PHIA News Digest – Vol. 2, No. 31

August 7, 2017

Leaders discuss importance of regional transportation

Fifty-five percent of Indiana County residents who are employed commute to jobs beyond the county line. That piece of information from a discussion Thursday on the Indiana University of Pennsylvania campus underscores the importance of the concept of a regional transportation system and of connecting one county to another.

Legislature should create single agency for transportation

For the 10th time in 10 years, the state Turnpike Commission voted recently to raise tolls. This time it’s an average 6 percent increase.

These are the 3 things the US needs to do to stay competitive on infrastructure: Opinion

How does infrastructure in the U.S. compare to that of the rest of the world? It depends on who you ask.

Infrastructure lessons from one of the nation’s first P3s

The PA turnpike was one of the country’s first great public-private infrastructure projects, built by private contractors, financed with revenue bonds and repaid through drivers’ tolls.  We’re going to have to do something as innovative as that if we’re going to deal with the infrastructure problems we’re facing right now.


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