PHIA News Digest – Vol. 3, No. 10

March 5, 2018

SEPTA attorney among nominees to Surface Transportation Board

Patrick J. Fuchs, who hails from Wisconsin, and Michelle A. Schultz of Pennsylvania, will each be nominated for a five-year term.

This 18-mile stretch of Georgia highway is a living laboratory for clean energy

In a tribute to their late father’s vision, Ray Anderson’s daughters have turned an 18-mile stretch of rural Georgia highway named after Anderson into a living laboratory for clean energy innovation.

State College company picked to help improve transit systems statewide

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced on Thursday that Avail Technologies Inc. has been selected to implement a Fixed Route Intelligent Transportation System (FRITS) for 32 transit systems.

Trump’s infrastructure plan may result in our biggest-ever gas tax hike

As the director of energy studies at the University of Florida’s Public Utility Research Center, I’ve studied both taxes on energy and how the government leverages what it spends on infrastructure through public-private partnerships. I believe there’s a chance President Donald Trump will usher in the first federal gas tax increase in 25 years to cover the cost of new roads and bridges.

I-99/I-80 interchange in the works

Congressman Glenn Thompson, PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards and members of the local business community are united in their efforts to construct a high-speed interchange at I-99/I-80 in Centre County.

Could electric cars threaten the grid?

A new study soothes worries of massive power outages but points to the need for future planning to consider EVs.


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