Planning Commission to host transportation plan meeting
● By ACL
The Chester County Planning Commission (CCPC), in partnership with the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), is developing a county-wide public transportation plan to guide transit operations and capital improvements in Chester County.
The public is encouraged to attend a meeting about the plan and offer their input about desired improvements of public transit services in Chester County. Participants will be informed about the overall plan progress, analysis findings, potential performance measures, and draft recommendations, as well as the results of the 2013 Public Workshop held in April 2013 at the Chester County Historical Society. The meeting will be an open-house format, with a formal presentation starting at 7 p.m.
DVRPC’s Office of Transit, Bicycle, and Pedestrian Planning staff facilitated the first phase of the project, which entailed data collection, issue identification, and preliminary corridor prioritization. This work began late in 2012 and continued through the summer of 2013. The second phase of this plan – led by CCPC staff -- is to develop goals and policies, define future transit corridors, and guide capital improvements.
The Public Transportation Plan is targeted for completion in the summer of 2014. The county will then begin adopting the plan as an element to Landscapes2, Chester County’s Comprehensive Plan. The adoption process should completed by the fall of 2014.
The Public Transportation Plan Public Meeting will be held Feb. 5 at the Chester County Library and District Center (450 Exton Square Parkway, Exton), from 6 to 8:30 p.m.