In November, the PA State House passed a major multi-faceted transportation funding bill and Gov. Corbett quickly signed it into law. The plan upped funding to raise $2.4 billion more annually by 2017-18 beyond the $6.8 billion now spent to pay for road and bridge improvements, mass transit and other transportation projects. It had been more than 17 years since the last major increase in transportation funding, as evidenced by the many decaying roads and crumbling bridges across the state.
So what happens now? How is the money used? What goes into repairing a road or a bridge? How long does it take? When will our communities start seeing the effects of the increased spending? What’s the good news? The bad news? Listen in on Jan. 15, as experienced engineers explain what transportation overhauls could mean for you and your readers.
Teleconference is scheduled to begin promptly at 12 noon. Cost: $10 per phone line for PNA members. $20 for non-members. To register, email Kathleen Landis or phone her at 717-703-3012.
Presenters: Eric G. Madden, Executive Vice President, American Council of Engineering Companies of PA and David Lowdermilk, PE, President, American Council of Engineering Companies of PA and Regional Vice President, Pennoni Associates, Inc.
This is another in a series of sessions being made available through the PNA Foundation’s Reporters’ Series. The Reporters’ Series is meant to provide an educational, non-partisan forum for in-depth exploration of important and timely policy issues impacting the Commonwealth. Through these inexpensive and convenient teleconference sessions, you can simply phone in and listen to experts explain the particulars of a policy topic or pending legislation. Straight facts that will help you better understand and cover an issue and its effect on your community and readers.