Herald-Standard: SPC seeking feedback on future transportation, infrastructure projects

People in Southwestern Pennsylvania will have multiple opportunities later this month to learn more about the region’s future transportation and infrastructure plans, while offering their own suggestions on what improvements they would like to see happen.

The Southwest Pennsylvania Commission is holding separate town hall meetings in Washington and Fayette counties next week, and another one in Greene County at the end of the month.

On the agenda is the 2025-28 Transportation Infrastructure Program, or TIP, that will discuss the roughly $4.5 billion in state, federal and local funds that will be invested in the region’s infrastructure and transportation system over the next few years.

The meetings are being held this spring across the SPC’s 10-county region, and the discussions will focus solely on each individual county, while seeking input from local residents. Plans typically center around transportation improvements, such as construction of new roads, highways and bridges, or other infrastructure plans, such as expanding high-speed broadband internet.

SPC officials, county leaders and state Department of Transportation representatives will be in attendance to listen to input and gather information from the public. The discussion of the region’s 25-year plan will also include a question-and-answer session with the public.

The meetings will be held on the following dates:

  • Fayette County – Tuesday, May 21, 2 to 4 p.m. – Former Gallatin Bank Building at 2 W. Main St. in Uniontown.
  • Washington County – Wednesday, May 22, 3 to 5 p.m. – Courthouse Square at 100 W. Beau St. in Washington.
  • Greene County – Wednesday, May 29, 5 to 7 p.m. – PennDOT District 12 Maintenance Facility at 129 Jefferson Road near Waynesburg.

People who cannot attend one of the meetings, but would still like to offer their opinions, can submit public comments through email, mail or online by June 7. Comments can be emailed to comments@spcregion.org; mailed to Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission’s address at 42 21st Street, Suite 101, Pittsburgh, PA 15222; or sent through an online form at www.spcregion.org/get-involved.

More information on the meetings and the TIP can be found at www.spcregion.org.

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