APC Commemorates Work Zone Safety Week
April 7 through 11 is National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week. APC joins with everyone in the industry in reminding motorist to be alert and SLOW DOWN in work zones. Tragically, we sometimes hear about a highway worker killed on the job. Such devastation can often present a lifetime of challenges for the families left behind. We often forget about the families and the financial repercussions that result from a missing income. Seeking post high school education may no longer be a reality for these children in the wake of a tragic work zone accident. With your help, APC is partnering ...
Governor Corbett Announces Decade of Investment Projects
Governor Tom Corbett and Secretary of Transportation Barry Schoch today announced more than 250 additional projects that will be begin this year as a direct result of the passage of the new transportation funding law, Act 89.PennDOT announced that approximately $2.1 billion in projects will be put out for bid this year which represents about $600 million more than what would have occurred without the passage of Act 89. Secretary Schoch emphasized that the general public will see tangible projects underway this year. He cited that approximately 900 projects will get underway this year.
New Flagger Training CD Available
An updated version of the training CD that is provided to session attendees is now available. The new CD can be purchased for $50 by any individual that attended a flagger training session in the past. Go here to order.
Register Now For PHIA’s 2014 Transportation Conference
Registration for the 2014 PHIA Transportation conference is no open. Go here for complete information.
Shuster to Keystone Transportation Coalition Members: “You Wrote the Playbook”
Yesterday, a group of Keystone TransportationFunding Coalition members traveled to Washington to meet with Pennsylvania's congressional delegation. We discussed the importance of transportation funding, and explained how we in Pennsylvania managed to advance such an initiative at the state level. In meeting with Congressmen Shuster, Meehan, Thompson, Marino, and Dent, KTFC members urged the delegation to continue the strong federal program and pass a timely Reauthorization of MAP-21. Key transportation staff from other members’ offices also attended session. Dave Bauer, ARTBA’s Vice President of Government Affairs also briefed the group.
WELCOMEAPC is a trade association consisting of more than 400 members that include contractors, consulting engineers, material suppliers, manufacturers, and others with an interest in Pennsylvania’s road and bridge construction industry. The association has been serving the industry for more than 80 years and represents the majority of active highway contractors in the state.
APC NEWS & UPDATES
CT C-10-016 (Step 2) (previously circulated) is being sent to address a standard Special Provision for Superpave asphalt mixture design, Standard and RPS construction of asphalt pavements with percent within tolerance and LTS testing. Please provide comments to PennDOT by the closing date, ASpril 18, using the electronic spread sheet provided. Go here to view documents.
PennDOT Clearance Transmittal CT H-13-003 requests comment on a proposed revision of Pub. 408 Section 110.03 (d), as follows:
- If the Contractor fails to provide documentation for the cost of any materials, rented equipment or services within 90 days of completing work on a Force Account, the Department will compute payment based on the labor and equipment records it has. Payment will be denied for the undocumented costs.
- The Department will review Force Account submissions and notify the Contractor, in writing, within 14 calendar days of submission regarding all corrections or additional documentation required. If the Contractor fails to furnish an appropriate response within 14 days, final payment wil be made on the basis of the Department’s records.
This proposed change to the Force Account specifications, which was originally circulated in February, 2013, stated that costs not documented within 45 days of completion of the Force Account would not ever be paid, and had no requirement at all for the time of Department response. Read More…
The PennDOT Office of Public-Private Partnerships (P3) has announced that it is accepting unsolicited proposals for transportation projects from the private sector through April 30. The submission period applies to PennDOT-owned projects and infrastructure.
During this period, the private sector can submit proposals offering innovative ways to deliver transportation projects across a variety of modes including roads, bridges, rail, aviation and ports. Proposals can also include more efficient models to manage existing transportation-related services and programs.
The private sector may also submit applications for non-PennDOT-owned assets directly to the P3 board during this time. Transportation entities outside of the governor’s jurisdiction, such as transit authorities, may establish their own timelines or accept proposals year round.
Unsolicited proposals are being accepted through 11:59 p.m. on April 30. Instructions on how to submit a project and information on the unsolicited proposal review process can be found on the state’s P3 website, www.P3forPA.com. Read More…
April 7 through 11 is National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week. APC joins with everyone in the industry in reminding motorist to be alert and SLOW DOWN in work zones.
Tragically, we sometimes hear about a highway worker killed on the job. Such devastation can often present a lifetime of challenges for the families left behind. We often forget about the families and the financial repercussions that result from a missing income. Seeking post high school education may no longer be a reality for these children in the wake of a tragic work zone accident. With your help, APC is partnering with ARTBA to help the children of our fallen colleagues.
APC is offering “Slow Down Highway Worker” License Plates for $10 each. All the funds go toward supporting the Lanford Family Highway Worker Memorial Scholarship Fund. This fund helps support the educational endeavors of those children of fallen highway workers. For ordering information, go here.
News from PHIA
April 10, 2014
While lifting the cap on Pennsylvania’s Oil Company Franchise Tax may have caused a modest increas .... Read More
April 4, 2014
The PA Department of Transportation (PennDOT) posted a list of over 250 additional projects that are .... Read More
April 3, 2014
Gov. Tom Corbett announced today that PennDOT will invest $2.1 billion in bridge and highway work th .... Read More
April 1, 2014
The effects of Act 89 continue to spike PennDOT lettings in 2014. PennDOT bid a little over $68 .... Read More