PHIA News Digest – Vol. 52

December 1, 2015

PDSITELOGO2Can Pennsylvania officials do more to address crude oil train safety?
As shipments of crude oil by train have increased nationwide, anxiety over the chance of a derailment happening in a big city, like Pittsburgh or Philadelphia, has grown.

Early traffic rush, cheap gas for Thanksgiving
Cheap gasoline is the bonus in 2015 for the 41.7 million Americans who are expected to drive to their holiday destinations.

PennDOT to present plans for bridge replacement
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation invites the public to a presentation of plans for the replacement of the bridge on Route 19 (Perry Highway) over an Otter Creek tributary in Coolspring Township.

Thousands of deadly guardrails on Pennsylvania highways
It’s a highway hazard many of us drive by every day. Action News Investigates has learned Pennsylvania roads have thousands of dangerous guardrails, two decades after the federal government said they should be removed.

Pennsylvania bills, law cover efforts to improve road safety
As highways throughout the nation will be filled this week with people traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday, multiple efforts pursued in the Pennsylvania General Assembly are intended to improve safety along the state’s roadways.


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