PennPlan Moves! Pennsylvania Statewide Long Range Transportation Plan, 2000-2025: Report of Achievements 2001

This is the second annual report of progress toward objectives of the Pennsylvania Statewide Long Range Transportation Plan, called PennPlan Moves! or, simply, PennPlan, published in January 2000. The Report of Achievements 2001 shows significant progress toward PennPlan’s statewide and corridor objectives. It also points to some shortcomings, which are to be expected when a plan includes ways to measure progress specific to each objective. The information is valued, because both our progress and our shortcomings reveal what remains to be done. An initiative of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PENNDOT) to anticipate and shape a response to the Commonwealth’s need for transportation facilities and services in the first quarter of the 21st Century, PennPlan is a framework for highways, transit facilities, passenger and freight railroads, air and water ports, and bicycle and pedestrian trails, and how they connect to form a system. Three attributes distinguish PennPlan from the many transportation plans developed over the years in Pennsylvania and other states: 1. Its 10 statewide goals reflect findings from a comprehensive program of public involvement. 2. As a result of much consultation with metropolitan planning organizations, local development districts, and county and local planning organizations, PennPlan identifies objectives at both the corridor and Commonwealth levels that focus development of the transportation system on the 10 statewide goals. 3. Most important, as noted in the opening, PennPlan’s objectives are accompanied by ways to measure their attainment and target dates or amounts to gauge their degree of implementation. In other words, PENNDOT has made itself accountable for the timely execution of PennPlan, an uncommon approach to long range planning. The plan says exactly what it intends to do and when it intends to do it. In the spirit of accountability, PENNDOT offers this report on second-year progress toward PennPlan’s 25-year vision.


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  • Media Type: Web
  • Features: Figures; Maps; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 54p

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  • Accession Number: 01421287
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Created Date: Aug 24 2012 9:46AM