Public Hearing on Act 84 and improving Pennsylvania’s major bridges

Senate Transportation Committee
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 | 1:00 p.m.

Southwestern PA Commission
112 Washington Place, 4th Floor, South Room
Pittsburgh, PA


Agenda

“Act 84 of 2022 and Improving Pennsylvania’s Major Bridges”

Schedule

1:00 p.m. Welcoming Remarks

  • Housekeeping
  • Committee Member Introductions
  • Swearing-in of Testifiers

1:05 p.m. Roundtable Panel

  • Larry Shifflet, Deputy Secretary for Planning, PA Department of Transportation – Testimony
  • Robert Latham, Executive Vice President, Associated PA Constructors, and George Mezey, Vice President, Trumbull Corporation – Testimony
  • Roseline Bougher Testimony, President, A.D. Marble & Co., and Gary Graham, P.E., Regional Chief Engineer, McMahon Associates, American Council of Engineering Companies-PA – Testimony

2:30 p.m. Closing Remarks

Supplemental TestimonyCDR Maguire Engineering

Meeting to consider SB167, SB 1123, SB 1249, SB1299, HB 140, HB 1486, HB 2526

Senate Transportation Committee

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 | 10:00 a.m.

Main Capitol, Room 461


AGENDA

Meeting to consider SB167, SB 1123, SB 1249, SB1299, HB 140, HB 1486, HB 2526

Meeting to consider SB 1049, HB 1571, HB 2139, HB 2216

Senate Transportation Committee

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 | 10 a.m.

Main Capitol, Room 461

AGENDA

Meeting to consider SB 1049, HB 1571, HB 2139, HB 2216

Schedule

S.B. 1049  Stefano and Costa – Authorizes a community service program alternative to restore an individual’s operating privilege.
A04667     Stefano – Provides technical corrections to incorporate changes in Title 42 and re-writes the penalty section for driving while operating privilege is suspended.
H.B. 1571   Farry – Creates a new registration plate for recipients of the Air Medal.
H.B. 2139  Warner – Requires the PA Turnpike Commission to provide notice for v-toll violations, create an annual report on collected and uncollected revenue, conduct a study on third-party toll collection, and strengthen penalties for violations.
A04527    Langerholc – Provides a technical correction to the definition of “flat video toll”.
H.B. 2216  Mizgorski – Codifies the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Bank program at PennDOT.

 

**Media Advisory** Senators Speaking at Rally to Oppose Bridge Tolling

Watch Live

HARRISBURG – Several Pennsylvania senators will be joining members of the No P3 Bridge Tolls Coalition, an organization against the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Major Bridge Public-Private Partnership (P3) initiative, to voice opposition to the Wolf administration’s plan to toll interstate bridges in Pennsylvania, starting with the following nine bridges:

PennDOT’s plan proposes tolling to pay for bridge projects and has received an overwhelming amount of disapproval, including members of the General Assembly, other elected officials and Pennsylvania residents. The Commonwealth Court has temporarily halted PennDOT’s entire bridge tolling plan with a preliminary injunction.

Who: Sens. Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35), chair of the Senate Transportation Committee, Scott Hutchinson (R-21) and Devlin Robinson (R-37), as well as the No P3 Bridge Tolls Coalition members and additional state and local elected officials.

What: No P3 Bridge Tolls Coalition Harrisburg rally.

When: Wednesday, June 8 at 10 a.m.

Where: Front steps of the Capitol Complex, 501 N Third St. Livestream will also be available on https://www.pasenategop.com/ and facebook.com/PASenateGOP.

The event is open to the public and media.

 

Contact: Nolan Ritchie (Sen. Langerholc)

Meeting to consider SB 1093, SB 1171, SB 1183, SB 1199 and HB 773

Senate Transportation Committee

Wednesday, May 25th | 10 a.m.

Main Capitol, Room 461


Agenda

Meeting to consider SB 1093, SB 1171, SB 1183, SB 1199 and HB 773

Schedule

  • S.B. 1093 – Gebhard – Modernizes the Outdoor Advertising Control Act of 1971 to authorize energy efficient lighting on outdoor advertising signs.
    • A04223 – Langerholc – Clarifies structural changes to install energy efficient lighting.
  • S.B. 1171 – Hutchinson and Boscola – Authorizes a minimum number of axles to haul pulpwood or wood chips.
  • S.B. 1183 – Browne – Prohibits the operation of dirt bikes on highways within third class cities and boroughs, including the forfeiture of dirt bikes following a conviction.
    • A#### – Flynn – Removes the requirement to destroy property following forfeiture.
  • S.B. 1199 – Robinson – Updates the composition of the Port of Pittsburgh Commission.
  • H.B. 773 – Quinn – Establishes “Deana’s Law” and increases penalties for repeat DUI offenders.

Voting meeting on HB 1560

Senate Transportation Committee

May 23, 2022 | Off the floor

Rules Room

Agenda

Voting meeting on HB 1560

Schedule

H.B. 1560 – Stephens – Designates the U.S. Air Force Major Doherty Memorial Highway in Bucks County.

A04209 – Langerholc – Creates an omnibus of designations.

 

Public hearing on “Safety and Sustainability of Public Transportation in Pennsylvania”

Senate Transportation Committee

Monday, May 9th | 1:30 p.m.

SEPTA Headquarters, 1234 Market Street, Philadelphia

Agenda

Public hearing on “Safety and Sustainability of Public Transportation in Pennsylvania”

Schedule

1:30 p.m.  Welcoming Remarks

  • Housekeeping
  • Committee Member Introductions
  • Swearing-in of Testifiers

  1:35 p.m.  Panel 1

  •  Leslie Richards, CEO & General Manager, SEPTA – Testimony
  •  Thomas Nestel, Police Chief, SEPTA Transit Police
  •  Jennie Louwerse, Deputy Secretary for Multimodal Transportation, PennDOT – Testimony

2:15 p.m.  Panel 2

  • Paul Levy, President & CEO, Center City District – Testimony
  • Yasha Zarrinkelk, Advocacy Director & Coalition Manager, Transit Forward Philadelphia – Testimony

 2:30 p.m.  Panel 3

  •  Brian Pollitt, President, Transport Workers Union Local 234 (Zoom) – Testimony
  •  Omari Bervine, President & CEO, and Troy Parham, Vice President, Fraternal Order of Transit Police (Zoom) –Testimony

 3:00 p.m.  Closing Remarks

Meeting to consider SB 145, SB 1094, SB 1186

Senate Transportation Committee

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 | 10 a.m.

Room 461, Main Capitol Building


Agenda

Meeting to consider SB 145, SB 1094, SB 1186

Schedule

S.B. 145 Brooks Exempts municipal trucks from PennDOT’s bonding of restricted highways, allows an employee of a political subdivision to operate a snowplow truck without a Commercial Driver’s License, creates a permanent program for Letters of Local Determination (LoLD) to haul timber, and modifies how to haul a dozer.
A03855 Langerholc Creates a gut-and-replace amendment to exempt municipal trucks from PennDOT’s bonded highways, except bridges, and extends the sunset date to December 31, 2028, for LoLD.  The remaining provisions were enacted in the 2019-20 Session.
S.B. 1094 Gebhard Modernizes the Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee.
S.B. 1186 Gordner and Saval Allocates a portion of the USA Semiquincentennial Plate to the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission for activities.