In one way or another, our transportation system affects our daily lives. We travel back and forth to work, school, shopping, medical appointments, and recreation activities. The goods we buy are shipped between factories, warehouses, and stores. People and goods travel in cars, trucks, trains, or busses; we also walk, bicycle, carpool, take a taxi or an Uber/Lyft, or telecommute. Over time, our transportation needs outgrow the current transportation system and changes are needed.
The Reading Area Transportation Study (RATS) is a committee of local officials that engage in transportation planning for Berks County. It reviews the transportation needs of our area and prepares several required plans and programs. One of those, called the Public Participation Process, outlines the policies and methods used by RATS to gather and use meaningful public input as part of the transportation planning process. Please help us improve this Process by answering the questions below. Thanks!