PHIA News Digest – Vol. 29

June 22, 2015

PDSITELOGO2Associated PA Constructors: Poll Shows Strong Opposition To Diverting Transportation Funds
Four in five Pennsylvania voters oppose the idea of diverting funds earmarked for transportation improvements for non-transportation purposes, according to a recent poll.

The poll, conducted by Terry Madonna Opinion Research and commissioned by Associated Pennsylvania Constructors, showed that 61 percent of Pennsylvania voters strongly oppose and 19 percent somewhat oppose using some of the money generated by increased fuel taxes and license and registration fees for non-transportation items in the state budget.

Defective Highway Design: Personal Injury Post
The causes of motor vehicle accidents are many: negligent drivers, slippery roadways, and sometimes, defective highway design. Many people do not realize that improper highway design may have been the cause of a motor vehicle accident. State and local governments, agencies of state or local governments, or municipalities, can however, be held accountable for creating defective and hazardous roadways.

Recent workzone tragedy example of why motorists must drive slow in highway construction areas
Late last week, a horrible wreck occurred in a construction zone on U.S. Rt. 50 westbound near Parkersburg. The five-vehicle pile-up took the life of West Virginia Division of Highways (DOH) worker Randall W. Bland, 49, of Waverly. According to investigators on the scene, he was working to resurface the travel lane of U.S. 50 when the wreck happened.

The tragic death last Thursday afternoon is just another example of why we all need to drive more cautiously, especially through work zones across the state.

Should they stay or should they go? Pa. vehicle registration sticker debate progresses
Vehicle registration stickers may be allowed back on Pennsylvania license plates before the General Assembly’s plan to remove them is even implemented.

The Pennsylvania House Transportation Committee voted Wednesday to forward a bill partially repealing a 2013 law that eliminated the requirement to display registration stickers on plates beginning in 2017.


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