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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

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February 5, 2016 – PennDOT Letting Results

Go here to see the latest PennDOT letting results.

February 5, 2016

Documentation of Steel Products Required – SOL 481-16-01

Steel products including rebar, tie wire, and miscellaneous items (nut, bolts, etc,) manufactured overseas will no longer be authorized for use in federally funded highway construction projects based on a recent ruling by a U.S. District Court. The court ruled that the Federal Highway Administration’s 2012 exemption memo for miscellaneous steel components constituted a substantive rule change that should have been formally published in the Federal Register and opened for a period of public comment. PennDOT has issued SOL 481-16-01 in response. A copy may be viewed here.

If you are bidding on any federally funded work, it is important to evaluate your use of previously exempt steel products that come from foreign manufacturers. Assume that you will be required to furnish documentation that all of the components of your products are made in the U.S. We will report more on this as this unfolds.

February 4, 2016

APC Aims to Stop Highway Fund Diversion

APC is working several fronts to stop the diversion of Motor License Fund money to the state’s General Fund via the State Police Budget. This past Tuesday, executive vice president Bob Latham told the Senate Transportation Committee that the “current state budget will divert $755 million from the Motor License Fund to the State Police budget. That would be 65 percent of the entire State Police budget.” The diverted amount has increased by an average of 8.8 percent annually since 2002. At that rate, it will grow to nearly $1 billion per year within the next five years. PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards warned the panel of the negative impact this has on PennDOT’s ability to deliver projects. Latham’s testimony can be found here.

Next week, we will be back as PHIA president Jamie Van Buren will testify before the House Transportation Committee on this issue. Transportation Chairman John Taylor has introduced a resolution (HR 622) to determine the proper amount of funding for highway patrol in a first step toward alleviating the Motor License fund. This resolution has been endorsed by the Keystone Transportation Funding Coalition. Read More…

February 4, 2016
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February 3 – PA Turnpike Letting Results

Go here to see the latest PA Turnpike letting results.

February 3, 2016
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2016 CAWP/APC Joint Annual Meeting

You are invited to attend the 2016 CAWP/APC Joint Annual Meeting at the Disney Contemporary Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida
February 17-21, 2016.

Register today – you can’t afford to miss it!
For more information, hotel accommodations, planning your visit, and to register, go here.

The event will feature special Disney activities not available to the general public. Also, there will be valuable discussions to help your business. Read More…

January 21, 2016
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House Votes to Overturn Water Rule

The US House passed a resolution Wednesday to overturn the Environmental Protection Agency’s hotly contested Waters of the United States rule. The resolution would block EPA from enforcing the rule and prevent similar regulations in the future. The resolution passed in a 253-166 vote and is now headed to President Obama, after the Senate passed it in November. Supporters of the water rule said it would only clarify federal authority over smaller waterways. But critics of the rule warned it could extend the Clean Water Act over even puddles and ditches on private and state lands. “Just about every wet area in the country is open to federal regulation under this rule,” said House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.). The White House has threatened to veto the resolution.

January 14, 2016

2016 District Liaison Meeting

Plans are underway for the 2016 APC/PennDOT District Liaison Meetings. These meetings held in each PennDOT District provide an open forum for the public and private sectors to address district and statewide issues relative to the Commonwealth’s highway construction industry. For more information, go here.

 

January 13, 2016

In Memoriam: Lynnea K. Detwiler

Lynnea K. Detwiler, 74, Hollidaysburg, went to be with the Lord, Saturday, after an extended illness.

Lynnea was born in Windber, daughter of the late Reverend Berkey and Mary (Weaver) Knavel.  She married Donald L. Detwiler on August 17, 1963 in Roaring Spring.

Lynnea is survived by her husband, two daughters: Kim Van Buren (Jamie) of Hollidaysburg and Dr. Karen Bascom (Rob) of Pennsylvania Furnace; four grandchildren: Brenden Van Buren (Michelle), Megan Van Buren, Wyatt and Tara Bascom; two sisters: Kathy Hoover of Harrisburg and Marylee Blough of Holsopple. Read More…

January 11, 2016

Photos from the 2015 Fall Seminar

Photos from the 2015 Fall Seminar are now available on Flickr.

Go here to view the album.

January 8, 2016

Is QC Manager Coming to PA?

The Transportation Quality Initiative Technical Team is working on a concept to put more quality control responsibility and authority in the hands of the contractor. The team is developing the concept of an identified QC manager working with a contractor-developed QC plan. Owner will still review quantities, etc. and be responsible for Quality Assurance. Army Corps of Engineers and FAA does work in this fashion.

January 7, 2016

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