PHIA NEWS DIGEST

PHIA News Digest – Vol. 35

August 3, 2015

PDSITELOGO2Super-load transport bill clears state House committee
The state House Transportation Committee last week advanced a measure, sponsored by Sen. David Argall (R-Dist. 29), that would allow qualifying private companies to transport super-size loads.

Senate Bill 748 would let certified personnel escort super-size loads, with oversight from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the State Police, instead of the current mandatory police escorts.

Two-state bridge project moves forward
The project is essential to preserve the long-term viability and safety of the transportation link between Pennsylvania and New York, officials said.

Officials plan to advertise for bids in October 2016, with work expected to begin in the spring of 2017 and conclude in the fall of 2018, Smith said.

Costs of the roughly $9 million project will be equally shared between the two states, Smith said.

Will speed cameras cure or create problems in Pennsylvania’s highway work zones?
Would it be a good idea to focus speed cameras on Pennsylvania’s interstate work zones, presumably causing drivers to perk up, slow down and cause fewer crashes and fatalities?

Certain state lawmakers favor the notion, citing the success of the traffic enforcement technique on Maryland’s highways.

 

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