PennDOT Invites Applicants to the Pedalcycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation said the department is accepting letters of interest and resumes for voluntary positions on the Pedalcycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (PPAC). PPAC advises and comments on all aspects of cycling and pedestrian program activities being undertaken or financially assisted by PennDOT and other agencies of state government. Applications are reviewed by PennDOT and ultimately subject to approval by the Governor.

“This critical committee that provides direction on policies and programs for bicyclists and pedestrians across the Commonwealth,” said PennDOT Secretary Mike Carroll. “For the sake of our most vulnerable road users, it is crucial that we continue PennDOT’s diligent work around sidewalks, bike lanes, and trails, applying our expertise as transportation professionals with the same care we do for highways and bridges.”

Members will serve a three-year term after appointments are made. Letters of interest and resumes are due by June 6, 2024 and must be submitted through the PennDOT website.

Pennsylvania’s Pedalcycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (PPAC) was established by Act 72 of 1995 and consists of 17 members including the Secretary of Transportation, the Secretary of Conservation and Natural Resources, the Majority and Minority Chairs of the House and Senate Transportation Committees, and eleven public members appointed by the Governor. PPAC is required to meet at least once annually but typically meets quarterly and meetings are hybrid with both an in-person and virtual option.

The user groups represented on the committee are as follows:

  1. Two members representing urban and suburban constituencies in the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh metropolitan areas.
  2. One member representing Statewide constituencies.
  3. One member representing a metropolitan planning organization or rural planning organization.
  4. One member representing trail constituencies.
  5. One member representing pedestrian constituencies.
  6. One member representing senior citizen or disabled constituencies.
  7. One member representing children and education constituencies.
  8. One member representing a recreational cycling club.
  9. Two at-large members representing the general public.

PennDOT is committed to building a culture of diversity and inclusion and strives to provide representation from geographic areas across the state.

Members shall strive to be familiar with applicable federal, state, and local laws, modern transportation standards and innovations, funding, and other policy and equity issues affecting the transportation needs of all populations.