Indiana Gazette: SPC returns to White Township to hear local transportation opinions

The public is getting another chance to voice their opinions about the Southwestern Pennsylvania Transportation Improvement Program.

The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission is hosting a public meeting for Indiana County residents to give their opinions on local transportation and infrastructure projects, on Wednesday from 3 to 5 p.m. at PA CareerLink, 300 Indian Springs Road, White Township.

Indiana County officials and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation representatives also are scheduled to attend.

SPC is the area’s designated Metropolitan Planning Organization, responsible for transportation and infrastructure planning in a 10-county region around Pittsburgh.

As part of that role, SPC develops Long-Range Transportation Plans that provide the region with specific infrastructure and transportation initiatives that need addressed over the next 25 years.

SPC said the LRTP is implemented with a series of shorter-term investment plans, known as Transportation Improvement Programs.

In the current TIP period, 2025-2028, the commission said, more than $4.5 billion in state, federal, and local funds will be invested to improve the region’s transportation system.

Those unable to attend Wednesday’s meeting can still provide their opinions during a public comment period which runs until June 7, by writing either to or SPC at PO Box 101429, Pittsburgh, PA 15237, or by utilizing an online comment form at

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