The North Central Regional Planning and Development Commission† (NCRPO) region includes the six counties of Cameron, Clearfield, Elk, Jefferson, McKean and Potter Counties.† The Commission works closely with various partners at all levels of government for the ongoing planning, maintenance and operation of the regionís multi-modal transportation system.

 

Major Corridors within the region include:

Major East-West Corridor

I-80 and US 6

Major North-South Corridor

US 219, US 119, PA 255 and US 322

 

Transit

Two transit companies service the region.† These are the Area Transportation Authority of North Central Pennsylvania, which services all six counties in the Rural Planning Organization, and DuFast Transit that services the DuBois area (DuBois, Falls Creek, and Sandy Township).† The Fullington Auto Bus Company, Inc. provides intercity bus services that include scheduled route service, charter, group and party services.

 

Aviation

Commercial aviation service in the North Central Pennsylvania region is provided by two commercial aviation airports: DuBois Regional in Washington Township, Jefferson County and Bradford Regional in Lafayette Township, McKean County.

 

The DuBois Regional Airport is an advanced airport facility, while Bradford Regional and St Marys Municipal are both considered Basic airports.† The region has several additional airport facilities that the PennDOT Bureau of Aviation has classified as Limited. These facilities include: Albert, Cherry Springs and Punxsutawney Municipal.

 

Rail Freight

North Central Pennsylvania is served primarily by shortline and regional railroads, including the Buffalo and Pittsburgh (B&P) Railroad and the R.J. Corman (RJC) Pennsylvania Lines. Norfolk Southern's "Buffalo Line" is also located in the region, although

the line sees only limited and irregular service between Lock Haven and the New York State border.† Local carload freight delivery is often facilitated by the B&P and RJC, which provide vital and competitive service on light-density rail routes, such as the ones in North Central Pennsylvania

 

Transportation Program - First Four Years (2013-2016)

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

 

 Highway restoration improvements on PA 255 from I-80 Exit 101 interchange to 500 feet past the Treasure Lake entrance in Sandy Township, Clearfield County.

 Safety improvements at the intersection of US 322 and PA 119 in Sandy Township, Clearfield County.

 Replacement of the bridge carrying US 219 over Elk Creek in Ridgway Borough, Elk County.

 Reconstruction of concrete including drainage and guiderail improvements on PA 255 in the City of St Marys, Elk County.

 Replacement of the bridge carrying US 219 over a tributary to Little Toby Creek in Snyder Township, Jefferson County.

 Rehabilitation of the existing structure carrying PA 436 over Mahoning Creek, Water Street and the Buffalo and Pittsburgh Railroad in Punxsutawney Borough.

 Replacement of the bridge carrying SR 3007 over Red Bank Creek in Summerville Borough, Jefferson County.

 Replacement of the bridge carrying US 6 in Hamlin Township, McKean County.

 Replacement of the bridge carrying PA 44 (Ceres Road) over Bells Run near the Village of Myrtle in Ceres Township, McKean County.

 Replacement of the bridge carrying PA 244 over Ellisburg Creek in Genesee Township, Potter County.

 Replacement of the bridge carrying SR 1021† over the Cowanesque River in Harrison Township, Potter 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:

 

 Replacement of bridge carrying US 219 over Kings Run in Burnside Township, Clearfield County.

 Replacement of the bridge carrying PA 555 over Kersey Run in the Village of Weedville, Jay Township, Elk County.

 Replacement of the bridge carrying SR 3007 over Red Bank Creek in Summerville Borough, Jefferson County.

 Replacement of the bridge carrying SR 4004 over Tunungwant Creek in Bradford Township, McKean County.

 Rehabilitation of the bridge carrying PA 244 over Cryder Creek in Genesee Township, Potter County.

 

Transportation Program- Interstate Transportation Projects

 

 Replace bridge carrying I-80 over PA 970 at Exit 123 in Bradford Township, Clearfield County.