Public Comment – Draft 2023-2026 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission – Notice Of Public Comment Period And Virtual Public Meetings

The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC) is seeking input from the public on the following important draft documents that will advance investments in the region’s transportation plan:

  • Draft 2023-2026 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), which identifies the region’s priority roadway, transit, and multimodal transportation improvements programmed for advancement over the next four years
  • Environmental Justice Benefits and Burdens Assessment of the Draft 2023-2026 TIP
  • Air Quality Conformity Determination for the Draft 2023-2026 TIP
  • Amendment to the region’s long-range transportation plan SmartMoves for a Changing Region to reflect updated revenue projections and a revised project list including project phasing and cost information included in Draft 2023-2026 TIP

Beginning Monday, May 9, 2022, these draft documents will be available for public review on the internet at www.spcregion.org. Three virtual public meetings will be held that will provide an overview of the draft documents, updates on project advancement, and opportunities for the public to ask questions and submit comments. One virtual meeting will be held for each of the three southwestern Pennsylvania PennDOT Districts, which serve multiple counties in the region. All virtual meetings will be recorded and made available online.


SmartMoves for a Changing Region LRP Amendment

View and download the Amendment to the region’s long-range transportation plan SmartMoves for a Changing Region


DRAFT 2023-2026 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

View and download DRAFT 2023-2026 TIP Documents below

Story Map

View Draft 2023-2026 TIP Story Maps


VIRTUAL PUBLIC MEETINGS

Wednesday, May 18, 2022
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
PennDOT District 10 (Armstrong, Butler, Indiana Counties)
Access Meeting: www.spcregion.org

Thursday, May 26, 2022
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
PennDOT District 11 (Allegheny, Beaver, Lawrence Counties, and the City of Pittsburgh)
Access Meeting: www.spcregion.org

Wednesday, June 1, 2022
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
PennDOT District 12 (Fayette, Greene, Washington, Westmoreland Counties)
Access Meeting: www.spcregion.org

In-Person Public Meeting

Fayette County
Tuesday, May 31, 2022
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Fayette Chamber of Commerce
65 W Main St #107, Uniontown, PA 15401


Public Comment

The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC) is seeking your input and will open a public comment period for proposed amendments to SmartMoves for a Changing Region (Southwestern PA’s Long Range Transportation Plan) and the 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (2021-2024 TIP).

Comments on the draft documents will be accepted by SPC representatives during each virtual public meeting. Written comments may also be submitted to comments@spcregion.org, by mail to SPC Comments at Two Chatham Center, Suite 500, 112 Washington Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, or by fax to (412) 391-9160.

ALL COMMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 4:00 P.M. ON TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2022.

Upon consideration of public comments received, the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission will consider approval of the draft documents at their meeting at 4:30 p.m., on Monday, June 27, 2022. This meeting will be held at Two Chatham Center, 112 Washington Place, 4th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. In the event that this meeting must be held virtually due to COVID-19, notices will be posted at www.spcregion.org and at SPC’s offices.

For individuals without access to the internet, paper copies of draft materials will be mailed upon request. SPC will respond to requests for paper copies as soon as possible. To request paper copies, please contact Shannon O’Connell at (412) 391-5590, ext. 334 or soconnell@spcregion.org.

The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC) is committed to compliance with nondiscrimination requirements of civil rights statutes, executive orders, regulations, and policies applicable to the programs and activities it administers. Accordingly, SPC is committed to ensuring that program beneficiaries receive public participation opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, or economic status. SPC will provide auxiliary services for individuals with language, speech, sight, or hearing needs, provided the request for assistance is made 3 days prior to the virtual meeting. SPC will attempt to satisfy requests made with less than 3 days’ notice as resources allow. Please make your request for auxiliary services to Shannon O’Connell at (412) 391-5590, ext. 334 or soconnell@spcregion.org. If you believe you have been denied participation opportunities, or otherwise discriminated against in relation to the programs or activities administered by SPC, you may file a complaint using the procedures provided in our complaint process document or by contacting SPC’s Title VI Coordinator by calling (412) 391-5590. For more information, or to obtain a Title VI Discrimination Complaint Form, please see our website at: www.spcregion.org or call 412-391-5590.

TRANSIT SERVICE INFORMATION

For information regarding transit services in Allegheny County, please call Port Authority Customer Service at 412-442-2000.  For transit information in other counties, please visit: https://commuteinfo.org/for-commuters/commuting-options/transit/.

This notice satisfies the program of projects requirements of the Urbanized Area Formula Program of the Federal Transit Administration for Beaver County Transit Authority, Butler Transit Authority, Fayette Area Coordinated Transit, Mid Mon Valley Transit Authority, Port Authority of Allegheny County, Washington County Transportation Authority/Freedom Transit, Westmoreland County Transit Authority, Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission, and CommuteInfo, a program of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission.


The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC) is committed to compliance with nondiscrimination requirements of civil rights statutes, executive orders, regulations and policies applicable to the programs and activities it administers. Accordingly, SPC is committed to ensuring that program beneficiaries receive public participation opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or economic status. SPC will provide auxiliary services for individuals with language, speech, sight or hearing needs, provided the request for assistance is made 3 days prior to the virtual meeting. SPC will attempt to satisfy requests made with less than 3 days notice as resources allow. Please make your request for auxiliary services to Shannon O’Connell at (412) 391-5590, Ext. 334, or soconnell@spcregion.org. If you believe you have been denied participation opportunities, or otherwise discriminated against in relation to the programs or activities administered by SPC, you may file a complaint using the procedures provided in our complaint process document or by contacting SPC’s Title VI Coordinator by calling (412) 391-5590.

For more information, or to obtain a Title VI Discrimination Complaint Form, please see our website at: www.spcregion.org or call 412-391-5590.