Overview of the Funding & Programming Process

The Chester County Planning Commission is tasked with an important function of inventorying and prioritizing transportation improvement projects within Chester County. The programming process begins with the Chester County Transportation Improvements Inventory, which is updated every two years. The most critical projects are recognized as Transportation Priority Projects. To access state and federal transportation funds, a project must first by listed on the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission's 25-year long range plan. Once listed on the Long Range Plan, a project becomes eligible to be programmed on the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission's Transportation Improvement Program, which is a four-year capital program. Once funding for a project is listed on the Transportation Improvement Program, design and engineering on a project can commence. Finally, once engineering of a project concludes, a project can advance to construction.