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PA Clean Transportation Infrastructure Bill To Be Considered By House Committee March 12

The House Transportation Committee is scheduled to meet on March 12 to consider House Bill 1446 (Quinn-R-Bucks) encouraging infrastructure for electric and natural gas fueled vehicles (sponsor summary).

Under House Bill 1446, Pennsylvania will:

-- Establish a state goal of expanding our electric transportation usage by at least 50 percent over baseline forecasts by 2030;

-- Direct the development of regional transportation plans so that Pennsylvanians will be able to live, work and play while going electric;

-- Require electric utilities to submit infrastructure investment proposals based on the regional frameworks that help cost-effectively build out backbone charging infrastructure that meets their local needs;

-- Complete statewide interstate and Turnpike fast electric and natural gas refueling networks; and

-- Assess opportunities to increase the deployment of natural gas vehicles to support fleets and other high-value uses.

The Committee held a hearing on the legislation on November 14.  The PA Environmental Council offered its support for the legislation in a letter to the prime sponsor last July.

The meeting will be held in Room 205 Ryan Building starting at Noon. Committee meetings are typically webcast through the House Republican website.

Rep. John Taylor (R-Philadelphia) serves as Majority Chair of the Committee and can be contacted by sending email to: jtaylor@pahousegop.com. Rep. William Keller (D-Philadelphia) serves as Minority Chair and can be contacted by sending email to: wkeller@pahouse.net.

Related Story:

House Committee Held Hearing On Clean Transportation Infrastructure Bill

[Posted: March 7, 2018]


3/12/2018

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