PHIA News Digest – Vol. 5, No. 33

August 17, 2020

PennDOT needs volunteers to test mileage-based tax

PennDOT is looking for drivers to help test a mileage-based taxing program to replace motor fuels taxes, a declining source of revenue due to efficient vehicles, hybrids and COVID-19.

State Transportation Commission adopts updated 12-Year Transportation Program

The State Transportation Commission has updated the 12-Year Program. The new plan anticipates $64.8 billion being available over the next 12 years for improvements to roads, bridges, transit systems, airports and railroads.

‘We’re back in business,’ Northumberland mayor says after completion of road project

The three-year, $14 million Duke Street project was completed Monday.

Penske opens electric vehicle charging stations

Penske Truck Leasing, a Reading-based transportation services provider, recently opened its sixth heavy-duty electric vehicle charging station in Southern California.

Concrete deck on highway bridge across Susquehanna River is completed

The concrete deck for the nearly mile-long Central Susquehanna Valley Thruway bridge across the West Branch Susquehanna River is finished.


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