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The Playbook

to Set Priorities

The Playbook to Set Priorities

The final Playbook serves as a guide for setting priorities and funding future projects as resources become available through the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).

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Prioritizing the Needs of the Corridor



Land Use
and Access


The prioritization process was structured around four general needs:

  • Mobility
  • Highway safety
  • Land use and access
  • Highway infrastructure condition

This process was set up to ensure the outcomes would identify focus areas that have the greatest impact for improvement through the corridor.

I-81 Improvement Strategy Video

The overview video summarizes the I-81 Improvement Strategy process, phases and next steps for the project.

Project News & Updates

I-81 Improvement Strategy Playbook and New Website Now Live

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Projects in Progress

PennDOT is already advancing several projects along the I-81 corridor in South Central PA. To learn more, simply select an icon on the map below for details.

Project Team

The corridor Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), PennDOT District 8-0, PennDOT Central Office and the Federal Highway Administration collaborated in developing a Project Management Committee to meet regularly and provide guidance on the playbook development process.

Lead Agency

The mission of the TCRPC is to foster the long-term livability and vitality of our communities, counties and region.

Harrisburg Area Transit Study (HATS) MPO

HATS serves 103 municipalities in all, covering almost 1,700 square miles in South Central Pennsylvania, including Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry Counties.


Steve Deck, Executive Director

Primary Partner

The Franklin County MPO is a transportation policy-making and decision-making entity made up of community members representing transportation and business interests, and local and state governments.


Steve Thomas, Director


Primary Partner

The Lebanon County MPO develops comprehensive and cooperative processes for transportation planning, programming and decision-making.


Jonathan Fitzkee, Senior Transportation Planner

Primary Partner

The PennDOT Office of Planning and District 8-0 leads many multimodal programs and initiatives and serves as a valuable resource to the Commonwealth’s 24 Metropolitan and Rural Planning Organizations, the State Transportation Commission, Transportation Advisory Committee, local governments, and the general public.


Brian Hare, Bureau Director – PennDOT Program Center
Chris Kufro, PennDOT District 8-0

District 8 Office Phone Number: 717-787-6653

Primary Partner

FHWA works with PennDOT, MPOs and RPOs to align goals and objectives with specific performance measures and provide a common framework for decision-making.


Eugene Porochniak

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