Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

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Need A Ride Home In An Emergency? A DVRPC Program Can Help

If you shy away from carpooling or taking public transit because you worry how you’d get home in case of an emergency, a program from the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission might be able to help.

10/15/2014

(At a West Philadelphia intersection leading past Franklin Field to the University City hospital area, officials pose with a ceremonial DVRPC check.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Regional Planning Commission Announces Dozens of Project Seed Grants

The grants, which come from federal funds, will help 32 communities in and around Philadelphia, from Chester to Mercer counties, as part of its “TCDI” program (Transportation and Community Development Initiative).

10/03/2014

(The Willow Grove toll plaza, in 2008 file photo)

Traffic Studies Set For Willow Grove Tpk. Interchange and Rt. 611

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission has released $50,000 each for two studies looking at how to alleviate congestion at the interchange and along the Route 611 corridor.

03/28/2014

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Study Shows Decline In Highway Use In The Delaware Valley

This may seem a little tough to swallow, given all that our traffic reports have to say about tie-ups, but a study finds that there’s actually been a decline in highway use.

03/12/2014

(A map showing where older drivers are most likely to be involved in accidents.  Image from DVRPC, used with permission)

Area Agencies Highlight Traffic Accident Hotspots For Older Drivers

To mark what is called Older Driver Safety Awareness Week, area agencies are putting out their lists of some of the more dangerous roads for those age 65 and older.

12/03/2013

(BOY, YOU'RE GONNA CARRY THAT WEIGHT.  Currently, bicyclists crossing the Ben Franklin Bridge must carry their bikes up or down a three-story staircase at the Camden end.  A ramp is planned.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Ramp To Replace Stairs For Ben Franklin Bridge Pedestrians and Cyclists

Nowadays, if you take your bike across the south walkway of the Ben Franklin bridge, you’ll have to carry it up or down about three flights of stairs at the Camden end.

11/16/2013

(A "Connector" shuttle bus is displayed in the King of Prussia business park in an effort to attract riders.  Credit: Brad Segall)

King of Prussia Promotes Shuttle Buses As Commuting Alternative

The nearly 20,000 employees who work at the King of Prussia business park but come from outside the Upper Merion area now have a new incentive to get out of their cars and onto public transportation.

07/10/2013

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Plan Unveiled To Connect Camden County With Bike Trail System

When the master plan has been realized, you’ll be able to get from the Ben Franklin Bridge to Winslow Township by bike.

05/29/2013

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Thousands Wanted To Take Part In Travel Survey

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission is looking for 10,000 people to each play a small role in a travel survey.

09/18/2012

(A New Jersey Transit bus.  File photo)

NJ Transit Green-Lights Its South Jersey-to-Philadelphia Express Bus Plan

Runs would start in Winslow Township and Deptford, NJ, with 1,800 new park-and-ride spaces built. Bus-only lanes and traffic signal prioritization would speed the ride.

06/12/2012

(Montgomery County commissioner Leslie Richards, obscured, and borough councilwoman Linda Christian plant a tree in Norristown.  Credit: Brad Segall)

Norristown Planting 2,000 New Trees With Help of Pa. Horticultural Society

The Borough of Norristown will be turning greener, thanks to 2,000 new trees that are being planted this season throughout the Montgomery County community.

04/30/2012

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NJ Transit Looks At Long-Range Option To Improve Bus Service To Philadelphia

New Jersey Transit is looking at a long-range plan that would give buses dedicated lanes along some heavily-traveled routes into Philadelphia.

03/07/2012

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Proposed Plan to Toll Route 422 Presented In Royersford Tuesday Night

Tuesday night, at Pope John Paul High School in Royersford, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission will present its plan to toll Route 422 to the public.

09/13/2011

(DVRPC executive director Barry Seymour.   Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Lansdale, Kennett Square, Bordentown Named ‘Classic Towns’ In Region

Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission executive director Barry Seymour says this brings the total number of classic towns in our region to 21.

07/27/2011

(The "Forbidden Drive" recreational trail in the Valley Green section of Fairmount Park, Philadelphia.  File photo)

Delaware Valley Region Expanding Its Network of Hiking and Biking Trails

In our area, trail development is expected to take off this summer thanks to a $23-million federal grant.

06/23/2011

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