Visit The Public Participation Portal!
Download a PDF version of SPC's Public Participation Plan.
Public Participation is the cornerstone of an effective transportation planning process. SPC conducts an open process that actively involves individuals, groups and communities from the earliest stages, including identifying needs and resources, developing alternatives, and deciding to implement solutions.
Citizens can take an active role in the process by attending public meetings, and reviewing documents, maps and related materials to the proposed subject matter. These meetings offer the public the opportunity to ask questions of SPC staff and its partner agencies, providing the opportunity to deliver informed public comment.
When public meetings are scheduled, they are advertised in regional newspapers and recognized minority publications. In addition, SPC will prominently place information on this website. Information is also made available in hard copy through the Document Review Network, SPC’s network of more than 60 libraries in its 10 county service area. At these locations, public meeting information can be reviewed in hard copy or online.
Public Comment periods last for 30 days (note: the SPC Public Participation Plan requires a 45 day review.) During that time, the public will have an opportunity to provide comments using the following methods:
- In person, at scheduled public meetings
- Written comments will be accepted using the following:
- Comments can also be submitted by mail to:
Two Chatham Center, Suite 500
112 Washington Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
For questions regarding Public Involvement, contact Matt Pavlosky at (412) 391-5590 x361 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 2015, SPC held more than 30 public meetings and informational workshops involving the Panels and the general public, with over 400 attendees. Many were focused on the development of the region’s long range plan, Mapping the Future: The Southwestern PA Plan and the 2017-2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). Pennsylvania’s Twelve Year Plan (TYP) and the region’s 2017-2020 TIPboth had simultaneous open comment periods, and SPC was able to take more than 2,000 input items given to the statewide plan and incorporate those items into initial input for the region’s TIP.
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SPC Title VI Notice To Public
The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC) hereby gives public notice that it is the policy of the Commission to assure full compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, Executive Order 12898 on Environmental Justice, and related statutes and regulations in all programs and activities. Title VI and other related statutes require that no person in the United States of America shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, national origin, age, or disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity for which SPC receives federal financial assistance. Any person who believes they have been aggrieved by an unlawful discriminatory practice by SPC under Title VI has a right to file a formal complaint with the Commission. Any such complaint must be in writing and filed with SPC’s Title VI Coordinator within one hundred eighty (180) days following the date of the alleged discriminatory occurrence. For more Information, or to obtain a Title VI Discrimination Complaint Form, please download the complaint form in PDF here or call 412-391-5590.
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