Route 62 Corridor Smart Transportation Study
Location: Oil City, Pennsylvania
Client: Northwest Pennsylvania Planning & Development Commission
JMT conducted a smart transportation study to help a community
make informed decisions regarding transportation and land use.
Oil City, a 19th century oil boomtown located in
northwest Pennsylvania, sought to invigorate its Route 62 corridor,
the main access route into the south section of the city. The
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) encouraged
smart transportation initiatives, which linked infrastructure
investments to local land use planning and decision making, through
its Pennsylvania Community Transportation Initiative program.
JMT worked with PennDOT, a project steering committee, and the
local community to evaluate and analyze the implications of various
solutions on the transportation network and overall land
The study not only evaluated the Route 62 corridor for
transportation solutions, but it also investigated transportation
and land use related improvements within the downtown
commercial/residential areas of the south side of Oil City.
JMT conducted several steering committee meetings and coordinated
with the City, PennDOT, Venango County, Northwest Pennsylvania
Planning and Development Commission, the local business
association, and the public to better understand the community's
vision for the south side of Oil City.
The study culminated with the development of a smart
transportation report containing recommendations for improvements
to the vehicular, pedestrian, bicycle and transit networks.
JMT's study provided Oil City with a framework for potential
enhancements to help sustain and revitalize the downtown area of
the south side of Oil City while improving the overall safety of
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