House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is trying to land a job, and in doing so he is promising thousands of them.

McCarthy said if he is named the Speaker of the House he would pass a long-term highway bill, which would provide work to countless of Americans. Current House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said he will be stepping down in October, and the current highway funding extension expires on Oct. 29.

PennDOT has released a statement saying that it will begin accepting proposals for various PennDOT-owned projects and infrastructure through Oct. 31.

According to the release, sent by the department’s office of public-private partnerships (P3), PennDOT is looking for proposals that offer “innovative ways to deliver transportation projects across a variety of modes including roads, bridges, rail, aviation and ports. Proposals can also include more efficient models to manage existing transportation-related services and programs.”

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Tuesday that is not sure if Congress has enough time to craft a highway bill that utilizes taxes on overseas corporate profits to pay for roads. 

Foxx said Tuesday that he is not sure the House and the Senate will be able to come to an agreement on an offshore tax proposal, although he supports the idea. 

"The short answer is I don't know," he said when asked by reporters about the overseas tax proposal's prospects in the upcoming weeks.
"I would say right now it looks more bleak than it has for awhile," he said. 

A broad, new focus on transportation across Western Pennsylvania could help the region land more state and federal money for major projects.

“Anytime you can go in with a coordinated plan, you certainly have a better chance of getting funding,” said Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, a longtime supporter of a consolidated approach to transportation in the region. “If we are going to continue to compete with others around the country and globe, a good, smart and efficient transportation system has to be one of our top priorities.”



Rich Kauffman, P.E., Project Manager, and Larry Maher, Sr. Project Engineer, were key in the successful completion of the Final Design phase of the project. Rich, Larry and the entire SAI team maintained excellent communication with the District and were responsive to the District's requests. The original let date for the project was 12/15/11, and the District asked SAI to deliver the PS&E early for a 8/18/11 letting to secure a contractor in case emergency repairs were needed on the structure prior to the spring construction season.  SAI committed to the new let date and progressed through Final Design in about 9 months. SAI was given NTP on 8/31/10 and delivered the PS&E to Contract Management 5/23/11. The superstructure replacement project also included the design of a two-span temporary bridge to maintain traffic during construction.

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, District 9-0
Subscribe to Front page feed