Transportation Planning

Transportation Planning

Welcome to the Northern Tier Rural Planning Organization (Northern Tier RPO), the transportation
planning division of the NTRPDC.

At the heart of transportation planning and development for the five counties of Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, and Wyoming in Pennsylvania, lies the Northern Tier RPO. Our focus is to address the unique transportation needs of our rural communities, ensuring that voices are heard, and concerns are addressed during the transportation planning processes.

What is a Rural Planning Organization?

The Northern Tier PRO is a regional organization that serves as a bridge between local governments, transportation agencies, and the communities. Our mission is to facilitate collaborative decision-making to plan and develop transportation infrastructure and services for the specific demands of the Northern Tier region. We understand that rural areas face distinct challenges, such as extensive road networks, limited public transit options, and long travel distances. Therefore, our approach is localized, ensuring that transportation funding is efficiently allocated, and projects are designed to enhance the quality of life for our residents.

Why is the Northern Tier RPO important for transportation planning?

The Northern Tier RPO is of paramount importance for transportation planning purposes in our region. Here’s why:

Rural Focus

Our specialized focus on rural areas sets us apart. We understand the unique challenges faced by our communities and
can develop transportation plans that address these specific needs.


The Northern Tier RPO serves as a hub for engagement and collaboration among diverse stakeholders, including local governments, state agencies, businesses, and residents. This ensures that transportation priorities are identified collectively, leading to better-informed decisions.


We advocate for the funding and resources required to support rural transportation initiatives. Our advocacy efforts help secure the financial backing necessary to bring transportation projects to life, ultimately improving infrastructure and connectivity in the Northern Tier.

Community-Centered Approach

We prioritize the well-being of our residents. By aligning transportation projects with the values and goals of our communities, we contribute to economic vitality and overall quality of life in the Northern Tier.

Together, we are building a brighter future for our communities.

Transportation Planning 101

Equipping stakeholders in the Northern Tier region with the fundamental knowledge and strategies necessary to navigate and optimize regional transportation systems for sustained growth and connectivity.

Plans, Programs,
& Publications

Access a wealth of strategic plans, impactful programs, and informative publications driven by the Northern Tier Regional Rural Transportation Organization, providing invaluable resources for communities in the region to enhance transportation infrastructure, connectivity, and overall rural development.

Rural Transportation
Advisory Committee

The committee provides a dedicated forum for collaborative decision-making, bringing together diverse voices and stakeholders to provide valuable insights, recommendations, and strategic direction to shape effective and sustainable rural transportation solutions in the Northern Tier region.

Transportation Links & Resources

Explore a comprehensive array of transportation resources, offering valuable information, maps, and tools to support informed decision-making and enhance connectivity for communities and stakeholders in the Northern Tier region.

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