Lehigh Valley Planning Commission

TRANSPORTATION

Committees

The Lehigh Valley Transportation Study (LVTS) is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Lehigh and Northampton Counties.  The body was formed in 1964 in response to the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1962, which stated that any urban area with a population exceeding 50,000 must maintain a transportation planning process in order to be eligible for federal transportation funds.

 

The LVTS is comprised of two committees - the Technical Committee and Coordinating Committee.  The Technical Committee is an advisory body to the Coordinating Committee, reviewing plans, programs, and various other items brought before them for review and recommendation to the Coordinating Committee.  The Coordinating Committee is the policy body which formally adopts items reviewed by the Technical Committee.

 

Since 2016, the Freight Advisory Committee has been advisory to the LVTS on all goods movement issues, studies and projects, and the development of a functional and efficient freight system. The Committee will consider the movement of freight to and from manufacturing sites, cities/downtown areas, intermodal facilities, warehouses, and utilities, as well as the region's freight transportation network (i.e., highways, railroads, ports, airports, and pipelines).

  • Joint Technical + Coordinating Committee

     

    Joint Technical + Coordinating Committee Meeting Dates

    Meets on the first Wednesday, every other month, starting in February at 9:00 AM

     

    August 7, 2019

    October 2, 2019

    December 4, 2019

     

    Current Agenda

     

    Technical Committee Voting Members

    Chair: Raymond C. Green, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT),
    Center for Program Development and Management

    Vice Chair: Christopher J. Kufro, P.E., PennDOT, Assistant District 5-0 Executive - Design

    Secretary: Becky A. Bradley, AICP, Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, Executive Director

    Ray O'Connell, City of Allentown
    Leonard Lightner (Alt.), City of Allentown

    Robert Donchez, City of Bethlehem
    Darlene Heller (Alt.), City of Bethlehem

    Salvatore J. Panto Jr., City of Easton
    Dave Hopkins (Alt.), City of Easton

    Brendan Cotter, Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority

    Ryan Meyer, Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority

     

     

    Coordinating Committee Voting Members

    Chair: Michael Rebert, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), District 5-0 Executive

    Vice Chair: Larry Shifflet, PennDOT, Director of the Center for Program Development and Management

    Secretary: Becky A. Bradley, AICP, Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, Executive Director

     

    Ray O'Connell, City of Allentown

    Craig Messinger (Alt.), City of Allentown

    Robert Donchez, City of Bethlehem

    Michael Alkhal (Alt.), City of Bethlehem

    Salvatore J. Panto, Jr., City of Easton

    David Hopkins (Alt.), City of Easton

    Phillips Armstrong, Lehigh County

    Richard Molchany (Alt.), Lehigh County

    Lamont McClure, Northampton County

    Michael Emili, PE (Alt.), Northampton County

    Owen O'Neil, Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority

    Thomas Stoudt, Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority

     

    The LEHIGH VALLEY TRANSPORTATION STUDY (MPO) is committed to compliance with nondiscrimination requirements of civil rights statutes, executive orders, regulations and policies applicable to the programs and activities it administers. Accordingly, the MPO is dedicated to ensuring that program beneficiaries receive public participation opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or economic status.  Meeting facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities and the location is reachable by public transit. The MPO will provide auxiliary services for individuals with language, speech, sight or hearing impediments provided the request for assistance is made 14 days prior to the meeting. The MPO will attempt to satisfy other requests, as it is able.  Please make your request for auxiliary services to Michael Donchez at 610-264-4544. If you believe you have been denied participation opportunities, or otherwise discriminated against in relation to the programs or activities administered by the MPO, you may file a complaint using the procedures provided in our complaint process document or by contacting Michael Donchez at 610-264-4544 or mdonchez@lvpc.org.

    2017 Minutes

    2018 Minutes

     

  • Technical Committee

     

    Technical Committee Meeting Dates

    Meets on the first Wednesday of every other month at 9:00 AM

     

    July 10, 2019

    September 4, 2019

    November 6, 2019

     

    Current Agenda

     

    Technical Committee Voting Members

    Chair: Raymond C. Green, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT),
    Center for Program Development and Management

    Vice Chair: Christopher J. Kufro, P.E., PennDOT, Assistant District 5-0 Executive - Design

    Secretary: Becky A. Bradley, AICP, Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, Executive Director

    Ray O'Connell, City of Allentown
    Leonard Lightner (Alt.), City of Allentown

    Robert Donchez, City of Bethlehem
    Darlene Heller (Alt.), City of Bethlehem

    Salvatore J. Panto Jr., City of Easton
    Dave Hopkins (Alt.), City of Easton

    Brendan Cotter, Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority

    Ryan Meyer, Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority

     

     

    The LEHIGH VALLEY TRANSPORTATION STUDY (MPO) is committed to compliance with nondiscrimination requirements of civil rights statutes, executive orders, regulations and policies applicable to the programs and activities it administers. Accordingly, the MPO is dedicated to ensuring that program beneficiaries receive public participation opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or economic status.  Meeting facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities and the location is reachable by public transit. The MPO will provide auxiliary services for individuals with language, speech, sight or hearing impediments provided the request for assistance is made 14 days prior to the meeting. The MPO will attempt to satisfy other requests, as it is able.  Please make your request for auxiliary services to Michael Donchez at 610-264-4544. If you believe you have been denied participation opportunities, or otherwise discriminated against in relation to the programs or activities administered by the MPO, you may file a complaint using the procedures provided in our complaint process document or by contacting Michael Donchez at 610-264-4544 or mdonchez@lvpc.org.

    2017 Minutes

    2018 Minutes

  • Freight Advisory Committee

     

    Lehigh Valley Freight Advisory Committee (LVFAC) Meeting Dates

    Meets three times annually following LVTS Joint Technical + Coordinating Committee at 10:00 AM

     

    August 7, 2019

    December 4, 2019

     

    Current Agenda

     

    FREIGHTLV webpage

    Authority and By-Laws

     

    The LEHIGH VALLEY TRANSPORTATION STUDY (MPO) is committed to compliance with nondiscrimination requirements of civil rights statutes, executive orders, regulations and policies applicable to the programs and activities it administers. Accordingly, the MPO is dedicated to ensuring that program beneficiaries receive public participation opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or economic status.  Meeting facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities and the location is reachable by public transit. The MPO will provide auxiliary services for individuals with language, speech, sight or hearing impediments provided the request for assistance is made 14 days prior to the meeting. The MPO will attempt to satisfy other requests, as it is able.  Please make your request for auxiliary services to Michael Donchez at 610-264-4544. If you believe you have been denied participation opportunities, or otherwise discriminated against in relation to the programs or activities administered by the MPO, you may file a complaint using the procedures provided in our complaint process document or by contacting Michael Donchez at 610-264-4544 or mdonchez@lvpc.org.

  • Multimodal Working Group

    Listed below is the schedule of regular monthly meetings of the Multimodal Working Group and the Walk/RollLV: Active Transportation Plan Open House. All meetings will be held at Northampton Community College/Fowler Family Southside Center, 511 E. 3rd Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015

    Multimodal Working Group 2019 Meeting Dates:

    Wednesday, April 24, 3:00 - 4:30 PM

    Wednesday, May 22, 3:00 - 4:30 PM

    Wednesday, June 26, 3:00 - 4:30 PM

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