Warren hosts Policy Committee hearing on transportation in Newtown

NEWTOWN, April 1 – State Rep. Perry Warren, D-Bucks, today hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee public hearing on transportation at the Bucks County Community College.


Warren requested the hearing to examine how investing in transportation improvement projects can enhance public safety and boost the economy while creating more jobs. Gov. Tom Wolf’s Restore Pennsylvania proposal also was discussed. Warren was joined by state legislators from across the state, including Policy Committee Chairman Mike Sturla, D-Lancaster.


“Southeast Pennsylvania roads are among the most heavily traveled in the state. I’ve received a lot of feedback from concerned residents about the safety and conditions of our roads. Today’s hearing was a great step in learning more about Governor Wolf’s Restore Pennsylvania proposal and how investments will help create good jobs, and make sure residents can get to work, school, appointments and life events safely,” explained Warren.


“Ultimately, we want safe roads and bridges for Pennsylvanians and those who travel through our great state. We want businesses to set up shop here and if they see Pennsylvania as a place where they can reliably transport goods through and their employees can get to and from work without major barriers, it will be a big draw. I look forward to working with the governor and his administration to see how this proposal can impact the state,” Sturla said.


The committee heard testimony from Ken McClain, District 6 executive, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation; Charles Duncan, director of Legislative Affairs, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission; Stephanie Shanblatt, Ph.D., president, Bucks County Community College; and Joe Coccio, secretary treasurer, Transportation Workers Union Local 234.


The meeting is one in a series held across the state on House Democrats’ Plan4PA, focused on putting people first, good jobs, healthcare 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.