By Lynne Adkins
HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS) — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is getting ready to conduct its first-ever statewide transportation meeting, and they are inviting all residents of the Commonwealth to take part.
The online meeting is being held tonight from 6 to 7pm.
Representatives of Penndot and other Pennsylvania transportation officials will be talking about the state’s 12-year transportation program, letting members of the public ask questions and bring up concerns.
Penndot spokeswoman Erin Waters-Trasatt says the idea isn’t new — just the method.
“Traditionally we had held regional public meetings,” she says. “They weren’t always convenient for people’s schedules. And this is a way that people can participate from their own homes.”
Waters-Trasatt says officials are expecting questions on a wide variety of topics:
“We anticipate that on this scale, people will ask more questions about, maybe, our priorities, or questions about highway safety or funding, because that’s a large topic right now.”
All you need is Internet access, and you must sign up by 6pm at TalkPATransportation.com.