As the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC) looks toward infrastructure projects beginning in 2025, they are seeking public input on what residents want to see improved around Beaver County.

Representatives from the SPC, PennDOT and local county officials will host a public meeting for Beaver County residents to discuss desired infrastructure projects for their Transportation Improvement Plan on Monday. The meeting will be held in the Beaver County Courthouse from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. and is expected to occur in other communities across Southwestern Pennsylvania in the coming weeks.

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After more than eight years of limited funding, the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission will have $1.7 billion available for regional roads and bridges over the next two years due to increased federal funding, the most since 2015-16.

At a public hearing Wednesday on how to spend the funds in Allegheny County, Dom D’Andrea, SPC’s director of transportation, outlined the expected financing. Overall, including funds for public transit and alternative projects such as trails, the agency expects to have $3.1 billion to allocate over the next two years.

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The Mexican economy 2023 growth is 3.2%. Growth industries are private consumption, services, agriculture, tourism, construction and automotive production not to mention a rise in nearshoring. There are Free Trade Agreements signed with most of the countries in Latin America.

Latin America and Caribbean markets will grow this year in “real” terms by 1.6% but in PPP terms, the region will expand by over 6% and per capita consumption, when measured in US Dollars will grow by a whopping 11%. Experienced speakers from Mexico, Colombia, Peru, and Chile will provide the most current and accurate information on how to trade with Mexico and the rest of Latin American countries.

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As part of the region’s Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) that the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC) manages, the organization is hosting a public meeting Thursday, Nov. 2, for Westmoreland County residents.

The meeting is scheduled for 2-4 p.m. in the board of commissioners meeting room inside the Westmoreland County Courthouse, 2 N. Main St., Greensburg. SPC staff members, county officials, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) officials and area stakeholders will be in attendance.

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A year-long process of developing a Transportation Improvement Plan for southwestern Pennsylvania began Thursday at the PA CareerLink in White Township, where the Southwest Pennsylvania Commission conducted the first of a series of public meetings, which serve as a status update about the 2023-26 TIP and an introduction to what will become the 2025-28 TIP.

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A meeting will be held today to update the public on the Transportation Improvement Program for 2025-28.

The meeting will be held today from 3-5 PM at the PA CareerLink building on Indian Springs Road in Indiana.  The TIP is currently being developed and this public “open house” meeting will serve as an introduction and status update on the efforts before a draft plan is made available for public review in the Spring of 2024.  Officials from the Southwestern PA Commission, PennDOT, county officials and other area stakeholders will be on hand, answering questions from the public pertaining to specific transportation projects and infrastructure planning.

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