How It Works

Frequently Asked Questions

You can suggest a transportation project during the 12-Year Program (TYP) public comment period every two years. View a map of transportation issues from the last public comment period. You can also reach out to your local Metropolitan or Rural Planning organization to suggest a transportation project.

PennDOT reviews and considers each submitted comment before finalizing transportation plans and programs. Your comments are kept as official project documentation.

You can help shape your local transportation facilities and the future of Pennsylvania’s transportation system. Your comments are also carefully considered before the update of any plan or program. You can get involved by:

ACT 120 of 1970 established the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the State Transportation Commission (STC), and the Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) and their roles in the transportation system.

The following plans and programs are required by the Federal Government to receive federal funding for transportation:

  • Regional Long Range Transportation Plans (LRTP)
  • Statewide Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)
  • Transportation Improvement Programs (TIP)
  • Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP)

Pennsylvania State Law, Act 120 of 1970, as amended, requires PennDOT to prepare, update, and submit the Twelve Year Program every two years.

All of Pennsylvania’s transportation plans and programs work together to determine future transportation projects based on needs and available funds.