PHIA News Digest – Vol. 5, No. 1

January 6, 2020

Pa. Turnpike tragedy: 5 dead in ‘horrific incident’ that could take weeks to investigate

Five people died in what Pennsylvania State Police called a chain-reaction crash near mile marker 86 in the westbound lanes in Mt. Pleasant Township. More than 50 others were taken to hospitals across the region.

EDITORIAL: Answer needed on Turnpike toll spirals

Benjamin Franklin famously noted there were but two certainties in life: Death and taxes. Were he around today, he would no doubt add a third: Toll hikes on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

SEPTA General Manger Leslie Richards joins Weitzman faculty

The University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design welcomes former PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards to the faculty in the Department of City and Regional Planning.

Get an electric car for Christmas? Here’s how many places Pa. has to charge it

Pennsylvania has 1,131 electric car charging stations statewide, which is, frankly, far more than we thought the state would have. It’s also better than some of our neighboring states: Ohio, at 1,115 is the Keystone State’s nearest rival, while New Jersey has 846 charging stations.


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