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About SPC: General Disclaimer

This website is provided as a public service by the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission and/or the Southwestern Pennsylvania Corporation ("SPC," "we," "us," "our"). This website is intended to be used by the public for viewing and retrieving information only. Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on this service is strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer and Fraud Abuse Act of 1986.

This agreement (the "Terms of Use") explains the contractual relationship between you ("you," "your") the person using this website (the "website"), and SPC, regarding your use of the website.  Your continued use of the website is your automatic agreement to the provisions in the Terms of Use.  If you do not accept these Terms of Use, you are not authorized to use the website. 

This agreement applies to all of the following domains (all of which are owned by SPC):  spcregion.org, spc9.org, atwic.net, atwic.org, projectregion.com, projectregion.org, regionalenterprisetower.org, spctiptracker.org, commuteinfo.org, spcwater.org, and zerotaxes.org.

We recommend that you review these Terms of Use.  You should also print a copy for your records.


We may amend these Terms of Use at any time by posting the amended Terms of Use on the website. Please review our website and these Terms of Use periodically for updates or changes. Your continued use of the website after the posting of the amended Terms of Use constitutes your automatic acceptance of the amended Terms of Use. You may only amend these Terms of Use with a written agreement signed by both you and SPC.


You agree to use our website only for lawful purposes. You agree not to use the service for illegal purposes or for the transmission of material that is unlawful, harassing, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, abusive, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, or otherwise objectionable, or that infringes or may infringe the intellectual property or other rights of another or that violates any federal, state or local law. You agree to supply truthful information.


This website is not intended or designed to attract users who are minors. We do not collect personally identifiable data from any person we know to be under the age of 18 and instruct users under 18 not to send us any information for collection on the Website.


With respect to documents and information available from this website, SPC neither makes any warranty, expressed or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose arising out of the use or inability to use the data,nor assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, nor represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights.

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Reference herein to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by SPC.

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SPC makes no guarantee either expressed or implied, as to the timeliness of response to electronic mail, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the consequences resulting from action taken by recipients of SPC staff replies. SPC will not guarantee or be held responsible for any suggestions or requests made by the public in reference to general transportation infrastructure maintenance or construction - past, present, or future - including transportation-related topics of any kind. Please see SPC’s Public Participation Plan for more information on SPC’s public comment policies.

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Online surveys are not scientific tools and should not be considered to be reliable, representative indicators of the sentiments of a population. SPC uses online surveys as one of several means of gathering input and opinion. The viewpoints expressed within any online survey are those of the submitters only. Statements or expressions of opinion therein are those of the submitters only, and not those of SPC or those associated with SPC. All online surveys are for information purposes only and are not standardized assessments. Online surveys are not scientific surveys, but rather collections of submitted information.

Regarding any online survey prepared via its own websites or a third party mechanism for the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC), neither SPC nor those associated with SPC nor any agency thereof, makes any warranty, expressed or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information provided therein. Reference therein to any specific project or information does not constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by SPC or any agency thereof. Although information collected from online surveys may be used in SPC materials, no warranty, expressed or implied, is made by SPC as to the accuracy of the information. The act of distribution shall not constitute any such warranty, and no responsibility is assumed by SPC or anyone affiliated with SPC in the use of such information.

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At various locations within the set of documents that are accessible over the Internet/World Wide Web and electronically "linked," and that belong to or were created by or with the permission of SPC, however referred to (such as SPC’s "Internet homepage," "Web page," “website,” etc.), viewers or readers may access the Internet/World Wide Web "addresses" of various other organizations, or individuals not otherwise related to or associated with SPC.  Such "live" or "hot" connections ("links") to "external" Internet sites provide the ability to access material at those external sites that belongs to or is sponsored by those institutions, organizations, or individuals.

The ability to hot link to external sites is provided by SPC strictly as a service to those accessing SPC’s website.  Such external Internet sites contain information created, collected, published, maintained, posted or otherwise made available by institutions, organizations, or individuals independent of SPC.  SPC does not endorse, approve, certify, review, or otherwise control in any way those external sites or the material contained therein.  SPC does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, usefulness, timeliness, or correct sequencing of any information or data located at or contained in such sites.  Use of any information or data obtained from such sites is strictly voluntary, and is the sole risk and responsibility of the viewer or reader.  Reliance on any such information or data should be undertaken only after an independent review of its accuracy, completeness, usefulness, timeliness, or correct sequencing.

Any trademarks, trade names, or service marks mentioned herein remain the property of their respective owners.  At any linked external website, reference to any specific commercial product, service, or process whether by trademark, trade name, service mark, or otherwise does not constitute or imply in any way endorsement, recommendation or other favorable consideration by SPC.  Any such reference also does not necessarily signify that such reference has been permitted by the owner(s) or licensee(s) of such trademark, trade name, service mark, or by the referenced manufacturer, distributor, or otherwise.

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Our Privacy Policy is a part of the Terms of Use. We may amend the Privacy Policy from time to time.

The purpose of this policy is to inform you about the types of information SPC gathers when you visit our website, how we may use that information, whether we disclose it to anyone, and the choices you have regarding our use of, and your ability to correct, the information. The following is the privacy policy for this website:

If you send us an electronic mail message with a question or comment that contains personally identifying information, or fill out a form that e-mails us this information, we will only use the personally identifiable information to respond to your request and analyze trends. We may redirect your message to another government agency or person who is in a better position to answer your question.

  1. Information that we collect for statistical purposes. We automatically collect electronically generated information about your visit to our website, such as the date, type of browser used, and technical Internet protocol data. We collect this information about each user session from our user logs, and refer to it in summary form for statistical purposes only.
  2. Information that you provide us when using our interactive forms and functions. You may be required to provide your personal information to SPC when you send us an email, complete an on-line form or application, or participate in other message or communication facilities. This information may include such things as your name, address, telephone number, and other personal and business data. If you send us an electronic mail message with a question or comment that contains personal information, or fill out a form that emails us this information, we will use your personal information to respond to your request, complete the service you have requested, or analyze trends. We may redirect your message to another government agency, service provider, or other person who is in a better position to answer your question. When you disclose personal information in any of SPC’s websites, message or communication facilities, please remember that information disclosed in these areas may become public information, and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.
  3. Opting-out. At any time while assessing our website, any user may "opt-out" of further email contact from us (while still allowing access to our website). For further information about opting-out, contact us at: Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission, Two Chatham Center, Suite 500, 112 Washington Place, Pittsburgh, PA, 15219; email: input@spcregion.org. You also are provided an automatic way to "unsubscribe" to any newsletters, notices, schedules, etc., sent to you automatically by email in the body of the email.
  4. Use of cookies. We do not use "persistent" cookies to collect permanent information. We do use "non-persistent" cookies in applications that keep track of a user’s online session and make it possible for you to complete a form or use a function, but this cookie disappears when you finish filling out an application, or searching a database.
  5. Disclosure to third parties. As a public agency, we are governed by public records laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Any information that we receive through the use of our website potentially becomes a public record and may be subject to inspection and copying by members of the public, unless an exemption in the law exists. Otherwise, we do not share personal identifying information with any third party without your permission. We disclose only in aggregate form our statistical analyses or demographics of users to third parties. This information is not reported or used in any manner that would reveal personally identifiable information, and will not be released to any outside parties unless we are legally required to do so in connection with law enforcement investigations or other legal proceedings.

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