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SPC is the regional planning agency serving the 10-county Southwestern Pennsylvania region. SmartMoves, the long range transportation and development plan, connects the Regional Vision to the region’s official program of projects, programs and actions.


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Title VI/ADA Notice

The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC) is committed to compliance with nondiscrimination requirements of civil rights statutes, executive orders, regulations and policies applicable to the programs and activities it administers. Accordingly, SPC is committed to ensuring that program beneficiaries receive public participation opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or economic status. Meeting facilities are accessible to persons with disabilities and the location is reachable by public transit. SPC will provide auxiliary services for individuals with language, speech, sight or hearing needs, provided the request for assistance is made 3 days prior to the meeting. SPC will attempt to satisfy requests made with less than 3 days notice as resources allow. Please make your request for auxiliary services to Shannon O'Connellat (412) 391-5590, Ext. 334, or soconnell@spcregion.org. If you believe you have been denied participation opportunities, or otherwise discriminated against in relation to the programs or activities administered by SPC, you may file a complaint using the procedures provided in our complaint process document or by contacting SPC’s Title VI Coordinator by calling (412) 391-5590. For more information, or to obtain a Title VI Discrimination Complaint Form, please see our website at: www.spcregion.org or call 412-391-5590. TRANSIT SERVICE INFORMATION For information regarding transit services in Allegheny County, please call Port Authority Customer Service at 412-442-2000. For transit information in other counties, please visit: www.commuteinfo.org or call 1-888-819-6110.

This notice satisfies the program of projects requirements of the Urbanized Area Formula Program of the Federal Transit Administration for Beaver County Transit Authority, Butler Transit Authority, Fayette Area Coordinated Transit, Mid Mon Valley Transit Authority, Port Authority of Allegheny County, Washington County Transportation Authority, Westmoreland County Transit Authority, Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission, and CommuteInfo, a program of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission.

A Force of Change Scenario Report for each category was developed by SPC. The reports were used, along with input from the public, to establish a range of potential strategies related to each Force of Change. These strategies were reviewed and discussed at a Regional Plan Workshop held in September 2018. The resulting list of strategies was used to gather further public input and to update the long range plan for the Southwestern Pennsylvania region. SPC identified forces that have effects on transportation and development in five broad categories:

This process has identified three emerging themes among the strategies: Connected Mobility, Globally Competitive Economy, Resilient Communities.

These themes have been developed through the long range plan process and each have strategies associated with them. These strategies will help address the needs of our changing region. You can find more information regarding the themes and strategies here.




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