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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.

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APC Board Members to Serve on Transportation Review Committee

APC Board of Directors members Mike Hawbaker (Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc.) and Kevin Johnson (Traffic Planning and Design) are among those invited to sit in on Governor-elect Tom Wolf’s Transportation Review Committee.  Review (née Transition) Committees generally meet with current DOT officials to learn of outstanding issues and make recommendations to the new administration.  Wolf officials earlier requested that APC submit names of potential review committee members.

 

December 18, 2014
PENNDOTSPEC

Comments Requested on Proposed Changes/Additions to Specifications

CT S-13-003 – New Publication 725 – Aggregate Technician Certification
To view the document, please go here. Comment to PennDOT by December 19, using the electronic spread sheet provided.

CT H-14-060 – Heavy Duty Membranes – Adds new Section 467 to Pub. 408 to create an item for payment by the linear foot for this material. To view the document, please go here. Comment to PennDOT by December 23 using the electronic spread sheet provided

CT H-14-064 – Revisions to Sections 609 and 688 to provide guidance to contractors for furnishing engineers field offices with computer equipment , internet service, miscellaneous materials and computer equipment (Revises H 14-030).  To view the document, please go here. Comment to PennDOT by December 29 using the electronic spread sheet provided.

CT H 14-061 – Revises Pub. 408, Section 620 to clarify how delineators are to be installed and paid for. To view the document, please go here. Comment to PennDOT by December 23 using the electronic spread sheet provided

December 16, 2014

December 11, 2014 – PennDOT Letting Results

Go here to see the latest PennDOT letting results.

December 11, 2014
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December 10, 2014 – PA Turnpike Letting Results

Go here to see the latest PA Turnpike letter results.

December 10, 2014

Two-Thirds of the Economic Benefits and Jobs Created By Road & Transit Investment Occur in Non-Construction Sectors, New Study Finds

(WASHINGTON, D.C.)—Two-thirds of the economic benefits and jobs created by federal highway and transit investment occur in non-construction sectors, according to a new analysis from IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), a leading global source of critical information and insight. The study also finds that every dollar invested through the federal Highway Trust Fund (HTF) in state highway, bridge and public transit infrastructure programs returns 74 cents in tax revenue.

The report, “Transportation Infrastructure Investment: Macroeconomic and Industry Contribution of Federal Highway and Mass Transit Program,” reveals that 70 percent of the economic benefits, or value-added, of federal HTF investments in transportation improvements occur in non-construction sectors of the economy. Among the sectors that benefit the most are service industries such as business, education, health and leisure, and hospitality.

The study also finds that 62 percent of the jobs created from federal highway and mass transit investments are outside the construction industry. Over one-third of all jobs created are also in service industries like business, education, health and leisure, and hospitality. Read More…

December 10, 2014

APC/PennDOT Flagger Train-the-Trainer

January 22, 2015, 2014
Registration is now open for the next Flagger Train-the-Trainer session on January 22, 2015, at the APC office in Harrisburg. Go here to register.

December 9, 2014
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Transportation Professionals Develop Plans for Next Generation Transportation Systems during 4th Annual TransOvation Workshop

Winners of the 2014 TransOvation Awards Named

More than 70 transportation and technology professionals recently gathered at Microsoft Headquarters in Washington State to explore how big data will influence transportation infrastructure during the 4th Annual “Dr. J. Don Brock TransOvation™ Workshop,” hosted by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF).

Experts from Microsoft’s Internet of Things (IoT) group as well as their partner, Aditi Technologies, kicked off the event by explaining how big data is being used to connect and enhance major transportation networks like the London Underground transit system.

Innovation thought leaders and industry experts, including Ross Smith with Microsoft, Ted Zoli with HNTB, John Hillman with HC Bridge Company and Raymond Chiu with 3M, then inspired and challenged the workshop attendees to offer innovative ideas on how big data can be used to dramatically change the roadway experience in the U.S. Read More…

December 8, 2014

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