PHIA News Digest – Vol. 64

February 29, 2016

PDSITELOGO2Editorial: Prioritize infrastructure in Pennsylvania
Gov. Tom Wolf says one of the priorities of his first term is to reduce the number of structurally deficit bridges in the commonwealth, which remain, as one engineer said, the “800-pound gorilla” no one wants to talk about in Harrisburg.

While Pennsylvania has repaired nearly 2,000 bridges once tagged structurally deficient, the state still lags far behind others. This comes despite, as motorists well know, the nation’s highest gasoline tax, expected to be diverted to infrastructure.

PennDOT study touts transportation regionalization
Counties in the Midstate could save nearly $2.3 million a year through regionalization of their respective public transportation systems, according to a new study released by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

The study states that Adams, York, Cumberland, Perry, Franklin, Dauphin and Lebanon counties would combine to save more than $2 million annually in administrative and reduced local match payments if they were to join their public transportation systems.


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