December 7 – PA Turnpike Letting Results

Go here to see the latest PA Turnpike letting results.

December 7, 2016

December 6, 2016 – PennDOT Letting Results

Go here to see the latest PennDOT letting results.

December 6, 2016

Latham appears on PA Newsmakers

If you attended the APC Fall Seminar, you saw a presentation about the APC Educational Trust Fund and the need for continued support as we endeavor to create an environment in which our industry will thrive. The ETF helps us get the message out about the benefits of a sound transportation system. Among many other things, it enables us to co-sponsor PANewsmakers, a public affairs TV program that airs on network and cable affiliates across the state. Read More…

December 1, 2016

President-Elect Trump Nominates Elaine Chao Secretary of Transportation

By Dean Franks, vice president of congressional affairs, ARTBA

President-elect Donald Trump Nov. 29 nominated Elaine Chao to be the next U.S. transportation secretary. Once confirmed, she would manage the agency’s annual $98.1 billion budget and oversee 56,000 employees.

Chao has a long and distinguished career in public service. She helped lead federal highway, transit and aviation programs as deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) during the George H.W. Bush administration. She was labor secretary through both terms of the George W. Bush administration. Earlier, Chao was deputy administrator of the U.S. DOT’s Maritime Administration, and chairwoman of the Federal Maritime Commission. Read full article…

November 30, 2016

PennDOT Issues SOL on Some Temporary Traffic Control Guidelines

PennDOT recently issues a new Strike Off Letter making several revisions to PATA 703 and Appendix D.  To view the SOL, go here.

A summary of the changes are as follows:

  • Allows for pedestal-mounted, temporary traffic signals for complex conditions mirroring PATA 701 for non-complex conditions
  • Eliminates the need for a Signal Permit
  • Does require a three “business” day Notice of Commencement to the District Traffic Units (TE-161 Form is included)
  • Physical flaggers shall maintain control of all side roads and driveways between the pedestal mounted, temporary traffic signals
November 23, 2016

APC Fall Seminar

Visit www.apcfallseminar.com for the latest information and to download the workshop presentations.

Tell us what you thought of the Seminar – APC asks all seminar attendees to take a few moments to complete our online evaluation survey. By completing the survey you will be entered to win a $100 Home Depot gift card. Go here to complete the survey on the Seminar website by December 16, 2016, to be eligible to win.

Workshop PDH Requests – Upon request, APC will issue certification to Registered Professionals seeking verification of their attendance at APC-conducted seminars, meetings and professional technical presentations that may meet the criteria for PDH credits. Each attending licensee must submit an online request via the online form. Requests must be submitted by January 31, 2017.

November 23, 2016

2017 APC Officers & Directors

Congratulations to the following members newly installed at the APC Annual Meeting in Hershey. Read More…

November 23, 2016

3D Modeling Regional Meetings

In an effort to realize the significant benefits of 3D models in transportation construction, PennDOT has been working towards regular inclusion of 3D modeling as part of the project delivery business process and provision of electronic design files to contractors for use in bidding, Automated Machine Guidance, etc. Interested contractors are invited to discuss 3D modeling requirements throughout the project delivery process in three regional meetings of PennDOT staff and business partners.

  • District 6 – King of Prussia – December 13
  • SAI Consultants – Pittsburgh – December 15
  • PennDOT Lab – Harrisburg – December 20

Interested parties should contact Debbie Reihart (dereihart@pa.gov) by COB on December 9. Questions may be directed to Debbie or Paul Brandl at pbrandl@pa.gov. A pre-meeting package will be distributed prior to the meeting to provide for a more structured discussion.

November 23, 2016

Force Account – Implementation of New Specification Videos

(originally posted Sept. 30)

A new set of Force Account (FA) forms (CS-4347 Series) will be posted by the Bureau of Office Services on Monday, October 3, 2016. The new forms were created in fillable PDF format and will replace the current series of Force Account forms. The new forms have been designed to coordinate with both the old and new Force Account specifications; however, when used for FA work performed under the old specification, the User must ensure that markup percentages are correct and the statement does not include costs not allowed under the old specification. Read More…

November 22, 2016

ARTBA President & CEO Pete Ruane Statement on the Election of Donald Trump

American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) President & CEO Pete Ruane issued the following statement about the election of Donald Trump:

“President-elect Trump will have a ‘can do’ industry as his partner in rebuilding and expanding the nation’s transportation infrastructure to make it again second to none. Give us the proper resources and the new jobs and innovative solutions will take off.

“Republicans in Congress should heed the call of their party’s leader and make urgently-needed improvements of national infrastructure networks a top priority in early 2017. Read More…

November 9, 2016

Committee News

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