Chuck Niederriter, Golden Triangle Construction (and past-Chairman of both the ACPA Board and the Pennsylvania Chapter Board) presented formal remarks before the Pennsylvania House Transportation Committee last week. The focus of the meeting was a discussion about the usage of concrete and asphalt pavement with PennDOT and Turnpike.
From the outset of his comments, Chuck emphasized the importance of competition, noting that inter-industry competition saves money for taxpayers and highway users in the Commonwealth. Pennsylvania Chapter President John Becker provided supporting remarks during the meeting.
The full hearing can be viewed at: http://www.pahousegop.com/Video/Transportation. The concrete pavement portion is in the video link marked ‘September 17th’ and appears between markers 40 to 85.
In related news, some members of the Transportation Committee were among the industry members and other invited guests to participate in a reception on Monday of this week at the Federal Tap House in Harrisburg. Chapter members had the opportunity to speak one-on-one about the concrete pavement industry, transportation funding and their individual company’s interests with Commonwealth legislators representing each side of the aisle from both the House and Senate. Leif Wathne of ACPA participated in the event on behalf of ACPA.
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