Long-Range Planning

As Greater Philadelphia's Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), DVRPC is federally mandated to produce a Long-Range Plan and a Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). Both products are developed through a continuing, comprehensive, and cooperative transportation planning, programming, and decision-making process.

Connections 2050

The Long-Range Plan (the 'Plan') outlines a vision for the region’s growth and preservation, and a fiscally constrained financial plan for funding transportation infrastructure. DVRPC updates the Plan every four years to maintain the required 20-year horizon, while using performance-based planning to ensure efficient use of the region’s natural resources, public funding, and other assets. Each Plan update identifies trends and forces shaping the region, works with the public and stakeholders to develop a broadly shared vision for the future, and recommends strategies to achieve the vision.

Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)

The federal transportation bill signed into law in November, 2021, increases funding in many established capital investment programs and includes new formula and competitive grant programs. This summary provides an overview of the bill and new programs, resource links, and the latest news and releases for funding opportunities.

Transportation Performance Management

Both the Long-Range Plan and TIPs are developed through a performance-based planning and programming process. This process incorporates the federal Transportation Performance Management framework that sets targets, programs projects, and monitors progress toward achieving goals for: roadway safety, bridge and pavement condition, system performance, transit asset condition, and transit safety.

TIP-LRP Benefit Evaluation Criteria

TIP and LRP project selection is guided by a universal, multi-modal performance-based evaluation process. The DVRPC TIP-LRP Benefit Evaluation Criteria is a data-informed support tool that highlights trade-offs that could occur as a result of a given investment or set of investments, analyzes how new candidate projects align with the vision and goals of the Plan, and considers how each project supports the FHWA and FTA Transportation Performance Management process.

Air Quality Programs

The Clean Air Act requires DVRPC to demonstrate that projects and programs in the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and Long-Range Plan do not cumulatively harm air quality. DVRPC performs analysis, works with regulatory agencies, and collaborates with partners to educate the public about the health effects of air pollution and what can be done to reduce pollution levels.

Air Quality Partnership
Annual Report
Connections 2050
Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA)
Economic Development District