2014 Primary Election Wrap Up – What does it mean for our industry?
APC Analysis of Yesterday’s Primary Elections The primary elections are now over as Republicans and Democrats chose their nominees for the upcoming fall elections in November. APC has analyzed all the races through the lenses of how the recently enacted transportation funding bill—Act 89—affected these races.
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Due the large paving program provided by Act 89, and a desire to complete as much of the program as possible this year, PennDOT Deputy Secretary Scott Christie has recommended to all District Executives that they consider extending the current paving season by revising the restriction dates, subject to several conditions stated in his letter.
To view a copy of Mr. Christie’s letter of July 22 to the District Executives, that states the conditions for extending the paving restriction dates, please go here.
This week, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill entitled, “Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014” which seeks to generate $10.9 billion for the federal Highway Trust Fund (HTF) and preserve existing levels of highway and public transportation investment through May 2015. The measure also would extend current law authorizing the highway and public transportation programs for the same duration.
The proposal would be offset with about $6.4 billion in revenue from pension smoothing, another $3.5 billion from customs user fees and a final $1 billion from an account set up to deal with leaking underground storage tanks. The federal government’s current transportation funding level is about $50 billion per year, while the federal gas tax collects about $34 billion annually. Read More…
This week’s Pennsylvania Newsmakers hosted by Terry Madonna, features Bob Latham, Executive Vice President of Associated Pennsylvania Constructors, who will provide an update on the bridge, highway, and mass transit projects underway as a result of Act 89 funding.
PHIA is a sponsor of the program as a result of your financial support for the APC Educational Trust Fund. This is part of our continued effort to be sure people are aware of the benefits resulting from the passage of last year’s funding legislation. Read More…
News from PHIA
July 18, 2014
The U.S. House this week approved by a wide margin a short-term measure that would prop up the Feder .... Read More
June 30, 2014
Act 89 continues to push construction lettings to significantly higher levels thus far in 2014. Penn .... Read More
June 16, 2014
PHIA’s annual conference last month featured a wide variety of interesting presentations. Here t .... Read More
June 2, 2014
The effects of Act 89 continue to spike PennDOT lettings in 2014. PennDOT had a strong bidding p .... Read More