Public invited to chime in on state transportation priorities

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The state is seeking public input on transportation priorities as part of a regular update to its blueprint for projects.

Residents interested in participating can take an online survey at the State Transportation Commission's website, where they can also register for the commission's first interactive online public meeting.

The input collection is part of a regular update to the state's 12-year Transportation Program, which is a cooperative effort among the State Transportation Commission (STC), PennDOT and 23 regional planning partners.

“These 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 in a press release issued today. “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.”

The online public meeting will be held from 6-7 p.m.,Thurs., Sept. 26. Schoch will discuss transportation issues and answer questions from registered participants during the webcast. Questions may be submitted in advance to ra-penndotstc@pa.gov.

Public feedback is being collected through Oct. 7 via the online survey; emailing ra-penndotstc@pa.gov to request a printed survey copy; or via telephone at 1-855-896-4930.

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