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Mapping the Future: The Southwestern Pennsylvania Plan

At SPC, we’re committed to keeping our region connected and moving forward. That’s why we’re investing over $29 billion in our region’s infrastructure over the next 25 years through Mapping the Future: The Southwestern PA Plan. This plan prioritizes programs and projects to maintain and preserve our existing transportation assets for the sustainability of the region’s economic competitiveness and the vitality of our communities. 

Mapping the Future: The Southwestern PA Plan

Executive Summary

Front Matter

Table of Contents

SECTION 1: Introduction

SECTION 2: The Foundation of Mapping the Future
           
SECTION 3: Public Participation

SECTION 4: Regional Geography/Existing Conditions

SECTION 5: Performance-Based Planning

SECTION 6: Achieving the Regional Vision

SECTION 7: Plan Implementation

SECTION 8: Fiscally-Constrained Transportation Investments
      -- Interactive Map of Transportation Projects

SECTION 9: Monitoring Performance

APPENDICES

Appendix A: Performance Measures Survey Overview

Appendix B: Investment Priorities Survey Overview

Appendix C: Potential Projects

Appendix D: Transportation Investment Categories

Appendix E: Pennsylvania Turnpike Commssion Project List

Appendix F: Public Transit Capital Maintenance Needs

Appendix G: Glossary and Acronyms

Appendix H: Changes to Mapping the Future: The Southwestern PA Plan in Response to Public Comments

Appendix I: Amendments to Mapping the Future: The Southwestern PA Plan

Download The Entire Mapping the Future: The Southwestern PA Plan Document (36.3 MB)

Southwestern Pennsylvania Public Transit-Human Services Coordinated Transportation Plan Update

Southwestern Pennsylvania Public Transit-Human Services Coordinated Transportation Plan Update Report

Appendix A:  County HST Outreach Meeting Summaries

Appendix B:  SPC Alliance Meetings

Appendix C:  Phone Interview Survey Responses

Appendix D:  Socioeconomic Trend Analysis

Appendix E:  Transit Gap Analysis

Environmental Justice Report

Report on Environmental Justice for Mapping The Future: The Southwestern PA Plan

Air Quality Conformity

Air Quality Conformity Determination for Mapping The Future: The Southwestern PA Plan

Public Participation Report

Mapping The Future: Public Participation Report

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The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC) adopted the region’s official long range plan—Mapping the Future: The Southwestern PA Plan—on June 29, 2015.  The regional long range transportation and development plan is the mechanism for connecting the Regional Vision to the region’s official, coordinated implementation program of projects and actions.

The Regional Vision:  Transportation and land use that supports and enhances the regional economy and the communities within it.

Mapping the Future: The Southwestern PA Plan, prioritizes programs and projects that have been developed to address the region’s pressing needs to maintain and preserve our existing transportation assets for the sustainability of the region’s economic competitiveness and the vitality of our communities.

In addition, this plan recognizes that new opportunities arise and projects develop over time that can be significant contributors to achievement of the region’s vision. The plan presents illustrations of sample projects that could represent significant opportunities related to the Regional Vision along with general parameters of the fiscal challenges they would need to overcome.

Overall, Mapping the Future: The Southwestern PA Plan responds to both the challenge of continuing fiscal constraints and also the potential for taking advantage of new opportunities within the context of the Regional Vision by allocating available resources consistent with the vision. The plan represents a continuing process in pursuit of the Regional Vision that is updated regularly to reflect changes in trends and opportunities as we go forward.

Investment Priorities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regional Vision Strategies
  • Promote high to medium density development in centers and clusters with a value placed on a mix of uses
  • Target infrastructure improvements within centers and clusters of development and corridors that connect them
  • Emphasize infill development with reinvestment in existing business districts
  • Emphasize brownfield rehabilitation throughout the region
  • Preserve open space
  • Support agriculture in rural areas
  • Emphasize a strong multimodal focus including highways, transit, railways and waterways
  • Emphasize connecting centers and clusters and promoting excellent access to the urban core
  • Promote improved transportation operations
  • Promote improved transportation safety
  • Emphasize upgrading existing water and sewer systems
  • Promote limited water and sewer expansion primarily to historically underserved communities
 

 

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