Since the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development – Community Revitalization grant was announced by State Senator Bob Regola in October 2005, the primary responsibility of the Smart Growth Partnership was to build consensus to develop a unified strategy, working countywide across the forty-mile corridor. To accomplish this, Smart Growth built a coalition of government, nonprofit and business leaders. Some of the key partners are listed below.
In January 2006, Smart Growth hosted a US Route 30 Summit. Following the US Route 30 Summit, the SGPWC assisted in the formation of a Community Vision Team to provide overall guidance and input for the plan. The CVT was comprised of over 100 persons and included many private and public interests.
A smaller Project Working Group (PWG) was also established to guide the development of the Route 30 Master Plan objectives, to work to secure more funding, and to provide guidance and feedback for the consultants hired to write the Master Plan.
- PA Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED)
- Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission (SPC)
- Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
- State Senator Bob Regola
- PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR), Heritage Program, Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor (LHHC)
- Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT)
- Westmoreland County Department of Planning and Development
- Hempfield Township
- North Huntingdon Township
- City of Greensburg
- Unity Township
- Ligonier Township
- Irwin Borough
- Ligonier Borough