Harrisburg – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) invites the public to participate in a comment period by June 30 on the proposed 2023 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).
“We encourage and look forward to public feedback on our transportation improvement program,” PennDOT Secretary Yassmin Gramian said. “Understanding the needs and concerns of the entire Commonwealth is essential and helps us shape a vision for the future of transportation in Pennsylvania that supports continued economic growth and opportunity, connectivity, thriving communities, a cleaner environment and safe travel.”
The RICT 2023 project reflects the first four years of the 12-year program (TYP). It lists priority projects identified for federal, state, local, and private funding in each federal fiscal year between 2023 and 2027. Federal funding in the STIP project is based on funds expected from the bipartisan Infrastructure Act ( BIL), an increase of $3.2 billion compared to amounts previously forecast.
Included are 23 Regional Transportation Improvement Programs (TIPs), the independent Wayne County TIP, and two statewide programs, the Interstate Management Program and Statewide Initiatives. , all of which were developed in collaboration between PennDOT, its federal partners, and the state metropolitan. and rural planning agencies
The RICT 2023 draft can be viewed on the Talk PA Transportation website. The public can comment by completing the online comment form on the website or by emailing [email protected] The public can also call PennDOT and provide feedback at 717-783-2262 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
An infographic has been created specifically for the draft STIP 2023 comment period and provides an overview of the process.
State law requires PennDOT to prepare an updated Pennsylvania TYP every two years and submit it to the State Transportation Commission (STC) for approval. The draft RICT 2023 will be adopted as part of the TYP 2023 update by the STC during the business meeting on August 17, 2022.
After approval of TYP 2023, PennDOT submits draft STIP 2023 to the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Transit Administration, and United States Environmental Protection Agency for a 45-day federal review period.