The planning and programming of transportation projects in York County is the responsibility of the York Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (YAMPO).
Major Corridors within the region include:
Major East-West Corridor
US 30, connecting to Adams County and Lancaster County
Major North-South Corridor
US 15 and I-83, connecting to Harrisburg
The York County Transportation Authority (YCTA) is the primary provider of public transportation services in York County. YCTA, operating under the name of “Rabbittransit”, provides various types of transportation services ranging from fixed route service within York County to paratransit service within and adjacent to York County. YCTA also coordinates the paratransit services for both its urban and rural operations and the Adams County Transit Authority. Rabbittransit operates weekday Express Bus service from York to Harrisburg. Capital Area Transit, the public transit authority for the Harrisburg area, also provides public transportation to the New Cumberland Army Depot in Fairview Township and the Dillsburg area of York County.
Five general aviation airports serve York County and include the York Airport near Thomasville, the Baubles Airport at Broque, the Bermudian Valley Airpark at Kralltown, the Kampel Airport near Wellsville, and the Capital City Airport in Fairview Township. York County residents can opt to use scheduled commercial air service from either the Harrisburg International Airport (HIA) in Dauphin County or the Baltimore-Washington International (BWI) Airport.
Two major freight railroads serve York County. Norfolk Southern Railway Company has a freight line which connects Harrisburg with Baltimore. This rail line parallels the Susquehanna River in the northern portion of York County and crosses the
Susquehanna River into Lancaster east of Mount Wolf. Just north of Mount Wolf, Norfolk Southern’s rail line splits and continues to their freight yards in and around the City of York. Norfolk Southern serves local industries along these two rail lines. CSX Transportation, Inc. provides freight service in the Hanover area on its rail line from Baltimore to Hagerstown. The York Railway Company (YRC) provides local rail freight service between the City of York and Hanover.
Transportation Program- First Four Years (2013-2016)
To maintain and improve the existing transportation system in Adams County, 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 15 Resurfacing (Golf Course Road to Adams County Line)
· PA 24 Safety Improvements
· US 30 Resurfacing from PA 24 to Hellam Township
· Mount Rose Avenue/East Prospect Road Reconstruction and Widening
· Lincoln Highway Bridge Replacement
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:
· US 15 resurfacing (Golf Course Road to Adams County Line)
· Mud Run Bridge replacement
· Little Conewago Creek Bridge replacement
· US 15 and County Line Road intersection safety improvements
· Yellow Breeches Bridge preservation
Transportation Program- Interstate Transportation Projects
· I-83 Exit 18 Interchange Reconstruction
· I-83 from PA 74 to PA 181, Resurface and Repair Bridges