FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
State Rep. Mike Sturla
Chairman, Democratic Policy Committee
State Rep. Tina Davis
Democratic Policy Committee examines Pa’s transportation issues
BRISTOL, Oct. 13 – The House Democratic Policy Committee heard from several transportation experts at a public hearing in Bristol today to examine the wide range of transportation issues impacting the Commonwealth, said Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster.
State Rep. Tina Davis, D-Bucks, requested the hearing and served as its co-chairman.
“Pennsylvania’s recent flooding accelerated our state’s existing transportation infrastructure challenges,” Sturla said. “Representative Davis has been a strong voice in Harrisburg in advocating for the robust, multifaceted approach we’ll need to tackle our transportation issues head on.”
“Pennsylvania’s transportation infrastructure crisis is about more than just filling in a few potholes; it is about the safety of our families and the economic viability of our Commonwealth,” Davis said. “For decades our leaders have neglected our roadways, bridges and mass transit by putting bandages over gushing wounds. I called for this hearing because it is time that we take a hard look this problem and come up with some serious, realistic solutions.”
Those testifying at the hearing included Phil Wursta, president, and Bill Rickett, executive director, of TMA Bucks; Richard Burnfield, chief financial officer, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority; Tom Tosti, director, AFSCME District Council 88; Shayne Trimbell, board member, Pennsylvania Walks and Bikes; and George Wolff, region leader, Keystone Transportation Funding Coalition.
For more information about the Policy Committee and hearing materials, visit www.pahouse.com/PolicyCommittee.