Monday, June 27, 2005

Gathering on Transportation Planning and Economic Development to the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission

Tuesday, July 12, 2005
11:30 - 1:30 (bring bag lunch)
O’Neill Room, 23rd Floor, Regional Enterprise Tower

425 Sixth Ave, downtown Pittsburgh
RSVP to: or call (412) 258-6642

Sustainable Pittsburgh, Transportation for Livable Communities, and Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC) will hold an informal briefing to discuss regional transportation and economic development planning and programming. Staff from the SPC will be on hand to review the process for public input to the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission's Long Range Transportation and Development Plan "Project Region" and the 2007-2010 Transportation Improvement Program. The briefing is timely especially give that SPC has set tentative dates for each county's Public Participation Panel to meet from mid-July through early August.

Also, the U.S. Department of Transportation will conduct its triennial Federal Certification Review of SPC from July 25-27 and has set a public input meeting on July 25. The July 8 briefing will also review how the public can have input to this process.

(The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission, or SPC, is the regional planning agency serving the Pittsburgh 10-county area. The official Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), SPC directs the use of all state and federal transportation and economic development funds allocated to the region---approximately $33 billion through 2030. SPC is also the region's designated Local Development District and Economic Development District by the US Appalachian Regional Commission and the US Department of Commerce. In this role, SPC establishes regional economic development priorities and provides a wide range of services to the region.)

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