PHIA NEWS DIGEST

PHIA News Digest – Vol. 106

December 28, 2016

PDSITELOGO2Pennsylvania Transportation Planners Identify Critical Freight Corridors

The Lehigh Valley Transportation Study committee has approved a list of six regional roads that it believes are worthy of the “critical urban freight corridor” designation in the federal government’s new National Highway Freight Network.

Investing in our waterways

The need to invest in our nation’s infrastructure continues to garner bipartisan support in Washington, D.C., and the Pittsburgh region stands to benefit from recently passed legislation.

Earlier this month, Congress passed a multibillion-dollar infrastructure-funding package — the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act — which will make critical investments to maintain and improve our nation’s ailing waterways infrastructure. This legislation will have a major positive impact in southwestern Pennsylvania due to the importance that inland waterways and river navigation have on our region’s economy and quality of life. Indeed, from businesspeople to boaters to consumers, we are all affected by the stability of this system.

 

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