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Tell PennDOT and STC

what you think!

Every two years, the Pennsylvania State Transportation Commission (STC) and PennDOT update the Twelve Year Transportation Program. The STC's open public comment period is March 6 - April 19, 2017. During this period, the public is invited to share feedback by taking our online survey. The public can also Tell Us What You Think at our Online Public Meeting on March 21, 2017.

 

For more information click here or visit www.TalkPATransportation.com.

Employment Opportunities

TRANSPORTATION / SENIOR

TRANSPORTATION PLANNER -

The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (LVPC) is looking for a Transportation/Senior Transportation Planner to provide regional transportation planning services for the Lehigh Valley community. The successful candidate will assist with comprehensive and subarea planning projects addressing complex issues. The LVPC Transportation Planning Section is responsible for MoveLV: Long-Range Transportation Plan, Transportation Improvement Program, MoveLV: Lehigh Valley Freight Plan, WalkLV: Regional Sidewalk Inventory and the mobility sections of the Regional Comprehensive

Plan, specific community plans and special planning projects. The Transportation Planning section also, performs

transportation impact analyses, reviews proposed developments, community ordinances and plans and supports the

Planning Commission. As the LVPC is the federally-designated metropolitan planning organization the Transportation Team supports and manages the Lehigh Valley Transportation Study committees and

actively participates in associated efforts, including: trail, transit, bicycle, pedestrian, traffic, and freight groups in the region.

 

Team members act as community

consultants and work collaboratively with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, US Department of Transportation and a variety of community groups and the public

to plan for and manage the region’s infrastructure network. The Transportation Planner will have a high degree of independence and provide direct guidance to the LVPC leadership, other LVPC sections, boards and commissions, and the public. Team members are expected to be highly capable communicators and collaborators that work well with complex, multifaceted problems that require innovative solutions. The LVPC Team is entrepreneurial, innovative, highly motivated, cross-disciplinary and committed to effectively planning for and responding to 21st century needs.

 

Please click here for details

 

ENTRY LEVEL COMMUNITY PLANNER -

The Lehigh Valley Planning Commission (LVPC) is looking for an Entry Level Community Planner to provide regional and community planning services for the Lehigh Valley community. The successful candidate will assist with comprehensive and subarea planning projects. The LVPC Community Planning Section is responsible for the Regional Comprehensive Plan, specific community plans and special planning projects, subdivision and land development review, community ordinance analysis, community engagement, supports the Planning Commission and leads cross-departmental planning and policy efforts.

 

Team members act as community consultants with a high degree of independence and provide direct guidance to the LVPC leadership, other LVPC sections, boards and commissions, and the public. Team members are expected to be highly capable communicators and collaborators that work well with complex, multifaceted problems that require innovative solutions. The LVPC Team is entrepreneurial, innovative, highly motivated, cross-disciplinary and committed to effectively planning for and responding to 21st century needs.

 

Please click here for details

 

NEWSLV

2017 LVPC Meetings

 

The following is the schedule of regular monthly meetings and all Committee meetings of the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission. All Commission and Committee meetings will be held unless otherwise noted at:

 

Lehigh Valley Planning Commission

961 Marcon Boulevard, Suite 310

Allentown, PA 18109

 

LVPC – meets on the last Thursday of every month at 7:00 PM. Except December.

Executive Committee – meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 4:00 PM.

Comprehensive Planning Committee – meets on the Tuesday immediately preceding LVPC meeting dates at 12:00 PM.

Environment Committee – meets on the Tuesday immediately preceding LVPC meeting dates at 11:00 AM

Transportation Committee – meets on the Thursday immediately preceding LVPC meeting dates at 5:30 PM.

 

<<LINK TO LVPC MEETINGS PAGE>>

<<LINK TO PDF LISTING OF MEETINGS>>

2017 LVTS Meetings

 

The following is the schedule of regular monthly meetings of the Lehigh Valley Transportation Study (LVTS). All LVTS meetings will be held, unless otherwise noted, at:

 

Lehigh Valley Planning Commission

961 Marcon Boulevard, Suite 310

Allentown, PA 18109

 

Technical Committee

Meets on the last Monday of every month at 9:00 AM. Except May and December.

Coordinating Committee

Meets on the first Wednesday, every other month, starting in February at 10:00 AM (except December).

Freight Advisory Committee

Meets four times annually following LVTS Coordinating Committee during the months of February, June, August and December.

 

<<LIINK TO LVTS MEETINGS PAGE>>

<<LINK TO PDF LISTING OF MEETINGS>>

FutureLV Comprehensive Plan Launch

"Industrial Sector Drives What

Should be More Growth in '17"

Land Use Implications of the

Medical Marijuana Act

Marijuana is included on Schedule I of the US Controlled Substances Act and is considered illegal under federal law. However, in 2013 the US Department of Justice issued guidance to federal prosecutors to largely abstain from action against a person who is in compliance with a state marijuana statue [Cole 2013]. Several states, including the District of Columbia, began enacting legislation legalizing marijuana on the heels of the Department of Justice memorandum. And, on April 17, 2016 the Pennsylvania Legislature enacted the Medical Marijuana Act [P.L. 84, No.16], making the Commonwealth the 25th state to legalize the substance.

 

<CLICK HERE FOR FULL MEMORANDUM>

 

Traffic Safety Plan

BUILDLV Annual Development Report

Municipal Officials Guide

MOVELV:

Congestion Management Process

DRAFT

Transportation Improvement Program       2017-2020

WALKLV

Housing Market Report

LIVABLE LANDSCAPES

An Open Space Plan for

Northampton County

Livable Landscapes: An Open Space Plan for Northampton County

MOVELV

Long Range Transportation Plan

MOVELV

Lehigh Valley Regional Freight Plan

Lehigh Valley Return on Environment

LVPC Meetings

LVTS Meetings

 

March 27, 2017 Technical Committee canceled. Rescheduled to join

Coordinating Committee on

 

April 5, 2017

10:00am

Technical Committee

Coordinating Committee

FutureLV

 

Due to the recent snow storm, both

March 14th Strategy Labs have been postponed to take place on

Tuesday, March 21, 2017.

 

We apologize for any inconvenience and hope that you will still be able to join us

for this discussion.

 

March 14, 2017

Strategy Labs:

Agriculture

8:30-10:30am

Parks + Recreation

10:30am-12:30pm

 

March 28, 2017

Comprehensive Planning Committee

12:00pm

 

March 29, 2017

Strategy Labs:

Housing

8:30-10:30am

Public Health

10:30am-12:30pm

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