New report corroborates need to address transportation

September 24, 2010

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has released a “Transportation Performance Index,” the first metrics designed to look at how U.S. transportation infrastructure is serving the needs of the U.S. economy and business community over time. The index shows a significant decline over the last five years in how America’s transportation infrastructure is serving the needs of domestic commerce, international trade and the overall U.S. economy. Read more


Geist introduces transportation funding package

September 20, 2010

House Minority Transportation Committee Chairman Rick Giest (R-Altoona) comments on his 11-point transportation funding proposal that was formally introduced in today in Harrisburg.


To be or not to be…that is the question

September 16, 2010

Two Pennsylvania House members have introduced legislation to address the Commonwealth’s transportation funding problem.

House Appropriations Chairman Dwight Evans (D-Philadelphia) introduced a single bill that would generate an additional $1.3 billion annually for the Commonwealth’s highways and public transit agencies. Evans introduced the bill on behalf of Gov. Ed Rendell. Read more


PHIA Board Members Talking Transportation

September 2, 2010

PHIA board members James Van Buren and David Sanko discuss PA transportation funding needs particularly at the local level.


Motor License Fund revenues up in August

September 1, 2010

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania reported slightly better than expected Motor License Fund (MLF)* collections in August.  While this is a welcome and encouraging sign, the MLF is still yielding far less than needed for an adequate highway program. Read more