Multimodal Transportation

Multimodal transportation networks provide safe, sustainable travel for all users and differing levels of mobility. Comprehensive multimodal planning is accomplished through several of our programs.

Active Transportation | The Alliance | Freight | TDM | TOC

Active Transportation

Walking and biking have positive benefits on the environment, economic development, health, safety and overall quality of life for residents within the region.

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Alliance for Transportation Working in Communities

The Alliance for Transportation Working in Communities (Alliance) focuses its efforts on understanding and addressing accessibility issues facing Southwestern Pennsylvania’s transportation-disadvantaged populations, in particular seniors, persons with disabilities, and those with limited incomes.

SPC is responsible for organizing and facilitating discussions among Alliance participants, which include human service agency representatives, public, private, and non-profit transportation providers, county and local government staff, and members of the public who utilize the area’s transportation services. This ongoing exchange of personal perspectives, professional work experiences, and evidence-based solutions is fundamental for creating a comprehensive regional network with both the infrastructure and policies in place to support a broad range of mobility options for people of all ages and levels of need.

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Freight

Recognizing the role of freight in local economic development, we assist in attracting emerging industries, building enhanced connections to the global marketplace, and protecting mobility options to our commercial and industrial partners.

SPC uses information gained from its Freight Forum in the design and implementation of freight-specific roadway improvements, and in the evaluation of applications for state and federal grant funding.

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Transportation Demand Management

Transportation demand management focuses on the decisions that people and businesses make every day about how they travel. Managing travel demand involves providing travelers with information, options, and incentives that expand travel choices beyond driving alone, such as use of transit, ridesharing, bicycling, walking, and teleworking. For those who drive, it also involves shifting travel to less congested times or routes, or avoiding trips entirely in order to reduce traffic congestion, improve system efficiency, and enhance quality of life.

TDM Action Plan

This plan will establish and prioritize goals and strategies that build upon existing efforts and programs to improve mobility options by:

  • Maximizing the efficiency of the region’s existing infrastructure.
  • Better integrating TDM initiatives with regional and local transportation planning.
  • Developing focused TDM planning strategies into operations and safety, sustainability as well as economic and community vitality.
  • Enhancing the region’s existing communities by supporting connections to transit, walking and bicycling.
  • Coordinating TDM activities among all of the region’s TDM implementers and stakeholders in order to maximize investment and to deliver consistent, complimentary strategies.

This plan will also support and implement the vision, policies and goals in the region’s Long-Range Transportation Plan, Smart Moves for a Changing Region

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Transit Operators Committee (TOC)

The Transit Operators Committee provides technical assistance to the member counties of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission by serving as the forum for advancing programs and projects providing public transportation options, regional transit coordination, alternatives to fixed-route transit service, and economic opportunities linked to land use and transit-oriented development. Committee membership consists of representation from the region’s sponsors of public transportation; the regional vanpool sponsor, CommuteInfo; and, the three Allegheny County Transportation Management Associations:

Allegheny County
Port Authority of Allegheny County
Phone: 412-442-2000

Airport Corridor Transportation Association
412-533-4600

Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership
Phone: 412-566-4190

Oakland Transportation Management Association
Phone: 412-687-4505

Armstrong County
Town & Country Transit
Phone: 724-548-8696 or 1-800-245-8588 (toll-free)

Beaver County
Beaver County Transit Authority (BCTA)
Phone: 724-728-8600

Butler County
Butler Transit Authority
Phone: 724-283-0445

Fayette County
Fayette Area Coordinated Transportation (FACT)
Phone: 724-430-4600 or 1-800-321-RIDE (toll free)

Indiana County
Indiana County Transit Authority (IndiGO)
Phone: 724-465-2140 or 1-800-442-6928 (toll-free)

Lawrence County New Castle Area
New Castle Transportation Authority
Phone: 724-654-3130

Mon Valley
Mid Mon Valley Transit Authority
Phone: 724-489-0880

Washington County
Freedom Transit (Washington County Transportation Authority)
Phone: 724-223-8747

Westmoreland County
Westmoreland County Transit Authority
Phone: 724-834-9282 or 1-800-221-9282 (toll free)


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Multimodal Contacts

Leann Chaney
Transportation Planner
(412) 391-5590 x387
Kathy Stefani
Manager, Alliance
(412) 391-5590 x370
Sara Walfoort
Manager, Freight Planning
(412) 391-5590 x339
David Totten
Transit Planner
(412) 391-5590 x363