VISION, GOALS & OBJECTIVES


VISION:

A safe, efficient, environmentally responsible and seamless multi-modal transportation system integrated with sustainable land use patterns to serve the mobility and accessibility needs of our residents, businesses and through-travelers.


Goals & Objectives:


1. Provide an efficient, seamless and reliable transportation system:
  • Provide funding priority to preservation and maintenance activities;
  • Address safety and security concerns in all transportation projects and programs.
2. Improve the performance and operation of our transportation system for all modes and all users:
  • Promote efficient management and operation efforts to lessen traffic congestion;
  • Manage access to the transportation system to enhance mobility;
  • Accommodate increasing truck volumes and minimize conflict with passenger vehicles;
  • Expand opportunities for intermodal connections;
  • Identify and address conflicts between various modes, focusing on the needs of youth, elderly, low-income persons and individuals with disabilities.
 Bicyclists and pedestrians on the Walnut St. Bridge, Harrisburg

Bicyclists and pedestrians on the Walnut St. Bridge, Harrisburg

3. Expand transportation choices:
  • Channel transportation funds toward alternate modes;
  • Increase transit ridership and carpooling;
  • Facilitate increased travel by bicycle and pedestrian modes;
  • Encourage innovative transit solutions including BRT, autonomous vehicles and ITS upgrades.
4. Improve quality of life, promote human health and provide a safe experience for all users:
  • Encourage context sensitive design (aesthetics, urban design, etc.) in transportation corridors;
  • Promote a full range of transportation choices concurrent with development;
  • Identify and pursue innovative opportunities to enhance bicycle and pedestrian accommodations.
5. Reduce environmental impacts:
  • Promote a more direct link between the transportation planning process, project development and environmental enhancement while addressing environmental justice;
  • Implement programs to increase the use of alternate modes and reduce SOVs.
 Construction on Routes 11/15 in Penn Twp., Perry County

Construction on Routes 11/15 in Penn Twp., Perry County

6. Encourage livable communities and efficient land use:
  • Focus transportation infrastructure capacity in areas planned for growth;
  • Promote land use patterns that encourage or support walking, biking and access to transit.
7. Efficiently utilize existing transportation funds and pursue other funding opportunities for transportation system improvements:
  • Bring additional, non-traditional transportation funds to the HATS region;
  • Distribute information regarding innovative funding sources and strategies.