The tri-county area offers convenient travel by way of air, car or bus. The region is conveniently accessible to major market routes in southeastern Pennsylvania and the mid-Atlantic corridor.
The tri-county area is located 40 miles northwest of Philadelphia. The region connects to the Lehigh Valley, Reading, Harrisburg, Lancaster, West Chester, Norristown, King of Prussia, and the Valley Forge areas. The region is conveniently located within 30 minutes of five Pennsylvania Turnpike interchanges.
The region is served by two local airports. Pottstown Municipal Airport is located on Shoemaker Road and Grosstown Road in Pottstown. Pottstown-Limerick Airport is located east of Pottstown on Ridge Pike in Limerick Township. There is also the Reading Regional Airport, located 27 miles west of Pottstown. Other major airports nearby include Lehigh Valley International Airport and Philadelphia International Airport.
GVF: A Transportation Management Association
GVF Transportation (GVF) is a nonprofit dedicated to improving the transportation network of greater Philadelphia. Based out of King of Prussia, GVF serves southern Montgomery and northern Chester county communities by creating partnerships that: reduce congestion, improve transit options, and expand our highway system. GVF has been a strong voice and advocate for transportation since 1990.
GVF achieves the goal of improving mobility in our region by working with municipalities, county and state governments, the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, SEPTA, and PennDOT. GVF also works with the areas corporations, educational institutions, and chambers of commerce to change the culture of the commuting public. Commute alternatives are often easy programs to implement and have significant impacts on the region's congested roads. In 2010, GVF began a bike to work competition, which pits company against company to see who can ride more and drive less. GVF offers a full catalog of options for companies big and small to help them reduce congestion, improve the quality of the employees work life, all while reducing the impact on the environment.
The US 422 Corridor has seen a flurry of activity in recent years, some of which GVF has been heavily involved in. The US 422 Corridor Coalition is a forum for municipalities, counties, transit operators, regional planning groups, PennDOT and SEPTA to meet and discuss the affects local and regional projects will have on the corridor. Along with the US 422 Corridor Coalition, GVF manages public information campaigns aimed at improving the daily commute for the corridor residents. A resource for corridor commuters, www.422improvements.com provides live traffic cameras to monitor traffic on US 422, weekly construction updates for the roadway, detailed and up-to-date information regarding the various improvement projects planned and underway, and links to area attractions. GVF also manages a regional commuter resource site, www.phillytraffic.com.
Phillytraffic.com allows visitors to see the region's traffic cameras, sign-up for construction emails, register to carpool, as well as many other features that make commuting less stressful. As part of the recent proposals surrounding US 422, GVF has launched a completely interactive site, www.422corridor.com. The site allows corridor residents and business leaders to review the study materials and leave comments. The Forum allows the site's members to sound-off on the topics at hand, and have a dialogue on the issues. Lastly, GVF's homepage, www.gvftma.com, provides information on GVF and links to all of the projects and initiatives they take part in.
Passenger Rail Expected
The Schuylkill Valley River Corridor covers more than 60 miles from Center City Philadelphia to Reading, PA. The corridor bisects rapidly developing suburban areas and possesses existing rail rights-of-way that afford the opportunity to expand rail service and assist in managing growth. The Schuylkill Valley Metro Feasibility Study was completed early in 1998. Currently a task force is redefining the project to develop a reasonable budget and efficiency rating. There is broad-based public support for the project.
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