During a year in which truckers have been impacted by numerous legislative initiatives in Harrisburg and DC (with more are on the way), PMTA is providing two opportunities next month for members to connect with their lawmakers to discuss how actions in the Capitol affect their businesses.
Earlier this summer, in a deal with the Governor, the General Assembly put an end to bridge tolling, but other means of raising funds for transportation infrastructure will certainly be on the agenda in the near future. How will trucking be impacted? Come hear what ideas our legislative guests have to close PennDOT’s funding gap and bring ideas of your own!
Do you have thoughts on winter weather restrictions, CARB, lawsuit abuse, electric vehicles, or taxes? You may hear more from lawmakers about plans to address these issues and many more. Events are free, refreshments will be provided, and members are encouraged to bring questions and participate in a lively discussion. More information and registration are available at the links below. Register today!
Meet and Greet Your Legislator – Central PA (Altoona)
Friday, September 9 at 8:00 am (program begins at 9:00 am)
Ward Transport & Logistics, 1436 Ward Trucking Drive, Altoona
Guests: Senator Judy Ward, Senator Wayne Langerholc (Chairman, Senate Transportation Committee), Rep. Rich Irvin, Rep. Lou Schmitt, Rep. Jim Gregory, Rep. Tommy Sankey (others invited)
Meet and Greet Your Legislator – Western PA (Reno)
Friday, September 16 at 11:00 am (doors open at 10:00)
Klapec Trucking Company, 1355 Allegheny Blvd., Reno
Guests: Sen. Scott Hutchinson, Rep. Donna Oberlander (House Policy), Rep. Brian Smith, and representatives from Sen. Toomey’s, Sen. Casey’s, and Congressman GT Thompson’s offices.
PMTA is looking for a host for a similar event in eastern PA. Please contact Kelly Hawthorne ([email protected]) for questions or to volunteer.