In a move that came as no surprise, Associated Pennsylvania Constructors, PennDOT and the PA Turnpike Commission have decided that this year’s Fall Seminar will not take place at its usual venue, the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center, but rather “in the comfort of your office or home.”
Yes, like many or most other large gatherings, the annual event is going “virtual” throughout the week of Nov. 16. It is traditionally one of the Hershey Lodge’s largest gatherings and it has drawn record attendance in recent years.
As has been the case with other events, the health and safety of attendees was at the top of the list of concerns. While it appears that scientists are making progress in developing a vaccine, it is unlikely that a safe and effective one will be available in time.
The APC staff is ironing out details of the virtual event, which will be posted in September at www.apcfallseminar.com.
TRANSPORTATION ISSUE UPDATE
- The Reason Foundation is bringing back an old idea: leasing operation and maintenance of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
- KDKA speaks with a PennDOT executive about projects that may be in the works around the Pittsburgh area.
- Meanwhile, in the Philadelphia region…
- PennDOT is asking high schoolers for their ideas on raising revenue for transportation. It can’t hurt to ask.
- Although traffic and toll revenues are on the rise across the country since April, they are considerably less than a year ago.
- SEPTA General Manager Leslie Richards told a state House committee that the agency’s services will be curtailed if the state is unable to provide its usual level of support in coming years.