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Corbett Orders Transportation Funding Advisory Commission

Fri May 06, 2011 - Northeast Edition
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Gov. Tom Corbett has signed an executive order creating a Transportation Funding Advisory Commission to develop innovative solutions to Pennsylvania’s mounting transportation funding challenges.

“We need a comprehensive, strategic blueprint for how we pay for years of underinvestment in our roads, bridges, and mass transit systems and I have directed PennDOT Secretary Barry Schoch to lead the commission to explore our financial options,” Corbett said.

“Pennsylvanians expect and deserve to have a transportation system that improves not just their safety, but their overall quality of life. The time has come to put a financial plan in place that not only addresses our transportation needs but also takes into account our nation’s energy objectives and realities.”

The governor tasked the group to make its recommendations by Aug. 1. The panel’s first meeting was on April 25. Named to the commission were:

Patrick Henderson — Commonwealth Energy Executive

Michael Krancer — acting Secretary, Department of Environmental Protection

Alan Walker — Secretary, Department of Community & Economic Development

Charles Zogby — Commonwealth Budget Secretary

Janet Anderson — Northwest Regional Planning and Development Commission

Richard Barcaskey — Constructors Association of Western Pennsylvania

John Brenner — Pennsylvania League of Cities and Municipalities

Tom Caramanico — McCormick Taylor Inc.

J. Randolph Cheetham — CSX Transportation

James Decker — Stroud Township

Joe DeMott — McKean County commissioner

Richard Farr — Pennsylvania Public Transit Association/York County Transportation Authority

Mike Fesen — Norfolk Southern Corp.

Michael Flanagan — Clinton County Economic Partnership

Elam Herr — Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors

Dale High — High Industries Inc.

Kevin Johnson — SEPTA

Robert Kinsley — Kinsley Construction Co.

Robert Latham — Associated Pennsylvania Constructors

Frederick LaVancher — Tioga County

Tom Lawson — Borton-Lawson Architecture & Engineering

Ted Leonard — Pennsylvania AAA Federation

Brad Mallory — Michael Baker Corp.

Ron Marino — Citigroup Infrastructure

Hugh Mose — Centre Area Transportation Authority

Ross Myers — American Infrastructure

Tim Reddinger — Clarion County commissioner

Carol Rein — Bank of America/Merrill Lynch

Jim Runk — Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association

Robert Shaffer — Aviation Advisory Committee/Dubois Airport

Craig Shuey — Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission

Jeff Stover — SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority

Rob Wonderling — Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce

Dennis Yablonsky — Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce

Jeff Zell — Zell Engineers Inc.

“I am grateful to all the commission members for contributing their time, knowledge and insight to helping Pennsylvania move toward a new decade of transportation improvements,” said Schoch. “I am committed to delivering a sound and effective blueprint for funding our state’s transportation investments that benefits our economy and our residents.”

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