PHIA holds annual conference

October 18, 2019

This week PHIA held its annual Transportation Conference and Luncheon in Harrisburg.

The presentations featured:

  • PA Turnpike CEO Mark Compton with an update on various toll road projects.
  • Republican and Democratic House Transportation Chairs Tim Hennessey and Mike Carroll fielding a variety of transportation policy questions.
  • Policy Directors Jessica Shirley and Natasha Fackler of the Department of Environmental Protection and PennDOT, respectively, with a briefing on Pennsylvania’s Transportation Climate Initiative.
  • ARTBA’s Senior VP Dean Franks with a federal funding update.
  • Transportation Advisory Committee Member and PHIA Board Member Mark Murawski discussing a future TAC study on a local bridge investment plan.
  • PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards with an update on an array of the department’s latest initiatives and impending funding challenges.

The lunch was capped off with remarks from Republican House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler providing the House leadership’s views on transportation matters and other issues of importance. He said reaching out to local legislators and offering to serve as their go-to subject matter experts on transportation issues would help the industry and lawmakers alike.

A big thanks to the presenters and attendees from PHIA President Jamie Van Buren and Managing Director Jason Wagner. We received positive feedback on the morning program and luncheon and look forward to another successful conference next year.


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