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5. Reduce environmental impacts:

  • Promote a more direct link between the transportation planning process, project development and environmental enhancement while addressing environmental justice;

  • Implement programs to increase the use of alternate modes and reduce SOVs.

6. Encourage livable communities and efficient land use:

  • Focus transportation infrastructure capacity in areas planned for growth, including transit-friendly development;

  • Promote land use patterns that encourage or support walking, biking and access to transit.

7. Efficiently utilize existing transportation funds and pursue other funding opportunities for transportation system improvements:

  • Bring additional, non-traditional transportation funds to the HATS region;

  • Distribute information regarding innovative funding sources and strategies.

8. Implement and evaluate appropriate planning and programming to meet the approved HATS safety goal adopted at the January 2020 HATS Meeting:

  • HATS’ safety goal is to eliminate crashes, particularly those resulting in fatalities and serious injuries, throughout the region and educate the traveling public on the threats posed by unsafe driving practices such as driving under the influence, distracted, and aggressive driving.

  • Toward this end, HATS adopts the annual Safety Performance Measures adopted by PennDOT and will also work toward the overall goal by engaging in an ongoing safety planning effort and development of a safety education program for the region.

  • The safety planning efforts will enable HATS to evaluate the results of its efforts and identify any additional actions necessary to accomplish the long-term goal.


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Many grant programs or other funding programs require applicants to submit a letter from their local planning agency with their application. The letter confirms that the project in the application is consistent with county plans or other local plans. TCRPC can provide these letters. To request a consistency letter, click the link below for our online form. If you have any questions, please call us at 717-234-2639.

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