PHIA News Digest – Vol. 2, No. 14
The Wolf Administration, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and the Association of Pennsylvania Constructors today gathered to kick off Work Zone Safety Awareness Week – which runs through April 7 and honors lives lost – by hosting PennDOT’s statewide Workers’ Memorial in Harrisburg.
The legislature and governors, Republican and Democrat, Tom Ridge to Tom Wolf, annually siphon off funds allocated to fix roads and bridges, and use the money for something else — to bolster budgets of the Pennsylvania State Police.
Governor Tom Wolf announced today the nomination of former state Senator John Wozniak to serve on the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission.
Bucks County Democratic State Rep. Perry Warren is proposing a bill to ease the financial burden that commuters continue to face with rising tolls on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
Warren says his legislation would provide a tax credit “of up to 50 percent on up to $1,000, so that would be a maximum credit of $500 on commuter tolls paid by E-ZPass on the Pennsylvania Turnpike, the Delaware Joint Toll Bridge Commission bridges, the Burlington County Bridge Commission bridges, and the Delaware River Port Authority Pennsylvania/New Jersey bridges.
Have you ever been driving down the highway and suddenly getting the feeling that you’re being … watched? That’s how I felt last week when I drove from State College, where I live, to Harrisburg to meet with representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
As the state government considers whether or not to begin charging municipalities a service fee for relying on the Pennsylvania State Police, those municipalities are now facing a series of tough questions of what to do moving forward.