HARRISBUURG – As part of the update to the commonwealth’s Twelve Year Transportation Program, Pennsylvanians are invited to visit www.TalkPATransportation.com to provide input on their transportation priorities and to register for an interactive online public meeting on April 16.
The program, which serves as a blueprint of prioritized transportation projects, is updated every two years through a cooperative effort among the State Transportation Commission (STC), PennDOT and its 24 regional planning partners. The goal is to enable all Pennsylvanians to contribute their priorities and suggestions.
“In the past, we gathered feedback for our long-term planning through public meetings that our customers couldn’t always attend,” acting PennDOT Secretary and STC Chairwoman Leslie S. Richards said.
“The modernized process we started a few years ago lets the public share their priorities and comments with us at their convenience, which ensures we have more comprehensive feedback as we begin developing our plan.”
The online public meeting will be held from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. April 16. During the live Webcast, Richards will provide an update on the state’s recently released Transportation Performance Report and the public comment period. Richards and other PennDOT staff will also answer questions submitted before and during the meeting.
Pennsylvanians must register to participate and can do so atwww.TalkPATransportation.com. Questions may be submitted in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org and participants may also submit questions during the meeting through the Webcast tool.
Through May 29, the public can also submit feedback at their convenience:
- By e-mailing email@example.com calling 717-787-2913 to request a printed survey copy; and
- By taking the public survey once it is posted on the website on April 16.
The STC evaluates and assesses the resources needed to maintain and expand the state’s transportation system. The 15-member commission includes Richards, 10 private citizens appointed by the governor, and the majority and minority chairs of the state Senate and House Transportation Committees.