How It Works

Public Participation Plan (PPP)

The Public Participation Plan (PPP) explains the Statewide Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), 12-Year Program (TYP), Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) and the PPP; the update processes, and public involvement opportunities for each.

Who creates it?

PennDOT creates the PPP with input from metropolitan and rural planning organizations (MPOS and RPOs) and stakeholders across the state.

When is it updated?

PennDOT conducts a detailed assessment of the PPP every five years to determine if an update is needed.

How does it impact the planning process?

The PPP sets the baseline public involvement methods that must be followed for each statewide plan or program. It also makes it easier for the public to get involved in statewide planning programs.

    What laws and regulations are involved?

    Public Participation Opportunities

    You can comment on PennDOT’s public participation process at any time. You may provide your comments for consideration by contacting PennDOT’s Bureau of Equal Opportunity at:

    You can also participate during the update of the PPP. Join the mailing list to receive notifications about upcoming opportunities.

    Read the 2020 Public Participation Plan


    PennDOT is dedicated to providing public outreach efforts that comply with, and whenever possible exceed, the requirements of federal laws, regulations, and executive orders. Procedures in this PPP will be implemented for planning processes initiated after January 1, 2020.

    Read the PPP