Connections 2040 Plan for Greater Philadephia: Fostering Sustainability, Equity, Innovation

Oct 01, 2013 | by
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Connections 2040 Plan for Greater Philadelphia is the Long-Range Plan for the Greater Philadelphia region. It assesses regional trends and forecasts and sets forth a vision for the future. The Plan is organized around four core principle to achieve the vision: Manage Growth and Protect the Environment, Create Livable Communities, Build the Economy, and Establish a Modern Multimodal Transportation System. The Plan includes goals and strategies under each of the four core principles. It also identifies a set of investments in the region's transportation system that are needed to preserve and maintain the existing system, as well as other critical improvements that make the system operate more efficiently and expand capacity. Due to declining funding revenues, only a portion of these investments can be afforded. The Plan prioritizes investments, based on quantitative analysis, and presents an overview of alternatives to address the funding shortfall.