for PennDot's First-Ever Online Public Meeting
August 28, 2013
you like to comment on what you think the transportation priorities should be
for the state? 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.
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 23 regional planning partners.
new ways to involve the public in our planning process replace our old method
of using in-person public meetings and written testimony,” PennDOT Secretary
and STC Chairman Barry J. Schoch said. “Our modernized process makes it easier
for the public to share their priorities and concerns with us, which gives us a
more complete picture of transportation needs as we update our program.”
online public meeting will be held from 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.
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.
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.