Meeting to consider SB 1049, HB 1571, HB 2139, HB 2216

Senate Transportation Committee

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 | 10 a.m.

Main Capitol, Room 461

AGENDA

Meeting to consider SB 1049, HB 1571, HB 2139, HB 2216

Schedule

S.B. 1049  Stefano and Costa – Authorizes a community service program alternative to restore an individual’s operating privilege.
A04667     Stefano – Provides technical corrections to incorporate changes in Title 42 and re-writes the penalty section for driving while operating privilege is suspended.
H.B. 1571   Farry – Creates a new registration plate for recipients of the Air Medal.
H.B. 2139  Warner – Requires the PA Turnpike Commission to provide notice for v-toll violations, create an annual report on collected and uncollected revenue, conduct a study on third-party toll collection, and strengthen penalties for violations.
A04527    Langerholc – Provides a technical correction to the definition of “flat video toll”.
H.B. 2216  Mizgorski – Codifies the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Bank program at PennDOT.

 

Voting meeting on HB 1560

Senate Transportation Committee

May 23, 2022 | Off the floor

Rules Room

Agenda

Voting meeting on HB 1560

Schedule

H.B. 1560 – Stephens – Designates the U.S. Air Force Major Doherty Memorial Highway in Bucks County.

A04209 – Langerholc – Creates an omnibus of designations.

 

Media Advisory – Senate Panel Schedules Public Hearing at SEPTA on Safety and Sustainability

PHILADELPHIA – A public hearing will be held on Monday at the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) headquarters to hear testimony on the safety and sustainability of public transportation.

Who: The Senate Transportation Committee, chaired by Sen. Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35).

What: A public hearing to collect testimony on the safety and sustainability of public transportation in Pennsylvania.

When: Monday, May 9 at 1:30 p.m.

Where: SEPTA, 1234 Market Street, Philadelphia. Livestream will be available on the committee’s website and the Senate Republican Caucus Facebook page. The recording of the hearing will be saved to the committee’s website, as well.

Due to limited seating capacity in SEPTA’s boardroom, individuals from the public must pre-register at https://transportation.pasenategop.com/trans-050922/. Pre-registrants will receive a confirmation to attend in person.

The media is invited to attend in-person or watch via livestream. Pre-registration is recommended, but not required, for media personnel.

Contact:

Nolan Ritchie (Sen. Langerholc)

Langerholc Issues Statement on Increased Passenger Rail Service in Western Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh – Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35), chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, issued a statement regarding today’s announcement on the Commonwealth’s plans to invest in freight and passenger rail in Western Pennsylvania. 

“Today marks a historic milestone for the expansion of the Commonwealth’s multimodal transportation system.  This tremendous investment in the east-to-west freight corridor will enable an additional Amtrak train service from Pittsburgh to Harrisburg – a top priority of mine since being elected to the 35th Senate District.  Many years of advocacy, bipartisanship and compromise have finally resulted in more Amtrak trips to create jobs, revitalize communities and inspire outdoor activities.  I thank the collaborative leadership of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, the Federal Railroad Administration, Amtrak and Norfolk Southern for an impressive outcome that has been the goal of a vibrant constituency for increased passenger rail service in Western Pennsylvania.  Our work is no done, and I will continue to work diligently for more Amtrak investments, particularly from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, to enhance multimodal connections throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.”

 

Contact:  Gwenn Dando (gdando@pasen.gov)

Meeting to consider SB 892, SB 925, SB 1031, SB 1051 and SB 1053

Senate Transportation Committee

Monday, February 7, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.

Room 461 Main Capitol Building

Agenda

Meeting to consider SB 892, SB 925, SB 1031, SB 1051 and SB 1053

Schedule

S.B. 892 Laughlin Expands the e-scooter pilot program to a city of the third class, boroughs and townships that pass an executive order.
A03663 Flynn Limits the pilot program to a city of the third class and second class A and makes technical changes.
S.B. 925 Regan Clarifies the violation for driving a vehicle at a safe speed.
S.B. 1031 Phillips-Hill and Langerholc Provides technical changes to address recent DUI court cases and improves the ignition interlock process from Act 33 of 2016.
A03531 Langerholc Removes the changes under Section 3807 from Commonwealth v. Chichkin.
S.B. 1051 Flynn Requires the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) to submit an annual report to the General Assembly regarding uncollected toll revenues.
S.B. 1053 Flynn Authorizes PTC to accept payments from third-party organizations such as PayPal, Venmo, Cash App and Zelle.

Langerholc Bill to Advance Highly Automated Vehicles Receives Bipartisan Support

Harrisburg – – Senator Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35), chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, held a voting meeting today to consider Senate Bill 965 (Langerholc), which authorizes research institutions and companies to test and deploy Highly Automated Vehicles (HAV) in Pennsylvania.  The bill passed (12-2) with bipartisan support.

“Today’s bipartisan vote on this historic legislation builds-on the last five years of safely testing Highly Automated Vehicles in Pennsylvania,” said Senator Langerholc.  “As evidenced by my leadership to develop today’s comprehensive amendment, my door is always open to discuss the challenges and opportunities of this emerging industry.  I look forward to continuing the collaboration with Commonwealth agencies, stakeholders and constituents on this roadmap for Highly Automated Vehicles.”

Senate Bill 965 was introduced on January 5, 2022, at a bipartisan press conference in Pittsburgh.  After numerous discussions and meetings with stakeholders, the comprehensive amendment was drafted to address the following areas:

  • Codifies the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) HAV testing guidance,
  • Defines PennDOT’s regulatory processes to oversee the deployment phase,
  • Clarifies an HAV under the bill only applies to a firm, copartnership, association, corporation or research institution,
  • Requires a minimum of $1 million in insurance coverage; and
  • Studies the workforce impacts and mobility improvements for persons with disabilities.

The amendment was unanimously approved by the Senate Transportation Committee.  The bill as amended now heads to the full Senate for consideration.

Watch hearing

Contact:  Nolan Ritchie, nritchie@pasen.gov

Voting meeting on SB 965, SB 866 and SB 891

Senate Transportation Committee

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 | 10:00 a.m.

Room 8-EB, East Wing

Agenda

Voting meeting on SB 965, SB 866 and SB 891

Schedule

  • S.B. 965 (Langerholc): Authorizes the testing and commercial deployment of Highly Automated Vehicles (HAV) with or without a driver. 
    • A03565 (Langerholc): Defines PennDOT’s regulatory processes to oversee the testing and commercial deployment; clarifies an HAV shall only be owned and operated by a firm, copartnership, association, corporation or research institution; requires a minimum of $1 million for insurance coverage; and provides other technical changes.
  • S.B. 866 (Pittman): Designates the Carl E. Keith Memorial Bridge in Indiana County.
  • S.B. 891 (Pittman): Designates the Sergeant First Class Randy McCaulley Memorial Bridge in Indiana County.

 

Meeting to consider HB 763, HB 987, HB 1224, HB 1248, HB 1410, HB 1479, and HB 1560

Senate Transportation Committee

Wednesday, January 19, 2022 | 10:00 a.m.

Main Capitol, Room 461


AGENDA

Meeting to consider HB 763, HB 987, HB 1224, HB 1248, HB 1410, HB 1479, and HB 1560

SCHEDULE

H.B. 763 (B. Miller): Directs PennDOT to plant native vegetation in their right-of-way.

H.B. 987 (Hennessey and Carroll): Reinstates the operating privilege for individuals who committed non-traffic violations.

H.B. 1248 (Quinn): Modernizes the vehicle safety inspection to consider LED lighting.

H.B. 1410 (Fee): Establishes the Weigh Station Preclearance Program under the PA State Police.

  • Amendment A03433(Langerholc): Authorizes a GPS- or infrastructure-based program, and provides PennDOT and the Turnpike Commission with authority over weigh-in motion stations.

H.B. 1224 (Rowe): Designates the Chief of Police Tony M. Jordan Memorial Highway in Snyder County.

H.B. 1479 (Davanzo): Designates the John Michael Beyrand Memorial Highway in Westmoreland County.

H.B. 1560 (Stephens): Designates the U.S. Air Force Major James Doherty Memorial Highway in Bucks County.

Langerholc, Gramian to Unveil Legislation for Highly Automated Vehicles

PITTSBURGH – Sen. Wayne Langerholc, Jr. (R-35), chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, and PennDOT Secretary Yassmin Gramian, P.E. unveiled new legislation authorizing the testing and commercial deployment of Highly Automated Vehicles (SAE Levels 3-5) on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022, at 1 p.m. at Carnegie Mellon University’s Mill 19 (High Bay area, ground floor), 4501 Lytle Street, Pittsburgh.

 

Contact: Nolan Ritchie, nritchie@pasen.gov