Transportation Planning

2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Update Public Review Period and EXTENDED Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) Public Review Period.

The Northwest Regional Planning & Development Commission, Planning Partner for the Northwest Rural Planning Organization, has prepared the 2021-2042 TIP Update for Clarion, Crawford, Forest, Venango, and Warren Counties.  Along with TIP, the Northwest RPO is re-advertising the 2020-2045 Long Range Transportation Plan for public comment.

Both documents have been sent to each of the five counties’ planning offices; at the offices of the two transit agencies (Crawford Area Transportation Authority and the Transportation Authority of Warren County), the following townships: Brady Township, Callensburg Borough, Clarion Borough, Clarion Township, Knox Township, Madison Township, Monroe Township, New Bethlehem Borough, Paint Township, Piney Township, Redbank Township, Rimersburg Borough, Sligo Borough, Strattanville Borough, and Washington Township in Clarion County; Beaver Township, Cambridge Springs Borough, Centerville Borough, Conneaut Township, Conneautville Borough, East Fallowfield Township, Fairfield Township, Hydetown Borough, the City of Meadville, Rockdale Township, Saegertown Borough, Sparta Township, Spring Township, Springboro Borough, Steuben Township, Summit Township, the City of Titusville, Venango Borough, West Mead Township and West Shenango Township in Crawford County; Green Township, Harmony Township, Hickory Township, Howe Township, Jenks Township and Kingsley Township, in Forest County; Allegheny Township, Clinton Township, Clintonville Borough, Emlenton Borough, the City of Franklin, the City of Oil City, Oakland Township, Pleasantville Borough, Polk Borough, President Township and Utica Borough in Venango County; Bear Lake Borough, Clarendon Borough, Columbus Township, Conewango Township, Eldred Township, Freehold Township, Mead Township, Pittsfield Township, Sandycreek Township Sheffield Township, Southwest Township, Spring Creek Township, Sugar Grove Township, Triumph Township, the City of Warren and the city of Youngsville in Warren County.

The documents were also sent the following eight tribal nations for display: Absentee-Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, Delaware Tribe, Eastern Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma, Seneca Nation of Indians, Seneca-Cayuga Tribe of Oklahoma, St. Regis Mohawk Tribe, Shawnee Tribe, and the Tonawanda Seneca Nation.

In the wake of the COVID-19 situation, a virtual public meeting for the TIP ONLY will be held at the Northwest Commission office at 395 Seneca St., Oil City on June 4, 2020 from 1-2:30 PM. To join the virtual meeting by computer, please visit:; To dial in by phone call: +1 (669) 224-3412 Access Code: 872-999-629

Any public comments for the LRTP should be emailed to Travis Siegel at by 5:00PM on 6/9/2020.  There will be no public meeting for the LRTP.  The Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) plans to vote and adopt on both documents at the June 23rd TAC Meeting.

The Northwest RPO is committed to compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements of applicable civil rights statutes, executive orders, regulations and policies. If you have a request or a special need, wish to file a complaint or desire additional information, please contact Travis Siegel, Regional Planning Manager,  Northwest Commission at 814-677-4800 x123 or

2021-2024 TIP Update Public Review Documents
TIP Development/Project Selection Process
TIP Development Timeline
Performance Measures Narrative
Transit Performance Measures Narrative
Highway/Bridge Narrative
Public Transit TIP Narrative
Interstate TIP Narrative
Statewide TIP Narrative
Fiscal Constraint Chart
EJ Core Element/Benefits and Burdens Analysis
Public Comment Ad
Title VI Policy Statement


The Northwest Rural Planning Organization (RPO) understands the importance of local planning and how land use and planning influences current and future transportation demands. Through the Linking Planning to NEPA process and taking into consideration fiscal constraints, the Transportation Improvement Plan is developed from the Long Range Transportation Plan.

Northwest Long Range Transportation Plan
2015-40 Northwest Long Range Transportation Plan Final Draft
2015-40 Northwest Long Range Transportation Plan Final Draft Appendices

2016 LRTP Performance Measures Report Card

Northwest RPO Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
NW Transit 2019 TIP
NW Highway-Bridge 2019 TIP

NW RPO Annual Listing of Obligated Projects

2019 NW RPO Annual Listing of Obligated Projects

Twelve Year Program
2015 TYP Northwest PA

2017-2020 Northwest Environmental Justice Analysis

Northwest Commission DBE Policy Statement

PennDOT District 1-0 Policy on Sidewalk Construction

NW RPO Public Participation Plan


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