2040 Regional Transportation Plan
REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLAN WEBSITE NOW LIVE
The Harrisburg Area Transportation Study (HATS), the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization for Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties, is currently updating the Regional Transportation Plan.
The RTP documents the current status of the region’s transportation projects and programs, identifies long-term needs and recommends projects to meet those needs. It also sets a framework and priorities for the expenditure of federal transportation funds over a 25-year period.
As part of the RTP’s outreach effort, we invite you to participate in the process by visiting the RTP website -- currently a work in progress -- and telling us what you think.
The site will serve as the actual planning document. It presents a wealth of information about the region’s current and future transportation efforts, including the following:
the RTP’s vision, goals and objectives;
the importance of emerging technologies;safety and congestion management;
mobility and accessibility;
moving people and goods;
bicycling and pedestrian issues;
public transit, rail and air travel;
land use considerations;
and environmental resources and mitigation.
The site also features a section on the RTP’s performance and progress, as well as a contact page where you can reach out to us with questions or comments about the plan. We invite your active engagement in the RTP process.
ABOUT RTP 2040
In addition to Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties and their 103 municipalities, HATS works with federal, state and local agencies and officials from throughout South-Central Pennsylvania, including the City of Harrisburg and Capital Area Transit, to meet the transportation needs of an area covering nearly 1,700 square miles.
In the fall of 2013, a task force comprised of regional experts, stakeholders, and TCRPC staff began the process of updating the RTP. The task force reviewed the state of the region's transportation system, identified its long-term needs and identified potential projects necessary to address those needs. HATS adopted the RTP in December 2014. (See documents below)
In 2017, HATS’ lead staff agency, the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission, began updating the RTP with an all-new, dynamic approach. HATS staff, with assistance from seven advisory groups comprised of various local stakeholders and experts, reviewed the region’s current transportation system and developed key recommendations to address its long-term needs.
Each group had a specific focus, including: safety and congestion; freight; asset management; environment; alternative modes (bicycle, pedestrian, transit); mobility and accessibility (disabled and elderly); and growth and development (land use). HATS will continue to coordinate with these groups through the implementation of the plan.
HATS’ Coordinating Committee anticipates adopting the updated RTP at its December 14, 2018 meeting.
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INTERACTIVE PROJECT LOCATOR
The Harrisburg Area Transporation Study and Tri-County Regional Planning Commission have created an interactive web-based map for projects on the 2040 Regional Transportation Plan. You can explore the projects there, or read about them and view a static map in Chapter 5 of the RTP.