PHIA News Digest – Vol. 6, No. 10

March 9, 2021

PennDOT: Bridge toll plan will strengthen Pa.

Pennsylvania is home to the fifth largest state-maintained road network and third highest number of bridges in the country, so the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s responsibility over our aging transportation system is a large one.

PhilaPort breaks ground on new near-dock warehouse

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and senior PhilaPort leadership participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for a new near-dock warehouse. The new PhilaPort Distribution Center will fuel the next phase of development for one of the fastest growing ports in America.

PA Turnpike tolls tabbed as most expensive in the world, study finds

So you want to drive across the state of Pennsylvania? Make sure there’s enough money in your bank account first. A recent report by insurance website Budget Direct found that the Pennsylvania Turnpike topped its list as the most expensive toll road in the world.

Finding way to fund police can help Pa. bridges

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s plan to toll nine bridges to offset the cost of replacing and rehabilitating the state’s crumbling infrastructure does make some sense. It also highlights the commonwealth’s ongoing funding problem for two key elements: Infrastructure and the state police.

Pa., state electric vehicle scorecards show there’s room for improvement

A report from the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy shows that many states, including Pennsylvania have work to do to better support electric vehicles (EVs) and EV infrastructure in their states.


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