ALTOONA, Pa. — Southern Alleghenies Rural Planning Organization (RPO), in cooperation with the Bedford, Fulton, Huntingdon, and Somerset County Planning Commissions, is accepting proposals from sponsors to list their projects in the Southern Alleghenies RPO Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan’s Candidate Project Listing. Proposals for projects to be placed on the Candidate Project Listing will be accepted through March 31, 2023. Proposals must be for projects located at least partially within one of the RPO counties of Bedford, Fulton, Huntingdon, or Somerset.
The Southern Alleghenies RPO will act as a clearing house for bicycle and pedestrian projects of significant quality and value to the region. The projects chosen for the Candidate Project Listing will be based on how the project supports the goals and objectives of the Southern Alleghenies RPO Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan. Projects in this listing have been appropriately vetted by the RPO and their status will be determined to fall within one of the four categories: Initial, Early Developmental, Advanced Developmental, and Ongoing Maintenance.
This selective process will be a resource for federal, state, and local agencies (i.e., PennDOT, DCNR, DCED) looking to fund well developed and quality projects. In the RPO’s role as a clearing house for bicycle and pedestrian projects, the agencies and partners can be assured a project has been vetted and listed in any of the three categories for development based on demonstrated level of planning, readiness, and need.
Proposals can be submitted via the webform here:
The RPO’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan is here:
Contact: Zack Lee, Regional Planner, Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission, 814-949-6532, email@example.com