PHIA NEWS DIGEST

PHIA News Digest – Vol. 96

October 17, 2016

PDSITELOGO2Pennsylvania driver’s license will no longer count as federal ID

Beginning Jan. 30, Pennsylvania residents won’t be able to use their driver’s license to enter federal facilities.

Transportation fund grants set for pair of Carlisle projects

Gov. Tom Wolf and Secretary Leslie S. Richards announced today that 37 highway, bridge, bike and pedestrian projects will receive $40 million in Multimodal Transportation Fund grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

State College receives $100,000 PennDOT grant

Gov. Tom Wolf and state Department of Transportation Secretary Leslie Richards on Friday announced funding for 37 highway, bridge, bike and pedestrian projects, including one in Centre County.

Multimodal Transportation Fund grants from PennDOT totaling $40 million will be provided to make these plans reality, according to a press release from Wolf’s office and PennDOT.

Lehigh and Monroe counties receive transportation funds from PennDOT

Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary Leslie S. Richards announced today that 37 highway, bridge, bike and pedestrian projects will receive $40 million in transportation grants from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT).

In Lehigh County the Waterfront Development Company received $2,280,000 for construction of a 2/3-mile, two-lane road west of Allentown’s Waterfront, including four intersections with existing roads, trees, lighting, crosswalks, ADA ramps, water/sewer utilities.

Pa. awards $4.6M in grants to fund four Philly transportation projects

Earlier this week, Wolf and other local officials announced another $3 million state grant for the Schuylkill River Trail. That funding will be used to link Southwest Philly and Center City by connecting Bartram’s Mile to Passyunk Point.

The grants were made possible by Act 89 that was enacted in November 2013 to dedicate funds for all forms of transportation.

 

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