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Input Sought for Regional Transportation Plan

Southern Alleghenies Planning & Development Commission (SAP&DC,) in cooperation with the Bedford, Fulton, Huntingdon, and Somerset County Planning Commissions, is seeking input for the Southern Alleghenies Rural Planning Organization (RPO) Long Range Transportation Plan.

 

SAP&DC, in coordination with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and Bedford, Fulton, Huntingdon and Somerset Counties, has begun the process of updating the region’s Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). This plan is financially constrained and outlines a 25-year vision for how transportation funds will be spent in the RPO. The plan is a springboard for identifying and recommending projects for inclusion in the state’s Twelve Year Transportation Program (TYP). The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is derived from the LRTP and is a listing of federally and state funded projects to be completed during the first four-year period of the plan.

 

A series of preliminary “listening sessions” are being held to gather valuable stakeholder and public input on the LRTP and to discuss the future direction of this project. The discussion will include an overview of the transportation planning process as well as highlights on current trends and conditions of the regional transportation network. Attendees will have a chance to discuss various transportation modes within their individual counties and region including roadways and bridges, bicycle and pedestrian, rail, air, and transit and human services. The input provided will help to shape the regional vision for the transportation network over the next two decades.

 

Public meetings have been scheduled at the following locations:

 

DATE: May 18, 2017

TIME: 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

PLACE: Snake Spring Township Building, 373 Pennknoll Road, Everett, PA 15537

 

DATE: May 19, 2017

TIME: 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

PLACE: Huntingdon County Career & Technology Center, 11893 Technology Drive, Mill Creek, PA 17060

 

DATE: May 18, 2017

TIME: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

PLACE: Somerset County Office Building, Commissioner’s Board Room Fifth Floor, 300 North Center AvenuemSomerset, PA 15501

 

DATE: May 19, 2017

TIME: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

PLACE: Fulton County Planning Commission, 219 North Second Street, McConnellsburg, PA 17233