Public Comment Being Sought for Long Range Transportation Plan

September 20th, 2021

 The Department of Transportation (Department) invites the public to provide comments on the draft 2045 Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) and Freight Movement Plan (FMP) from September 20, 2021, through October 19, 2021.

 The LRTP is updated every 6 to 10 years and looks ahead 20 years to establish multimodal strategic directions for the Commonwealth's transportation system. The FMP proposes strategies, recommends policies and identifies projects to improve multimodal freight movement. Both plans are in the final stages of a 2-year planning process involving technical analysis, public and stakeholder outreach and collaborative planning. The plans are scheduled for adoption in 2021.

 Public and stakeholder involvement is a critical component of the LRTP and FMP development process to better understand the needs and concerns of all residents of this Commonwealth. The Department encourages the public to review the draft plans and provide comments here and at public library locations throughout this Commonwealth. Individuals without access to the Internet may request printed copies at or by calling (717) 836-3433.

 The public comment period for the 2045 LRTP and FMP is in accordance with the Department's Public Participation Plan that outlines opportunities for public input in Statewide transportation planning and programming as required by 23 CFR 450.210 (relating to interested parties, public involvement, and consultation). Comments received will be reviewed and taken into consideration by the Department for inclusion in the final plans. Individuals who require special assistance to participate should contact the Department's Bureau of Equal Opportunity at (717) 787-5891.