A shadow of the past, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from CubanoConFlickr’s photostream

The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC) is the regional planning agency for our area (Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington, and Westmoreland counties). According to SPC, “The Commission develops plans and programs for public investments; fulfills federal and state requirements for transportation, economic development, and local government assistance programs; and operates with public involvement and trust.” They direct approximately $33 billion in state and federal funds through 2030. The last time we wrote about SPC, they were taking public comments on their Public Participation Plan. This time, they have set up a public comment period and regional public meetings on the draft of their 2040 Long Range Transportation and Development Plan for Southwestern Pennsylvania. There are four components to the plan. You can review each by clicking on the following links:

2040 Transportation and Development Plan for Southwestern Pennsylvania

Environmental Justice Benefits and Burdens Assessment for the 2040 Plan

Air Quality Conformity Determination for the Pittsburgh Transportation Management Area

Southwestern Pennsylvania Public Transit Human Services Coordinated Transportation Plan Update

The 30-day public comment period for the 2040 Long Range plan began on May 18th and will conclude on Friday, June 17, at 4:00 p.m.

You can attend a Public Participation Panel meeting to hear presentations, look at maps, ask questions, and submit your comments. The Pittsburgh meeting will take place:

June 8, 6:00 p.m.
Regional Enterprise Tower
31st floor
425 Sixth Avenue
Pittsburgh 15219-1852

If you cannot attend that meeting, written comments may be submitted:

Online:
www.spcregion.org

Mail:
SPC Comments,
425 Sixth Ave., Suite 2500
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1852

Fax:
Comments, 412-391-9160

E-mail:
comments@spcregion.org

You can view the public notice here, for a full schedule of regional meetings.