The Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance (NEPA), designated by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Carbon, Monroe, Pike, and Schuylkill Counties, convenes the Northeastern Pennsylvania Metropolitan Planning Organization (NEPA MPO) Technical Planning Committee, Policy Board and Transit Subcommittee, which serve to assist and advise NEPA with assessing the transportation needs of these counties.

The committees review the area’s Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), which is the primary funding source for the counties’ highway and bridge projects, and transit system improvements. Through the TIP, transportation projects are identified and advanced to provide for the restoration and development of an intermodal transportation infrastructure, which supports economic development by creating a safer and more efficient travel environment for the movement of people and goods.

NEPA MPO Map

Statistics and Background

The NEPA MPO region includes 123 municipalities, total land area of approximately 2,313 square miles and according to the 2010 Census a regional population of 440,749.  The NEPA MPO region includes 4,761 road miles and over 1,500 bridges.

Major east-west highway corridors within this region of the Commonwealth include I-80 and I-84. The north-south corridors include I-81, I-380, I-476, US 209, PA 309, and PA 61.

There are three primary public transit services in the MPO region, which include the Schuylkill Transportation System (STS) that services Schuylkill County, the Monroe County Transportation Authority (MCTA) that services Monroe County and the Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority (LANTA) that services Carbon County.  They all provide fixed route and paratransit services within their county borders.  Pike County Transportation provides paratransit service in Pike County.

There are four public use airports in NEPA MPO region. The East Stroudsburg-Pocono Airport and the Pocono Mountains Municipal Airport are both located in Monroe County.  The Schuylkill County/Joe Zerbey Airport is located in Schuylkill County.  Jake Arner Memorial Airport is located in Carbon County.

The NEPA Alliance convenes two MPO committees- the NEPA MPO Technical Planning Committee and the NEPA MPO Policy Board.

Matters for consideration by the Policy Board are limited to contracting matters, major TIP Actions and Adoption, and Policy Approvals set forth by formal recommendation from the Technical Planning Committee.

Meetings are held at the NEPA Alliance Office located at 1151 Oak Street, Pittston, PA 18640 and virtually via phone and video conference. Please contact the NEPA Alliance to confirm meeting dates, times and locations. Meeting dates and locations are subject to change.

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Phone Number: (323) 475-1191
Conference ID: 418 625 295

  • July 19, 2022 at 9:30 AM
  • August 16, 2022 at 9:30 AM
  • September 20, 2022 at 9:30 AM
  • October 11, 2022 at 9:30 AM
  • November 15, 2022 at 9:30 AM
  • December 20, 2022 at 9:30 AM
  • January 17, 2023 at 9:30 AM
  • February 21, 2023 at 9:30 AM
  • March 21, 2023 at 9:30 AM
  • April 18, 2023 at 9:30 AM
  • May 16, 2023 at 9:30 AM
  • June 20, 2023 at 9:30 AM (Joint Technical Committee and Policy Board Meeting)

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
Phone Number: (323) 475-1191
Conference ID: 166 161 848

  • November 2, 2022 at 2:00 PM
  • January 4, 2023 at 2:00 PM
  • March 1, 2023 at 2:00 PM
  • June 20, 2023 at 9:30 AM (Joint Policy Board and Technical Committee Meeting)

Alan Baranski, Vice President
Transportation Planning Services Division
Email: aabaranski@nepa-alliance.org
Phone: 570-891-4657

Kate McMahon, Senior Transportation Services Manager
Email: kmcmahon@nepa-alliance.org
Phone: 570-891-4670

Annette Ginocchetti, GIS Services Manager
Email: aginocchetti@nepa-alliance.org
Phone: 570-891-4664

Daniel Yelito, Transportation Services Manger
Email: dyelito@nepa-alliance.org
Phone: 570-891-4652

NEPA MPO Membership

MPO Technical Planning Committee

The NEPA MPO Technical Planning Committee consists of 2 county representatives from each of the four MPO counties who are appointed by the county boards of commissioners, one representative from the East Stroudsburg Urbanized Area, three transit representatives, one representative from PennDOT District 4-0, 5-0 and Central Office and a representative from the NEPA Alliance Board of Directors.

Mr. David Bodnar*Carbon County Planning and Development
Ms. Christine Meinhart-FritzMonroe County Planning Commission
Commissioner Matthew OsterbergPike County Commissioner
Ms. Susan Smith**Schuylkill County Planning Office
Rep. Doyle HeffleyPennsylvania House of Representatives
Mr. Carl “Chuck” Gould, IIChestnuthill Township Supervisor
Mr. Mike MrozinskiPike County Community Planning
Mr. John MalinchokSchuylkill County Planning Commission
Mr. Brendan CotterCarbon County Community Transportation
Ms. Peggy HowarthMonroe County Transportation Authority
Mr. David BekiszSchuylkill Transit System
Commissioner John ChristyMonroe County Commissioner
Mr. Garry WentzNEPA Alliance Board of Directors
Mr. Steve FisherPennDOT District 4-0
Ms. Vanessa KoenigkramerPennDOT District 5-0
Mr. David AlasPennDOT Central Office

* Technical Planning Chairman
** Technical Committee Vice-Chairman

NEPA MPO Policy Board

The NEPA MPO Policy Board consists of one NEPA Board of Directors member from each of the four MPO counties and a representative from PennDOT Central Office.  The NEPA President and representatives from PennDOT District 4-0 and 5-0 serve as ex-officio members with voice privileges.

Chris BarrettPocono Mountains Visitors Bureau
Commissioner Matthew OsterbergPike County
Mr. Micah Gursky** St. Luke’s Miners Memorial Hospital
Ms. Kathy Henderson* Carbon Chamber and Economic Development Corp.
Ms. Kristin MulkerinPennDOT Central Office
Ms. Marie Bishop (***)PennDOT District 4-0
Ms. Vanessa Koenigkramer (***)PennDOT District 5-0
Mr. Jeffrey Box (***)NEPA Alliance President and CEO

* Policy Board Chairman
** Policy Board Vice-Chairman
*** Ex-officio member