Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When the master plan has been realized, you’ll be able to get from the Ben Franklin Bridge to Winslow Township by bike.
The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission is looking for 10,000 people to each play a small role in a travel survey.
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.
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.
New Jersey Transit is looking at a long-range plan that would give buses dedicated lanes along some heavily-traveled routes into Philadelphia.
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.
Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission executive director Barry Seymour says this brings the total number of classic towns in our region to 21.
In our area, trail development is expected to take off this summer thanks to a $23-million federal grant.