Public Invited to Share Input on Pennsylvania Transportation Priorities for Long-Range Planning

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The public is invited to share their feedback on transportation priorities and investments through a survey at www.PAOnTrack.com as part of PennDOT's efforts to update the state's Long Range Transportation Plan and develop the state's first-ever Comprehensive Freight Movement plan.

The plans will provide a strategic vision for investing in transportation assets to meet current and future demands. The plan's goals, objectives and recommendations will help guide the state's future 12-Year Programs and regional long-range transportation plans.

"PennDOT and its planning partners are constantly reviewing our transportation priorities, and we're once again asking the public to help us plan for the future," PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch said. "Input from our customers is vital in ensuring we have as much information as possible to make informed, long-term decisions."

The survey, available until May 30, asks the public to identify their top transportation priorities among all assets, from freight connections to bike and pedestrian facilities. Participants will then rate the appeal of how various investment scenarios, such as preservation and technology enhancements, affect their top priorities.

People taking the survey can also identify project needs that address traffic congestion, bridges, transit and more.

The state Comprehensive Freight Movement Plan's development was recommended by the state's Transportation Funding Advisory Commission, which Governor Tom Corbett created in 2011 to develop innovative solutions to Pennsylvania's transportation funding challenges. 

Following a yet-to-be-established public-comment period, the freight and long-range plans will be finalized in fall 2014.

Media contact: Erin Waters-Trasatt, 717-783-8800

SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Transportation



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