Chester County has an extensive highway and road network, public transportation facilities that include 12 train stations served by SEPTA and Amtrak, and a growing trail network anchored by the Schuylkill River Trail and the Chester Valley Trail. This web page provides information on transportation funding, trails, highways, public transportation, bicycling, and walking.
Programs and Projects
Funding and Programming
The Chester County Planning Commission is tasked with inventorying and prioritizing transportation improvement projects within Chester County. Learn More
Public Transportation Plans
Chester County's comprehensive policy plan, Landscapes2, identified the improvement of the County's public transportation infrastructure as a major priority. View Documents
Complete Streets, Bicycle and Pedestrian Plans
The Chester County Planning Commission works with municipalities to address improve pedestrian linkages and public transportation access and experience within the County. Improvements to pedestrian facilities provide County residents with an array of benefits from improved health to economic development and are a priority initiative identified in Landscapes2. Learn More
Multi-Use Trail Plans
CCPC partners with municipalities and other organizations to facilitate the construction of planned trails within the county. CCPC is also planning the extension of several existing multi-use trails to enhance regional trail connections and recreation opportunities for Chester County residents and visitors. View Plans
West Chester Pike Coalition
West Chester Pike/Pennsylvania Route 3 is one of the region's most important transportation and economic corridors. The West Chester Pike Coalition is a group of corridor stakeholders that has emerged from recent planning efforts along West Chester Pike. Both Chester and Delaware county staff have taken an active role in organizing and leading this coalition, which includes representatives from SEPTA, PennDOT, TMACC, DCTMA, corridor municipalities, and local economic development agencies. The vision of the Coalition is "Improved transportation opportunities, operations, and safety along West Chester Pike". Learn More
County-Wide Planning Policies
Landscapes3 is the comprehensive plan for Chester County, and renews the county's commitment to balancing growth and preservation to foster vibrant communities. Landscapes3 is organized around six goal areas: Preserve, Protect, Appreciate, Live, Prosper, and Connect, and addresses land use, growth, and preservation as part of the Landscapes Map. Transportation is addressed primarily within the Connect goal area of Landscapes3, with additional discussion as part of the Landscapes Map and within Prosper.
Issues and Trends
Learn more about current transportation-related issues and trends facing Chester County.
Few transportation systems are confined within Chester County's borders. Accordingly, CCPC regularly coordinates with a variety of transportation agencies and advocacy groups to plan and advocate for the transportation needs of the County within the Greater Philadelphia region. View Partner Agencies