PHIA News Digest – Vol. 86

August 3, 2016

PDSITELOGO2Lancaster County transportation forum: Act 89 is great, but the need is greater

A landmark 2013 law that is enabling widespread road and bridge repairs across Pennsylvania is great, but the need is greater, panelists at a transportation forum said Monday.

“Every place there’s 10 trucks today, there’s going to be 17 in 2040,” said Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Deputy Secretary Jim Ritzman.

PA senate bills would expand use of automated ticketing, radar

Is high-tech enforcement on the roads a boost for safety or just a way for Pennsylvania to raise revenues?

The question was once again raised Wednesday when Gov. Tom Wolf signed Senate Bill 1267, which extends the state’s red light camera program to 2027.

Pennsylvania Turnpike’s $5.7 billion capital plan under review

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission last week voted to raise tolls for the ninth consecutive year and members agreed to revisit all construction projects to make sure they are necessary and affordable despite approving the capital plan on May 17.

PennDOT looking at cleaning up its act to become more productive

It wasn’t long after state Transportation Secretary Leslie Richards’ arrival to the department’s headquarters in the Keystone Building last year when the long-standing concerns about the functionality of its offices’ layout came to her attention.


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