The state Department of Transportation is exploring sustainable transportation options and has released its PennDOT Pathways Program, which outlines ideas for filling the $8.1 billion annual highway and bridge transportation funding gap. To view the interactive PennDOT Pathways website and funding options, click here. The Department is requesting public feedback on the proposal until December 17, 2020.
Through the PennDOT Pathways program, the department is launching an extensive initiative to examine possible near- and long-term funding solutions and how they could work in Pennsylvania. As part of the program, PennDOT recently launched an alternative funding Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) Study as part of the PennDOT Pathways program to explore options for funding the maintenance and improvement of Pennsylvania’s highways and budget.
To comment, email PennDOTPathways@pa.gov, call 717-325-6129, or mail comments to PA Department of Transportation, Keystone Building, 400 North St, Fifth Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17120. Please copy PSATS Government Relations Director Joe Gerdes on submitted comments. To view how the transportation funding gap became a problem, click here. PSATS will review the program and provide comments in accordance with existing policies and resolutions.