House Transportation Chairman Rick Geist

March 28, 2011

Chairman Rick Geist (R-Altoona) discusses the state of transportation in Pennsylvania.

Interview with Representative Richard A. Geist from Roy Wells on Vimeo.


Study updates mileage-based fee status

March 28, 2011

Before implementing a mileage-based fee structure to fund the nation’s highway system, there must be more comprehensive testing of the approach, as well as coordination of the testing, according to a study by Rand Corp.

The study outlines three frameworks for development of a mileage-based system: driven by states, by the Federal Government or by the free market. Read more


Industry remains optimistic about funding solutions

March 16, 2011

Although Governor Corbett did not mention transportation funding in his budget address last week, the construction industry continues to be optimistic about the opportunity to begin addressing that issue this year.

Barry Schoch was unanimously recommended by the Senate Transportation Committee to serve as PennDOT secretary. He will continue as acting secretary until confirmation by the full Senate, which is expected next month. Read more


The elephant in the room

March 1, 2011

The Associated Pennsylvania Constructors Bob Latham, in a Triadvocate guest blog, gives his take on Sen. Jeff Piccola’s support for raising the gas tax.  To read his comments in the Triadvocate, click here.