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"STRONGER WHEN WE WORK TOGETHER"

The mission of the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission is to foster the long-term livability and vitality of our communities, counties and region. Since 1966, we’ve been a forum for information sharing, consensus building and coordination to tackle regional issues facing the diverse communities of Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry counties. TCRPC’s four main prog

rams include:
-- the Regional Growth Management Plan, which promotes economic growth and revitalization in our communities while protecting natural resources, optimizing transportation options and recognizing important quality-of-life issues;
-- the Harrisburg Area Transportation Study (HATS), the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization for the three-county region;
-- and providing staff support to the Dauphin County Planning Commission and Perry County Planning Commission. TCRPC meets all of these needs with a small staff that provides a tremendous variety of planning support, technical expertise and opportunities for education and training -- all in a spirit of collaboration. Guiding our work is a 19-member, county commissioner-appointed board comprised of residents and officials from Dauphin and Perry counties. To learn more about what TCRPC does, please visit our site at www.tcrpc-pa.org. And if there's any way we can be of service, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

The Kittatinny Ridge   Plan is available on the web at https://bit.ly/3RcPFR4. The plan frames a Ridge-wide strategy and...
12/08/2023

The Kittatinny Ridge Plan is available on the web at https://bit.ly/3RcPFR4. The plan frames a Ridge-wide strategy and action plan for protecting this critical PA landscape over the next five years. The Kittatinny Ridge, also known as Blue Mountain and North Mountain, runs through PA for 185 miles from the Delaware Water Gap to the Mason-Dixon Line. Ridge Conservation Landscape

12/08/2023

REMINDER: Submissions for 's 7th annual Innovations Challenge for high school students are due Jan. 26. The program encourages students to use their creative and strategic-thinking abilities to solve real-world challenges. Details: https://bit.ly/45PBC94

Survey Finds Large Majorities Favor Policies to Enable More  . Simplifying permitting, allowing more apartments are espe...
12/08/2023

Survey Finds Large Majorities Favor Policies to Enable More . Simplifying permitting, allowing more apartments are especially popular https://tinyurl.com/yvtr89px The Pew Charitable Trusts

PA's   services to receive $144 million in upgrades, expansions between Pittsburgh,   & Philly https://tinyurl.com/ytpvs...
12/08/2023

PA's services to receive $144 million in upgrades, expansions between Pittsburgh, & Philly https://tinyurl.com/ytpvsom2 PennLive.com

 : Tri-County Regional Planning Commission receives nearly $1.4 million grant to help protect   Watershed. Part of $19.3...
12/07/2023

: Tri-County Regional Planning Commission receives nearly $1.4 million grant to help protect Watershed. Part of $19.3 million in Countywide Action Plan Implementation Grants https://tinyurl.com/ykdb8d4s

  mulls several big fixes for truck   problem. Recommendations include state incentives, repurposing state-owned propert...
12/07/2023

mulls several big fixes for truck problem. Recommendations include state incentives, repurposing state-owned properties and adding parking to projects and county comprehensive plans https://tinyurl.com/yn8k3hm4 The Center Square

Schools, a municipal complex, a small warehouse, more: 13 plans proposed in   [SUBSCRIPTION] https://tinyurl.com/ytet6oo...
12/07/2023

Schools, a municipal complex, a small warehouse, more: 13 plans proposed in [SUBSCRIPTION] https://tinyurl.com/ytet6oo3 PennLive.com

 has a   Professional Mentorship Program that matches interested mentors with prospective mentees. If interested in eith...
12/07/2023

has a Professional Mentorship Program that matches interested mentors with prospective mentees. If interested in either option, check out their mentorship page and fill out the form: https://bit.ly/47HDNOt

Why are roundabouts becoming popular in Pennsylvania?   says they offer improved safety due to fewer conflict points, sl...
12/06/2023

Why are roundabouts becoming popular in Pennsylvania? says they offer improved safety due to fewer conflict points, slower speeds and easier decision-making. https://tinyurl.com/ysl399yq abc27 News

We need YOUR input for the Regional Active Transportation Plan! Please use our ONLINE MAPPING TOOL to help us identify l...
12/06/2023

We need YOUR input for the Regional Active Transportation Plan! Please use our ONLINE MAPPING TOOL to help us identify local needs for walking & biking routes & trails. And please share! https://bit.ly/3Jy8f2N

Raw sewage is flowing into the  , but this   project will help stop that. The project is a small step toward fixing a ma...
12/06/2023

Raw sewage is flowing into the , but this project will help stop that. The project is a small step toward fixing a massive problem created by the combined system https://tinyurl.com/yo57b9jm PennLive.com

See 20 Years of Land Trust Progress in PA: GIS Dashboard from WeConservePA Incorporates Land Trust Census Data https://t...
12/06/2023

See 20 Years of Land Trust Progress in PA: GIS Dashboard from WeConservePA Incorporates Land Trust Census Data https://tinyurl.com/yohca3zd

Check out Penn State Extension's 2-part video on "Wildlife Conservation History in Pennsylvania." https://tinyurl.com/yk...
12/06/2023

Check out Penn State Extension's 2-part video on "Wildlife Conservation History in Pennsylvania." https://tinyurl.com/ykvyyrqn Penn State Extension

Two iconic brick buildings in the heart of Newport will benefit from much-needed safety and accessibility upgrades, than...
12/05/2023

Two iconic brick buildings in the heart of Newport will benefit from much-needed safety and accessibility upgrades, thanks to funding approved by the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency for Tri-County Housing https://tinyurl.com/yvye3k3p

Become a TCRPC sponsor in 2024 and promote your organization all year! Learn how to support our quarterly newsletter, an...
12/05/2023

Become a TCRPC sponsor in 2024 and promote your organization all year! Learn how to support our quarterly newsletter, annual luncheon, Premier Project Awards and education programs! Don't wait! https://bit.ly/2JyY2XZ

511PA Allows PA Drivers to Plan Ahead No Matter the Season: ​Know before you go! https://bit.ly/41LxQNs
12/04/2023

511PA Allows PA Drivers to Plan Ahead No Matter the Season: ​Know before you go! https://bit.ly/41LxQNs

From PA Farm Link Academy: Free learning modules available. Your gateway to valuable knowledge and resources for  : http...
12/04/2023

From PA Farm Link Academy: Free learning modules available. Your gateway to valuable knowledge and resources for : https://bit.ly/47PEG7k

Tri-County Regional Planning Commission receives nearly $1.4 million grant to help protect   Watershed. Award part of $1...
12/04/2023

Tri-County Regional Planning Commission receives nearly $1.4 million grant to help protect Watershed. Award part of $19.3 million in 2024 Countywide Action Plan Implementation Grants https://tinyurl.com/ykdb8d4s

Remember to  : PA's Move Over Law requires drivers approaching an emergency response area to move over or slow down. If ...
12/04/2023

Remember to : PA's Move Over Law requires drivers approaching an emergency response area to move over or slow down. If you can't move over, you MUST slow down to less than 20 mph. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3B9ishO

The 2023-24 season for PA's Heating Assistance & Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is now open. If you ...
12/03/2023

The 2023-24 season for PA's Heating Assistance & Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is now open. If you need help paying your utility company or fuel provider, click here: https://bit.ly/3QGFZ1W

Shared bike, e-scooter use recovers from pandemic lows, but hurdles remain https://bit.ly/3ubX9vD Smart Cities Dive     ...
12/03/2023

Shared bike, e-scooter use recovers from pandemic lows, but hurdles remain https://bit.ly/3ubX9vD Smart Cities Dive

TCRPC is developing an action plan to guide highway safety investments over the next several years. Your input will help...
12/03/2023

TCRPC is developing an action plan to guide highway safety investments over the next several years. Your input will help us determine priorities in . Please take our survey here: https://bit.ly/3t9JeG0

New open carry alcohol laws boost  . Some places see promise in areas allowing visitors to shop, sip and stroll https://...
12/03/2023

New open carry alcohol laws boost . Some places see promise in areas allowing visitors to shop, sip and stroll https://bit.ly/3SESywd

Do you know PA's pedestrian laws? For example: When pedestrians cross a crosswalk with the light, DRIVERS must yield. Bu...
12/02/2023

Do you know PA's pedestrian laws? For example: When pedestrians cross a crosswalk with the light, DRIVERS must yield. But, if a pedestrian crosses where there's no intersection and no crosswalk, the PEDESTRIAN must yield. Learn more here: https://bit.ly/41igdU2

12/02/2023

Seeks Submissions for Build a Better Mousetrap Award from PA Municipalities. Entries can include tools, equipment, tech advances or anything that increases safety, reduces costs or improves . Deadline March 1. Details: https://bit.ly/45UwyAA

Less driving but more deaths: Spike in traffic fatalities puzzles lawmakers. Some think more   officers and speed camera...
12/02/2023

Less driving but more deaths: Spike in traffic fatalities puzzles lawmakers. Some think more officers and speed cameras would help https://bit.ly/3QW0rw1 Stateline

ROADWORK AHEAD in   /  . Find the latest roadwork and construction in the area by visiting PennDOT's District 8 website:...
12/02/2023

ROADWORK AHEAD in / . Find the latest roadwork and construction in the area by visiting PennDOT's District 8 website: https://bit.ly/34uNXpQ

Many grant/funding programs require applicants to submit a Planning Consistency Letter from their local   agency confirm...
12/02/2023

Many grant/funding programs require applicants to submit a Planning Consistency Letter from their local agency confirming that a project is consistent with local plans. To request one from TCRPC, complete our online form here: https://bit.ly/3fgJyMo

  Has Broad Appeal, Despite Clear Drawbacks. More public   agencies are offering low-fare, on-demand shuttle service as ...
12/01/2023

Has Broad Appeal, Despite Clear Drawbacks. More public agencies are offering low-fare, on-demand shuttle service as a way to connect people. But many advocates are wary of the trend https://bit.ly/3FFldK3

Planetizen offers a number of courses on   and    , including  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,   and more. You can sample them here: https...
12/01/2023

Planetizen offers a number of courses on and , including , , , , , and more. You can sample them here: https://bit.ly/3AOGBtL

The   River Basin Commission is announcing a new grant program for community-based projects or events that improve, rest...
12/01/2023

The River Basin Commission is announcing a new grant program for community-based projects or events that improve, restore or protect . Non-profits, schools, and others invited to apply through 11/30. Details: https://bit.ly/3sL9l65

The Quest for the Low-Budget Park. As the costs of creating     space grow,   are exploring new ways to fund and build p...
12/01/2023

The Quest for the Low-Budget Park. As the costs of creating space grow, are exploring new ways to fund and build public for the communities that need them the most https://bloom.bg/3LPq5j6

People move for  , family, jobs. The most often-cited general category for moving in 2022 was housing-related reasons, w...
12/01/2023

People move for , family, jobs. The most often-cited general category for moving in 2022 was housing-related reasons, which accounted for 41.6% of movers, according to the survey https://bit.ly/3QeTMMX

Our award-winning Planning Toolkit offers tons of resources on  ,   &   for   and   agencies. Visit today & download our...
11/30/2023

Our award-winning Planning Toolkit offers tons of resources on , & for and agencies. Visit today & download our free fact sheets & model ordinances on a wide variety of topics: https://bit.ly/3AvzQNf

Congratulations to our Planner Alexa Korber on getting her AICP certification! 👍
11/30/2023

Congratulations to our Planner Alexa Korber on getting her AICP certification! 👍

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