PHIA News Digest – Vol. 3, No. 14

April 3, 2018

Groups ask U.S. judge to block Pa. Turnpike Commission from transferring money to PennDOT

The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and the National Motorists Association filed a request for a preliminary injunction with U.S. Middle District Judge Yvette Kane on Monday afternoon.

Bridge and driverless car tragedies shine light on pedestrian safety needs

Two transportation-related tragedies in recent weeks — the collapse of a bridge in Miami and the death of a woman in Arizona who was struck by an autonomous Uber car — have shined a light on the challenges of deploying new infrastructure technologies.

Pennsylvania looks to push statewide EV adoption

Pennsylvania is looking to become the next state with an initiative to promote the adoption and daily use of electrified automobiles, and several government entities have spawned a coalition to do just that.

Pedri: Vehicle registration fee will help fix roads, bridges

Luzerne County Manager David Pedri on Tuesday made the case for enacting a $5 vehicle registration fee to raise revenue to repair county-owned roads and bridges.

State money to help improve track between Reading, Ephrata

Gov. Tom Wolf announced Tuesday the approval of $32 million being spent on 27 rail freight improvement projects, including one that will help the East Penn Railroad rehabilitate some of its track in eastern Pennsylvania.

Causeway extension to allow another pier to be built for massive thruway bridge

More of the nearly mile-long Central Susquehanna Valley Thruway bridge will be under construction this year than had been anticipated.


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