Announcements – Meetings 7-7-21

Allegheny County Department of Human Services

Public Meetings/Hearings on the County Human Services Plan

The Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS) is preparing the 2021-2022 County Human Services Plan. There will be two virtual public meetings to talk about the plan and its implementation. Join us on Monday, July 12 at 1:30 p.m. or Thursday, July 15 at 4:30 p.m.

To learn how you can participate, visit https://bit.ly/2N5AVCX.

Send your questions, comments, and ideas to DHS-Ideas@AlleghenyCounty.US or via the Q&A during the live meeting. Allegheny County DHS makes reasonable efforts to accommodate people with disabilities or limited English proficiency. Closed captioning will be available when joining the meeting on a PC or Mac. Captioning languages will include English, Spanish, Chinese, and Arabic. Information on the County Human Services Plan is available at https://bit.ly/3dcqbgo. To read the previous plans visit https://bit.ly/3ebyWIR.

 

Erin Dalton

Director

Allegheny County

Department of Human Services

 

 

 

SOUTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA COMMISSION

NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD AND VIRTUAL PUBLIC MEETING

Note: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on gatherings, SPC is unable hold in-person public meetings at this time. A virtual public meeting and other online public participation opportunities will be provided for interested parties to review and comment on draft documents. SPC will provide paper copies of materials upon request (see information later in this notice).

The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC) is seeking your input and will open a public comment period for Air Quality Conformity Determination and proposed amendments to SmartMoves for a Changing Region (Southwestern PA’s Long Range Transportation Plan) and the 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (2021-2024 TIP).

This public comment period will begin Monday, July 12, 2021 and conclude Friday, August 13, 2021.

The following projects will be added to the region’s Long-Range Transportation Plan:

  • SR 356 Improvements – Widening of SR 356 in Buffalo Township, Butler County from 2 lanes to 5-lanes (four travel lanes and one center turn lane), for approx. 1.1 miles, from just north of T-666 (Harbison Road) to a point approximately 2,200 feet north of the Bear Creek Road intersection. Other improvements include widening, relocation, and/or realignment of approaches to SR 356 (Monroe Road, Cole Road, Bear Creek Road, Locust Drive); installation of sidewalks and ADA ramps at strategic locations along the corridor; replacement of three traffic signals; and replacement of storm water drainage.
  • Market Place District Improvements, Phase 1 – Adding a through lane between Fedex Drive and Market Place Boulevard in Moon Township, Allegheny County. Other improvements include the addition of turn lanes; implementing bicycle and pedestrian connections; and improving intersections at the I-376 Interchange, at Market Place Blvd, and at FedEx Drive.
  • I-79 Widening Project – I-79 3rd lane widening in the existing median from Alpine Road to Prestley Road for an approximate length of 2.5 miles in South Fayette Township, Allegheny County. Improvements include mainline I-79 bridge widening / replacement / preservation; Bridgeville Interchange reconfiguration; SR 50 improvements and traffic signal upgrades between S.R. 3003 (Washington Pike) and the Hickory Grade Road intersection to accommodate ramp and bridge improvements; and new retaining walls and replacement of six existing sign structures are proposed along I-79.
  • Parkway East Corridor Transportation Improvement Phase 2 – Change of project name on the Statewide Interstate Program to I-376 Squirrel Hill Interchange Improvements. This change allows PennDOT to begin the study phase of this project to develop alternatives for potential improvements to the I-376 Squirrel Hill Interchange.

Regional Performance Measures and Targets related to Public Transportation Safety and System Reliability will also be amended into Appendix II of the Plan.

Additional information on the Air Quality Determination and the proposed amendments to the 2021-2024 TIP and SmartMoves for a Changing Region is available for public review online beginning July 12th, at www.spcregion.org, at the offices of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission.

Beginning Monday, July 12, 2021, these draft documents will be available for public review on the internet at www.spcregion.org. A virtual public meeting will be held to provide an overview of the draft documents, updates on project advancement, and opportunities for the public to ask questions and submit comments.

VIRTUAL PUBLIC MEETING:

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Access Meeting Link and Call-In Information: www.spcregion.org

Comments on the draft documents will be accepted by SPC representatives during the virtual public meeting. Written comments may also be submitted to comments@spcregion.org, by mail to SPC Comments at Two Chatham Center, Suite 500, 112 Washington Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 or by fax to (412) 391-9160.

All comments must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 13 2021.

Upon consideration of public comments received, the Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission will consider approval of the draft documents at their meeting at 4:30 p.m., on Monday, August 30, 2021. This meeting will be held at Two Chatham Center, 112 Washington Place, 4th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. In the event that this meeting must be held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic, notices will be posted at www.spcregion.org and at SPC’s offices.

For individuals without access to the internet, paper copies of draft materials will be mailed upon request. SPC will respond to requests for paper copies as soon as possible in accordance with COVID-19 restrictions. To request paper copies, please contact Shannon O’Connell at (412) 391-5590, ext. 334 or soconnell@spcregion.org.

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. 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 virtual 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 Jared Bedekovich at (412) 391-5590, Ext. 343, or jbedekovich@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: https://commuteinfo.org/for-commuters/commuting-options/transit/.

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.

 

 

Virtual Public Meeting

Announcement

Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC) Meeting

July 15, 2021

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

To participate, please visit:

https://spcregion.webex.com/spcregion/j.php?MTID=md817e7b1ec191fdc3a088ca5552d873d Meeting number (access code): 173 405 2113

Meeting password: awMPYUPJ823

Join by phone: 1-844-621-3956 United States Toll Free

Please share your views with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Pennsylvania Division and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Region III at a public presentation to discuss the transportation planning process in Southwestern Pennsylvania. The public meeting will be held in conjunction with the regularly scheduled Joint Transportation Technical Committee/Transit Operators Meeting.

The Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC) is the official Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the ten-county region which includes the City of Pittsburgh and the counties of Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Washington and Westmoreland. For more information, please visit: https://www.spcregion.org/get-involved/.

To participate in this meeting, please visit or click the link: <insert link>

You may also participate by phone. Please dial: <insert phone>

 

Public comments may be shared two ways:

1)Once connected to the virtual meeting, please type your comments into the chat box; or

2)Submit comments via e-mail to

Jennifer Crobak at Jennifer.crobak@dot.gov.

If you require assistance or accommodations to participate, please contact Jared Bedekovich at (412) 391-5590, Ext. 343, or jbedekovich@spcregion.org at least 3 days prior to the virtual meeting.

If you are not able to attend the meeting, please address your comments to:

Federal Highway Administration, Pennsylvania Division

c/o Jennifer Crobak,

221 Walnut Street, Room 508, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17101

Jennifer.crobak@dot.gov /

717-221-3440

All comments are due by

July 30, 2021.

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. 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 virtual 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 Jared Bedekovich at (412) 391-5590, Ext. 343, or jbedekovich@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.

 

 

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