Commissioner Charles H. Martin Named to Pennsylvania Transportation Commission
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett recently nominated Bucks County Commissioner Charles H. Martin to serve on the 15-member Pennsylvania Transportation Commission. The Pennsylvania Senate confirmed the governor's nomination this week. Commissioner Martin, who has served the residents of Bucks County on the Board of Commissioners since 1995, will join a commission with the mission "to evaluate and determine the condition and performance of the Commonwealth's transportation system and to assess the resources required to preserve, restore, extend and expand transportation facilities and services to conserve Pennsylvania's communities and to ensure the economic development of the Commonwealth." The commission conducts quarterly public meetings and periodically adopts the Twelve Year Program as the official plan for improving Pennsylvania's transportation system.
"I am looking forward to serving on this commission and bringing the transportation concerns of southeastern Pennsylvania to the state level," Commissioner Martin stated. "This will be an extension of my membership on the SEPTA board for the last decade."
Commissioner Martin, the longest tenured commissioner in Bucks County's 330-year history, has served as commissioner chairman 10 times over the past 17 years. Commissioner Martin is a current member of the board of directors of SEPTA. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Bucks County Heroes Scholarship Fund and the board of the Bucks County Parks Preservation Foundation. In addition, Commissioner Martin served from 1999-2003 on the board of directors of the Bucks County Conservation District, and is a past president of the Bucks County Association of Township Officials. He is a past member of the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) Board of Directors, 1996-2005, as well as a past board member of the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, and was a founding board member of the Bucks County Transportation Management Association (TMA).