Transportation issues and infrastructure impact every Pennsylvanian, every day.
It is a complex system that influences our state’s economy through revenue sources, the availability of consumer goods, access to jobs and industry, and critical economic development.
Planning for transportation improvements is a 12-year program window that is updated every two years. The state recently approved and updated a new plan that includes improvements to roads, bridges, transit systems, airports and railroads. No project can move forward if it is not included in the 12-year program. View the 12-Year Program Process Interactive Infographic to learn how projects are planned and programmed by the State Transportation Commission.
The plan also “anticipates” that funding for the improvements will be available and the bill is enormous at $64.8 billion over the next 12 years.
Appearing on Smart Talk to offer perspective and details on the process and plan are Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Yassmin Gramian, Deputy Secretary for Planning Larry Shifflet and the Pennsylvania State Transportation Commissioner Ronald Drnevich.