The Lackawanna Heritage Valley Transportation Initiative, also known as Opportunity Link, closes the gaps on critical connections to a 70 mile heritage trail alternate transportation network, that links 30 communities and hundreds of thousands of economically and culturally diverse residents to multimodal public transit, i.e., the Lackawanna County Intermodal Center. These trail connections provide access to schools, employment centers, healthcare services, recreation, and shopping, particularly for seniors and residents from low to moderate income households who cannot afford cars. This transformative project will redefine the region by offering safe, convenient, low cost, healthy, nonmotorized transportation alternatives that reduce emissions, transportation, and healthcare costs and providing links to multimodal public transportation that will open up and broaden opportunities for residents and will attract skilled workers to the region. Opportunity Link was a TIGER VIII submission. CLICK HERE to view the full submission.
Category : Planning
Location : Scranton, PA