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APC 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

July 30, 2015 – PennDOT Letting Results

Go here to see the latest PennDOT letting results.

July 30, 2015

APC Flagger Train-the-Trainer: October 23

Registration is now open for the next Flagger Train-the-Trainer session on October 23, 2015, at the APC office in Harrisburg.

July 28, 2015
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Summer Issue of Highway Builder

The latest edition of Highway Builder  has been mailed to subscribers and  is now available for download on the magazine’s  web site.

July 27, 2015

TRIP Releases Urban Roads Report

In 2013 twenty-eight percent of the nation’s major urban roads– Interstates, freeways and other arterial routes – had pavements that were in substandard condition and provided an unacceptably rough ride to motorists, costing the average urban driver $516 annually. The nationwide annual cost of driving on deteriorated roads totals $109.3 billion. Read More…

July 23, 2015
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Senate Procedural Vote Keeps Multi-Year Bill Alive for Now

Senators last night narrowly approved a procedural motion to allow expedited consideration of legislation to reauthorize the federal highway and public transportation programs through FY 2021.

The Senate will now proceed to consideration of The Developing a Reliable and Innovative Vision for the Economy (DRIVE) Act. The DRIVE Act would increase core highway program investment from the current $40.3 billion level to $42.4 billion in FY 2016 and ramp up annual funding to $48.1 billion by FY 2021. The measure would provide $11.8 billion for the public transportation program in FY 2016—$1 billion more than the current level—and increase these investments to $13.3 billion by FY 2021. Read More…

July 23, 2015
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2015-2016 Legislative Directory Available

The Transportation Construction Industries Political Action Committee (TCI-PAC) has copies of the updated 2015-2016 Legislative Directory. This resource can be used to locate and contact the senators and representatives from your area. Read More…

July 23, 2015

Concrete Paving and Asphalt Bus Tours

ACPA-Penn-Chapter-Logo_Transparent-4-websiteThe PennDOT/ACPA Penn Chapter Concrete Pavement Bus Tour and Meeting is scheduled for August 5 & 6 in Pittsburgh and is being hosted by PennDOT Districts 11 in cooperation with PennDOT District 12.  This event will consist of a site visit of a number of ongoing and completed concrete paving projects which will include bonded and unbonded concrete overlays as well as reconstruction work.  Buses will be departing from the Carpenters Union Training Facility on the morning of August 5; several presentations including an information sharing meeting will take place on the morning of August 6 at the same training facility.  Seats are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and you are welcome to join us for either or both days. For more information and for a copy of the registration form go here.

PAPASMALLThe PAPA/PennDOT 2015 Asphalt Bus Tour and Information Sharing Session is scheduled for July 29-31, 2015 and will be hosted by PennDOT’s Engineering District 3-0, and Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc. The meeting will be held in the Genetti Hotel and Suites, 200 West Fourth Street, Williamsport, PA. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.  A registration form and further information can be found here.

July 22, 2015

2015 Fall Seminar: Call for Topics

Plans are well underway for the annual Fall Seminar. We welcome your recommendations on topics to be discussed in each breakout technical session.

PennDOT and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission have expressed a desire to improve quality on our projects and private industry agrees that improving quality is our most important goal. Both agencies and industry believe that revisiting our leadership culture, employee skillsets, and contracting processes in order to achieve overall modernization of the industry will result in better quality and more cost effective construction projects.

For more information, go here.

July 21, 2015

APC Supports Automated Speed Limit Enforcement in Work Zone

APC’s Bob Latham was among numerous parties providing testimony before a joint House/Senate Transportation Committee Tuesday morning regarding a broad range of highway safety issues. Bob’s focus was on Senate Bill 840, a Sen. David Argall-sponsored measure that would authorize automated speed limit enforcement in work zones. Read More…

July 16, 2015
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State Budget Impasse – Contractor Payments

In June, the General Assembly passed a state budget and the Governor quickly vetoed the budget in its entirety. Therefore, budget negotiations continue between the GOP controlled legislature and the Governor. The central issues where the negotiating parties are at odds continue to be education funding, property taxes, liquor reform, pension reform and a Marcellus Shale severance tax. Although the parties appear far apart, the Senate has scheduled session for next week, we speculate in case a deal is reached.

APC staff is aware that many of you received a letter from the Governor regarding payments to vendors. We made high level inquiries to PennDOT on how lack of a timely state budget will affect contractor payments, estimate processing, etc. The bottom line is that payments to contractors will continue in PennDOT’s construction and maintenance programs because funding for fiscal year 2015-16 includes revenues that do not require annual appropriation.

Should you have any questions or specific issues with payments, please contact the APC office at 717-238-2513.

July 9, 2015

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