By Greg Scott, PE
The Pittsburgh Section of ASCE participates as a member organization of the Construction Legislative Council of Western Pennsylvania (CLC). The CLC’s goal is to promote the legislative interests of Western Pennsylvania's construction industry by actively participating in the legislative process and to present a unified voice in government regarding legislative matters of concern to the entire construction industry. Recently the CLC has been actively advocating for the Pennsylvania Legislature to address a very serious concern about PennDOT funding under Act 44. The CLC Chairman James Mall, wrote a very informative article which was published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in December. ASCE encourages every member to read this article and join us in advocating for this issue to be promptly addressed. Stay tuned for more information as the Section’s Government Relations Committee and the CLC advocate on this issue. If you are interested in getting more active in Government Relations please sign up for free to be an ASCE Key Contact (http://www.asce.org/keycontacts/) and/or email the Section’s Government Relations Committee Chair Greg Scott (firstname.lastname@example.org).