This planning process is designed to encourage maximum local participation in transportation project selection. The Northwest Commission’s Transportation Advisory Committee, a public/private sector entity with members from all five counties, reviews and prioritizes projects. Recommendations are forwarded to PennDOT and the State Transportation Commission.

During the past several years, the Northwest Commission, in conjunction with its Advisory Committee, has participated in a goods movement study, congestion and intermodal management system analysis and transportation enhancement project selection. The Commission firmly believes that an improved transportation system is integral to overall economic development.

Northwest Regional Transportation System


Commercial, passenger and airfreight service is available at Erie International in Erie and Venango Regional in Franklin.

Business airports are located in Clarion, Corry, Meadville, Titusville, and Greenville.


The region is served by Interstates 79, 80, and 90. National Highway System designated roads include U.S. 322, 62, and 6 and State Routes 28, 18, 8, 5, and 17.  Other important corridors include Routes 408/77 and Route 27.  All Keystone Opportunity Zones are served by highways listed above.


The Northwest RPO region is served by Class 1, shortline, and regional freight railroads: Norfolk Southern Corporation, Buffalo and Pittsburgh, Western New York and Pennsylvania, and the Oil Creek and Titusville Railroad.

Rail Freight Funding Program


The next NW RPO TAC Meeting will take place on November 17th at 1pm.  Again, this will be another virtual meeting.  To access the meeting, please use the information below.

Topic: Northwest RPO TAC Meeting

Time: Nov 17, 2020 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 977 3735 1639

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For additional information  please contact:

Travis Siegel,
Regional Planning Manager  
P: 814.677.4800 x123
F: 814.677.7663

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