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NEPA MPO Announces Opening of Public Comment Period and Virtual Public Hearing on Draft 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Program

The Northeastern Pennsylvania Alliance (NEPA), designated by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Carbon, Monroe, Pike, and Schuylkill counties, is the organization that considers and approves the plans and programs and the Federal and State funding for highway and transit systems in the four-county MPO area.  The NEPA MPO recently developed its 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and related documents.  These documents include the 2021-2024 TIP including highway, bridge and transit project listings; TIP administrative procedures; air quality conformity analysis and reports; environmental justice analysis determination; and related policy documents.


A comment period on the 2021-2024 TIP and related documents is currently open and runs until June 12, 2020.  A public hearing will be held on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 9:30 AM.  Due to health and safety concerns outlined in current COVID-19 directives, the public hearing will be conducted by videoconference and phone conference call only.  Information on connecting to the public meeting can be found on NEPA’s website at


Individuals providing oral testimony will be allotted five minutes and must provide three (3) written copies of their testimony. Those unable to attend the virtual public hearing may provide written testimony by sending comments to the NEPA Alliance office at 1151 Oak Street, Pittston, PA 18640 or by emailing


The NEPA MPO Technical Planning Committee and NEPA MPO Policy Board will conduct a joint virtual business meeting on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 9:30 AM to consider the endorsement and approval of the 2021-2024 TIP and action on other business matters.  Following approval of the TIP, it will be submitted to the Commonwealth and the Federal Highway Administration.


For additional information on the TIP and transportation planning in the region, visit


The NEPA Alliance, a regional community and economic development agency, serves the seven counties of Northeastern Pennsylvania including Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike, Schuylkill and Wayne. NEPA Alliance services include Business Financing, Government Contracting Assistance, International Trade Assistance, Non Profit Assistance, Transportation Planning, Research and Information, and Local Government Services. For more information about NEPA Alliance visit or call 866-758-1929.  “This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”

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