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“In the Spotlight” showcases TranSystems’ news, staff, projects, awards, successes and other topics of special note to those in the industry as well as our clients.
Brian Krul Appointed as Vice Chairman of the Construction Legislative Council of Western Pennsylvania
Brian Krul of the Pittsburgh office has been appointed as Vice Chairman of the Construction Legislative Council (CLC) of Western Pennsylvania.

The CLC is a multi-discipline coalition of 14 construction industry organizations, representing the interests of thousands of contractors, architects, engineers, owners, and material suppliers of Western Pennsylvania. The primary purpose of the CLC is to advance an informed dialogue with elected leaders and policy makers who will advance the economic and political interests of the industry.

Established in 1970, the CLC’s goal is to promote the legislative interests of Western Pennsylvania’s construction industry by actively participating in the legislative process. The CLC meets monthly to conduct business and hosts guest speakers from state and local government. The CLC also hosts special events such as the annual Legislative Reception in Pittsburgh, bus tours on local transportation projects, and visiting local legislators and representatives in Harrisburg, PA.
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