Starting May 24 through June 22, those living or working in eight counties have the opportunity to comment on a draft plan that prioritizes transportation investments in the region from now until 2045.

The SEDA-Council of Governments (SEDA-COG) Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has created the draft 2021-2045 Long-Range Transportation Plan on behalf of its eight member counties: Clinton, Columbia, Juniata, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, and Union.

Through SEDA-COG, counties and municipalities in central Pennsylvania have a voice in the state’s transportation plans. Working together with SEDA-COG, groups and individuals representing local government, the business community, and non-profit organizations help to establish the region’s transportation priorities.

There will be a special opportunity to comment and ask questions at a 1-hour virtual public meeting and information session starting at 7 p.m. on June 3.

The meeting can be joined via teleconference or videoconference using the following credentials:

Teleconference: 312-626-6799; Conference ID: 963 9794 1377
Videoconference: https://zoom.us/j/96397941377

If accommodations are needed for those with special needs related to language, sight, or hearing, please contact the SEDA-COG MPO at 570-524-4491 a minimum of five days prior to the scheduled meeting date to allow sufficient time to arrange accommodations.

Those who want to submit comments may send them via email to lrtp@seda-cog.org; fax to 570-524-9190; submitted online through https://bit.ly/345O8UQ; or mailed or dropped off at SEDA-COG, 201 Furnace Road, Lewisburg, PA 17837 (in care of Don Kiel).

Comments must be received by 4 p.m. June 22 and must include the name and address of the individual submitting the comment(s) to be considered in the update process by the SEDA-COG MPO.

The SEDA-COG MPO will consider adoption of the plan at a public meeting at 9:30 a.m. June 25 via teleconference and videoconference.

An electronic version of the draft plan is available at http://bit.ly/sedalrtp. Hard copies of the document are also available for review during normal business hours at the SEDA-COG MPO office, and other locations throughout the MPO’s eight-county region. A listing of these locations and their addresses may be viewed at http://bit.ly/sedalrtp, or may be requested by email at lrtp@seda-cog.org or 570-524-4491.

As a community and economic development agency, SEDA-COG enhances the quality of life and economic advantage for residents and businesses in 11 central Pennsylvania counties through its vital partnerships and initiatives. SEDA-COG also is an advocate for the interests of communities at the state and federal levels. For more information, visit www.seda-cog.org.