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.

2023-2026 Northwest RPO DRAFT Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for Public Comment

Please click here to view the DRAFT 2023-2026 TIP for the Northwest RPO.  The Northwest Regional Planning & Development Commission, Planning Partner for the Northwest Rural Planning Organization, has prepared the 2023-2026 TIP Update for Clarion, Crawford, Forest, Venango, and Warren Counties.

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

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

Transportation Advisory Committee
Transportation Planning
Transportation Alternatives Program
Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP)
NW Commission Studies/Plans
District 10-0 Homepage
District 1-0 Homepage
PennDOT TIP Visualization Tool


For additional information  please contact:
Travis Siegel, Regional Planning Manager
P: 814.677.4800 x123
F: 814.677.7663

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