PHIA News Digest – Vol. 82

July 5, 2016

PDSITELOGO2Law Enforcement Across Southeast Pennsylvania To Target Drunk Drivers And Boaters Over Holiday Weekend

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), announced today that Pennsylvania’s DUI Task Forces, the Pennsylvania State Police, and municipal police departments from Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, will conduct intensified impaired-driving enforcement activities as part of a statewide “Independence Day Mobilization” over the three-day holiday weekend.

State looks to Uber, Lyft to give rides to seniors

Companies that help urban dwellers hail rides with smartphones could do double-duty and help rural seniors get lifts, too.

Pennsylvania spends $73 million a year for regional and county-run transit programs for seniors who cannot drive, or who live without a car or regularly schedule bus service.

Since February, transportation officials have been quietly meeting with representatives of Uber and Lyft to see if the ride-hailing services can better serve seniors, said Department of Transportation Secretary Leslie Richards.


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