As part of the update to the commonwealth's 12-Year Transportation Program, Pennsylvanians are invited to visit www.TalkPATransportation.com to provide input on their transportation priorities and to register for the program's first-ever interactive online public meeting.
The program, serves as a blueprint of prioritized transportation projects and is updated every two years through a cooperative effort among the State Transportation Commission (STC), PennDOT and its 23 regional planning partners.
PennDOT Secretary and STC Chairman Barry J. Schoch said the modernized process makes it easier for the public to share their priorities and concerns, which will give PennDOT a better picture of transportation needs.
The online public meeting will be 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26. During the webcast, Schoch will provide an update on state transportation issues and answer questions from registered participants. Pennsylvanians can register for the meeting at www.TalkPATransportation.com and questions may be submitted in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through Oct. 7, the public can also submit feedback at their convenience:
Through the "Tell Us What You Think" survey on the website;
By emailing email@example.com to request a printed survey copy; or
By telephone at 1-855-896-4930.
The STC evaluates and assesses the resources needed to maintain and expand the state's transportation system. The 15-member commission includes Schoch, 10 private citizens appointed by the governor, and the majority and minority chairs of the state Senate and House Transportation Committees.