in providing input, was encouraged to attend one of the focus groups.

Regional Transit Plan Resources: