PHIA NEWS DIGEST

PHIA News Digest – Vol. 6, No. 4

January 25, 2021

Biden cabinet: Buttigieg urges big funds for transportation

President Joe Biden’s nominee for secretary of transportation, Pete Buttigieg, was headed down a smooth path to quick confirmation, pledging to senators on Thursday to work with them to carry out the administration’s ambitious agenda to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure.

Turnpike CEO elected president of International Transportation Association

Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission CEO Mark Compton has been elected as the 2021 President of the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association.

Penn Station sets out to transport people emotionally

When a blizzard shut down New York rail service in the winter of 1914, vaudeville performers stranded in Pennsylvania Station didn’t miss a beat. Led by the impresario Bert Williams, the singers and dancers and acrobats staged two days of impromptu performance, taking the magisterial marble stairway as their stage.

 

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