PHIA NEWS DIGEST

PHIA News Digest – Vol. 4, No. 6

February 4, 2019

Archer & Greiner appoints former PA legislator John Taylor as director of public affairs practice

Archer & Greiner is pleased to announce John J. Taylor has been appointed as director of the Pennsylvania practice of Archer Public Affairs, a governmental and external relations affiliate of Archer.

Gov. Wolf names projects to receive Multimodal Transportation Fund grants

Gov. Tom Wolf announced that 50 highway, bridge, transit, aviation, and bike and pedestrian projects in 23 counties were selected for $44.5 million in funding through the Multimodal Transportation Fund.

Trump executive order promotes domestic construction materials

President Donald Trump Jan. 31 signed an executive order promoting – and potentially requiring – expanded use of American-made materials (including steel, iron and cement) on federally-financed infrastructure projects.

Road crews will go from plowing snow to patching potholes

“We’re going to see more potholes popping up during this freeze-thaw cycle,” says PennDOT’s Assistant District 11 Executive Angelo Pampena.

Capital investments, infrastructure high on priority list for Pennsylvania municipalities

Capital infrastructure maintenance and improvement is the No. 1 priority for more than 21 percent of Pennsylvania municipal governments, according to the Municipal Management Priorities Survey prepared for the Chrostwaite Institute, a nonprofit organization focused on research and government efficiency.

Wolf wants PA severance tax to pay for massive infrastructure rebuild

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf Thursday outlined a $4.5 billion plan to restore the state’s infrastructure, with revenue to come from a proposed natural gas severance tax.

How will driverless cars really change cities? Who knows

It’s normal to have long and passionate debates about the future that technological breakthroughs will bring us. Sometimes the boldest predictions turn out to be right. Other times they miss the mark by quite a bit.

Final contract awarded for $306 million section of Central Susquehanna Valley Thruway

New Enterprise Stone and Lime Co. has gotten the $52.3 million contract to do drainage, paving, sign, lighting and traffic signal work, PennDOT reports. Work will begin when the weather breaks.

 

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