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 Transportation Planning

Through SEDA-COG, counties and municipalities in Central Pennsylvania have a voice in the state’s transportation plans. Working together with SEDA-COG, local government, the business community, and non-profit organizations establish the region’s transportation priorities.

Those priorities are detailed in the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), updated by SEDA-COG every two years and often amended. There are numerous opportunities for public participation in developing the TIP, including its periodic review by SEDA-COG's Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). The TIP encompasses the first four years of the Commonwealth’s Twelve Year Transportation Program. Below are links for the current SEDA-COG TIP and Commonwealth Twelve Year Program.

SEDA-COG TIP (adopted for Federal Fiscal Years 2013-2016)

TIP Visualization tool (allows users to access information and maps for specific projects on the TIP)

Multimodal Project Management System Interactive Query (allows users to map and obtain information for highway/bridge projects and permits)

Among major projects in the region is the Central Susquehanna Valley Thruway (CSVT).  For more information, see the CSVT Project website.

Pennsylvania's Twelve Year Program (Project Listing and Narrative for FFYs 2013-2024)

Transportation News
PA's Long Range Transportation & Comprehensive Freight Movement Plan

Pennsylvania's New Comprehensive Transportation Funding Legislation 

US Department of Transportation FY 2015 Budget Highlights

Transportation services for business include:

  • Traffic studies
  • Access road design
  • Parking facility design
  • Origin and destination studies
  • Safety plans
  • Traffic counts

Transportation Alternatives Program - see page from menu on the left

  • Projects which go beyond normal elements of a transportation improvement project.
  • Unique, creative actions to integrate transportation into communities and the natural environment.
  • Can be stand-alone projects or implemented as part of an ongoing transportation project.
  • SEDA-COG can assist sponsors throughout project development steps.

Transit and Aviation services

  • Planning assistance to local airports and transit systems
  • Evaluate needs
  • Assist in development of solutions and funding recommendations
  • Serve as liaison between interest groups and the Commonwealth, representing local air and transit needs to the state
  • Help secure funding to implement demonstration programs

Transportation Planning services are available in the following counties:

  • Centre
  • Clinton
  • Columbia
  • Juniata
  • Lycoming
  • Mifflin
  • Montour
  • Northumberland
  • Perry
  • Snyder
  • Union

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