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The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC) is the regional planning agency for our area (including Allegheny and nine other counties). The Commission is responsible for planning and prioritizing the use of all state and federal transportation funds allocated to the region. Moreover, 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 are currently updating their long range plan (“Mapping the Future: The Southwestern PA Plan”) to meet future needs to the year 2040. They have put out a notice for a public comment period and public meetings. The next meeting to be held in Pittsburgh will be on Thursday, June 4th at 6:00 p.m. in the SPC Conference Center at Two Chatham Center in Downtown Pittsburgh.

They are seeking your comments on important draft documents prior to their adoption including:

  • Mapping the Future: The Southwestern PA Plan
  • Environmental Justice Benefits and Burdens Assessment for The Southwestern PA Plan
  • Air Quality Conformity Determination for the Pittsburgh Transportation Management Area
  • Southwestern Pennsylvania Public Transit Human Services Coordinated Transportation Plan Update

The plan and its companion documents will be available for public review online at, at offices of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission, at the Pittsburgh Department of City Planning, at County Planning offices, and at many public libraries around Southwestern Pennsylvania until Friday, June 12th at 4:00 p.m. You can download a flier with meeting information here.

SPC Public Participation Panel
When: Thursday, June 4, 6:00 p.m.
Where: SPC Conference Center, Two Chatham Center, 112 Washington Place, 4th floor, Downtown Pittsburgh