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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

State Rep. Mike Sturla
D-Lancaster

Chairman, Democratic Policy Committee
www.pahouse.com/sturla

 

 

 

MEDIA ADVISORY

Democratic Policy Committee to hold public hearing

on transportation Wednesday in Pittsburgh

PennDOT Secretary Schoch and Port Authority CEO Bland to testify

 

HARRISBURG, Jan. 6 – House Democratic Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster, announced today that the committee will hold a public hearing on transportation issues from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11 in Point Park University’s Lawrence Hall Ballroom, Third Floor, 201 Wood St., Pittsburgh.

 

State Reps. Jake Wheatley Jr., and Paul Costa, both D-Allegheny, requested the hearing and will serve as co-chairmen. The hearing will look at western Pennsylvania’s transportation infrastructure needs and recommendations included in the governor’s Transportation Funding Advisory Commission’s report issued last August.

 

The current hearing agenda is:

Ø  Barry Schoch, P.E., secretary

Ø  Dan Cessna, District 11 executive

Ø  Ken Zapinski, senior vice president of energy & infrastructure, Allegheny Conference on Community Development

Ø  Jeremy Waldrup, president and CEO, Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership

Ø  Richard Barcaskey, executive director, Constructors Association of Western PA

Ø  Gary Hoffman, P.E., executive director, PA Asphalt Pavement Association

Ø  Joe Kirk, executive director, The Mon Valley Progress Council Inc.

Ø  Chris Sandvig, regional policy manager, the Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group

 

The hearing is open to the public and media coverage is invited.