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Transportation: Critical to Pennsylvania's Economic Competitiveness
Historic statewide transportation funding solution is reached.
Allegheny Conference achieves one of its top priorities in its 2012-2014 agenda.

Governor Corbett signed Pennsylvania’s most comprehensive piece of state transportation legislation in decades into law on November 25, 2013. A top priority of the Allegheny Conference’s strategy to Strengthen Communities, the law will keep Pennsylvania and our region safe and economically competitive by investing an additional $2.4 billion into the state’s roads and bridges by the fifth year of the plan and providing funding for transit systems across the state. The investment established by this law will result in 50,000 new jobs and 12,000 jobs retained.

This transportation funding package represents a big win for the future of our region. During our 2012-14 agenda-setting process, transit and transportation emerged as a top priority among those who participated in the process. And among "emerging leaders," reliable transit was the top priority. They told us that a robust transit system, more than anything else, would determine our region's ability to attract and retain talented young people.

In addtion, we continue to work to improve domestic and international air service in the Pittsburgh region as part of our strategy to Enhance Opportunity across the region. As a founding member of the Regional Air Service Partnership that brings together public and private leaders, the Conference oversaw the return in 2009 of direct air service between Pittsburgh and Europe. We’ve also worked with the Allegheny County Airport Authority to expand domestic air service and attract new carriers to the region. We continue to advocate for improved air service to help make our region a more competitive place to do business.

Videos

Featured Video:
PA Invests $2.4 Billion In Its Transportation Network

As broadcast on “Our Region’s Business"

Additional Videos:

12.22.13
The Future Of Transit In Pittsburgh

12.22.13
What Transportation Means For Business


What we’ve been saying about transportation and infrastructure:

12.13.13
Victory on transportation — so what's next?
Dennis Yablonsky, CEO, Allegheny Conference on Community Development
Pittsburgh Business Times

11.22.13
Allegheny Conference statement on passage of PA House Bill 1060 providing for increased transportation funding

06.25.13
Pennsylvania needs comprehensive, long-term transportation funding
Dennis Yablonsky, CEO, Allegheny Conference on Community Development
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

06.14.13
Region needs to support the airlines that support Pittsburgh
Ken Zapinski, Senior Vice President, Energy and Infrastructure, Allegheny Conference on Community Development
Pittsburgh Business Times

05.13
Transportation: Critical to Pennsylvania's Economic Competitiveness
Ken Zapinski, Senior Vice President, Energy and Infrastructure, Allegheny Conference on Community Development
Dynamic Business - SMC Business Councils

04.16.13
Allegheny Conference and GPCC applaud introduction of transportation funding bill in PA Senate
The Allegheny Conference on Community Development and the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce
News Release

03.18.13
Transportation: Driving Our Economy

02.08.13
Transportation, transit is up to us now
Dennis Yablonsky, CEO, Allegheny Conference on Community Development
Pittsburgh Business Times

02.05.13
Allegheny Conference statement on Governor's transportation and transit funding proposal
Dennis Yablonsky, CEO, Allegheny Conference on Community Development
News Release

07.20.12
PA makes progress on future of transportation
Barbara McNees, President, Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce
Pittsburgh Business Times

Transportation — and how to maintain and fund it — is always a top concern to our business community. There’s no question that we need 21st-century financing mechanisms to improve our transportation infrastructure across the commonwealth.

02.29.12
Allegheny Conference on Community Development Port Authority Testimony
Ken Zapinski, Senior Vice President, Energy and Infrastructure, Allegheny Conference on Community Development
Pittsburgh Business Times

07.20.12
State and federal transportation funding set for big changes
Dennis Yablonsky, CEO, Allegheny Conference on Community Development
Pittsburgh Business Times

Roads, bridges, highways, waterways, public transit — for systems that are all about moving people and goods, we’ve seen a fair amount of inertia lately. Especially in terms of state and federal funding solutions. But that may be about to change.

01.22.12
Save the Port Authority: We must invest in public transit or watch our economy wither
Gregory Jordan, chair, Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The state's transportation funding crisis is being felt in a very real and concrete way in the Pittsburgh region now that the Port Authority of Allegheny County has announced which routes will be eliminated by September and what communities will lose service if the crisis is not resolved.

01.22.12
Airline passengers need to fly nonstop or risk losing more routes
Ken Zapinski, Senior Vice President, Energy and Infrastructure, Allegheny Conference on Community Development
Pittsburgh Business Times

01.22.12
Port Authority Announces Sweeping Service Cuts - VIDEO
Ken Zapinski, Senior Vice President, Energy and Infrastructure, Allegheny Conference on Community Development
Our Regions Business

09.12.11
Governor’s Transportation Funding Advisory Commission recommendations on right track
Dennis Yablonsky, CEO, Allegheny Conference on Community Development
Pittsburgh Business Times

At a time of year when orange barrels seem to be part of everyone’s daily commute, it can be hard to believe Pennsylvania is facing a funding crisis for transportation infrastructure and public transit — but it’s true.

04.08.11
Pittsburgh region needs public’s support for Port Authority
Ken Zapinski, Senior Vice President, Energy and Infrastructure, Allegheny Conference on Community Development
Pittsburgh Business Times

Late last month, the future of the Port Authority transit system hung in the balance as transit union leaders and public officials worked to find a solution that would forestall a 15 percent cut in service.


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