Rafferty named PHIA Advocate of the Year

October 4, 2018

Last week, PHIA presented the Honorable John C. Rafferty (R-Montgomery) with the Transportation Advocate of the Year Award.  Rafferty received the award during PHIA’s annual meeting which was held last week.

The longtime Senate Transportation Committee chair has been a strong and consistent advocate for many transportation issues, not the least of which was his role in introducing and pushing for passage of Act 89 of 2013, the measure that has increased Pennsylvania’s transportation funding by $2.3 billion per year.

The award, PHIA’s highest honor, was created in 1982. The bar for receiving it is high, however, as it has been awarded just 25 times in 36 years. Senator Rafferty joins an impressive list of advocates, which can be viewed here.

“It is an honor to present Senator Rafferty with this award today,” said PHIA president Jamie Van Buren during the meeting. “The Chairman has been a tireless and tenacious advocate for the transportation industry and has never wavered when it comes to understanding that a vibrant economy cannot occur without a well funded and modern transportation system.”


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