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.



Summer 2016 Issue of Highway Builder Now Available

The Summer 2016 edition of Highway Builder has been mailed to subscribers. An electronic (pdf) version is also available for download here.

July 25, 2016

July 22, 2016 – PennDOT Letting Results

Go here to see the latest PennDOT letting results.

July 22, 2016

July 20 – PA Turnpike Letting Results

Go here to see the latest PA Turnpike letting results.

July 20, 2016

State FY 2016-17 Budget Finalized

Provision added to begin phase down and cap of highway funds to the State Police

The General Assembly finally adopted the supplemental revenue and tax bills to finalize the state budget process for the 2016-17 fiscal year.  In those bills, a provision was added that will slowly phase down the amount of money going from the Motor License Fund (MLF) to the Pennsylvania State Police for its operations.

Senate leadership Inserted into the fiscal code language that would cap the amount of money diverted in this fiscal year for state police operations at $802 million.  The funding will then decrease-starting in 2017-18’s budget—at an annual rate of 4% over the next 10 years until it reaches a cap of $500 million OR is 60% of the total amount appropriated for the State Police.  Read More…

July 14, 2016

Is the State Budget Process Nearing the Finish Line?

Diversion Continues of Highway Funds to the State Police

The General Assembly took significant steps in passing a FY 2016-17 state budget on June 30th and sent it to Governor Wolf who allowed it to become law without his signature on July 12th. However, the companion revenue bill still has not been enacted and continues to be the center of debate in Harrisburg. The Fiscal Code and Education Code bills are key components of the state budget process and is where all the tax authority and revenue streams are legislated in order to pay for the annual spending plan. It appears the House and Senate have convened a Conference Committee to bring resolution on these items, but it is unclear at this point is the legislative leaders can garner the needed votes to send them to the Governor.

The budget calls for a $1.3 billion spending increase over last year and it is believed that a “deal” has been reached that would pay for the spending increase by: enacting a $1 per pack cigarette tax, taxes on loose leaf tobacco and e-cigarettes; a bank shares tax; implementing the state sales tax on digital downloads; eliminating the sales tax vendor discount; and using revenue from gaming expansion that will be enacted this fall.

While it is unknown if these revenue options will obtain full House and Senate approval—which could come as early as tonight—the budget still shifts nearly $802 million in Motor License Fund (MLF) monies to the PA State Police. This number is up from the current $755 million level but falls short from the $814 million price tag that Governor Wolf requested back in February. Read More…

July 13, 2016

Call for Nominations: 2016 ARTBA Women Leaders in Transportation Design & Construction Awards

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) Women Leaders in Transportation Design and Construction (WLTDC) Council is now accepting nominations for its annual awards program. Established in 2010, the awards honor the extraordinary efforts of individuals, companies and public agencies that “promote leadership and career advancement for women in the industry through mentoring, recognition, educational activities and networking.” Read More…

July 13, 2016

Comments Requested on Transfer of Marshall Asphalt Mix Design Method to Pub 447 and Pub 408

S-15036 – Proposes specification changes to  make format changes to facilitate the transfer of the remaining Marshall method asphalt mix design materials to Publication 447 Approved Products for Lower Volume Local Roads. The proposed change also reinstates the former section 401 as MS-0310-000 in order to give the mix design and construction guidance needed for the various Marshall design material. The proposed change also allows NMAS 4.75mm asphalt in section 409. Read More…

July 13, 2016

Comments Requested on Revised Milled Material Retainage Plan

CT A-16-002-  Requests  comments on  proposed revisions to  Publications 2, 23 and 242 – Milled Material Retainage Plan and Use. Policy in Pub. 2, Section 2.1E & Pub. 23, Part B, Section 5.5 and 7.4 and policy in Pub. 2, Part B, Section 7 has been added. The attached pages are proposed to replace the existing pages. These policies address the Department’s retention of milled asphalt pavement material, as well as its use in Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) mixes, and establishes a requirement to plan and track both the retainage and usage of the material. Read More…

July 11, 2016

Risk Allocation Committee minutes from April 12, 2016

Minutes from the Risk Allocation Committee meeting on April 12, 2016, are now available for download.

July 11, 2016

Agenda for July Risk Allocation Committee Meeting

The agenda for the July 12, 2016, APC Risk Allocation Meeting is available here.

July 7, 2016

Committee News

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