PHIA News Digest – Vol. 3, No. 4

January 22, 2018

After 61 years, Interstate 95 is almost complete

Interstate 95, the country’s most used highway, will finally run as one continuous road between Miami and Maine by the late summer. The interstate’s infamous “gap” on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey border will be closed, turning I-95 into an unbroken river of concrete more than 1,900 miles long.

Wolf administration announces investments to improve nine airports

Nine airports across the Commonwealth are making safety and equipment upgrades with the help of nearly $2.4 million in state investment funds.

More states turning to toll roads to raise cash

Several states are opening new toll roads this year and rates on many existing turnpikes and tollways are going up.

PennDOT relies on towns for plowing help. And is paying them more for it

It’s not often a state agency says it should be paying more for a service. But when it comes to fighting snow and ice, PennDOT this year gave handsome raises to 94 municipalities in the region.

With gas taxes in peril, more states study alternatives

After more than a decade of watching Oregon and a handful of other states test alternatives to traditional gasoline taxes, more states, with the help of federal money, are now joining the quest.


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