“Transportation needs to work for everyone, no matter who they are, no matter where they live and no matter how they travel,” said Acting PennDOT Secretary Mike Carroll. “Pennsylvanians’ feedback is critical as we plan and prioritize important improvements to our transportation network.”
PennDOT is giving the state’s citizens a chance to be heard. If you think Potholes are the pits this forum is for you.
Starting yesterday until April 30 they are taking public feedback on the state of highways and the broader transportation system in Pennsylvania.
Submit your feedback by taking the Transportation Survey or emailing comments to RA-PennDOTSTC@pa.gov. This survey is important because of the way that impacts how PennDOT will spend Transportation budget moving forward.
You can also voice your opinions at online meeting of the minds: PennDOT is hosting an online public forum on April 12, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. This forum invites attendees to ask transportation-related questions to PennDOT leadership and members of the STC.
Pennsylvania could use the help on its roads. National meteorologists looked at the most dangerous roads in the nation to drive. “Pennsylvania is considered one of the most dangerous states to drive during the winter months. According to a new study, the Meteorologist in Charge with the National Weather Service office that forecasts for Northeastern PA is not surprised.”
And apparently Philadelphia is especially dangerous. And according to MoneyGeek Philadelphia is ringing in for its dangerous roads:
- US-1 Roosevelt Blvd. from W. Wyoming Ave. to Hartel Ave. in Philadelphia is Pennsylvania’s deadliest stretch of road.
- October had 319 deadly crashes from 2017 to 2019, the most of any month. July (312) and June (300) had the following two highest numbers of accidents, respectively. Despite having the fifth-highest number of winter driving fatalities in the country, the summer and fall months are Pennsylvania’s deadliest for driving.
- Philadelphia had more fatal accidents than any other county. The majority of these accidents occurred on US-1 Roosevelt Boulevard.
And this topic is crucial for professional drivers. Every year news outlets do round ups of how truck drivers should handle a winter weather crisis. Driver, well, drive for a living and so road conditions and the highway system’s ability to adapt to changing weather conditions is utterly crucial for them.
Local Station 16 says that, “PennDOT officials and meteorologists with the National Weather Service say the best way to stay safe during the winter months is, of course, to avoid travel in bad weather if you can, but also taking it slow and making sure your car is winter-ready.”
But truck drivers often don’t have the luxury of staying home in bad weather. They need the roads to function so that the state and the nation can continue to function. So, whether you are pining for better pitch on the road or demanding that your drive is safer– This is a great time to speak out about the state of Pennsylvania’s road system.