PHIA News Digest – Vol. 45

October 12, 2015

PDSITELOGO2Associated Pennsylvania Constructors fear ongoing trend looms in budget stalemate
As Gov. Tom Wolf pushes his revised tax plan this week as part of a contentiously debated proposed state budget, the Associated Pennsylvania Constructors (APC) wants to see the final product be more beneficial for the group’s 400-plus members.

The Harrisburg, Pennsylvania-based trade association specifically does not want to see a budget approved that would move the commonwealth’s highway improvement funds into the general fund.

County to be part of regional transportation alliance
Lawrence County will be included in a public-private partnership’s community discussion about the future transportation picture in the region.

The Regional Transportation Alliance of Southwestern Pennsylvania, launched earlier this month, is spearheading the dialogue to improve connections across the 10-county region, according to a news release it issued this month.

Pennsylvania senator’s statewide solution to regulate taxi, ride services gains steam
Consumers who use app-based car service Uber might have received a message this week seeking their political support as the company lobbies for a new set of state laws.

“In the coming weeks, Senators and Representatives have the chance to pass legislation to give Uber a permanent home in Pennsylvania,” reads the email. “We need your help!”


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