Keller: PennDOT soliciting input on transportation plans

HARRISBURG, April 10 – State Rep. Bill Keller, D-Phila., today announced that the Pennsylvania Transportation Department is seeking public input on the commonwealth’s transportation priorities.

“As Democratic chairman of the House Transportation Committee, one of my top priorities is to help ensure that Pennsylvanians have a say in infrastructure changes and improvements,” Keller said. “I encourage all residents to take advantage of this important opportunity to help shape the state’s blueprint of its transportation projects.”

Keller said PennDOT is hosting an interactive online public meeting from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 16 as part of its update to the state’s 12-Year Transportation Program, which assesses multimodal transportation improvements over a 12-year period. Pennsylvanians may register for the event at www.TalkPATransportation.com and submit questions in advance to ra-penndotstc@pa.gov. PennDOT Acting Secretary Leslie Richards is expected to highlight Pennsylvania’s transportation performance report and the public comment period.

In addition, PennDOT is set to launch an online survey to allow residents to submit feedback at their convenience. The survey, to be posted April 16, can also be accessed at www.TalkPATransportation.com. Pennsylvanians may also submit feedback by emailing ra-penndotstc@pa.gov or by calling (717) 787-2913 and requesting a printed survey copy. The public comment period runs through May 29.

State law requires PennDOT to update the program every two years. It is ultimately approved by the State Transportation Commission, of which Keller is a member.