The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) was formed in 1965 by an interstate compact between Pennsylvania and New Jersey. DVRPC includes the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia in Pennsylvania and the counties of Burlington, Mercer, Camden, and Gloucester in New Jersey.

Major Corridors within the region include:

Major East-West Corridor

I-76, US 30, US 1, US 422 and US 322

Major North-South Corridor

I-95, I-476, US 202, PA 309 and PA 611

Transit

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) is the primary provider of mass transit in the Pennsylvania portion of the Delaware Valley.† SEPTA also offers service to the elderly and individuals with disabilities through a customized paratransit unit.

 

Pottstown Urban Transit serves the Pottstown area in upper Montgomery County, New Jersey Transit serves the New Jersey portion of the Delaware Valley and extends into the City of Philadelphia and points in Pennsylvania along the Delaware River, and the Port Authority Transit Company runs the Lindenwold Line in New Jersey into the City of Philadelphia.† Daily state supported intercity bus service is provided to the Delaware Valley by Greyhound Lines and Susquehanna Transit Company.† Amtrak daily commuter train service connects Philadelphia to New York, Washington D.C. and other destinations along the Northeast Corridor, as well as to Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, and other points west

 

Aviation

 Philadelphia International Airport is the major passenger airport in the Delaware Valley.† It is served by most of the major airlines and provides connections to many national and international cities.† Philadelphia International is also served by many air cargo carriers. The Pennsylvania portion of the Delaware Valley is also served by 11 reliever and general aviation airports which provide the necessary facilities for noncommercial and general aviation uses.† Numerous heliports operate in Philadelphia and the suburbs serving medical, police and news media needs.

 

Rail Freight

Three major (Class I) railroads serve the region: CSX Corporation, the Norfolk Southern Corporation, and the Canadian Pacific Railway.†

 

Intermodal rail is a rapidly growing segment of the rail industry.† The regionís intermodal rail terminals include Norfolk Southernís Morrisville facility in Bucks County and its new Mustin Field facility at the former Philadelphia Navy Base, and CSXís Greenwich facility in Philadelphia.† An important project now underway will render the CSX Trenton Line doublestack-compatible, create a direct cleared route from Philadelphia to the north, and enhance the regionís rail network.

 

Transportation Program- First Four Years (2013-2016)

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

 US 202: East State Street to Mechanicsville (Pools Corner) Intersection Improvements

 York Road: Bristol Road to PA 413 Reconstruction

 PA 663: Weiss Road to Mill Hill Road Widening and Bridge Replacement

 Upper Ridge Road over Unami Creek Bridge Replacement

 Schuylkill River Multi-use Trail Construction Ė PA 29 to the Berks County Line

 French Creek Parkway Phase 1 Construction: PA 113 to Bridge Street

 PA 41 over Officers Run Bridge Replacement

 PA 41 over Valley Creek Bridge Replacement

 PA 100 Corridor Safety Improvements

 US 202: Exton Bypass to PA 29 Reconstruction

 MacDade Boulevard/I-476 Ramp Improvements

 Chester Valley Trail Extension

 PA 23/US 422 Interchange and North Gulph Road Improvements

 Montgomery County Intelligent Transportation System (ITS)

 US 202 Markley Street North Reconstruction: Elm Street to Johnson Highway

 US 202: Johnson Highway to Swede Road Reconstruction and Widening

 US 202 Five Points Intersection Reconstruction

 US 422 at PA 363 Interchange Improvements

 US 202 Markley Street South Reconstruction: Main Street to Elem Street

 Naval Base Access Road Reconstruction

 Center City Northeast Quadrant Traffic Signal Improvements

 Delaware River Heritage Trail Construction Section 2

 Delaware Avenue Extension: Lewis Street to Orthodox Street

 Holme Avenue over Roosevelt Boulevard Bridge Replacement at Pennypack Circle

 Haverford Avenue Signal Modernization: 40th Street to City Avenue

 Passyunk Avenue over Schuylkill River Drawbridge Rehabilitation

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:

 

 I-95/PA Turnpike Interchange

 PA 309: Sellersville Bypass Resurfacing

 PA 313: Ferry Road to Broad Street Reconstruction

 PA 611 over Cooks Creek Bridge Replacement

 Boot Road Extension over the Brandywine Creek Bridge Construction

 US 30: Paoli Transportation Center Traffic Flow Improvements

 US 422: Schuylkill River Bridge at Stowe Bridge Replacement and Interchange Upgrade

 US 322 Reconstruction and Improvements: Featherbed Lane to I-95

 US 1 at PA 352 Interchange Improvements

 PA 63 over the Unami and Perkiomen Creeks Bridge Replacement

 US 202: Morris Road to Hancock Road Reconstruction and Widening

 US 422 Betzwood over Schuylkill River Bridge Restoration

 

Transportation Program- Interstate Transportation Projects

 

 I-95 Reconstruction: Shackamaxon Street to Columbia Avenue

 I-95 North and Southbound Reconstruction: Columbia Avenue to North of Ann Street

 I-95 Reconstruction: Race Street to Shackamaxon Street

 I-95 North and Southbound Reconstruction: Bridge Street Interchange

 I-95: Betsy Ross Interchange

 I-95 North and Southbound Reconstruction: Betsy Ross Interchange

 I-95: Allegheny Ave Interchange