We are now halfway through our eight scheduled regional KTFC legislative briefings, having completed sessions in Scranton, New Stanton, King of Prussia and Center City Philadelphia.The remaining events are March 21 in Allentown, April 3 in State College, April 23 in Lancaster and May 16 in Meadville.
We thank those of you who have attended these regional events and who have extended personal invitations to your state House and Senate members. Invitations from constituents always help boost turnout, and highlighting the projects that Act 89 has funded locally drives home the value of the funding measure in all parts of the state.
If you are interested in attending an event in your area, and/or are willing to extend a personal invitation to your elected representatives, please let us know by emailing me at Wolff240@aol.com or calling the Associated PA Constructors’ office at 717-238-2513.
Transportation Issue Update
- PennDOT this month distributed $500.7 million in liquid fuels revenue to help municipalities across the state maintain their local roads and bridges. The amount was $11.7 million more than last year.
- SEPTA announced that regional rail service is returning to Coatesville from the current terminal in Thorndale to a new Coatesville station.
- Pennsylvania’s impending transportation funding cliff continued to receive wide media attention. Here’s the take from PennCapital-Star.com, a new online publication covering state government issues.
- A York firm is beginning to use automated flagging systems in highway construction zones, keeping human flaggers out of harm’s way using a tablet and real-time video.
- Packages hurtling from one end of the state to the other in under a half-hour? Pennsylvania transportation officials think it’s less futuristic than it sounds, and they have committed $2 million to study the cost and impact of building a “hyperloop” across the state.