2013-09-26 / Local & State

Public Encouraged To Participate in Online Public Meeting For Pa. Transportation

The public is invited to register for the first-ever online public meeting to be held this Thursday, September 26, as part of the update to the commonwealth’s

12-Year Transportation Program.

Those interested in participating in the Web cast, which will be held from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., can register at www.TalkPATransportation.com.

During the Web cast, PennDOT Secretary and State Transportation Commission (STC) Chairman Barry J. Schoch will provide an update on state transportation issues and answer questions from registered participants. Questions may be submitted in advance to ra-penndotstc@pa.gov.

In addition to participating in the Web cast, the public can provide their input on transportation priorities through Oct. 7 at their convenience:

Through the “ Tell Us What You Think” survey on the Web site by e-mailing rapenndotstc@ pa.gov to request a printed survey copy; or by telephone at 1-855-896- 4930.

The 12-Year Transportation Program, which serves as a blueprint of prioritized transportation projects, is updated every two years through a cooperative effort among the STC, PennDOT and its 23 regional planning partners.

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.

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