PHIA News Digest – Vol. 13

March 2, 2015

PHIA_LOGOIntermodal Incentive Program announced to encourage container activity at the Port of Philadelphia
The Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) is pleased to announce that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is now inviting shipping lines to participate in its new Intermodal Cargo Growth Incentive Program, which aims to increase cargo activity at the Port of Philadelphia. The program will offer a per-container financial incentive to current ocean carriers utilizing the Port. The program, recently announced by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, is effective immediately.

County Airport gets $2.9 million state grant
With a local match of 25 percent, the grant will be used to fully reconstruct the 3-acre lot in front of the terminal and the sidewalks. Design of the project will begin soon with the bulk of the construction occurring in 2015

State Transportation Performance Outlined in Updated Report
PennDOT officials last week announced that Pennsylvanians can view ratings of the state’s efforts in transportation safety, mobility, system preservation and accountability in the updated Transportation Performance Report.

Pennsylvania bills permit local police to use speed radar; limit lane use
Two Pennsylvania state lawmakers are bringing back bills to allow local police to use speed radar. Pennsylvania is the only state in the country that prohibits municipal police from enforcing speed limits with radar. Since 1961, only state troopers are allowed to use radar.

Transportation industry a boost for Cumberland County
The job market in Cumberland County is expected to expand by about 3 percent in 2015, due to strong growth in the health care and transportation industries.

The county’s job market did remain stable through the recession, with credit given to the county’s diverse government, manufacturing and warehousing entities. The area benefits from one of the lowest jobless rates in the state.


One Comment on this post.

  1. LinuxGuy
    March 10, 2015 at 2:11 pm
  2. Radar cannot pass the Daubert test. It cannot distinguish between vehicles and is subject to errors, even if you are only car on the road. This is bad enough, but when a camera is there, you have a speed camera and even MORE errors.

    Check out the National Motorists Association for unbiased driving info.