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2040 Transportation and Development Plan for Southwestern Pennsylvania

Adopted June 27, 2011

The Regional Vision

The 2040 Transportation and Development Plan for Southwestern Pennsylvania, or 2040 Plan, is an update of the 2035 Transportation and Development Plan for Southwestern Pennsylvania (2035 Plan).  The 2035 Plan was developed as a mechanism for connecting the region’s vision to an official, coordinated implementation program of projects and actions. The 2035 Plan was developed through an unprecedented community engagement process called Project Region. Project Region was led by the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission, and was conducted in partnership with a wide range of other public, private and non-profit organizations.  This unprecedented planning process was used as the backbone and basis for the 2040 Plan update.

The 2040 Plan reflects the outcomes of the Project Region outreach process, including the Regional Vision Scenario and the 16 policies (the Plan Policies) that are used to help guide the region towards achieving the vision.  The Plan Policies are focused in three key areas; places, connections and activities. SPC reaffirmed the use of this Regional Vision Scenario and all that it entails as the basis for the 2040 Plan Update. 

Download the entire 2040 Plan (PDF, 30.1 MB)

Section 1: Introduction

Section 2: Public Participation

Section 3: Regional Conditions and Trends

Section 4: The Transportation Plan

Section 5: Economic Development

Section 6: Plan Technical Analysis and Performance

Section 7: Consideration of Environmental Mitigation

Section 8: Plan Implementation


Appendix A: Project Tables and Maps by PennDOT District

Appendix B: Economic Development Investments

Appendix C: Glossary and Acronyms

Appendix D: Active Allegheny Maps

Appendix E: PennDOT Twelve Year Interstate Capital Plan

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