PHIA News Digest – Vol. 2, No. 23

June 6, 2017

PDSITELOGO2Gov. Wolf announces investments to improve nine airports

Nine airports will make safety upgrades and expand operation opportunities with the assistance of $10 million in state investments, Gov. Tom Wolf announced.

The funds are administered by PennDOT’s Bureau of Aviation through the Aviation Transportation Assistance Program, which is a capital budget grant program funded with bonds. The program complements the state Multimodal Fund, which dedicates $6 million to aviation in this fiscal year alone.

The fund was created by Act 89, a far-reaching transportation funding program that clears the way for significant investments in all transportation modes.

Memorial reminds motorists to drive safely through construction zones

As road construction projects shift into high gear, the state Department of Transportation brought its Workers Memorial to Schuylkill County to remind drivers to use caution when traveling through work zones.

The memorial was set up Wednesday at PennDOT’s maintenance office in Schuylkill Haven. It will remain there for a week before traveling throughout the other counties in PennDOT’s District 5.

The 87 reflective vests and hardhats mounted on stands each represent a PennDOT employee killed while working since 1970.


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