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SmartMoves Public Comment Period

The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC) is seeking input from the public on the following important draft documents:

  • Draft SmartMoves for a Changing Region transportation and development plan, which identifies the region’s priority roadway, transit and multimodal transportation improvements programmed for advancement over the next 25-30 years
  • Environmental Justice Benefits and Burdens Assessment of Smart Moves for a Changing Region
  • Air Quality Conformity Determination for SmartMoves for a Changing Region

Beginning Monday, May 6, 2019, these draft documents will be available for public review on the internet at www.spcregion.org, and at the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission, at the Pittsburgh Department of City Planning, at County Planning Departments, and at many public libraries in Southwestern Pennsylvania. You are invited to attend an open house in your community!

Providing Public Comment
You can provide public comment by:

All comments must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 7, 2019.

SPC's Public Participation Panels encourage you to attend a public meeting to learn more about the draft documents. Meetings will be open house in format. There will be opportunities to look at maps, talk to representatives from SPC, PennDOT, transit operators, and planning departments, ask questions, and submit your comments.

Please note the location of your county meeting. The open houses will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted). The public is invited to attend a meeting at any point during the two hours.

  • May 6, Beaver County Courthouse, Commissioners Meeting Room, 810 Third Street, Beaver
  • May 9, Fayette County Chamber of Commerce, 65 West Main Street, Uniontown
  • May 13, Westmoreland County Courthouse, Commissioners Meeting Room, 2 North Main Street, Greensburg
  • May 22, Allegheny County and the City of Pittsburgh, SPC Conference Center, Two Chatham Center, 112 Washington Place, 4th floor, Pittsburgh
  • May 23, Butler County Government Center, 1st Floor, Public Meeting Room, 124 West Diamond Street, Butler
  • May 29, Lawrence County Courthouse, Commissioners Meeting Room, 430 Court Street, New Castle
    **The Lawrence County public meeting will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.**
  • May 30, Washington County, Courthouse Square Building, Room 103, 100 West Beau Street, Washington
  • June 3, Armstrong County Commissioners Conference Room, 450 Market Street, Kittanning
  • June 4, Indiana County, Indiana CareerLink, 300 Indian Springs Road, Indiana
  • June 5, Greene County, Greene County Office Building, 93 East High Street, Waynesburg

Comments on the draft documents will be accepted by SPC representatives at any 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 Friday, June 7, 2019.

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 24, 2019. This meeting will be held at Two Chatham Center, 112 Washington Place, 4th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219.

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. Meeting facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities and the location is reachable by public transit. 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 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 Abby Stark at (412) 391-5590, Ext. 343, or astark@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: www.commuteinfo.org or call 1-888-819-6110.

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, Westmoreland County Transit Authority, Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission, and CommuteInfo, a program of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission.



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