Mullins to host Policy Committee hearing Wednesday in Dunmore on transportation

DUNMORE, Feb. 22 – State Rep. Kyle Mullins, D-Lackawanna, will host a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing on state and local transportation issues.

The public hearing roundtable will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27 at the Dunmore Community Center, 1414 Monroe Ave., Dunmore 18509. The media and public are invited to attend.

Mullins will be joined by state legislators from across the state, including Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster.

The current agenda is:

2 p.m.        Welcome and opening remarks

2:10 p.m.   Richard Roman, Burea Director for Maintenance and Operations/interim District 4 Executive,

                  Pennsylvania Department of Transportation      

2:40 p.m.  Panel from Lackawanna/Luzerne Metropolitan Planning Organization:

  •  John Pocius, member of Coordinating Committee

  • Steve Pitoniak, chairman of Technical Committee

3:10 p.m.   Panel from local transportation systems:

  • Bob Fiume, executive director, County of Lackawanna Transit System

  • Carl Beardsley, executive director, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport

  • Charlene Wagner Doyle, director of administration, Pennsylvania Northeast Regional Railroad Authority

3:50 p.m.   Panel from local unions:

  • Thomas Calpin, business agent, Ironworkers Local 404

  • Ronald Tomasetti, business manager, Heavy and Highway Construction Workers’ Local 158

  • Dave Horn, business development representative, Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust

4:20 p.m.   Closing remarks    

The meeting is one in a series held across the state on House Democrats’ Plan4PA, focused on putting people first, good jobs, health care access, quality schools and jobs training, and a fair economy. Additional information about the plan is available at www.plan4pa.com.

For more information about the Policy Committee, go to www.pahouse.com/policycommittee.