Transportation Management Area Certification Review Survey

The Shenango Valley Area Transportation Study (SVATS) is the federally designated metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for Mercer County and the Shenango Valley Metropolitan Area.  SVATS partners with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and regional transit providers to identify and plan for future transportation projects.  

Every four years, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) perform a joint review to certify the planning practices of MPOs with populations over 200,000 in their urbanized areas, which are referred to as Transportation Management Areas (TMAs).  SVATS represents the Pennsylvania portion of the Youngstown, OH-PA TMA.  The Certification Review Process ensures that the planning requirements in TMAs are being satisfactorily implemented.

SVATS makes local and regional transportation planning decisions by developing many planning products, including a regional Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP), and Congestion Management Process (CMP). FHWA and FTA jointly review these planning documents as part of the Certification Review.

Public involvement is an important part of the review process, and your comments will be considered and help to inform the review for SVATS. 

Thank you for taking the time and effort to give your feedback!

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* 1. Have you been invited to or participated in public meetings or surveys regarding transportation changes in your region?

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* 2. Do you feel that you’ve had an opportunity to share your comments, questions, and concerns about the SVATS transportation planning process?

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* 3. Do you believe SVATS is effective when planning for transportation needs and improvements in the region?

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* 4. What are the positive aspects of the SVATS transportation planning process?

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* 5. What suggestions do you have for improving the process?

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* 6. How have you received information and/or updates from or about SVATS? Please select all that apply.

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* 7. How did you hear about this survey?

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* 8. Please share any additional comments you would like the Federal Review Team to consider.

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* 9. What is your zip code?

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* 10. Please provide your email address if you would like to receive updates from SVATS.

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