PHIA News Digest – Vol. 11

February 17, 2015

PHIA_LOGODriver’s Seat: A drive in the faster lanes on the Pa. Turnpike
The higher speed limit came in conjunction with the rebuilding of the turnpike, DeFebo said. It has been widened from four to six lanes and reconstructed in many areas of the higher speed limits. More than 100 miles have been rebuilt.


Pennsylvania DOT to begin accepting applications for new intermodal incentive program
Established through PennDOT’s Multimodal Transportation Fund, the program commits up to $1 million annually for five years to provide ocean carriers $25 per container lift above their previously reported lift totals. The transportation fund includes dedicated budget categories for freight-rail, port, aviation and bicycle-pedestrian projects.

Mass transit riders breaking laws of motion
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority last year instituted a “Dude, It’s Rude” campaign on the theory that direct messages with some humor are most likely to get people’s attention. Its slogans include “Two seats? Really?” and “Watch Your Language.”

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Seek Ignition Interlocks For First Time DUI Offenders
State lawmakers believe they are close to enacting legislation that would require ignition interlock systems for some first-time offenders convicted of driving under the influence.


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