PHIA News Digest – Vol. 2, No. 14

April 3, 2017

PDSITELOGO2Wolf administration, others promote Work Zone Safety Awareness

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 โ€“ which runs through April 7 and honors lives lost โ€“ by hosting PennDOT’s statewide Workers’ Memorial in Harrisburg.

How Harrisburg (probably illegally) mishandles road and bridge funds

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.

Gov. Tom Wolf nominates John Wozniak to Turnpike Commission

Governor Tom Wolf announced today the nomination of former state Senator John Wozniak to serve on the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission.

Lawmaker proposes tax credit for E-ZPass customers

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 โ€œof 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.

Street sensors and cameras in Pennsylvania: Urban asset or privacy concern?

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.

Facing possible state police service fee, Pa. municipalities consider options

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.


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