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Gov. Corbett Unveils Transportation Funding Plan

February 5, 2013 by · Comments Off on Gov. Corbett Unveils Transportation Funding Plan
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BreakingNewsGov. Tom Corbett unveiled his anticipated transportation funding plan today as part of his 2013 budget proposal.  Corbett unveiled the key elements of the plan during his annual remarks to the General Assembly.

The plan would add an additional $1.8 billion in revenue over the next five years to significantly aid the Commonwealth’s transportation systems.  To view the key elements of the plan, click here.

 

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PennDOT starts 2013 with $62 million in contract lettings

February 4, 2013 by · Comments Off on PennDOT starts 2013 with $62 million in contract lettings
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NEW_PENNDOTThe state Department of Transportation (PennDOT) bid slightly over $62 million in projects in January. PennDOT finished the 2012 calendar year with $1.973 billion in lettings. PennDOT’s 2013 letting program forecast is $1.7 billion. Click here to view a chart of the PennDOT letting history since 1994.

To view the full January letting report and year comparisons, click the link below.

*The report lists the total contracts awarded at each letting date, a comparison to the same period in the previous calendar year, and letting adjustments made since the previous month. PHIA staff will track PennDOT lettings throughout the year and provide monthly update.

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2013 Road and Bridge Safety Program Now Open to PA Boroughs

January 30, 2013 by · Comments Off on 2013 Road and Bridge Safety Program Now Open to PA Boroughs
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PSABSPHIA has launched its annual Road and Bridge Safety Improvement Award program for 2013.  The annual contest is now taking applications by members of the PA State Association of Boroughs (PSAB).

Each year the Pennsylvania Highway Information Association (PHIA) and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) team with various state organizations to recognize the best road safety or bridge improvement projects undertaken across the state.   Eligible projects are those in which most or all of the safety improvements were completed in 2012.  The competition recognizes not only major, high-cost projects, but any improvements that have increased public safety. Read more

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PennDOT finishes 2012 with $1.9 billion in total lettings

January 2, 2013 by · Comments Off on PennDOT finishes 2012 with $1.9 billion in total lettings
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The state Department of Transportation (PennDOT) bid slightly over $112 million in projects in December finishing the 2012 year with $1.973 billion in total contract lettings.   PennDOT finished the 2011 calendar year with $1.812 billion in lettings.   Read more

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PennDOT’s 2013 contract letting dates

December 18, 2012 by · Comments Off on PennDOT’s 2013 contract letting dates
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PennDOT has published its anticipated letting dates for 2013.  To view the dates or obtain a printable calendar, click here.

 

Source:  PennDOT and the Associated Pennsylvania Constructors

 

 

 

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PennDOT Bids $70 Million in November

December 10, 2012 by · Comments Off on PennDOT Bids $70 Million in November
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The state Department of Transportation (PennDOT) bid slightly over $70 million in projects in November bringing the year-to-date total to $1.861 billion.   At this same point in 2011, PennDOT had bid $1.549 billion. Read more

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Breaking News: PennDOT Forecasts 2013 Program

November 19, 2012 by · Comments Off on Breaking News: PennDOT Forecasts 2013 Program
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Updated:  November 19, 2012 @ 3:30 p.m.

PennDOT says 2013 letting program will be $1.7 billion!

 

To view the PennDOT Presentation of the 2013 market outlook, click here.

 

 

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Funding solution optimism grows

November 19, 2012 by · Comments Off on Funding solution optimism grows
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PennDOT Secretary Barry Schoch said on Friday that he believes Pennsylvania will move forward with a major transportation funding initiative early next year.

Speaking to a large crowd at the Associated Pennsylvania Constructors’ Fall Conference, Schoch said he is more optimistic than he has been since accepting his appointment as PennDOT secretary that the General Assembly and administration are prepared to move the issue forward.

He noted that, in the last two years, PennDOT had made significant progress in modernization efforts that have improved the agency’s efficiency, and have positioned it to assure lawmakers that any increased revenue would be spent wisely.

Schoch said the cornerstone of the initiative will likely be the uncapping of the Oil Company Franchise Tax.  He also said the administration is interested in pursuing tolling opportunities that were incorporated in the two-year federal funding measure known as MAP-21.

Both of those funding mechanisms are in keeping with Governor Corbett’s desire to focus on user-fee solutions, he said, adding that there is concern with other measures, such as license and registration fees, which affect all motorists regardless of how much they use the highway system.

Schoch’s advice to the group was to continue to participate in outreach efforts with the Keystone Transportation Funding Coalition in order to let elected officials know of the strong support that exists for addressing the funding problem.

 

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October lettings total $175 million

October 24, 2012 by · Comments Off on October lettings total $175 million
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The state Department of Transportation (PennDOT) bid over $175 million in projects in October bringing the year-to-date total to $1.802 billion.   At this same point in 2011, PennDOT had bid $1.492 billion. Read more

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PennDOT lets $157 million in projects in September

October 2, 2012 by · Comments Off on PennDOT lets $157 million in projects in September
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The state Department of Transportation (PennDOT) bid slightly over $157 million in projects in September bringing the year-to-date total to $1.624 billion.   At this same point in 2011, PennDOT had bid $1.343 billion.

PennDOT recently revised its 2012 letting forecast to $1.8–$2 billion.  The department initially forecasted Read more