For Immediate Release
The Senate Transportation Committee will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. in Room 8 E-B, according to Senator John Rafferty, who chairs the panel.
During the morning portion of the hearing the Committee will receive testimony from Secretary of Transportation Barry Schoch on the need for passage of Senate Bill 1. The comprehensive transportation funding legislation, which Rafferty sponsored, passed the Senate in June and awaits action in the House.
The afternoon portion of the hearing will be devoted to the financial status of and reform efforts within the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. Among those testifying will be Mark Compton, Chief Executive Officer, and Craig Shuey, Chief Operating Officer, of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission.