The Lackawanna Luzerne Transportation Study (LLTS) Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is charged with undertaking transportation network planning for the two county region.  The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is the planning document for the four federal fiscal year period from 2023 to 2026. This will cover all of the transportation projects in the region for that time frame. Due to a scope of work update for two major projects with air quality impacts, the TIP must be resubmitted for public comment.

Under previous and current transportation legislation (Intermodal Surface Transportation and Efficiency Act- ISTEA, The Transportation Efficiency Act for the 21st Century- TEA 21, the National Economic Transportation Efficiency Act- NEXTEA, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act- FAST Act) and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal (Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act) all MPO’s must put the TIP on public display for review and comment.   The LLTS MPO Technical and Coordinating Committees will hold a hybrid (in-person/virtual) public meeting to accept comments and testimony about the TIP on January 25, 2023 at 1:00 PM at 100 Terminal Rd, Avoca PA 18641 in the Barry J. Centini Conference Room. This will be followed by the LLTS MPO Combined Technical and Coordinating Committee meeting. The TIP documents will be voted on at this meeting.

For those wanting to see a hard copy of the TIP and supporting documents, it is available for review at the Lackawanna County Government Center at the Globe, Luzerne County Planning & Zoning at Penn Place, PennDOT District 4-0 Office, County of Lackawanna Transit System, Luzerne County Transportation Authority and Hazleton Public Transit.

Comments on the draft TIP can be submitted by mail to the Lackawanna County Government Center at the Globe, 123 Wyoming Avenue, 5th Floor
Scranton, PA 18503 or Luzerne County Planning & Zoning at Penn Place, 20 North Pennsylvania Ave, Suite 208 Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701. Also, by email to [email protected] or [email protected].

Attached below are the links to all of the documents related to the public comment period for the LLTS MPO Transportation Improvement Program.  The TIP is available for public inspection until January 25, 2023.

Documents on Display
The following documents are available for public display and comment:

  1. The 2023-2026 Lackawanna/Luzerne Metropolitan Planning Organization (LLTS MPO) Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Cover Letter.
  2. The 2023-2026 Transportation Conformity Determination Report (1997 Ozone NAAQS) for the LLTS MPO TIP.
  3. The 2023-2026 LLTS MPO (Scranton/Wilkes-Barre MPO TIP) Highway and Bridge Projects with public narrative.
  4. The 2023-2026 LLTS MPO (Scranton/Wilkes-Barre MPO TIP) Transit Projects for the County of Lackawanna Transit System (COLTS), Hazleton Public Transit (HPT) and the Luzerne County Transit Authority (LCTA) with public narrative.
  5. The 2023-2026 LLTS MPO Interstate TIP – Highway and Bridge Projects with public narrative.
  6. The 2023-2326 LLTS MPO TIP Public Comment Period Advertisement.