The Delay and Delivery of Transportation Projects

Senate Transportation Committee

“The Delay and Delivery of Transportation Projects”

Tuesday, February 2, 2016
North Office Building, Hearing Room 1, 9:30am-12:30pm


(Estimated 2.5-3 hours)

I. Welcoming Remarks (9:30am-9:35am)

a. Senator John C. Rafferty, Jr.

II. Statewide Perspectives (9:35am-11:15am)

a. The Honorable Leslie S. Richards, Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (9:35am-9:55am)

b. Mr. Brad Heigel, P.E., Chief Engineer, Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (9:55am-10:10am)

c. Mr. Robert Latham, Executive Vice President, Associated Pennsylvania Constructors (10:10am-10:25am)

d. Mr. Eric Madden, Executive Vice President, American Council of Engineering Companies of Pennsylvania (10:25am-10:50am)

e. The Honorable Gladys Brown, Chairman, Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (10:50am-11:05am)

f. Mr. Dana Aunkst, Deputy Secretary for Water Programs, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (11:05am-11:15am)

III. Utility Industry Perspectives (11:15am-12:30pm)

a. Utility Contractors (11:15am-11:30am)

  • i. Mr. Bruce Hottle, Treasurer, NUCA of Pennsylvania
  • ii. Mr. James Kutz, Construction and Procurement Attorney, McNees Wallace & Nurick, LLC

b. Electric and Natural Gas (11:30am-11:45am)

c. Telecommunications (11:45am-12:00pm)

d. Cable (12:00pm-12:10pm)

  • i. Mr. James D’Innocenzo, Vice President of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, Comcast; Mr. Jim Mellon, Director of Construction, Comcast; and, Mr. Gregory Richmond, Permit Coordinator, Comcast

e. Water (12:10pm-12:20pm)

f. Railroad (12:20pm-12:30pm)

  • i. Mr. Rudy Husband, Resident Vice President, Norfolk Southern Corporation
  • ii. Benjamin Dunlap, Esq., Nauman, Smith, Shissler & Hall, LLP

IV. Closing Remarks

Additional Testimony: Century Link