PHIA NEWS DIGEST

PHIA News Digest – Vol. 1

November 24, 2014

How are Pennsylvania’s roads holding up?
In 2014, the American Society of Civil Engineers graded Pennsylvania’s infrastructure. It gave the state’s roads a D-. The ASCE considered a few factors when grading Pennsylvania’s roads, including roughness, capacity, and safety.

Highway funding fix should be Congress’ top 2015 priority: Nick Ivanoff and Robert Latham
As we close the door on the 2014 General Election, it was encouraging to hear both President Obama and congressional leaders express a willingness to seek common ground on issues that present the greatest opportunity for bipartisan cooperation.

Public comments sought on long-range transportation plans
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation invites the public to view and comment on a draft of the state’s Long Range Transportation Plan, which will help guide future 12-year programs and regional plans.

Gallons That Cost More Than Gas
Think gas is expensive? The U.S. is experiencing the lowest gas prices in four years, so we thought it would be fun to take a look at some things that are more expensive than gasoline when sold by the gallon.

Alternative Transportation Receives Federal Funding
An ambitious plan to redevelop the Civic Arena site in Downtown Pittsburgh has received a sizeable loan to help fund the included multimodal transportation efforts.

Shuster re-elected to head transportation committee
U.S. Rep Bill Shuster, R-Pa., was re-elected by the House of Republican Conference on Wednesday to continue as chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in the 114th session of Congress.

PennDOT unveils innovation mapping tool
PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch unveiled a new website that illustrates innovations that have been deployed on roads and bridges throughout the state.

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