State Rep. Mike Sturla

Chairman, Democratic Policy Committee





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.