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The "PennDOT Connects Technical Assistance" brochure provides information about requesting technical assistance (tech assist). The brochure explains what a tech assist is, how to request a tech assist, the types of tech assists, and the key tech assist ca...
The purpose of the "Model Ordinances for PA Municipalities" handbook is to help Pennsylvania’s local governments better understand access management and guide you in developing and implementing a program for your community. This handbook is structured in ...
"Revitalizing Downtown Districts" is organized into five chapters. This KB Resource includes Chapter 1, which discusses the importance of downtown retail districts, focusing on retail trends and typologies. Trends affecting retail districts include walkab...
"Revitalizing Downtown Districts" is organized into five chapters. This KB Resource includes Chapter 2, which outlines the result of the field work and evaluates common elements found in the region that contribute to a retail district’s success. Outlined ...
"Revitalizing Downtown Districts" is organized into five chapters. This KB Resource includes Chapter 3, which discusses applying the building blocks of a retail district to begin the revitalization process. The chapter highlights each of the seven element...
"Revitalizing Downtown Districts" is organized into five chapters. This KB Resource includes Chapter 4, which provides specific, retail-ready actions that municipal officials can influence such as regulatory compliance, zoning regulations, incentives to a...
The "Community & Local Government Assistance" resource published by PennDOT is a series of slides explaining funding sources for municipal and county governments. Includes steps in the planning process to identify transportation projects for the Transport...
The "Connectivity" handbook is aimed at supporting local governments in the shared goal of improving system connectivity and multimodal system function through local planning. It builds upon LVPC's efforts by expanding the inventory of practices and tools...
The "Effective Agricultural Zoning" fact sheet describes how Effective Agricultural Zoning (EAZ) can be an effective land use planning tool to preserve productive farmland. Topics include exclusive agricultural zoning, agriculture industry zoning, fixed a...
The "Freight Transportation: Municipal Implementation Tool #19"  brochure has been prepared by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC) to help local governments and the general public better understand trends and adopt strategies to bette...
The "Guidance Document: Street Connectivity" is an excellent, non-technical overview of the benefits of street connectivity and practical strategies at the micro (neighborhood) level and macro (planning and studies) level. Includes a summary of challenges...
The "Storm Water Facility Guidebook" provides guidance on who should be the applicant for storm water installation as part of Highway Occupancy Permit work, alternatives to including the local government as an applicant, and how to prepare an agreement be...
When responding to a tech assist ticket via email, please reference the ticket ID in the correct format so that the response will append to the existing ticket. The proper ticket ID format is [#AAA-000-00000]. Be sure to include the brackets and hashtag. ...
This resource announces that PennDOT Connects now offers technical assistance for implementing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for planning and asset management. GIS can improve municipal planning, mobile field data collection, and other common workf...
KB_GI_001: The "Integrating Transportation and Land Use in Comprehensive Plans" handbook focuses on the transportation element of municipal and county comprehensive plans and how to improve linkages between transportation needs and land use planning. It e...
KB_GI_002: "Transportation & Comprehensive Planning Structure in PA" is an excerpt from the PennDOT handbook "Integrating Transportation Use in Comprehensive Plans" (see KB_GI_001: PUB 688 Integrating Transportation and Land Use in Comprehensive Plans [ht...
KB_GI_003: The "Improving the Land Use-Transportation Connection through Local Implementation Tools" handbook is one in a series of technical support documents prepared by PennDOT to enhance the partnerships between state, county, and municipal officials ...
If you are a News subscriber, you will receive an email whenever the PennDOT Connects Hub releases News information. Follow these instructions to subscribe to News or to unsubscribe from News. If you are not a News subscriber, you can still view the New...
The Metropolitan and Rural Planning Organizations' (MPO and RPO) contact information is available at http://www.penndot.gov/ProjectAndPrograms/Planning/Pages/MPO-and-RPO-Contact-List.aspx [http://www.penndot.gov/ProjectAndPrograms/Planning/Pages/MPO-and-R...
The "On Track Towards Transit Oriented Development" is the Executive Summary and Introduction of an evaluation of progress towards TOD at individual rail (and some bus) stations within the nine-county region of the DVRPC. Progress can include a completed ...
The "Overlay Zoning" fact sheet explains how Overlay Zoning can be an effective land use planning tool to promote development that protects the function of a natural resource. Overlay districts can also be used for infrastructure planning and can help to ...
The "Pedestrian & Bicycle Friendly Policies, Practices and Ordinances" handbook provides information about practices, policies, and ordinances from various jurisdictions throughout the United States that enhance pedestrian and bicycle safety and accommoda...
The "PennDOT Connects Municipal Support Overview" brochure provides an overview of municipal support available under the PennDOT Connects program. The brochure introduces the PennDOT Connects Support Hub, technical assistance offerings, training and outre...
The PennDOT Connects Policy outlines the requirements set forth by the program: * Collaboration Requirements * Planning Considerations * Other Considerations * Implementation Timeframe * Documentation Requirements * Future Direction * Quali...
This brochure provides an overview of the Planning and Engineering 360° (P&E 360°) workshop. The brochure lists the goals of the workshop, course objectives, module objectives, a list of who should attend, and registration information.
Project Initiation Forms (PIF) are available in fillable PDF and Word formats.
Create a PennDOT Connects account to take advantage of all of the resources that the Hub has to offer. Only registered users can request technical assistance and receive emails about important news. The registration process is simple and only takes a coup...
"Subdivision & Land Development Planning Series #8" is an in-depth overview of Pennsylvania law governing Subdivision and Land Development ordinances. Contents include SLDO provisions, roles and functions of municipal and county governments, sewage facili...
This excerpt from a DVRPC case study provides an overview of Context Sensitive Solutions (CSS). An important component of a CSS approach is that it links driving behavior with the perception of the surrounding context. Traffic calming techniques are often...
The "Maintaining or Improving Character" fact sheet describes land use and infrastructure planning tools that can help a community maintain or build its community character or sense of place.
The "Accommodating Growth within the Transportation & Natural Environments" tech sheet describes system controls that can be used to maintain adequate infrastructure and protect environmental resources by accommodating growth pressures in more compact are...
TECH SHEET: A truly effective transportation system accommodates all anticipated modes efficiently. Many comprehensive plans identify issues such as conflicts between bicycle/ pedestrian/buggy and vehicular traffic, land use patterns that are not conduciv...
The "Funding the Maintenance of the Existing Transportation System" tech sheet describes tools that can supplement more traditional funding mechanisms for maintaining and improving transportation infrastructure in Pennsylvania.
The "Improving Mobility and Efficiency" tech sheet describes tools that can be used to implement necessary land use controls and manage the transportation system to achieve a better balance between community growth pressures and system capacity.
The "Improving Safety" fact sheet describes elements of local ordinances and traffic management programs that can improve safety conditions in a community.
"The Official Map: A Handbook for Preserving and Providing Public Lands and Facilities" handbook describes the use of an “official map” -- a combined map and ordinance designed to aid in proactively planning for future growth in a municipality by helping ...
The "Access Management" 2-page fact sheet defines access management and its benefits; describes how it can be achieved using zoning and subdivision and land development ordinances and an Official Map; and provides tips to connect land use and transportati...
The "Transferable Development Rights" fact sheet explains how Transferable Development Rights (TDRs) can be an effective land use planning tool to unbundle and transfer development rights in order to direct growth to areas where a community wants to grow....
This resource is the first edition of TRANSFORM, PennDOT's quarterly newsletter about news and people behind the PennDOT Connects program. Issued Winter 2018.
This resource is the third edition of TRANSFORM, PennDOT's quarterly newsletter about news and people behind the PennDOT Connects program. Issued Summer 2018.
This resource is the fourth edition of TRANSFORM, PennDOT's quarterly newsletter about news and people behind the PennDOT Connects program. Issued Fall 2018.
This "Transportation and Public Health" booklet discusses the cost that the dominant pattern of autocentric communities in the U.S. is taking on people’s health and how new communities and developments can be designed, and older communities retrofit, to s...
"Zoning: Planning Series #4" is an in-depth overview of Pennsylvania zoning law and authority, zoning options, and alternative approaches to zoning to preserve a community’s historic resources and reinforce its walkable and traditional neighborhood develo...
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