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PennDOT to Offer Interactive Transportation Talk

Department looking for public input as it updates 12-year plan.

HARRISBURG - If you have any gripes about the roads or suggestions on how to improve them, PennDOT wants to hear from you.

And for the first time, you can offer input online.

The department will hold an interactive public meeting from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26.

You can visit www.TalkPATransportation.com to share your thoughts on transportation priorities and to register for the online session.

The Commonwealth's 12-Year Transportation Program serves as a blueprint of prioritized transportation projects. It's updated every two years through a cooperative effort among the State Transportation Commission (STC), PennDOT and its 23 regional planning partners.

"These new ways to involve the public in our planning process replace our old method of using in-person public meetings and written testimony," PennDOT Secretary and STC Chairman Barry J. Schoch said. "Our modernized process makes it easier for the public to share their priorities and concerns with us, which gives us a more complete picture of transportation needs as we update our program."

During next month's webcast , Schoch will provide an update on state issues and answer questions from registered participants.

Through Oct. 7, the public can also submit feedback through the "Tell Us What You Think" survey on the website, by emailing ra-penndotstc@pa.gov to request a printed survey copy, or by telephone at 1-855-896-4930.

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