The Centre County Metropolitan Planning Organization (CCMPO) is responsible for coordinating transportation planning efforts with all 35 municipalities within Centre County.  Additionally, CCMPO works closely on transportation issues with the Centre County Planning Commission, the Centre County Planning Office, and SEDA-COG RPO, which is a multi-county regional economic development organization, headquartered in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.

 

Major Corridors:

US 322, connecting Centre County with Harrisburg

I-80, which is a major east-west route.

I-99, connecting Centre County with Altoona and I-76

 

Transit

The Centre Area Transportation Authority (CATA) is the regional public bus transportation system that provides service between downtown State College, the Penn State University campus, and surrounding regions in the county

 

Aviation

Centre County is served by one commercial scheduled service, one business, and three general airports and one glider port.  The University Park Airport is a commercial scheduled service airport served by three commercial commuter airlines (Delta, United and US Airways), as well as FedEx and flight school operations.  Currently, the terminal facilities are being remodeled.  The Mid-State Regional Airport is a business airport, also capable of serving Civil Air Patrol and air tankers for firefighting purposes.  The three general airports are Bellefonte, Penns Cave, and Centre Airpark.  The  gliderport is the Ridge Soaring Gliderport.

 

Rail Freight

The SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority owns active rail lines in Centre County; operations are provided by the Nittany and Bald Eagle Railroad and focuses on freight movements.  Norfolk Southern Railway Company possesses track rights over the Nittany and Bald Eagle Railroad from Lock Haven to Tyrone.  The Bellefonte Historical Railroad, a tourist railroad, operates over the Nittany and Bald Eagle Railroad.  The R. J. Corman, Pennsylvania Lines Inc. operates along the border between Centre and Clearfield County.

 

Transportation Program - First Four Years (2013-2016)

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

ˇ Rehabilitation of three bridges carrying PA 144 (Mill Street) over Bald Eagle Creek, the SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority's Nittany and Bald Eagle Railroad, and PA 150/Alternate US 220 in Milesburg Borough, Centre County.

ˇ Corridor safety improvements along US 322 (Twenty Eighth Division Highway) in Potter Township, Centre County.

ˇ Addition of Center-Left Turn lane and resurfacing on PA 550 (Zion Road) in Bellefonte Borough to just east of Airport Road in Spring Township, Centre County.

ˇ Replacement of the bridge carrying SR 1002 (Little Marsh Creek Road) over Little Marsh Creek in Curtin Township, Centre County.

ˇ Replacement of the bridge carrying SR  2011 (Coburn Road) over Elk Creek in Penn Township, Centre County.

ˇ Replacement of the bridge carrying SR 2012 (Penns Creek Road) over Penns Creek in Penn Township, Centre County.

ˇ Replacement of the bridge carrying SR 3011 (Branch Road) over Slab Cabin Run in College Township, Centre County.

ˇ Replacement of the bridge carrying SR 3040 (South Eagle Valley Road) over Dix Run in Union Township, Centre County.

 

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:

ˇ Replacement of the bridge carrying SR 2013 (Bower Hollow Road) over Pine Creek in Haines Township, Centre County.

ˇ Replacement of the bridge carrying SR 3040 (Old Route 220) over Dewitt Run in Unionville Borough, Centre County.

ˇ Improvement of the interchange between SR 3045 (Waddle Road) and I-99 at the Toftrees Exit in Patton Township, Centre County.