Commissioner Courtney's Community Blog


Mar 23

[ARCHIVED] Community Feedback is essential

The original item was published from March 23, 2020 2:29 PM to March 23, 2020 3:26 PM

In our office, we take Community Feedback very seriously and value what we receive.  Yes, it can be good, bad, happy or mad but it is important for us to hear it.  We do our best to address concerns, questions, or comments as they come in and a lot of the calls we receive are focused on transportation concerns.  We were notified this week of the opportunity for public input on the future of Pennsylvania Transportation so we wanted to pass it along to you in as many ways as possible.  The county has posted it on our social media pages and our webpages and we are going to post it again here.  This is your chance for your voice to be heard on "PennDOT’s efforts to update the state’s Long Range Transportation Plan and develop the state’s first-ever Comprehensive Freight Movement plan."   We encourage you to participate.

 News for Immediate Release
April 16, 2014
Public Invited to Share Input on Transportation Priorities for Long-Range Planning
Harrisburg – The public is invited to share their feedback on transportation priorities and investments through a survey at 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