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Williamsport, PA 17701

330 Pine St
Williamsport, PA 17701

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Transportation Planning



To provide a safe, reliable, efficient, environmentally sound, and socially equitable transportation system—including air, rails, roads, bridges, public transit and trails—that enhances Lycoming County’s economic vitality and quality of life.

WATS MPO Public Involvement

Public involvement is a right of all residents of Lycoming County. Federal law requires that all MPO's develop and use a documented participation plan that defines the process for providing reasonable opportunities for public participation in the transportation decision-making process. The Public Involvement website has infomation on how you can participate in the transportation planning process, WATS MPO staff contact information, and the Transportation Planning Calendar.

For Public Review and Comment (October 29, 2019 - December 30, 2019):

Draft 2020 WATS MPO Public Participation Plan

 Please submit comments by email or call (570) 320-2140

Fully accessible Public Transportation provided by River Valley Transit. Contact (570) 326-2500 for more information or visit www.ridervt.com.


Long Range Transportation Plan Update

Every five years, as required by federal law, the Lycoming County Department of Planning and Community Development updates the Williamsport Area Transportation Study MPO Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). The current LRTP was adopted December 17, 2018. The plan is available for review here

WATS - Williamsport Area Transportation Study

A Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is a planning body composed of elected and appointed officials representing local, state and federal governments or other agencies having an interest or responsibility in the local transportation system. The MPO is responsible for creating a Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), a Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), and a Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP). An MPO can be a regional, multicounty organization or a single county. The Williamsport Area Transportation Study (WATS) is the single county MPO covering Lycoming County.

Transportation Improvement Program

As the federally designated metropolitan planning organization for Lycoming County, the Lycoming County Planning Commission works with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, River Valley Transit, (RVT) and STEP Inc.to develop the Transportation Improvement Program, (TIP). The TIP is a list of priority transportation projects that are proposed to be undertaken during the next four federal fiscal years using various federal, state and local funding sources. These transportation projects include a full range of highways, bridges, public transit, bicycle and pedestrian facilities.

Coordinated Public Transit - Human Services Transportation Plan

Federal law requires that projects selected for funding under the Enhanced Mobility for Individuals and Individuals with Disabilities (Section 5310) Program be "included in a locally developed, coordinated public transit-human services transportation plan," and that the plan be "developed and approved through a process that included participation by seniors, individuals with disabilities, representatives of public, private, and nonprofit transportation and human services providers and other members of the public" utilizing transportation services. These coordinated plans identify the transportation needs of individuals with disabilities, older adults, and people with low incomes, provide strategies for meeting these needs, and prioritize transportation services for funding and implementation. The current Coordinated Transit Plan for the WATS MPO was developed in partnership with the SEDA-COG MPO and adopted at the November 18, 2019 WATS MPO Coordinating Committee meeting.

SEDA-COG and WATS 2019 Coordinated Public Transit Human Services Transportation Plan 

Local Technical Assistance Program

Lycoming County Local Bridge Bundling

Program (Final List)



This is the first round of municipal owned structurally deficient bridges that will be repaired in a county-wide bridge bundling program. By bundling the bridge projects, multiple bridges can be designed and constructed concurrently rather than as single projects. It is anticipated that up to a 30% overall cost savings can be achieved along with a considerably shortened project duration using this innovative approach. The Lycoming County Board of Commissioners enacted a Fee for Local Use Ordinance as authorized under PA Act 89. As a result, PennDOT will collect an additional $5 for every non-exempt vehicle registered to an address in Lycoming County and these funds will be provided back to the county on a semi-annual basis. The Commissioners' intent is to use these funds to fix or replace the growing backlog of municipality-owned structurally deficient bridges located throughout the County. Other revenue sources provided through PA Act 13 dedicated to bridges will also be used to finance this program. This revenue will be used to pay the debt service on a PA Infrastructure Bank, (PIB) loan the county would seek with PennDOT approval. The loan will serve as up front financing to undertake the bridge repair program. 

‚ÄčLycoming County Susquehanna Greenway System 


Information about Susquehanna River Walk and Timber Trail

Pine Creek Rail Trail Guidelines for Public Use

Connector trail system extension feasibility studies:

County Liquid Fuels Municipal Allocations (2018)

Transportation Related Links

The Lycoming County Transportation / Growth Plan

PA State Transportation Commission Tell Us What You Think 




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