The Franklin County Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Franklin County Planning Department are updating the county's 2013 Long-Range Transportation Plan.
Tell us what you think! Take an anonymous five-minute survey on Franklin County’s transportation conditions and most needed improvements.
Show us exactly where improvements are needed. Use an interactive mapping tool to indicate congested intersections, safety concerns, needed bicycle routes, and more.
See below for upcoming meeting dates for the Long-Range Transportation Plan. All meetings held at the Franklin County Administrative Annex, 218 North Second Street in Chambersburg. To RSVP, please email Elizabeth Grant at firstname.lastname@example.org
LRTP Steering Committee Meeting #2
LRTP Municipal Focus Group
LRTP Transit Focus Group
2013 Long-Range Transportation Plan
This is our starting point—the plan developed four years ago that we will be updating.
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A long-range transportation plan (LRTP) articulates a region’s vision and the transportation goals and objectives that will help achieve that vision. It considers issues and opportunities over a 20-year planning horizon. An LRTP includes an action plan and a prioritized list of proposed projects aligned with the region’s goals. The plan guides investment in transportation improvements as funds become available. LRTPs are required in order to qualify for state and federal transportation funding.
Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) lead LRTP development, working closely with federal and state transportation agencies, county and muncipal leaders, as well as others with an interest and stake in a sound transportation system. Franklin County has engaged a team led by the consulting firms WSP USA Inc. of Ephrata, PA, and Martin & Martin of Chambersburg to assist with the data-gathering, outreach, analysis, and documentation required to complete the plan.
Long-range transportation plans are normally updated every five years to ensure they remain relevant as conditions change. Certainly much has changed in Franklin County since the 2013 plan was completed. Also, the current federal transportation law, the FAST Act, mandated new requirements for MPO long-range transportation plans that Franklin County must address. At the state level, Pennsylvania’s Act 89 of 2013 significantly increased transportation funding and provided a new direction for transportation.
Work began in July 2017 and the plan is slated for completion by December 2018. Interim milestones will include public and stakeholder outreach meetings and publication of a draft plan for public review and comment next fall.
The best long-range transportation plans reflect input from a wide range of perspectives, and we want yours! Whether you live, work, or shop in Franklin County, or visit for recreation or other appointments and services, your voice and unique experience are important. You can help us identify problems with roads, intersections, sidewalks, bicycle routes, bus service, etc., and help evaluate the best ways to address these issues.