The American Planning Association Pennsylvania Chapter and PennDOT are hosting a training entitled, “Integrating HOP Coordination into Access Management Programs” at DVRPC on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM (Registration starts at 9:00 AM). The training is free for APAPA members and $25.00 for non-members. If you are interested in attending, please use this link to register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/DVRPC-Access
DVRPC is located on the 8th Floor of the American College of Physicians Building at 190 N. Independence Mall West (corner of 6th and Race), Philadelphia, PA 19106. For directions, visitwww.dvrpc.org/directions
Recognizing key county and municipal roles in managing roadway access, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has recently updated Pub 574, Access Management Handbook, containing three tiers of access management techniques and model ordinance language for use by Pennsylvania counties and/or municipalities. Training participants will be provided with an overview of the handbook, several case study examples, and a review of the model ordinance contents.
The second half of the training will contain a short section on the Highway Occupancy Permit (HOP) component of managing access, which has recently been updated as an online “e-permitting” system (“EPS”). This new system includes a “Municipality Portal” that provides local governments with direct access to key HOP information as permit applications are submitted. The training will provide municipal managers, planners and engineers with hands-on instruction on this new tool that they will need to be working with for their municipalities.