On June 11, 2022, PennDOT and the Multimodal Deputate welcomed Patricia (Trish) Meek as the new Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator.
Trish joins PennDOT after 27 years as a Senior Transportation Planner for the Centre Regional Planning Agency (CRPA). In her role at CRPA, Trish helped municipalities secure funding for numerous projects, including streetscape, sidewalk, and shared use path projects throughout the Centre Region. Trish was also a guiding force in developing an active transportation community in the Centre Region, assisting the municipalities in completing plans and official maps focused on bicycles and recreation, and working with several external bike advocacy groups and organizations to promote bicycling activities.
One of Trish's signature accomplishments was leading a collaborative effort to have the Centre Region designated as a Bicycle Friendly Community by the National League of American Bicyclists (LAB), initially at the Bronze level, and then most recently at the Silver level. Trish also facilitated the LAB's designation of the Centre Region Council of Governments and other entities as Bicycle Friendly Businesses.
As the Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator, Trish will advocate within PennDOT and with external partners across Pennsylvania to implement policies, legislation, engineering solutions, and educational and funding programs supporting people who walk and bike, with a focus on those who do so out of necessity rather than choice.