The Department of Transportation is embarking on an effort to develop a long-range "Pennsylvania Mobility Plan," a blueprint outlining goals, objectives and strategies to guide the future of the state's transportation system. It will also prioritize needed transportation investments.
The Pennsylvania Mobility Plan is based on Gov. Rendell's aspiration to consider transportation's role in economic development, community, environmental and quality of life issues. The plan will place an increased focus on alternatives and connections among transportation modes, such as air, highway and rail, and will examine ways to make the best use of limited funds.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will incorporate extensive public outreach as the foundation of the program through the use of focus group discussions, interviews, surveys and other opinion-polling techniques.
Development of the Pennsylvania Mobility Plan was launched in the summer of 2004 and is slated for completion during the summer of 2006.
To date, PennDOT has involved 75 stakeholders, ranging from private corporations that use Pennsylvania's transportation system, to regional planning agencies and economic development organizations.
More information about the plan is available at the Pennsylvania Mobility Plan website.
By visiting the site, users can get current project information and also participate in an online survey, allowing them to comment on topics such as the future of Pennsylvania's transportation system and thoughts they have on the current system. To take the online survey, click "Your Ideas."