PennDOT Seeks Public Input on 2025 Transportation Improvement Program

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT)

HARRISBURG, PA — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is inviting public comments on the draft 2025 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). This program outlines projects aimed at creating a safe and reliable transportation network in line with the Shapiro Administration’s vision. The comment period is open until July 3, 2024.

What Is the STIP?

The STIP is a comprehensive list of prioritized projects and phases scheduled for funding over four years. It includes 23 regional Transportation Improvement Programs (TIPs), the independent Wayne County TIP, and two statewide programs: the Interstate Management Program and Statewide Initiatives TIP. These projects are funded through federal, state, local, and private sources.

Public Involvement

PennDOT Secretary Mike Carroll emphasized the importance of public input. “Infrastructure that serves everyone requires input from everyone,” he said. He encouraged all Pennsylvanians to participate in planning the future of the state’s transportation infrastructure.

How to Comment

The draft 2025 STIP and an overview infographic are available online. Public comments can be submitted through an online form, via email (RA-PennDOTSTC@pa.gov), or by calling PennDOT (717-783-2262). Those needing assistance can contact PennDOT’s Bureau of Equal Opportunity by emailing beodot@pa.gov or calling 717-787-5891; TTY (711).

Enhancing Community Transportation

Public participation ensures the transportation network meets community needs. The STIP forms the first four years of Pennsylvania’s 12-Year Program (TYP), a mid-range planning tool listing projects and associated funding. State law mandates an update to the TYP every two years, which is then submitted for adoption to the State Transportation Commission (STC).

Next Steps

The draft 2025 STIP will be adopted as part of the 2025 TYP update during the STC business meeting on August 14, 2024. Following adoption, PennDOT will submit the draft 2025 STIP to federal agencies for a 45-day review period.

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Shaping Pennsylvania’s Transportation Future: Engage, Influence, Transform

The STIP supports vital infrastructure improvements, impacting daily commutes, economic activities, and access to services. Public input can shape these projects to better serve local communities, ensuring investments address real-world needs and challenges.

In summary, PennDOT’s call for public comments on the draft 2025 STIP is a crucial step in shaping Pennsylvania’s transportation future. Engaging with this process allows residents to voice their concerns and suggestions, contributing to a safer and more efficient transportation system for all.

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