PHIA News Digest – Vol. 2, No. 38

October 2, 2017

Public-private bridge deal getting job done

A contractor hired by the state to replace more than 500 bridges in three years appears on track to get the job done on time, a PennDOT official said this week.

Now Lower Nazareth could leave Colonial Regional Police

Lower Nazareth Township could become the next municipality to pull out of Colonial Regional Police, the 24-person force created more than 20 years ago to serve Lower Nazareth, Hanover Township, and Bath in Northampton County.

Pittsburgh’s bike culture must be preserved amid transportation issues

In a city where 25 percent of households have no access to a vehicle, people are being pushed to areas without quality transit or safe biking and walking options, decimating their quality of life.

Public transportation would help many people. But will it ever happen?

Since a fixed-route public bus system shut down in 2004 after operating for 13 years, county residents have had few public transportation options to choose from.

Trump backs off vow that private sector should help pay for infrastructure package

President Trump told lawmakers Tuesday that he was abandoning a key element of his planned $1 trillion infrastructure package, complaining that certain partnerships between the private sector and federal government simply don’t work.


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