East Cocalico Township has adopted an Act 209 Transportation Impact Fee (TIF) program.

This program calculates a fee to be paid by developers for the impact of their
anticipated traffic growth on the transportation network. This is a fair way to
allocate some of the cost of transportation improvements. The program is based on
studies of land use planning and the existing and future land use, development,
traffic patterns, roadways, and needed improvements. The fee is derived from an
equal share of the calculated improvements needed in a service area.

The Impact Fees:

Eastern Transportation Service Area. $1,512.00
Western Transportation Service Area. $1,507.00
Southern Transportation Service Area $1,510.00



Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), the widening of Route 272 may be needed in the future based on the projected traffic volumes and an interest to maintain certain targeted levels of service. At this point the widening is not projected to occur until 2034, or approximately 23 years for now. The CIP also identifies numerous other future necessary roadway infrastructure improvements, such as the Denver Road Bridge replacement (2017) and at least 20 others, all of which are currently targeted to be completed before the Route 272 widening. In today’s dollars’ these various improvements would cost over $30 million. Due to the combination of anticipated future limitations related to federal and state transportation funding, and a potential for a slower than anticipated rate of growth, the improvements may occur in time, but likely not any sooner than identified in the CIP. The Township felt it was important to take this step to perform these studies and implement this program in order to attempt to look long-term into the future to help insure that as traffic volumes increase and development continues, the appropriate infrastructure is being planned for and resulting costs distributed as equitably as possible. As with any futuristic plan that utilizes long-term forecasting and projections, the plan and the resulting proposed improvements will need to be continually monitored and reevaluated as time goes on and additional knowledge is gained.
PART 1: Land Use Analysis (LUA) Report
Land Use Analysis (LUA) Report: (large file, split into 2 parts)

PART 2: Roadway Sufficiency Analysis (RSA) Report

PART 3: Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) Report