PennDOT Secretary of Transportation to Speak at NEPA Moves’ Quarterly Meeting

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) Secretary of Transportation Leslie S. Richards will be the keynote speaker at the NEPA Moves quarterly meeting taking place on Thursday, October 18, 2018, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Benco Dental (295 CenterPoint Blvd, Pittston). Secretary Richards will present on “PennDOT Connects and Technology: Shaping the State’s Transportation Future” speaking on innovation in the transportation industry.

Immediately following Secretary Richards’ presentation, NEPA Moves’ committee members will provide an update and share next steps for the transportation initiative working strategically to solve transportation challenges in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Comprised of over 90 key regional stakeholders and spearheaded by the Scranton Area Community Foundation and the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, NEPA Moves works through a collective model to gain a better understanding of the specific barriers of current transit systems and focuses on solving the transportation challenges through a strategy that promotes equity and encourages economic growth in NEPA. NEPA Moves is already making strides within the community in the fields of workforce development, mass transportation, and health and social services.

This meeting is free and open to the public. To RSVP to attend, please contact Vivian Williams at

In her role at PennDOT, Secretary Richards has been recognized for instituting new strategic directions based upon a policy of sustainable infrastructure investments and innovation throughout the department. In addition to instituting the Transportation Investment Plan and launching PennDOT Connects, a new initiative for the planning and delivery of capital and maintenance projects, she is also chair of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and serves as chair of the Pennsylvania Public Private Partnership board.

For more information on the NEPA Moves quarterly meeting or the Scranton Area Community Foundation, please contact us at 570-347-6203.

Recent research on equitable transit access conducted in partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia can be found here: