Transportation Planning

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 Aaron Ritsig, Regional Planning Manager,  Northwest Commission at 814-677-4800 x123 or via email

The Northwest Rural Planning Organization (RPO) understands the importance of local planning and how land use and planning influences current and future transportation demands. Through the Linking Planning to NEPA process and taking into consideration fiscal constraints, the Transportation Improvement Plan is developed from the Long Range Transportation Plan.

2023 Federally Obligated Report

Northwest Long Range Transportation Plan
2050 Northwest Long Range Transportation Plan
2020-2045 Northwest Long Range Transportation Plan
2016 LRTP Performance Measures Report Card

Northwest RPO Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
FFY 2022 NW RPO Annual Listing of Federally Obligated Projects

Twelve Year Program
2015 TYP Northwest PA 2017-2020 Northwest Environmental Justice Analysis
Northwest Commission DBE Policy Statement
PennDOT District 1-0 Policy on Sidewalk Construction
NW RPO Public Participation Plan
14-15 PA Public Transportation Annual Performance Report
Northwest P3 Rapid Bridge Replacements Projects