PHIA NEWS DIGEST

PHIA News Digest – Vol 4. No. 7

February 11, 2019

Change is coming for people who need rides to medical appointments, and LANTA is worried

Transportation authorities are warning the switch could mean a change in service hours, a change in providers and potentially higher costs for clients.

Pittsburgh residents don’t fear driverless vehicles, survey says

Pittsburghers are – by and large – comfortable sharing the road with autonomous vehicles, bucking national trends that show most U.S. drivers distrust driverless technology.

State, local leaders urge Congress to act on infrastructure plan

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti both told members of Congress how they campaigned to raise their constituents’ taxes for infrastructure, and emerged victorious.

Should all Pa. towns pay for police protection? Q&A with Rep. Mike Sturla

For more than a decade, state Rep. Mike Sturla pushed legislation to force municipalities that rely solely on the state police for protection to help pay for those services.

PhilaPort nears completion of deepening project

PhilaPort, the Port of Philadelphia, is nearing completion of the Delaware River Deepening Project. The project will create a 45-foot shipping channel capable of accommodating vessels as large as 14,500 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs).

Municipalities would pay up to $7M for state police under Wolf’s proposed budget

Municipalities now getting free state police coverage would be asked to pay as much as $7 million for it under one component in the governor’s proposed budget.

Some love for the infrastructure we already have

While federal policymakers prepare to debate how they might provide more funding for new or improved infrastructure, state and local governments are beginning to tackle the long-neglected issue of deferred maintenance with money, muscle and spreadsheets.

Transportation Safety Board releases “Most Wanted” list for reducing traffic deaths

The National Transportation Board is working to decrease the number of traffic fatalities across the nation by targeting three key factors — speeding, alcohol and drug-related incidents, and distracted driving.

 

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