A partnership among Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Keystone College, King's College, Lackawanna College, Luzerne County Community College, Marywood University, Misericordia University, Penn State Wilkes-Barre, Penn State Worthington Scranton, The Wright Center, University of Scranton, and Wilkes University.

Planning, Land use, Transportaion & Infrastructure - Regional Indicators

To improve the quality of life and standard of living for the residents of northeastern Pennsylvania
through examination of best practices and policy in planning, land use, transportation, and
infrastructure development.

Purpose 2010 - 2012
The task force is comprised of diverse groups of professionals to convene and participate in creating policy solutions based on evidence and best practices that have the potential to impact legislation and beyond.

The task force examines a variety of issues related to planning, land use, and transportation systems.
The task force provided information and served on the advisory committee to the Bi-County Comprehensive Plan.

Task Force Members

  • Dr. Marleen Troy, Professor, Wilkes University, Chair
  • Tom Curra, President, WVIA Public Media
  • Pam Fendrock
  • Norman Gavlick, Executive Director, Luzerne County Transportation Authority
  • Paige Gephardt Cognetti
  • Robert Luciani, Vice President, Prudential Retirement Services
  • Lawrence Malski, Director, Pennsylvania Northeast Regional Railroad Authority
  • Amanda Modrovsky, Director Sponsored Programs, Wilkes University
  • Jill Murray, Ph.D., Executive Vice President/Chief Academic Officer, Lackawanna College
  • Kevin O’Donnell, President, CAN DO
  • Steve Pitoniak, Lackawanna County Planning Commission
  • Rick Williams, Williams Kinsman Lewis Architects

Planning, Land Use, Transportation & Infrastructure Research
2018: The Intersection of Transit and Land Use
2017: Regional Public Transit Demand
2016: Community Toolkit: Green Building
2016: Community Toolkit: Recycling
2016: Community Toolkit: Sustainable Transportation Practices
2016: Community Toolkit: Sustainable Practices for Local Government
2015: Sustainable Community Survey
2015: Community Toolkit on Sustainability - Tool 1 Green Infrastructure
2014: A Primer on Sustainable Communities
2013: Policy Statement & Case Study - Form Infrastructure Districts in PA
2012: Policy Statement & Case Study - NEPA Needs a Regional Transportation Authority for Air, Public, Transportation, and Rail
2011: Policy Statement: Bi-County Comprehensive Plan