Franklin County, Pennsylvania

Long-Range Transportation Plan Update

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The Franklin County Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Franklin County Planning Department are updating the county's 2013 Long-Range Transportation Plan.




Thank you for providing information and ideas through the online survey and interactive mapping tool. Your input is helping to shape the draft plan, which will be posted on this site soon.

See Survey Results So Far



2013 Long-Range Transportation Plan
This is our starting point—the plan developed four years ago that we are updating.



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

LRTP Steering Committee Meeting

  • Thursday, August 23, 2018
  • 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Franklin County MPO Meeting

  • Wednesday, November 14, 2018
  • 10:00 AM


E-mail the planning team at



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What is a long-range transportation plan?

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.

Who leads LRTP development?

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.

Why update Franklin County’s current 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.

What is the project schedule?

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 this fall.

Why do you need my help?

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.

How can I get involved?

  • E-mail the project team additional information and ideas on what types of transportation improvements would be best for Franklin County. Feel free to attach photos of safety and other concerns.
  • Participate in public meetings, which will be announced on this site and in local media.
  • Review the draft plan when it is released this fall.
  • Share this website with your neighbors and check back for updates.

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