The Adams Rural Transportation Study (Adams County RPO) program covers all of the municipalities in Adams County.


Major Corridors within the region include:

Major East-West Corridor

US 30, PA 116, and PA 234, connecting the region to Chambersburg to the west, and Hanover and York to the east.

Major North-South Corridor

US 15, PA 94 and PA 34, connecting the region with Frederick, MD to the south, and Carlisle/Harrisburg to the north.


Freedom Transit, a division of the York Adams Transportation Authority (YATA), provides fixed route transit options connecting the National Battlefield with Downtown Gettysburg, surrounding communities, visitors’ centers, and Gettysburg College. Rabbittransit, another division of YATA, provides transit options to people with disabilities and senior citizens. Rabbittransit also provides daily express service to Harrisburg.



Within Adams County, there are two general aviation airports, the Gettysburg Regional Airport and the Hanover Airport. There are also two special use airports, the Mid-Atlantic Soaring Center and the Southern Adams County Heliport. Residents of Adams County often travel to Harrisburg International Airport (HIA) or Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) for commercial airline service.


Rail Freight

Adams County is served by two freight lines, with CSX running east to west through the county, and the Gettysburg & Northern Railroad connecting Gettysburg with the Norfolk Southern line in Mount Holly Springs, Cumberland County.




Transportation Program - First Four Years (2013-2016)

To maintain and improve the existing transportation system in the Adams RPO, several key transportation projects are included in first four years of the 2013-2024 Twelve Year Transportation Program.  Some of these key projects include:


· Adams County Park & Ride Facility

· PA 116 & Oxford Ave Intersection Safety Improvements

· Cunningham Road Bridge Replacement

· U.S. 15 Resurfacing South – Maryland Line to PA Route 394 Exit

· Old Harrisburg Road Bridge 1, 2 & 3 Replacements

· Hanover Road Bridge Replacement

· East King Street Bridge Replacement

· Seminary Ridge Bicycle & Pedestrian Trail Construction


Transportation Program - Second Four Years (2017-2020)

Due to the cost and timing of projects in the first four years of the 2013-2024 Twelve Year Transportation Program, several projects will overlap and continue in the second four years of the Program.  Some of these key projects include:


· Fairfield Road Bridge Replacement

· PA 94 & PA 394 Intersection Safety Improvements

· PA 94 & PA 234 Intersection Congestion Improvements