Understand

How It Works

PennDOT, the State Transportation Commission (STC), and the Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) use a variety of tools including programs, plans, and reports to complete the transportation planning process. 

Plan

Set policies, goals and vision

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Program

Select projects and assign funding

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Evaluate

Review performance of transportation system

Review the performance

Participate

You can get involved with transportation planning in many ways. Attend one of our upcoming events to stay informed on what is going on. There are also local opportunities to participate depending on your regional Metropolitan or Rural Planning Organization. You can also subscribe to receive the latest updates on transportation planning.

How to get involved

Plan

Set policies, goals and vision

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Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)

Includes goals for all types of transportation needs over a 25-year period.

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Program

Select projects and assign funding

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12-Year Program (TYP)

Matches transportation projects with available money over a 12-year period. The first four years are also known as the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program or STIP.

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Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)

Matches transportation projects with available money over a four-year period. Includes 24 regional and two statewide Transportation Improvement Programs (Interstate Management Program TIP and Statewide Initiatives TIP).

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Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

Matches transportation projects with available money over a four-year period.

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Evaluate

Review performance of transportation system

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Transportation Performance Report (TPR)

Show the level of performance of Pennsylvania’s transportation system during the most recent two-year period.

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Participate

Get involved with transportation planning

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Public Participation Plan (PPP)

Explains the Statewide LRTP, TYP, STIP, and PPP; the update processes, and public involvement opportunities for each.

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