A recent interview with PennDOT Secretary Barry Schoch

June 21, 2011

PennDOT Secretary Barry Schoch recently sat down with Allentown Morning Call reporter John Micek to discuss transportation funding.  Read what he had to say.  Click here.

One Comment on this post.

  1. Mike Caruso
    July 10, 2011 at 3:52 pm
  2. Please consider two points of view from a long time PA resident and taxpayer:
    (1) Please institute an annual fee ($150-175 range) for owners of motor vehicles (more trucks and larger cars) to pay for improved roads and bridges. I would not hesitate to pay it gladly. My logic is that I am paying it already, as I am forced to have a wheel alignments annually becuase of the awful condition of our roads. The cost is somewhere in that range and it does not include the annoyance and hassle of taking my car in and losing the use of it for a day. So what’s the difference.
    (2) Please urge the legislature to change the rules on “prevailing wage”. This law has cost the taxpayers billions throughout the years. We are in a very competitive environment for jobs, but this requirement does not allow us to benefit from that like other states. There are many quality operations that would bid less for work if allowed to. It is unfair for PA taxpayers to subsidize wages that way above “market”, just to placate the union vote. if you are looking for a “long term” solution to having “America’s worst roads”, this law must be re-considered.