“The highway construction industry appreciates the governor’s continuing support for phasing out the subsidies from the Motor License Fund for State Police operations. His proposed budget would re-direct $125 million to PennDOT’s construction program, where it will be used for its intended purpose, repairing our bridges and highways,” stated Robert Latham, executive vice president of Associated Pennsylvania Constructors.

“The strength of our economy relies on a sound transportation infrastructure to facilitate interstate commerce, which bolsters our manufacturing base and our energy sector. Pennsylvania has an integrated transportation system that includes highways, freight and passenger rail, inland and coastal ports and airports that all play a key role in supporting economic growth.”

Associated Pennsylvania Constructors is a trade association that unites more than 400 members, including prime and subcontractors, 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 actively bidding contractors in the Commonwealth’s $1.6-billion highway industry.