2045 Long Range Transportation Plan
The NEPA MPO has recently adopted its 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). The LRTP identifies the major transportation projects, programs and policies needed for the next twenty-five years and establishes the vision and goals that will guide public decisions affecting transportation facilities, infrastructure and services in the region. As part of the LRTP development, the NEPA MPO conducted significant outreach to gather input from the public including four open house meetings and an online survey.
Once the draft LRTP was developed, the NEPA MPO held a comment period from February 14, 2020 to March 23, 2020. A public meeting on the draft LRTP was held on March 2, 2020 in Swiftwater, PA and three remote locations in Jim Thorpe, Milford and Pottsville. During the comment period, comments were received and addressed in the final draft of the plan. The NEPA MPO Technical Committee and Policy Board approved the Long Range Transportation Plan including the Air Quality Conformity Analysis report and Air Quality Conformity Resolution on April 21, 2020.
The Transportation Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) describes the transportation- related work activities that NEPA Alliance and the NEPA MPO Committees will perform during a two-year period for our four county metropolitan planning area. In consultation with the NEPA MPO UPWP Subcommittee, NEPA prepares a work program of activities and budget based on the allotted funding in accordance with the PennDOT and FHWA planning priorities.
Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP)
The Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance (NEPA) has partnered with PennDOT to offer the Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) training series in all seven NEPA counties: Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Schuylkill and Wayne counties.
About the LTAP Program
The PennDOT Local Technical Assistance Program has been serving Pennsylvania’s municipalities with transportation road maintenance and safety training since 1983. Services available through LTAP include workshop training, on-site technical assistance, updates on the latest technologies and innovations, field demonstrations, library and information materials, and newsletters. These services are available to all municipalities in the state and are provided at no cost to the users.
Roads Scholar Program
Offered by the Pennsylvania Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP), the Roads Scholar Program provides an opportunity for municipal employees to be trained by LTAP’s professional team in the latest road-related technologies and innovations. The program provides a professional certification to municipal employees and officials who attend 10 (ten) LTAP workshops within a three-year period.
To register, visit https://gis.penndot.gov/ltap/and log on using your username and password. First time users must set up an account by clicking on “Create Account.” For technical assistance when registering, call: 1-800-FOR-LTAP (1-800-367-5827) or contact Daniel Yelito, Transportation Services Manager, NEPA Alliance at 570-655-5581 ext 264.
NEPA GIS staff has created an online GIS story map to display the LTAP classes held since 2014. It can be viewed by clicking on the map below.