PennDOT Connects: Aligning Transportation Planning with Land Uses and Community Vision

APA Pennsylvania Chapter


Wednesday, August 16, 2017
noon - 1:15 p.m. EDT

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State Department of Transportation’s are no longer just held accountable for the transportation system; they are also held accountable for how the system supports and improves quality of life for communities.


The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is committed to enhancing community collaboration in our planning process through “PennDOT Connects”.  The PennDOT Connects initiative reaches into community and transportation planning processes to initiate early dialogue and partnered decision-making about the kinds of transportation projects that will help a community achieve its vision.


This webinar will provide an overview of PennDOT Connects as well as the outcomes from the process in southwest Pennsylvania.


In addition, there will be discussion of other Metropolitan Planning Organizations working with PennDOT with regard to transportation planning and how communities are connecting transportation improvements with other modes of non-automobile transportation and community impacts.


Angela Saunders

Invited Speaker

Angela Saunders serves as the District 12 Planning and Programming Manager and also the District Multimodal Coordinator. In her current role she assists SPC in the development of a $400 million Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for four Counties and $1.6 billion Twelve Year Plan. She is responsible for the ... Read More

Matthew Stewart

Invited Speaker

Matt Stewart is a Senior Planner (Transportation), Mercer County Regional Planning Commission (MCRPC)/Shenango Valley Area Transportation Study (SVATS) Metropolitan Planning Organization Matt Stewart was hired at the MCRPC in 2005 and has worked as the primary transportation planner with the MPO since 2007. He received both his B.A ... Read More

Alan Piper

Invited Speaker

Alan is a Transportation Planner with the Berks County Planning Commission since 1981 as well as Secretary of the Reading Area Transportation Study Coordinating Committee (Reading MPO) since 1989. Alan’s duties include: the development of fiscally-constrained short- (4-Year) and long-range (20 year) transportation plans of projects in coordination with ... Read More

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