State Transportation Commission Updates 12-Year Plan

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HARRISBURGH Pa (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) The Pennsylvania State Transportation Commission (STC) has adopted an update to the 12-Year Transportation Program.

The STC on Thursday stated that the new plan anticipates $64.8 billion being available over the next 12 years for improvements to be made on roads, bridges, transit systems, airports, and railroads.

The 12-Year Program (TYP) is a multimodal, fiscally-constrained planning tool that is used to identify, prioritize, and fund the state’s transportation projects.

State law has required the STC to review and update the program every two years.

The newly adopted program goes into effect Oct. 1, and anticipates the following funding availability:

  • $11.4 billion for state highway and bridge projects;
  • $9.4 billion for public transit; 
  • $321 million for multimodal projects;
  • $228 million for rail freight; and
  • $138 million for aviation. 

The TYP has been behind some of PennDOT’s major accomplishments over the past two years, including the impact of transportation due to COVID-19, and becoming REAL-ID comliant.

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