Local Government & Non-Profits

RPO Public Participation Plan

The Southern Alleghenies Rural Planning Organization (RPO) Public Participation Plan (PPP) outlines a series of standard procedures for informing the public and involving them in the transportation planning process. The PPP ensures that the Southern Alleghenies RPO has a proactive and meaningful public involvement process that provides complete information, timely public notice, and full public access by all segments of the population to key decisions. It serves as a guide to outline public participation activities for transportation-related public meetings, project-level outreach, the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), and the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).

The PPP is updated on a 5-year cycle and is developed in cooperation with PennDOT District 9-0, PennDOT Central Office, Federal Highways Administration (FHWA), and SAP&DC.


The Southern Alleghenies RPO’s Draft Public Participation Plan (PPP) and Draft Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Plan are both available for a 45-day public review and comment period beginning on October 21, 2020 and ending on December 4, 2020. A virtual public meeting to discuss the Draft PPP and LEP Plan will be concurrent with the Southern Alleghenies Rural Transportation Technical Committee (RTTC) meeting on December 2, 2020. Information regarding the meeting is listed below:

Join Zoom Meeting at the link below:


Meeting ID: 881 7377 5683

Call-in Number: (646) 558-8656

Questions and/or comments may also be submitted via e-mail or phone by contacting Zack Lee, Regional Planner at zlee@sapdc.org or (814) 949-6532, or by mail to SAP&DC’s Office at 3 Sheraton Drive, Altoona, PA 16601.



SAP&DC is committed to guaranteeing that, as a recipient of federal funding, it will ensure nondiscrimination in all of its activities and programs. SAP&DC is committed to compliance with all nondiscrimination requirements.

The Southern Alleghenies RPO Title VI Complaint Procedures and Complaint forms apply to all external complaints relating to any program or activity administered by the Southern Alleghenies RPO and/or its sub-recipients, consultants and contractors, filed under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, as well as other related laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, disability, sex, age, low income, nationality or Limited English Proficiency.

Title VI Complaint Procedures
Title VI Complaint Form
Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Plan

If you have a special needs request, wish to file a complaint, or would like additional information, please contact:

Deborah Shaffer
Title VI Compliance Officer

3 Sheraton Drive
Altoona, PA 16601