The Northern Tier Regional Planning and Development Commission (Northern Tier RPO) encompasses Tioga, Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Wyoming counties.  Key population centers within this largely rural region include, Mansfield, Sayre, Towanda, Wellsboro, Dushore, Montrose, and Tunkhannock

 

Major Corridors within the region include:

Major East-West Corridor

US 6

Major North-South Corridor

US 15, US 220 and I-81

Transit

The major public transit provider in the region is the Endless Mountains Transportation Authority which provides fixed route and paratransit services to Bradford, Tioga and Sullivan Counties. The predominant transit service is demand responsive because of the rural nature of the region

 

Aviation

Air service to the region is addressed by three airports: Grand Canyon Airport near Wellsboro, Bradford County Airport near Towanda and Skyhaven Airport near Tunkhannock. The majority of air service to the region has a business and recreational orientation.

 

Rail Freight

Business and industry in the Northern Tier is serviced by two short line railroads and one regional railroad hauling rail freight to a variety of destinations.  The region is also serviced by two Class I railroads, Norfolk Southern and Canadian Pacific, providing a long haul freight alternative for regional business and industry as well as the potential for intermodal linkages.

 

Transportation Program- First Four Years (2013-2016)

To maintain and improve the existing transportation system in Northern Tier, 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 New Access Road to connect NY 17 (future I-86) in New York to Valley Business Park in Athens Township, Bradford County

ˇ Reconstruction on SR 4014 in Smithfield and Ulster Townships, Bradford County

ˇ Repair Rock and Soil Slides on SR 1043  in the Sheshequin Narrows, Athens and Sheshequin Townships, Bradford County

ˇ Resurface Roadway on US 15 from Tioga River to SR 2005,Liberty and Bloss Townships, and Blossburg  Borough, Tioga County

ˇ Rehabilitate bridge deck  on PA 287 over Tioga River in Tioga Borough and Township, Tioga County

ˇ Replace bridge on PA 549 over Elk Run in Rutland Township, Tioga County

ˇ Highway Restoration on PA 706 from the Village of Rush to the
Village of Fairdale in Rush Township and Jessup Township,
Susquehanna County

ˇ Replacement of the bridge carrying PA 858 over Summers Creek in Middletown Township, Susquehanna County

ˇ Replacement of the bridge carrying SR 1010 over Salt Lick Creek in Great Bend Township, Susquehanna County

ˇ Replacement of the bridge carrying US 6 over SR 1017 in
Factoryville, Clinton Township, Wyoming County

ˇ Replacement of the bridge carrying PA 29 Bridge over Bowman's Creek in Eaton Township, Wyoming County

ˇ Replacement of the bridge carrying PA 87 over Mehoopany Creek in Mehoopany Township, Wyoming County

 

Transportation Program- Interstate Transportation Projects

ˇ Interstate Restoration/Reconstruction and Bridge Preservation on
I-81 in various locations, Susquehanna County

ˇ Ramp Redesign on I- 81 (Exit 218) in Gibson Township, Susquehanna County

ˇ Replace bridge on PA 414 over Towanda Creek in Franklin Township, Bradford County

ˇ Replace bridge on PA 467 over Wysox Creek in Rome Township, Bradford County

ˇ Resurface Roadway/Soil Slide Repair on PA 87 from Pond Road to Wyoming County Line in Colley Township, Sullivan County

ˇ Replace bridge on US 220 over Little Loyalsock Creek in Dushore Borough, Sullivan County

ˇ Resurface on PA  154 in Forksville Borough and Elkland Township, Sullivan County

ˇ Roadway Soil Slide Repair on PA 414 in Morris Township, Tioga County

ˇ Replace bridge on PA 287 over Marsh Creek and Realign Intersection of PA 287 and US 6 in Delmar Township, Tioga County

ˇ Roadway Soil Slide Repair on US 15 in Tioga Township, Tioga County

ˇ Resurface US 15 Liberty Township, Tioga County

ˇ Replace bridge on SR 4017 over Holden Creek in Osceola Township, Tioga County

ˇ Replacement of the bridge carrying PA 29 over Snake Creek in Bridgewater Township, Susquehanna County

ˇ Roadway Slide Repair, Restoration, Guide Rail, and Drainage repairs on PA29 in Franklin Township, Susquehanna County

ˇ Replacement of the bridge carrying PA 171 bridge over Drinkers Creek in Susquehanna Depot Borough, Susquehanna County

ˇ Replacement of the bridge carrying PA 267 over Outlet of Rigs Pond in Rush Township, Susquehanna County

ˇ Replacement of the bridge carrying PA 267 over Middle Branch of Wyalusing Creek in Rush Township, Susquehanna County

ˇ Restoration on PA 706 in Rush Township, Susquehanna County

ˇ Replacement of the bridge carrying SR 1016 over Meylert Creek in New Milford Township, Susquehanna County

ˇ Restoration of US 6 in Clinton Township and Factoryville Borough, Wyoming 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 Rehabilitate bridge on PA 187 over Wappasening Creek and Tributary to Wappasening Creek in Windham Township, Bradford County

ˇ Rehabilitate bridge on US 220 over SR 2036 (Patterson Boulevard) in North Towanda Township, Bradford County

ˇ Rehabilitate bridge on SR 3008 over Towanda Creek in Franklin
Township, Bradford County

ˇ Resurface US 220 in Davidson and Laporte Townships, Sullivan County

ˇ Replace bridge on PA 87 over Little Loyalsock Creek, Cherry
Township, Sullivan County