Transportation Planning

SAP&DC serves as the state designated Rural Planning Organization (RPO) responsible for transportation planning and programming for the four rural counties of Bedford, Fulton, Huntingdon, and Somerset. In cooperation with these four rural counties and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, SAP&DC establishes the region’s transportation priorities. These priorities are incorporated into the development and maintenance of the Southern Alleghenies Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), the Twelve Year Plan (TYP) and the Long Range Transportation Plan. Additionally, the Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan and The Coordinated Transit and Human Services Plan are developed and maintained periodically.  SAP&DC coordinates public participation activities related to the development of each these transportation plans and programs.

SAP&DC staff is available to provide transportation-related planning, mapping, and technical assistance to local governments and non-profits within the region.


Contact: Brandon Peters

Transportation Manager




The Southern Alleghenies Planning & Development Commission (SAP&DC) fully complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, Executive Order 12898 on Environmental Justice, and related nondiscrimination statutes and regulations in all programs and activities. SAP&DC’s website, , may be translated into multiple languages. Publications and other public documents can be made available in alternative languages and formats, if requested. SAP&DC public meetings are always held in ADA-accessible facilities and in transit-accessible locations when possible. Auxiliary services can be provided to individuals who submit a request at least seven days prior to a meeting. Requests made within seven days will be accommodated to the greatest extent possible. Any person who believes they have been aggrieved by an unlawful discriminatory practice by SAP&DC under Title VI has a right to file a formal complaint. Any such complaint may be in writing and filed with SAP&DC’s Title VI Compliance Manager, Deborah E. Shaffer, and/or the appropriate state or federal agency within 180 days of the alleged discriminatory occurrence. A Title VI Complaint Form can be found on our website under Transportation Planning/Plans & Publications.  For more information on SAP&DC’s Title VI program, please see call (814-949-6513) or email