The latest episode of the Environmental Technical Assistance Program or ETAP podcast sits down with Becky Bradley (above at left), executive director of the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission or LVPC, to explain how her organization is spearheading environmentally sound and resilient transportation infrastructure projects in the Lehigh Valley region on eastern Pennsylvania.
[Above photo via the LVPC]
The Environmental Technical Assistance Program is a technical service program for state departments of transportation provided by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials and its podcast explores a wide array of environmental topics that affect transportation and infrastructure programs.
In this episode, Bradley details how LVPC – a metropolitan planning organization or MPO originally formed in 1961 – coordinates transportation infrastructure projects with local community leaders and businesses, working to gain economic benefits and improve quality of life for the region while protecting public health and the environment.
To do that, LVPC offers a variety of resources and services – including technical assistance, research programs, and publications covering topics such as mapping through Geographic Information Systems or GIS, how local ordinances fit within comprehensive transportation plans, and much more.
To listen to the full podcast, click here.