The Harrisburg Area Transportation Study (Harrisburg MPO) covers all of the municipalities in Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry Counties.


Major East-West Corridors

I-78, I-76, US 22, US 322, US 422 and PA 283

Major North-South Corridor

US 11, US 15, I-81 and I-83


Capital Area Transit (CAT) is the Harrisburg area’s primary provider of intra-city mass transit.  CAT provides public transit service along major highway routes, with park and ride lots within the urbanized area.  CAT in Dauphin County provides other transit services for the senior citizens and individuals with disabilities, while the Cumberland County Transportation Department provides this service in Cumberland County and the Perry County Transportation Authority performs it in Perry County.  Daily intercity bus service is provided by Carl R Bieber Bus Company, Fullington Auto Bus Company, Greyhound Lines, Susquehanna Trails, and R & J Transportation Inc.   These operators provide various levels of service ranging from local and regional to interstate connections.  Express bus service from York, PA to Harrisburg is provided by RabbittransitAmtrak daily commuter train service connects Harrisburg to Lancaster, Philadelphia, and points along the Northeast Corridor, as well as to Pittsburgh and points west. 



The Harrisburg International Airport is served by several major airlines.  These airlines connect the metropolitan area with national and international cities. Four general aviation airports also service the area.


Rail Freight

Three major freight railroad lines (Norfolk Southern, CSX Transportation, Inc. and Canadian Pacific Railway) serve the Harrisburg area.  Norfolk Southern has an intermodal freight facility at the Rutherford Yards near the I-83/US 322 Eisenhower Interchange in Swatara Township.  A second intermodal freight

yard, Harrisburg Yard, is located near the interchange of I-81 and US 22/322 in the City of Harrisburg.  CSX Transportation, Inc. serves the Harrisburg area with trackage rights from the Shippensburg area to the Enola Yard.  Also, Canadian Pacific Railway has trackage rights from Sunbury into the Enola Yard.


Transportation Program- First Four Years (2013-2016)

To maintain and improve the existing transportation system in the HATS 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:

· Mulberry Street Bridge Rehabilitation

· Vine Street Bridge Preservation

· Carlisle Pike/US 22 Signal Improvements and Coordination

· PA 581 Bridge over Tenth Street

· Clarks Valley Road 2 Resurfacing

· PA 74 (York Road) Resurfacing

· Locust Point Road Bridge Replacements

· Harrisburg Pike Bridge Rehabilitation

· PA 34 and Sunny Side Drive Intersection Improvements

· Park Boulevard Bridge/Roadway Realignment


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:

· Maclay Street Bridge Replacement

· Milroy Road Underpass Widening


Transportation Program- Interstate Transportation Projects

· I-83/PA 581 Bottleneck Safety Improvements