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How SPC Makes a Difference
The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC) is committed to keeping our region connected and moving forward. SPC works with local, state and federal partners to plan for the continued growth of SWPA. SPC helps counties, cities, municipalities and townships access more than $35 billion state and federal transportation and economic development funds allocated to the region through 2045. Together, we are enhancing our region’s competitiveness in the national and global markets.
Learn how SPC’s regional plan invests in improving mobility in the region
Planning & Development
Identifying priority needs of local communities to foster economic development
Small Business Assistance
Providing loans, procurement and export assistance
Water Resource Center
Promoting regional collaboration on water topics and issues
Promoting ridesharing solutions for commuters
SWPA Connected - MMGP
The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC), in partnership with DQE Communications, is applying to the Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure Grant Program (MMGP) to establish and enhance fiber-based infrastructure across the 10-county southwestern Pennsylvania region. SPC is the federally-designated metropolitan planning organization (MPO) responsible for the region’s transportation planning process, as well as the Local Development District and Economic Development District, that establishes regional economic development priorities and provides a wide range of technical services to the region.
Visit spcregion.org/connected/mmgp and learn about the next steps in getting Southwestern Pennsylvania Connected!
What’s Happening at SPC
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Editorial: Expediting the Charles Anderson Bridge project: An infrastructure win for the Gainey administrationMar 28, 2023
The fate of the Charles Anderson Bridge in Oakland was shaping up to be another embarrassment for the struggling Gainey administration — but Mr. Gainey’s apparent deal with state and federal agencies to accelerate a full rehabilitation of the span,
McKeesport gets bridge repair fundsMar 22, 2023
McKeesport was recently approved to receive $500,000 in preliminary engineering funds for repairs to the Versailles Avenue bridge. The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission awarded the funds through its Transportation Improvement Program. The initiative will utilize over $5.6 billion in state, federal and
WESA: Pittsburgh’s Charles Anderson Bridge to remain closed … but repairs are in the fast laneMar 22, 2023
Built in 1939, the Charles Anderson Bridge has been slated for an overhaul for years. The city’s 2016 capital budget allocated $750,000 for preliminary engineering work. In the years that followed, projected allocations and timelines for the project changed repeatedly. Money for