PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – From road construction to bridge improvements, it seems like PennDOT always has something in the works.

Now, you have a chance to ask questions about transportation across the state without leaving your home.

On Thursday, PennDOT will hold its first ever online public meeting.

PennDOT Secretary and State Transportation Commission Chairman Barry Schoch will do the talking.

“The secretary, he likes to involve the public. He is an individual who embraces a lot of different ideas and he likes to get that type of feedback,” Steve Cowan with PennDOT said.

The webcast will focus on the state’s 12-year transportation program, which is basically a blueprint of prioritized transportation projects.

It’s updated every two years.

“This is to talk about the priorities for the future, what you see as specific problems that need to be addressed. It can be discussions on funding issues as well,” Cowan said.

Funding will likely be a hot topic considering all of the back and forth about passing a state transportation bill.

The meeting is scheduled to last from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

You have to register online and submit your questions in advance on the State Transportation Commission’s website. You can do so here: http://cmsmedia.state.pa.us/events/penndot/1118/11118_penndot_registration.asp

If you can’t make it to the webcast, but still want to weight in, fill out this online survey: http://www.talkpatransportation.com/tellus.html


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