PHIA News Digest – Vol. 5, No. 47

December 1, 2020

Hiding the symptoms

So, from the front-page article in the Nov. 25 Daily Item, it appears many of our Harrisburg politicians are now very upset and angry at PennDOT for not giving them more warning about running out of money for road and bridge projects by Dec. 1.

Biden mulling Rahm Emanuel for transportation chief, report says

Democrat Joe Biden is strongly considering Rahm Emanuel’s candidacy for the head of the Department of Transportation, an Axios report said on Sunday.

Mass layoffs loom as PennDOT funding comes up $600M short

There’s been no word yet from Harrisburg on possible state legislative action to address a funding shortfall from PennDOT that could lead to layoffs as early as this week.

State Police, PennDOT launch holiday driving initiatives

The Pennsylvania State Police and PennDOT launched Operation Safe Holiday to remind motorists of the importance of safe driving and consistent seat belt use during the holiday season.


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