The Chester County Planning Commission in partnership with the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission is developing a countywide Public Transportation Plan to guide transit operations and capital improvements in Chester County.
Chester County residents, transit users, project stakeholders, and the public are encouraged to attend a public meeting to be held at the Chester County Library and District Center in Exton (adjacent to the Exton Mall) on Wednesday March 5, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. This meeting was originally to be held on Feb. 5, however was postponed due to the weather.
Attendees will have the opportunity to offer their input towards desired improvements of public transit services in Chester County. Participants will be informed regarding the overall plan progress, analysis findings, potential performance measures, and draft recommendations, as well as the results of the 2013 Public Workshop held in April 2013 at the Chester County Historical Society. The meeting will be an open house format with a formal presentation starting at 7 p.m.
DVRPC’s Office of Transit, Bicycle, and Pedestrian Planning staff facilitated the first phase of the project, which entailed data collection, issue identification, and preliminary corridor prioritization. This work began late in 2012 and continued through the summer of 2013. The second phase of this plan – led by CCPC staff — is to develop goals and policies, define future transit corridors, and guide capital improvements throughout Chester County.
The Public Transportation Plan is targeted for completion in the summer of 2014. The County will then begin the process of adopting the plan as an element to Landscapes2, Chester County’s Comprehensive Plan. The adoption process is anticipated to be completed by the fall of 2014.