Lebanon County, Pennsylvania

2045 Long-Range Transportation Plan

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BACKGROUND

The Lebanon County Metropolitan Planning Organization and the Lebanon County Planning Department released a new Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) for the county in 2024.

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FINAL PLAN

The final plan for the Lebanon County LRTP is available to download. Please email any questions to the project team.

Final 2024 Lebanon County LRTP

Final 2024 Lebanon County LRTP Appendices

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FAQ

What is a long-range transportation plan?

A long-range transportation plan (LRTP) articulates a region's vision and the transportation goals and objectives that will help achieve that vision. It considers issues and opportunities over a 20-year planning horizon. An LRTP includes an action plan and a prioritized list of proposed projects aligned with the region's goals. The plan guides investment in transportation improvements as funds become available. LRTPs are required in order to qualify for state and federal transportation funding.

Who leads LRTP development?

Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) lead LRTP development, working closely with federal and state transportation agencies, county and municipal leaders, as well as others with an interest and stake in a sound transportation system. For its 2024 update, Lebanon County engaged a team led by the consulting firm WSP USA Inc. of Philadelphia, PA, to assist with the data-gathering, outreach, analysis, and documentation required to complete the plan.

Why update Lebanon County's current plan from 2020?

Long-range transportation plans are federally required to be updated every four years to ensure they remain relevant as conditions change. State changes include PennDOT’s 2045 Statewide Long-Range Transportation Plan (completed in late 2021), which establishes new goals for transportation across Pennsylvania. Nationwide, the COVID-19 pandemic changed the frequency and ways that people travel. Lebanon County’s new LRTP will incorporate federal requirements, new state guidance, and evolving travel trends for Lebanon County.

What public and stakeholder involvement was conducted?

There were multiple ways that the public and stakeholders participated in this planning process. This website was continuously updated, and included links to an online survey and online mapping tool that allowed users to pinpoint problem locations from January through March 2024. Anyone is welcome to email the team with comments or questions.

Beyond online outreach, the MPO hosted three Steering Committee meetings for stakeholders, which included municipalities, school districts, and advocacy and business groups. Focus groups were held to solicit detailed input from stakeholders on transportation issues. Finally, the MPO hosted two in-person public meetings in February and April.