The state Department of Transportation is holding a telephone town hall on Tuesday, May 25, at 6 p.m. as an opportunity to comment on its revised PennDOT Pathways Program. Pathways contains ideas for filling the $8.1 billion annual highway and bridge transportation funding gap and incorporates public comment into the Planning and Environmental Linkages (PEL) Study.
To participate, dial in directly to the meeting at 855-756-7520, Entry Code Ext. 73539#.
The PennDOT Pathways program is evaluating near- and long-term transportation funding solutions for Pennsylvania. Options under consideration include the Major Bridge Public-Private Partnership (P3) Initiative, which would fund the reconstruction or replacement of the identified bridges through tolling. Other options include corridor tolling, managed lanes, congestion pricing, and a road user charge. If you are concerned about being charged by the number of miles you drive, make sure you call and register your opinion.
The department is requesting public feedback on the plan until June 1, 2021. To view a website outlining the Pathways findings, click here. To read the study, click here. To comment, email PennDOTPathways@pa.gov or call (717) 325-6129. Please copy PSATS Government Relations Director Joe Gerdes on submitted comments at firstname.lastname@example.org. PSATS will review the study and provide comments in accordance with existing policies and resolutions. To view PSATS’ comments on the original plan, click here.