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For over 33 years, GVF’s advocacy efforts have led to significant projects receiving funding to be completed, advancing projects to remain on the TIP, all of which have positively impacted the region’s economic development and continuing to improve mobility throughout this region.

 

GVF advocates for improving local and regional transportation projects, infrastructure updates, and enhanced mobility. GVF has advocated for a long-term transportation bill, permanent parity for commuter benefits, and local and regional project funding.

Read the Advocacy Committee's Legislative Priorities

Committee Chair:

  • Eric Frary, Vice President, Michael Baker International

 

Committee Vice-Chair:

  • Pam Sarne McCormick, Director of Legislative and Community Affairs, SEPTA

 

Members: 

  • Mike Bettinger, Director of Government & External Relations, Montgomery County Community College

  • PA State Representative Tim Briggs, GVF Board Member

  • Terrence Foley, GVF Board Member

  • Jeff Guzy, Executive Director, RK&K, GVF Board President

  • Rob Henry, Executive Director, GVF

  • Don Jacobs, Executive Vice President, Traffic Planning and Design

  • Brian Jeter, Senior Director of Government & Regulatory Affairs, Comcast

  • Brian Keaveny, Associate Vice President, Pennoni

  • Greg Lebo, Transportation Lead – Eastern PA, Stantec 

  • Casey Moore, Executive Vice President, Bowman Consulting, GVF Board Treasurer

  • Brian O'Leary, Executive Director, Chester County Planning Commission, GVF Board Member

  • Joe Serbu, Manager, PA Turnpike, GVF Board Member

GVF’s 2024-2026 STATE LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES / INITIATIVES WE SUPPORT:

  • Develop dedicated state funding for Transportation Demand Management (TDM) programs.

  • Ensure non-governmental organizations already implementing TDM strategies, including TMAs, receive the funding and support they need to accomplish their goals and mission.

  • Amend the PA Municipal Planning Code to include the TDM definition and to include imposing mandatory TDM ordinance requirements.

  • Amend the vehicle code legislation to allow protected bike lanes on state roads

  • Amend the PA vehicle code to allow electric scooter share to operate in PA

  • Increase the allocation of state sales tax receipts to support public transportation operations statewide, which will accelerate transformation and avoid an eventual death spiral of reduced service, increased fares, job losses and traffic congestion. 

  • Advocate for dedicated local funding investment towards TDM projects, including but not limited to public transit, trails, etc.

  • Support the future transportation demands, especially as the southeast region prepares to host thousands of visitors in 2026 for FIFA World Cup Soccer and the multitude of events surrounding the nation’s 250th anniversary

  • Advocate to reform ACT 209 so impact fees can go towards bike/ped, sidewalk type improvements

  • Advocate to find additional funding opportunities for sidewalk connectivity

GVF’s Advocacy Committee will continue to:

  • Strengthen relationships with elected officials and staffers

  • Schedule relevant legislative visits to Harrisburg and/or D.C., as well as hosting its annual Advocacy Breakfast

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