Lehigh Valley Planning Commission




  • Transportation Alternatives Program Applications Approved


    PennDOT’s Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) was recently completed as the Lehigh Valley Transportation Study (LVTS) approved nine new projects for funding in June.  The TAP program is a federal cost reimbursement program, administered by PennDOT, which provides funding for the preservation and conversion of abandoned railway corridors to trails, construction of pedestrian and bicycle facilities, educational activities for pedestrians and bicyclists, and historic preservation of transportation facilities.  The TAP program was created under the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21).  “Similar programs of this nature have been in existence since the early 1990s and have provided nearly $20 million in funding since their inception”, according to Michael Donchez, Senior Transportation Planner with the LVPC.  These types of programs previously awarded funding in 1992, 1994, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2009, and 2010.


    The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission worked jointly with PennDOT District 5 and their transportation enhancement consultant to screen and evaluate the 22 applications totaling $5,426,876 in requested funds.  The approved applications total $1,326,190.  The construction phase of these projects will be paid 100% using federal funds.


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  • LVPC Hires Architectural Designer


    The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (LVPC) has hired, William Deegan, of Bethlehem, to assist the region’s communities with design issues. Deegan, is well known for his work on a variety of institutional and public projects, including ArtsQuest™ Center at SteelStacks™ and the Easton Intermodal and City Hall currently, in construction.


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  • LVPC Newsletters


    We are pleased to release the Spring issue of the LVPC newsletter. We are very proud of our new logo which is featured on the first page of the newsletter. Our newly revamped website is also featured on the first page of the newsletter.


    Inside this issue of the newsletter you will find articles relating to transportation such as the Lehigh Valley Travel Model, additional transportation funding approved by the State of Pennsylvania, 2013 Local Technical Assistance Program training sessions coming up, and 2013 transportation capital project accomplishments.


    Also in this issue you will find schedules for upcoming LVPC and LVTS meetings. Two reports have been updated — Floodplain Guide | Regulations and the Annual Subdivision and Building Activity Report. Our Energy Profile, which is part of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Sustainability Communities program, is highlighted in this issue.


    The environment is featured in this issue in articles on Livable Landscapes, Return on Environment, and information about our first ever Floodplain Management Forum which was held March 20, 2014 during National Flood Awareness Week.


    Spring 2014 Newsletter PDF



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  • Business Matters- FedEx Jobs vs. NIMBY Syndrome- What wins?

    Original Airdate: 3/31/14 | Guests: Bob Heimbecker - Hanover Township Council & Concerned Citizen, Robert Nappa - East Allen Resident, Don Cunningham - Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation, Becky Bradley - Lehigh Valley Planning Commission


  • Will Allentown rebirth end the suburbs?


    Cities will continue to attract jobs, businesses and additional investments in the years to come as lifestyles and demographics continue to evolve,


    Link to the Lehigh Valley Business article.


  • 2014 Meeting Schedules

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