The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission is dedicated to uniting the region’s elected officials, planning professionals, and the public with the common vision of making a great region even greater. Shaping the way we live, work, and play, DVRPC builds consensus on improving transportation, promoting smart growth, protecting the environment, and enhancing the economy. We serve a diverse region of nine counties: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia in Pennsylvania; and Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Mercer in New Jersey. DVRPC is the official Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Greater Philadelphia Region–leading the way to a better future.
As the designated MPO for the nine-county service area, DVRPC’s mission is to proactively shape a comprehensive vision for the region’s future growth and stability. DVRPC works to achieve this mission by providing technical assistance and services; conducting high-priority studies that meet the demands of its local governments; fostering cooperation among various constituencies to forge consensus on regional issues; and continuing public outreach efforts that enhance awareness of regional issues. DVRPC’s land use and transportation plans and policies affect citizens, businesses, and institutions in the Delaware Valley and beyond.
DVRPC is also responsible for allocating federal funds for transportation and transportation-related improvements in the region. The current federal surface transportation act, Fixing America’s SurfaceTransportation (FAST) Act, directs MPOs to program and prioritize projects on a regional basis. The projects are drawn from DVRPC’s long-range land use and transportation plan, and include a broad range of activities, including roadway improvements, transit facilities, pedestrian services, goods movement, and parking enhancements.
Learn more about the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission at www.dvrpc.org.